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DOJ Decides Not to Meddle in Publishing Industry

DOJ Decides Not to Meddle in Publishing Industry | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Considering the past two years – in which the U.S. Department of Justice investigated and sued five of the largest U.S.
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New Partnership to Bring More Digital Content to Libraries

New Partnership to Bring More Digital Content to Libraries | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] hoopla digital Partners with Boopsie to Ensure Public Library App Users Gain Access to More Than 170,000 Titles Partnership with Boopsie ensures branded mobile apps of participating libraries connect to hoopla digital’s app and...
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Goodreads Adds ‘Ask the Author’ Functionality

Goodreads Adds ‘Ask the Author’ Functionality | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Book social media site Goodreads has added a feature that allows users to directly interact with their favorite authors.
From the Goodreads blog:
If you could ask Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini, or James Patterson anything, what would it be?
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Atlantic Book Award winners announced

Atlantic Book Award winners announced | Acquiring | Scoop.it
This year’s Atlantic Book Awards put the spotlight on Prince Edward Island, with Acorn Press taking two prizes for Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island by Jesse Francis and A.J.B.
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Scribd Now Has 400,000 Ebooks, ‘Ahead of Oyster’ in Publisher Revenue, CEO Says

Scribd Now Has 400,000 Ebooks, ‘Ahead of Oyster’ in Publisher Revenue, CEO Says | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The catalog for Scribd’s $8.99-per-month ebook subscription service has now hit 400,000 titles, founder and CEO Trip Adler told Digital Book World this week.
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What Publishers Can Learn From the New York Times’s Digital Transition

What Publishers Can Learn From the New York Times’s Digital Transition | Acquiring | Scoop.it
An internal report on innovation leaked from the New York Times last week suggests that the ouster of executive editor Jill Abramson might not ultimately be the most significant change for the newspaper.
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Friends of Carmen Aguirre host fundraiser to help recoup outstanding royalties

Friends of Carmen Aguirre host fundraiser to help recoup outstanding royalties | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Two years after Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter won the 2012 CBC Canada Reads competition and became a national bestseller, a fundraiser is being held in hopes of raising the equivalent of $60,000 in unpaid...
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Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List

Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list this week with another strong performance from The Fault in Our Stars, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June.
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Atlantic Book Award winners announced

Atlantic Book Award winners announced | Acquiring | Scoop.it
This year’s Atlantic Book Awards put the spotlight on Prince Edward Island, with Acorn Press taking two prizes for Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island by Jesse Francis and A.J.B.
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Mobile Library Platform BiblioBoard Adds More Content

Mobile Library Platform BiblioBoard Adds More Content | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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BiblioBoard®Library offers more publishers and genres to growing PatronsFirstTM Mobile Library
In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard® announced additional publishers added to their PatronsFirst™ mobile platform.
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The novel, serialized and social - The Boston Globe

The novel, serialized and social - The Boston Globe | Acquiring | Scoop.it
TORONTO — Not since the heyday of Dickens, Dumas, and Henry James has serialized fiction been this big. In 1841, excited readers swarmed the New York docks to ask travelers from England whether Little Nell in “The Old Curiosity Shop” was dead.
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Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2014

Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2014 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The 11 companies that made PW’s list of fast-growing independent publishers in 2013 include four first-timers, four companies reappearing on the list after falling off for a year or two, and three companies that made the 2012 list.
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China: The Next Big Ebook Market?

China: The Next Big Ebook Market? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Roughly 42% of China’s nearly 1.4 billion people use the Internet. In the early part of 2013, China surpassed the U.S. in terms of how many people in the country were using smartphones and tablets (nearly 225 million).
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Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book

Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book | Acquiring | Scoop.it
A Call to Action sees 39th US president blame false religious interpretations for female genital mutilation and child marriage, writes Alison Flood (Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book | The Guardian
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Friends of Carmen Aguirre host fundraiser to help recoup outstanding royalties

Friends of Carmen Aguirre host fundraiser to help recoup outstanding royalties | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Two years after Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter won the 2012 CBC Canada Reads competition and became a national bestseller, a fundraiser is being held in hopes of raising the equivalent of $60,000 in unpaid...
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Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List

Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list this week with another strong performance from The Fault in Our Stars, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June.
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English- and Cree-language picture book wins First Nation Communities Read

English- and Cree-language picture book wins First Nation Communities Read | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The selection for this year’s First Nation Communities Read campaign is Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu, a picture book by Vancouver-based author and illustrator Julie Flett.
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An Author’s Perspective on the Hachette-Amazon Battle

An Author’s Perspective on the Hachette-Amazon Battle | Acquiring | Scoop.it
I was pretty sure Amazon and Hachette were in contract negotiations long before the announcement on May 9th when the New York Times broke the story.
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New Partnership to Bring More Digital Content to Libraries

New Partnership to Bring More Digital Content to Libraries | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] hoopla digital Partners with Boopsie to Ensure Public Library App Users Gain Access to More Than 170,000 Titles Partnership with Boopsie ensures branded mobile apps of participating libraries connect to hoopla digital’s app and...
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Goodreads Adds ‘Ask the Author’ Functionality

Goodreads Adds ‘Ask the Author’ Functionality | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Book social media site Goodreads has added a feature that allows users to directly interact with their favorite authors.
From the Goodreads blog:
If you could ask Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini, or James Patterson anything, what would it be?
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Children’s Ebook Subscription Service Epic! Signs HarperCollins

Children’s Ebook Subscription Service Epic! Signs HarperCollins | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Children’s ebook subscription start-up Epic! has signed on another big partner, adding 1,000 ebooks to its catalog, which is now around 4,000 titles.
HarperCollins joins Simon & Schuster as two big publishers that are working with Epic!
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English- and Cree-language picture book wins First Nation Communities Read

English- and Cree-language picture book wins First Nation Communities Read | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The selection for this year’s First Nation Communities Read campaign is Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu, a picture book by Vancouver-based author and illustrator Julie Flett.
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BBC to offer more books coverage | The Bookseller

BBC to offer more books coverage | The Bookseller | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Anansi launches Massey Lectures app

Anansi launches Massey Lectures app | Acquiring | Scoop.it
House of Anansi Press introduced its first app this week, bringing six Massey Lectures to the iPad format with multimedia content including video interviews and discussion questions. The app’s release coincides with the rebroadcast of Lawrence...
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Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013

Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Total Market Slightly Down
BookNet Canada’s Annual Market Report Released
BookNet Canada has released the 2013 edition of its annual market report, The Canadian Book Market.
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Follett Consolidates Pre-K-12 Businesses as Follett School Solutions

Follett Consolidates Pre-K-12 Businesses as Follett School Solutions | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Follett’s PreK-12 Businesses Unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc.
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