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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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3M Cloud Library Adds E-Audiobooks to Offerings

3M Cloud Library Adds E-Audiobooks to Offerings | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] 3M Cloud Library Adds eAudiobooks —- New content and features demonstrated at Public Library Association tradeshow 3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending...
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Sales and Profits Increase at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013

Sales and Profits Increase at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Sales and profits increased at education and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.
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Fewer Books, Not More, Future of Reading?

Fewer Books, Not More, Future of Reading? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Platforms like Amazon, Apple, Oyster and Scribd that work to build the largest and most complete ebook collections for their customers may have it all wrong.
It could be the future of reading isn’t big selection but, rather, curation.
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Keith Richards to pen kids’ book, dissecting the speed-reading app, and more

Keith Richards to pen kids’ book, dissecting the speed-reading app, and more | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Keith Richards collaborating on kids’ book with daughter What the speed-reading app says about our reading habits Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs is the most popular ebook in New Hampshire Salacious letter from Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich to be...
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OverDrive Adds Pearson E-Textbooks to Catalog

OverDrive Adds Pearson E-Textbooks to Catalog | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] OverDrive adds Pearson eText titles to leading digital library lending platform Latest edition instructional materials available for the first time for schools, colleges and public libraries OverDrive announced today that it will...
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2014 Edgar Nominees Announced

2014 Edgar Nominees Announced | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The winners will be announced at a gala banquet on May 1 in New York City. (2014 Edgar Nominees Announced http://t.co/ch9T6EIizI)
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The ‘S Word’: Ebook Subscription Buzz at DBW 2014

The ‘S Word’: Ebook Subscription Buzz at DBW 2014 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
It is fascinating how one can be a relative newbie in the publishing industry, where relations are core to the business development, and at the same time a “granddaddy” of the ebook subscription business, as Mike Shatzkin expressed about my...
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Ebook Walled Gardens Are Real

Ebook Walled Gardens Are Real | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Readers who buy ebooks from Kindle, Nook and iBooks are more likely to only buy ebooks from those retailers than those who buy ebooks from smaller ebook sellers like Google, Sony and Kobo.
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Getty Launches Virtual Library

Getty Launches Virtual Library | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Getty Publications has introduced a virtual library that will provide free online access to more than 250 backlist titles.
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How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps

How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway.
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17 Best Bromances In Literature

17 Best Bromances In Literature | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The 2000s have given us an entire new lingo, but one of our favorite words thus far has got to be "bromance." Who doesn't love a good pun (and WHAT a good pun!)?
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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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Revenue Declines Continue at Harlequin

Revenue Declines Continue at Harlequin | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Sales and income at Harlequin were down again in the fourth quarter and for all of fiscal 2013.
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Harlequin CEO Craig Swinwood on Harlequin Results, Book Pricing and Self-Publishing

Harlequin CEO Craig Swinwood on Harlequin Results, Book Pricing and Self-Publishing | Acquiring | Scoop.it
For the fourth straight year, romance book publisher Harlequin has posted revenue declines despite gains made by other large publishers.
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Luba Goy play wins Kobzar Literary Award

Luba Goy play wins Kobzar Literary Award | Acquiring | Scoop.it
As international attention focuses on the Ukraine, the winner of the Shevchenko Foundation’s biennial Kobzar Literary Award, which celebrates Canadian literature with a “Ukrainian theme,” was announced last night at a ceremony in Toronto.
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Thomas King gets second big win for The Inconvenient Indian with RBC Taylor Prize

Thomas King gets second big win for The Inconvenient Indian with RBC Taylor Prize | Acquiring | Scoop.it
After winning two major literary prizes in less than a month and seeing Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda win CBC’s Canada Reads, author Thomas King is calling 2014 “the year of the native.” The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in...
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Average Price of Ebook Best-Sellers Jumps; Divergent Dominance Continues

Average Price of Ebook Best-Sellers Jumps; Divergent Dominance Continues | Acquiring | Scoop.it
After weeks of slowly ticking up, getting more than halfway to the $7.00 mark, the average price of a best-selling ebook jumped this week to $7.49.
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Simon & Schuster and OverDrive launch pilot program at public libraries

Today, Simon & Schuster and OverDrive announced that the full catalog of Simon & Schuster eBooks are currently in pilot at 15 OverDrive partner public libraries in the United States.
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Disgraced ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author Greg Mortenson Explains Himself to Tom Brokaw

Disgraced ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author Greg Mortenson Explains Himself to Tom Brokaw | Acquiring | Scoop.it
It’s been more than a little while since we last heard from Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson, whose semi-memoir was revealed to contain more than a few fabrications.
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The Millions : Read Me! Please!: Book Titles Rewritten to Get More Clicks

The Millions : Read Me! Please!: Book Titles Rewritten to Get More Clicks | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Read Me! Please!: Book Titles Rewritten to Get More Clicks | The Millions http://t.co/avQ5iMwy7V
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Get Ready For More Mergers And Acquisitions In Book Publishing

Get Ready For More Mergers And Acquisitions In Book Publishing | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The publishing house that Stieg Larsson built with his Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series is now up for sale. Enthusiast publisher (and my employer) F+W Media made an acquisition last week that added 40% to its revenues.
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Young reader has a few words for Binky the Space Cat

Young reader has a few words for Binky the Space Cat | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The fine folks at Kids Can Press have shared a letter they received from a young reader.
Jimmy, who lives in Louisville, Colorado, wants to “set things straight” for Binky the Space Cat, the feline star of Ashley Spires’ popular chapter-book series.
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Authors Not Satisfied With Publishers or Self-Publishing

Authors Not Satisfied With Publishers or Self-Publishing | Acquiring | Scoop.it
When it comes to satisfaction with services, authors are like cable subscribers: No matter what service they have, they’re not satisfied.
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