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Publishing's Bad Infinity: Authors Guild Calls For Time-Limited Contracts

Publishing's Bad Infinity: Authors Guild Calls For Time-Limited Contracts | book publishing | Scoop.it
In its latest Fair Contracts Initiative position paper, the Authors Guild takes on questions of how long a publisher should control a writer's content -- and how starkly that may need to change in ...
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Orbile Promises Mexican Readers Ebook Ecstacy - Publishing Perspectives

Orbile Promises Mexican Readers Ebook Ecstacy - Publishing Perspectives | book publishing | Scoop.it
Orbile, a new Mexican ebookselling platform created by Kobo and bookstore chains Gandhi and Libreria Porrúa, will offer 70k ebooks on launch in September.
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What Code Is Revealing About Readers | Digital Book World

Introducing a new column called Audience+Insight, Jellybooks founder Andrew Rhomberg offers a peek at new tools for analyzing reader behavior.
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Millennials Prefer Paper Books To E-Books, New Survey Finds - Bustle

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According to a new survey from Publishers Weekly released Friday, Millennials still prefer traditional paper books to e-books — but not by a wide margin.
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HBG Reports Half Year Sales Down 7.8%

HBG Reports Half Year Sales Down 7.8% | book publishing | Scoop.it
A decline in Hachette's 2015 half year sales reflect continuing challenges from a slowdown in e-book sales stemming from its 2014 battle with Amazon over sales terms.
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#FutureChat today on enhanced ebooks: 'Is That All There Is?' | The Bookseller

#FutureChat today on enhanced ebooks: 'Is That All There Is?' | The Bookseller | book publishing | Scoop.it
"Perhaps we ar
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RIAA and Other Groups Make Not-So-Empty Threats Over Cnet's Download Site | The Digital Reader

RIAA and Other Groups Make Not-So-Empty Threats Over Cnet's Download Site | The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to trade groups making public attacks on their Lillian du jour, there's Authors United and its small cabal of Amazon-haters with a noisy but ultimately meaningless letter to the DoJ, and then there is the RIAA and its much quieter threat to Viacom over one of its subsidiaries' legal hosting activities. According to Billboard, the RIAA... Read More »
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Optimizing Amazon's Free Kindle Textbook Creator Publishing Tool

Optimizing Amazon's Free Kindle Textbook Creator Publishing Tool | book publishing | Scoop.it
KINDLE TEXTBOOK CREATOR Amazon's new free tool, the Kindle Textbook Creator, is very convenient for e-textbooks and other e-books with rich formatting and complex layouts. (Illustrated children's e...
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Infographic: Famous Authors and Their Weird Jobs | The Digital Reader

Infographic: Famous Authors and Their Weird Jobs | The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
All famous writers were born writing geniuses, but many still required day jobs while they found their way from obscurity to success. Kurt Vonnegut sold Saab cars, and Harper Lee was a reservation clerk for Eastern Air Lines. J.D. Salinger worked as an entertainment director on a Swedish cruise liner. Charles Dickens labeled jars in a shoe... Read More »
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Where are the skills gaps in the publishing industry?

Where are the skills gaps in the publishing industry? | book publishing | Scoop.it
As Publisher Relations Executive at The Publishers Association, Seonaid MacLeod is an expert at advising on a wide range of publishing industry issues.
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Amazon Credits Begin to Appear After E-Book Settlement

Amazon Credits Begin to Appear After E-Book Settlement | book publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon Kindle readers are beginning to receive credits in their accounts, as part of an e-book antitrust settlement.
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Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer

Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer | book publishing | Scoop.it
Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity by Helen Sedwick explains if and when writers can model characters after real people and name names without getting sued.
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Time watching videos online will rise to an hour a day – report

Time watching videos online will rise to an hour a day – report | book publishing | Scoop.it
More than half of viewing is done on mobile devices, says ZenithOptimedia, which also predicts a fall in television viewing next year
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What Pet Should I Get? by Dr Seuss, review: 'genius on every page'

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr Seuss, review: 'genius on every page' | book publishing | Scoop.it
An unearthed manuscript reminds Nicholas Blincoe what first drew him to the madness of Dr Seuss
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What The Authors Guild’s Mary Rasenberger Isn't Saying About Amazon | The Digital Reader

What The Authors Guild’s Mary Rasenberger Isn't Saying About Amazon | The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
No one at The Authors Guild or the American Bookseller's Association was able to find an hour in their busy schedules to publicly debate their recent calls for an antitrust investigation into Amazon's business practices, but they did find time this week to conduct a lengthy poffball interview of The Authors Guild executive director  Mary Rasenberger. On... Read More »
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PW Asks: Most Millennials Prefer Paper Books

PW Asks: Most Millennials Prefer Paper Books | book publishing | Scoop.it
This week, we polled readers on whether Millennials prefer print or digital books.
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Advice for Authors from a Bookseller's Perspective

Advice for Authors from a Bookseller's Perspective | book publishing | Scoop.it
I’m going to wear a different hat today than I usually do. (You can’t see me, but I’m taking off my writer’s hat—the one with the red-pencil holder and the built-in chocolate and coffee dispensers—...
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Found! A Music Label That Will Actually Tell Us How Apple Music Is Doing!

Found! A Music Label That Will Actually Tell Us How Apple Music Is Doing! | book publishing | Scoop.it
Tl;dr: It's no Spotify -- yet.
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Tablet to Tablet: What Hasn’t Changed in Publishing — and Should

Tablet to Tablet: What Hasn’t Changed in Publishing — and Should | book publishing | Scoop.it
Bob Pritchett, CEO of Faithlife, creator of Logos Bible Software, uses the history of the
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NYRB Launches Children's Paperback Imprint

NYRB Launches Children's Paperback Imprint | book publishing | Scoop.it
The New York Review of Books' Children's Collection is launching a new paperback imprint, NYRB Kids, starting with two titles releasing on September 8.
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Will Wattpad Attract a Billion Users? CEO says, Easy

Will Wattpad Attract a Billion Users? CEO says, Easy | book publishing | Scoop.it
Allen Lau says Wattpad should attract a billion users across the world 'without much difficulty' and they will monetize them through native advertising.
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Internet-only stores to overtake retail giants' online sales this year

Internet-only stores to overtake retail giants' online sales this year | book publishing | Scoop.it
New and nifty online-only stores, from Amazon to Made.com, are on track to generate more sales this year than the websites of traditional high street retailers
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