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BISG Policy Statement on ISBN Usage

"The Book Industry Study Group after long deliberation and incredibly astute consulting has announced its policy recommendation for the use of ISBNs for digital products..." View Full Article...
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Best Summer Books, 2015

Best Summer Books, 2015 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The best books of 2015, chosen by Publishers Weekly editors. The best books in fiction, mysteries, memoirs, romance, comics, kids books, and more.
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Scholastic now publishing gender neutral books, reading to your children could help them eat better, and more

Scholastic now publishing gender neutral books, reading to your children could help them eat better, and more | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Reading to children could make them less picky eaters Rare books belonging to the New York Public Library turn up in Long Island couple’s estate Scholastic publishing “gender neutral” books in response to complaint from eight-year-old David Suchet...
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Penguin Random House Launches Site for Parents of Young Readers

Penguin Random House Launches Site for Parents of Young Readers | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] BRIGHTLY: NEW ONLINE RESOURCE INSPIRES PARENTS TO RAISE LIFELONG READERS EMAIL PROGRAM AND SITE LAUNCH POWERED BY PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE New York, March 9, 2015—Today, Brightly (www.readbrightly.com), a new online resource that...
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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.

Via Nora Kennedy
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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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Which Authors Do Subscription Services Benefit?

Which Authors Do Subscription Services Benefit? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Subscriptions services may yet turn out to be a next game-changer in publishing, but for the moment that market is in a state of flux and expansion.
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Hachette Sales Down Nearly 5% in 2014

Hachette Sales Down Nearly 5% in 2014 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Full-year revenue dropped 4.9% in 2014, a year marked by Hachette Book Group’s bruising standoff with Amazon over ebook profit margins, which ended in November with a new distribution contract restoring a version of agency ebook pricing to the...
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Rich Terfry to release wicked and weird memoir

Rich Terfry to release wicked and weird memoir | Acquiring | Scoop.it
This year is proving to be rich with musician memoirs, thanks to Kim Gordon, Carrie Brownstein, and Chrissie Hynde, among others. Now Canada’s own Buck 65 (a.k.a.
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Canadian Library Association announces two award shortlists

Canadian Library Association announces two award shortlists | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques has announced the 2015 finalists for both the Young Adult Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, sponsored by the Library Services Centre.
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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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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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