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Atlantic Book Award winners announced

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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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What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.

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Kobo Adds Dr. Seuss Titles to Kids Store

Kobo Adds Dr. Seuss Titles to Kids Store | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!:
KOBO WELCOMES BELOVED DR. SEUSS EBOOKS TO THE FAMILY, TAKING YOUNG READERS ON ZANY ADVENTURES THIS SUMMER
Top titles like Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who!
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Exclusive: Alligator Pie 40th anniversary cover reveal

Exclusive: Alligator Pie 40th anniversary cover reveal | Acquiring | Scoop.it
If you were a child in the 1980s, chances are good that you owned, or at least read, a copy of Dennis Lee’s Alligator Pie, the book of verse that has gone on to become a Canadian kidlit classic.
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Subscription Ebooks ‘Inevitable’?

Subscription Ebooks ‘Inevitable’? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
A new report says that the subscription ebook model will inevitably be a big part of the publishing business in the years to come.
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More on Kindle Unlimited and Its Effects

More on Kindle Unlimited and Its Effects | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Kindle Unlimited has had a marked effect on the book publishing industry, even in its first few weeks of existence.
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HarperCollins Christian Launches New Bible Training Portal for Retailers to Help Readers

HarperCollins Christian Launches New Bible Training Portal for Retailers to Help Readers | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Choosing the right Bible for you
HarperCollins Christian Publishing launches new Bible training portal for retailers
Selecting a Bible can be overwhelming.
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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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With the Blessing of Bill Gates, an Unlikely Summertime Best Seller

With the Blessing of Bill Gates, an Unlikely Summertime Best Seller | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s co-founder has resurrected “Business Adventures,” a book published in 1969, and made it a best seller by declaring it his favorite business book.
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Simon & Schuster Now Also in Talks with Amazon?

Simon & Schuster Now Also in Talks with Amazon? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
According to a report from WSJ.com, Simon & Schuster is now also in talks with Amazon.
This information comes from CBS CEO Les Moonves, who was quoted saying as much and that he met Jeff Bezos.
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How Kindle Unlimited Is Changing the Amazon Kindle Best-Seller List

How Kindle Unlimited Is Changing the Amazon Kindle Best-Seller List | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Kindle Unlimited is minting best-sellers.
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Macmillan Makes Full Ebook Front-List Available to Libraries

Macmillan Makes Full Ebook Front-List Available to Libraries | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Macmillan Publishers Broadens Public Library E-lending Pilot Program
Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today.
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Apple Getting Into Ebook Subscriptions?

Apple Getting Into Ebook Subscriptions? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
At least one observer thinks it’s a possibility.
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Hachette Grows in First Half of 2014 on Success of Best-Sellers, Despite Amazon Dispute

Hachette Grows in First Half of 2014 on Success of Best-Sellers, Despite Amazon Dispute | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Big books from familiar names lifted Hachette’s first half sales beyond its 2013 performance despite what CEO Michael Pietsch called in a press email (below) “recent market challenges.” Those challenges came in the form of Amazon, the world’s...
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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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