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How Book Publishing is changing and adapting.
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The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | McKinsey & Company

The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | McKinsey & Company | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Small publishers are benefiting from changes in the industry - The Guardian

Small publishers are benefiting from changes in the industry - The Guardian | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
The Guardian Small publishers are benefiting from changes in the industry The Guardian Now, with the advent of digital publishing technology, the growing popularity of e-books, and the flexibility of print on demand that eliminates many of the cost...
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What 'Baboon Fart Story' says about Amazon and ebook publishing

What 'Baboon Fart Story' says about Amazon and ebook publishing | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
It was just the word "fart" written over and over again, but this short-lived success actually had a lot to say about the publishing industry.
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It is hard to argue with success. On the other hand, we should try.

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Canadian Government Signs E-book Consent Agreements with Four Publishers - Publishers Weekly

Canadian Government Signs E-book Consent Agreements with Four Publishers - Publishers Weekly | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Canadian Government Signs E-book Consent Agreements with Four Publishers Publishers Weekly After what the government said was an 18-month investigation, Canada's Competition Bureau has reached consent agreements with four multinational publishers...
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What is happening with Random House? 

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Book publishers turn to cross-media storytelling - Trendscape Blog - Industry Research - About - Canada Media Fund

Book publishers turn to cross-media storytelling - Trendscape Blog - Industry Research - About - Canada Media Fund | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Book publishers turn to cross-media storytelling http://t.co/9yzgwkZH1z

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How book publishers turn into software companies.

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What's happening to dissenting voices in Hong Kong? Like book publisher Yao Wentian, they're getting arrested » MobyLives

What's happening to dissenting voices in Hong Kong? Like book publisher Yao Wentian, they're getting arrested » MobyLives | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Yao Wentian, the publisher of Morning Bell Press in Hong Kong, was arrested on October 27, and has remained in prison for the last three months in spite of numerous health problems.
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A dangerous business in other ways.

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5 Things We Learned at Digital Book World 2014

5 Things We Learned at Digital Book World 2014 | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
A few key take-aways from DBW 2014: teens aren't reading for fun, ebook sales grow overseas, Wall Street discounts publishing and Amazon is like modern art.

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It looks like the future is owned by Amazon.

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Digital Book World 2014: An Industry Transformed - Publishers Weekly

Digital Book World 2014: An Industry Transformed - Publishers Weekly | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Digital Book World 2014: An Industry Transformed
Publishers Weekly
The fifth installment of Digital Book World, the annual New York City conference on digital publishing, was held last week.
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Some pressing insights from Tim O'Reilly about the future of books. Not really new, informative.

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Amazon: A Cheetah Hunting Gazelles (Publishers) - Digital Book World

Amazon: A Cheetah Hunting Gazelles (Publishers) - Digital Book World | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Amazon: A Cheetah Hunting Gazelles (Publishers) Digital Book World AmazonKindle logo - 38enso Echoing a haunting analogy from his book about the world's biggest e-tailer, The Everything Store, Brad Stone reminded the publishers sitting in the...
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This provides a terrible vision of the future. Hopefully this won't happen, but it is clear that Amazon will only grow more and more important in the publishing field.

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The Printed Book Is Not Dead; Long Live the Book!

The Printed Book Is Not Dead; Long Live the Book! | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
A helpful infographic. (RT @chrishorst: Are printed books and independent bookstores dying? Hardly.

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This paints a very rosey picture of printed books, but it is clear that ebooks are growing and that is where the industry is spending its resources. Ebooks won't eliminate the printed book.

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How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed - Forbes

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed - Forbes | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed
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The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the rise of eBooks, print-on-demand and most recently by self-publishing.
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The line between self publishers and traditional publishers is becoming increasingly blurred. It will be interesting to see if these hydrid publishers could produce bestsellers on a regular basis or are they simply competing with Lulu.com.

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Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book - BBC News

Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book - BBC News | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
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Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book
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It is hard to avoid writers in Reykjavik. There is a phrase in Icelandic, "ad ganga med bok I maganum", everyone gives birth to a book.
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Facebook Marketing Tactics for Book and Media Businesses : Publishing Perspectives

Facebook Marketing Tactics for Book and Media Businesses : Publishing Perspectives | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Facebook marketing specialists Qwaya offer tips on making the most of marketing and advertising for publishers on the ubiquitous social media platform.

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Marianela Camacho Alfaro's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:33 PM

For instance, if you look at a market like ebooks or literature in general, you will see that this market is broken up into many subsets. So while “books,” as a general market, might not appeal to as many as, say, smartphones, you can look at a subset like weight-loss or work-from-home literature and find markets that are incredibly vibrant.

No matter what your business or your niche, you can use a site like Facebook to tap directly into the market and to find that vibrant niche. You can compete on a larger level even with a smaller niche.

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Annie Proulx's Take on the Book Publishing Industry

Full video from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs available at: http://fora.tv/2014/02/27/keynote_address_by_annie_proulx Author Annie Proulx ruminates on the changes the book...
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When squirrels attack! There's a medical code for that. - Washington Post (blog)

When squirrels attack! There's a medical code for that. - Washington Post (blog) | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
When squirrels attack! There's a medical code for that.
Washington Post (blog)
And after watching the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov last year, industry officials have expressed concern that the government hasn't done enough testing.
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There has to a book in this. I mean, one you would want to read.

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Why Book Publishing Isn't Dead... Yet

July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press discusses the publishing industry and how it is capitalizing on e-book sales. He spea...
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Interesting point. Book publishing is under constant disruptions.

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Sony quits e-book business, will team up with Kobo | TweakTown

Sony quits e-book business, will team up with Kobo | TweakTown | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Sony will rely on Kobo to satisfy customers, shuttering its own e-book and magazine store (NYSE:SNE)
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Consolidating to fight Amazon.

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The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing

The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
So, which list is true? "The Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing" or "The Ten Wonderful Truths About Book Publishing"? They both are.

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Both lists are true.

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Caren Cantrell's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:29 PM

I say just skip the 10 awful truths and go right to the 10 wonderful ones!

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The Decline of the American Book Lover

The Decline of the American Book Lover | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
And why the downturn might be over. (Report says one fourth of all Americans didn't read a single book last year. Not even an audiobook.
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It is hard to find meaning behind these numbers. I suspect that more people are reading, but they may not be reading books.

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‘Anticipatory shipping’: Amazon wants to ship purchases even before you buy

‘Anticipatory shipping’: Amazon wants to ship purchases even before you buy | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Never one to stop thinking about new ways to deliver online purchases to your door, Amazon.com has another ambitious idea that could speed up its shipping process even more.

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It does have a Big Brother kind of feel to it.

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Publisher markets traditional print book by making it even more ...

Publisher markets traditional print book by making it even more ... | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Publisher markets traditional print book by making it even more impractical, expensive. by Martin Rouse. 9781594633256H. A limited edition of Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea features a “first-of-its-kind 3D printed slip ...
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It is a really intersted way in designers' work still matters in a world where ebooks are becoming more important.

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Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists - Mashable

Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists - Mashable | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists
Mashable
Twitter has made some journalists more famous, but publisher-friendly sites like Facebook and Pinterest drive many more readers.

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For my money Facebook is more valuable, but it will begin to shrink.

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Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books

Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
For now, HarperCollins is on board, but the four other big publishers have yet to be convinced (Hachette, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, and Penguin Random House). It's a great service to read books from indie publishers ...
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This is a really interesting way to access books, however I think it will mean less money for publishers and authors.

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Publishing's panic seems to subside in 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Publishing's panic seems to subside in 2013 - Los Angeles Times | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Publishing's panic seems to subside in 2013
Los Angeles Times
This is the story, for me, of 2013: that there is no story, or more accurately, that the panic that's defined publishing for the last several years has calmed.

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Jonathan Franzen and the Book Publishing Apocalypse

Jonathan Franzen and the Book Publishing Apocalypse | Book Publishing Trends | Scoop.it
Now that he is a rich and famous author, he has taken it upon himself to emit a long wail of complaint about the modern world. He is especially lathered up over techno-consumerism. He has even identified the new ...
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