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Baker & Taylor to Provide E-Books on Another Android Tablet

Baker & Taylor to Provide E-Books on Another Android Tablet | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Baker & Taylor Signs Agreement to Provide eBooks on Azpen Tablets
Leading digital book distributor to provide ebooks via the Blio ereading application, including a fully-merchandised storefront, on Azpen Innovation, Inc.
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OverDrive Joins Harry Potter Feeding Frenzy, Wizard E-Books Now Available for Library Lending

OverDrive Joins Harry Potter Feeding Frenzy, Wizard E-Books Now Available for Library Lending | Acquiring | Scoop.it
OverDrive was left out of the action as Pottermore launched earlier this week. As of 8:00 AM today, Harry Potter books are now available on OverDrive.
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A Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market — The Digital Shift

A Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market — The Digital Shift | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Jeremy Lin Hits E-Bookshelves With Quick Turnaround Book, Linsanity

Jeremy Lin Hits E-Bookshelves With Quick Turnaround Book, Linsanity | Acquiring | Scoop.it
By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid Signaling both new realities in the book business and the incredible hype of the Jeremy Lin story, Vook has published Linsanity: The Improbable Rise of Jeremy Lin just weeks...
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J.K. Rowling signs deal for an adult novel; Twitter goes hog wild

J.K. Rowling signs deal for an adult novel; Twitter goes hog wild | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Five years after finishing life at Hogwarts, J.K. Rowling is back with a new publisher and a book deal for her first adult novel. Little, Brown will publish the untitled novel in the U.S.
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Sources: Amazon to Slash Prices on Kindle in Brazil to Gain Market Share

Sources: Amazon to Slash Prices on Kindle in Brazil to Gain Market Share | Acquiring | Scoop.it
PublishNews Brazil has the story (Amazon to Offer Cut Price Kindle in Brazil):
Amazon intends to sell the Kindle in Brazil for R$199 (US$115) when it begins operations in the country later this year.
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Big-Six Publisher Sells Stake in Teen Website to Rival Site

Big-Six Publisher Sells Stake in Teen Website to Rival Site | Acquiring | Scoop.it
From The Wall Street Journal (HarperCollins Sells Teen-Writer Site):
HarperCollins Publishers Inc. is selling its teen website Inkpop to a bigger rival called Figment, abandoning a digital experiment begun in 2009.
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Harry Potter eBooks Cast Spell on Libraries & Schools

Harry Potter eBooks Cast Spell on Libraries & Schools | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Here’s big news for Harry Potter fans: OverDrive has reached an agreement with Pottermore, the home of Harry Potter eBooks, to become the exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distributor to public and school libraries for J.K.
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Mid-Size Publisher to Pull Books From Amazon in Solidarity With IPG, Independents

Mid-Size Publisher to Pull Books From Amazon in Solidarity With IPG, Independents | Acquiring | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE:
EDC to Discontinue Sales of Usborne Books on Amazon
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Feb.
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OverDrive advocacy efforts and new services for library lending of digital books

To:    OverDrive library partners From:  Steve Potash, OverDrive CEO Despite recent changes by some publishers regarding their policies for library lending and continued review of pricing models and digital book lending issues, the 2012 outlook for...
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Could Backlash to Research Works Act Boost FRPAA’s Odds of Passage?

Congress last week introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA), a bill that would mandate free public online access to taxpayer-funded research for all federal agencies with extramural research budgets over $100 million.
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Amazon, B&N, and publishers slug it out over e-books while libraries suffer | ExtremeTech

Amazon, B&N, and publishers slug it out over e-books while libraries suffer | ExtremeTech | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Publisher Penguin Books has pulled its support for lending books in e-book format in response to Amazon's partnership with OverDrive last year.
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"The best way in the history of mankind for a writer to earn money"

"The best way in the history of mankind for a writer to earn money" | Acquiring | Scoop.it

Author Joe Konrath, who is earning $3,500 per day from selling e-books on Amazon, highlights the benefits of self-publishing.

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New Zealanders Not Warming to E-Books Like the Rest of the World

New Zealanders Not Warming to E-Books Like the Rest of the World | Acquiring | Scoop.it
According to a recent survey commissioned by New Zealand Book Month, of the 84% of New Zealanders who read a book in the past year, 77% would prefer to read a paper book while 14% would prefer to read an e-book.
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Hachette’s UK Group CEO Reflects on State of the Industry – “Prospects Are Exceptional”

Hachette’s UK Group CEO Reflects on State of the Industry – “Prospects Are Exceptional” | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The following letter from Tim Hely Hutchinson, Group CEO of Hachette UK, has just been released to the publishing community and we are happy to release it here.
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Book Business to Split Into Three Major Segments? (Video)

Book Business to Split Into Three Major Segments? (Video) | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Publishing consultant (and DBW partner) Mike Shatzkin at Digital Book World: Even though in one sense we’ve had the change the tipping point in that e-books are now really part of the business, in another sense we haven’t had a change because so...
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12 Films to Look Forward to in 2012

This Sunday night we honor the great films of 2011 with The 84th Annual Academy Awards. Following that prestigious event, audiences and Hollywood will turn their attention to 2012. What movies will slay box offices?
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Barney Rosset dead at 89

Barney Rosset dead at 89 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Chicago’s Barney Rosset, the avant-garde publisher who was at the vanguard of the censorship battle around D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, died in Manhattan on Tuesday.
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Digital Reading: User Experience Is the New Focus of New Media

Digital Reading: User Experience Is the New Focus of New Media | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The rest of the media world is beginning to see the light about UX.
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New Data: U.S. E-Book Revenues up 117% in 2011

New Data: U.S. E-Book Revenues up 117% in 2011 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
According to data from the Association of American Publishers released today, e-book revenue at U.S. publishing houses (excluding religious) was up 117.3% in 2011.
E-book sales represented nearly 20% of all book publishing revenues in 2011.
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Children’s author and illustrator Jan Berenstain dead at 88

Children’s author and illustrator Jan Berenstain dead at 88 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania’s Jan Berenstain, co-author and illustrator of the beloved Berenstain Bears book series, has died. Berenstain suffered a stroke on Thursday and died on Friday at the age of 88.
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Two Distributors Strike E-Book Deals With Amazon, Terms of Engagement Shifting

Two Distributors Strike E-Book Deals With Amazon, Terms of Engagement Shifting | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Publisher’s Marketplace has the scoop (Two Distributors Do Sign with kindle–and Pay eBook Coop): While IPG remains in what could be a long-standing contractual disagreement with Amazon over wholesale terms for their clients–and their approximately...
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E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change

E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Acquiring | Scoop.it
By Barbara Galletly, Contributor, Digital Book World, @theregoesbabs
As e-books have become a core part of U.S.
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B&N Sales Rise, Earnings Fall; New Tablet Announced

Total sales increased 5% in the third quarter ended January 28 at Barnes & Noble, to $2.44 billion, but continued investment in digital products dropped net income in the quarter to $52.0 million from $60.6 million.
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Library Patrons Buy Books They Borrow, Study Says

Library Patrons Buy Books They Borrow, Study Says | Acquiring | Scoop.it
By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid
While publishers and libraries work out their relationship in the digital age, a new study suggests that publishers may be leaving money on the table.
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