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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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Surging Rents Force Booksellers From Manhattan

Surging Rents Force Booksellers From Manhattan | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The rising cost of doing business in Manhattan is driving out many of its remaining bookstores, threatening the city’s sense of self as the center of the literary universe.
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Can Bookstores compete with Amazo… err Department...

Can Bookstores compete with Amazo… err Department... | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Can Bookstores compete with Amazo… err Department Stores?
Back in 1898 there were different players, but the same questions.
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OverDrive Acquires TeachersNotebook.com, Marketplace for Educational Materials

OverDrive Acquires TeachersNotebook.com, Marketplace for Educational Materials | Acquiring | Scoop.it
OverDrive has added a business to its platform that will put it in contact with 550,000 teachers across the U.S.
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Simon & Schuster Launches Another Marketing Vertical

Simon & Schuster Launches Another Marketing Vertical | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Following up on the launch of 250 Words, a website dedicated to reviewing business books and ideas, Simon & Schuster has launched Off the Shelf, a website about great back-list books.
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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
[Press Release]
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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E-book Settlement Refunds Released to Consumers

E-book Settlement Refunds Released to Consumers | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Roughly $166 million in settlement funds collected as part of a deal to settle state and consumer charges of e-book price-fixing began flowing to consumers today.
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French booksellers pose naked to support children's book on nudity

French booksellers pose naked to support children's book on nudity | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: After a children's book showing people naked is attacked, publishers and sellers begin anti-censorship campaign (Some French publishers and booksellers are taking it all off to show their support for a censored children's book
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How to Write YA

How to Write YA | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Author Seth Fishman shares six tips on how to tackle a YA novel. (How to Write YA http://t.co/MIndW4j6Rr)
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Is Canada seeing the death of the niche bookstore?

Is Canada seeing the death of the niche bookstore? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
This February, two beloved independent Canadian bookstores announced that they are closing their doors. Oscar’s Art Books, a twenty-four-year-old bookstore based in Vancouver, will close shop at the end of March.
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