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Penguin Resumes Selling Thousands of Ebooks to Libraries

Penguin Resumes Selling Thousands of Ebooks to Libraries | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Penguin has resumed allowing library ebook vendor OverDrive to sell its ebooks to libraries across the U.S., according to a blog post from the vendor.
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Two authors receive MacArthur genius grants, self-publishing now a $52-billion industry, and more

Two authors receive MacArthur genius grants, self-publishing now a $52-billion industry, and more | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Authors Donald Antrim and Karen Russell among recipients of MacArthur genius grants Report reveals self-publishing revenues total $52 billion Colombia uses literature to promote tourism Japanese publishers seek protection from Amazon ebook dominance...
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New Self-Publishing Conference From Writer’s Digest

New Self-Publishing Conference From Writer’s Digest | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Writer’s Digest Announces New Self-Publishing Conference New One-Day Event Focuses on the Art and Business of Savvy Self-Publishing   NEW YORK – February 12, 2013 – As options for self-publishing increase, barriers to becoming a...
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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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Ebook Best-Seller Prices Plummet to Below $8.00 as Retailers Get Set to Start Discounting Macmillan Titles

Ebook Best-Seller Prices Plummet to Below $8.00 as Retailers Get Set to Start Discounting Macmillan Titles | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The average price of an ebook best-seller has dropped to a new all-time low as less expensive big-six titles crowded the list, joining self-published works in the lowest price bracket.
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EBSCO Adds Over 20 New Ebook Collections to Library in Variety of Subjects

EBSCO Adds Over 20 New Ebook Collections to Library in Variety of Subjects | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] EBSCO Publishing Introduces New eBook Subject Sets ~ Sets of Titles Aim to Meet Library’s Needs for In-Demand Topics ~ The eBook Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topic...
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Sesame Street Launches First Kindle Fire Apps, Joins Kindle FreeTime Unlimited Kids Platform

Sesame Street Launches First Kindle Fire Apps, Joins Kindle FreeTime Unlimited Kids Platform | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release]
SESAME STREET APPS NOW AVAILABLE FOR KINDLE FIRE AND AT THE AMAZON APPSTORE
Popular Sesame Street Apps Also Offered as Part of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Sesame Street apps are now available for Kindle Fire.
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Webcast: Build and Distribute Beautiful Interactive Content with Inkling Habitat

Webcast: Build and Distribute Beautiful Interactive Content with Inkling Habitat | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Join Dan Jost and Todd Ebe Thursday, February 28 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT / 5:00 PM GMT for a free webcast and learn how Inkling Habitat and the Inkling Content Discovery Platform will help publishers build beautiful, high-fidelity digital books...
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Innovative Publishing: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers

Innovative Publishing: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers | Acquiring | Scoop.it
As e-reader adoption begins to wane and consumers buy more tablet computers, publishers are scrambling to provide the enhanced, innovative reading experiences readers are coming to expect. It’s not just about the straight-text ebook anymore.
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British Library - Press and Policy Centre - Transforming our understanding of Middle Eastern history: The British Library and Qatar Foundation unveil project to digitise half a million pages of arc...

British Library - Press and Policy Centre - Transforming our understanding of Middle Eastern history: The British Library and Qatar Foundation unveil project to digitise half a million pages of arc... | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Partnership to digitise maps, photographs, manuscripts and letters Project supports Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser’s and Qatar Foundation’s vision to place Qatar at the centre of Gulf history studiesRevealing the ‘forgotten history’ of British...
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Travelers Still Prefer Printed Guidebooks to Plan Trips

Travelers Still Prefer Printed Guidebooks to Plan Trips | Acquiring | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE: Bowker Study Explores Information Habits of Travelers World travelers continue to find more reassurance in printed guidebooks than online information sources NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., July 23, 2012 NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., July 23, 2012...
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Problems With the DOJ E-Book Price-Fixing Settlement (and Its Detractors)

Problems With the DOJ E-Book Price-Fixing Settlement (and Its Detractors) | Acquiring | Scoop.it
As expected, the Department of Justice came out yesterday with a strenuous defense against issues raised by about 800 public comments with its e-book price-fixing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.
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Man Booker Prize longlist revealed

Man Booker Prize longlist revealed | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The longlist for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced this morning.
Five judges, including Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement, selected 12 titles from 145 submitted for the U.K.
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Amazon’s New Fleet of Tablets: Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon’s New Fleet of Tablets: Kindle Fire HDX | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Amazon has released a new fleet of high-end tablets, lower-pricing on less-advanced devices and a bevy of new features in its new Android-based operating system.
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Impelsys Enters Library Ebook Market, Joining OverDrive and 3M

Impelsys Enters Library Ebook Market, Joining OverDrive and 3M | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Ebook distributor Impelsys is entering the library ebook market with its new eBook Ordering System, joining OverDrive and 3M in a small but growing market. The new technology was developed with the help of the Douglas County Libraries in Colo.
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Lisa Moore’s February wins CBC Canada Reads

Lisa Moore’s February wins CBC Canada Reads | Acquiring | Scoop.it
On the 31st anniversary of the Ocean Ranger disaster, Lisa Moore’s February (House of Anansi Press) has won this year’s CBC Canada Reads.
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Nicholas Hoare to close flagship Toronto store

Nicholas Hoare to close flagship Toronto store | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Toronto’s Nicholas Hoare bookstore, the remaining location in the eponymous mini-chain, will close its doors April 1.
According to the store’s website, the Front Street shop’s lease is up at the end of March, and will not be renewed.
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Three Kinds of Digital Book Publishing Start-ups to Be Bullish About

Three Kinds of Digital Book Publishing Start-ups to Be Bullish About | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: This is just one guy’s opinion about publishing start-ups in general. I could be wrong, of course.
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Globe and Mail hires Jared Bland as books editor

Globe and Mail hires Jared Bland as books editor | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The Globe and Mail has hired House of Anansi Press senior editor Jared Bland as its new books editor, effective March 4. Bland will report to Focus section editor Julie Traves.
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Random penguins: more than the sum of the parts for libraries?

Random penguins: more than the sum of the parts for libraries? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The library community has enjoyed a productive and respectful relationship with Random House and Penguin for many decades, notwithstanding the conflict over ebooks of late.
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Amazon, Big-Six Publishers Sued Over DRM

Amazon, Big-Six Publishers Sued Over DRM | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Three indie bookstores are suing Amazon and the six largest U.S. publishers over what they say is an anti-competitive issue.
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How Much More Would You Pay for a DRM-Free Ebook?

How Much More Would You Pay for a DRM-Free Ebook? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
If given the choice, would you rather pay $5.99 for a DRM-free version of an ebook or $4.61 for a version that has digital rights management software?
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From Paperback to PDF: Book-Scanning Service Rises out of Japan

From Paperback to PDF: Book-Scanning Service Rises out of Japan | Acquiring | Scoop.it
A new book-scanning business based in Japan is gaining popularity in the U.S. Users send their old books to 1dollarscan.com and receive a PDF file of the book within ten business days.
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Children’s E-Book Publisher Goes to Print

Children’s E-Book Publisher Goes to Print | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Perhaps in a counter-intuitive move in the e-book era, a children’s e-book publisher has decided to print its entire catalog of e-books.
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3M and Polaris Extend Library System Partnership

3M and Polaris Extend Library System Partnership | Acquiring | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE:
Polaris Library Systems Enters Strategic Partnership with 3M Library Systems
Polaris will offer 3M’s automated materials handling, RFID and SelfCheck systems
ST. PAUL, Minn.
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