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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books | book publishing | Scoop.it
It's time to power down your Kindle. (Good news for printed book lovers: #reading in print is better for comprehension than reading on e-readers!
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Famous, Non-Hachette Authors Join Protest Over Amazon Feud, Seek Anti-Trust ... - The Consumerist

Famous, Non-Hachette Authors Join Protest Over Amazon Feud, Seek Anti-Trust ... - The Consumerist | book publishing | Scoop.it
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Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing

Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing | book publishing | Scoop.it
If you've given up on reading paper books for the ease of your e-reader's screen, you may want to step back a bit. Neuroscience confirms that our brains use different areas to read on paper and screens, and you need to exercise both.
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Hachette's Media Allies Strike a United Blow Against Amazon - The Digital Reader

Hachette's Media Allies Strike a United Blow Against Amazon - The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
Earlier today no fewer than 4 media outlets launched simultaneous attacks on Amazon. With a strong coalition of media allies that spans the Atlantic, Hachette now has the obstreperous and obstinate retailer on the run. Led by David Streitfeld of the NY Times, today’s salvos take Amazon to task for daring to continue to ignore previous …
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The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego

The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries Times of San Diego For the past few years, both the California State University and the University of California libraries have been experimenting with packages that replace paper books with...
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PNBA Show Reflects New Indie Optimism

PNBA Show Reflects New Indie Optimism | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association met at the Hotel Murano September 26-28 in Tacoma, Wash., for the annual trade show. (RT @bishopspdx: OPTIMISTIC PUBLISHING NEWS! Great way to start the week.
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Apple Under Investigation Over 'Illegal' Tax Agreement That Allegedly Saved It Billions

Apple Under Investigation Over 'Illegal' Tax Agreement That Allegedly Saved It Billions | book publishing | Scoop.it
Apple denies it has done anything wrong.
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7 Tips for Metadata Magic for Self-Publishers — The Book Designer

7 Tips for Metadata Magic for Self-Publishers — The Book Designer | book publishing | Scoop.it
By Betty Kelly Sargent (@BookWorksNYC) Metadata—just the word alone can cause some indie authors to shake their head in dismay. But there’s a lot more to metadata than you may know. Today, I’m very pleased to introduce you to my
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4 ways Amazon's ruthless practices are crushing local economies - Salon

4 ways Amazon's ruthless practices are crushing local economies - Salon | book publishing | Scoop.it
Salon 4 ways Amazon's ruthless practices are crushing local economies Salon When Stone exposed Gazelle last year in his book, The Everything Store, the project was suddenly rebranded with a bloodless name—“Small Publisher Negotiation Program”—but...
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Jeff Bezos' writer treatment: lavish money on some and cut pensions for others

Jeff Bezos' writer treatment: lavish money on some and cut pensions for others | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Amazon has hosted premier writers at Campfire retreats but cut pensions for journalists, changing the hierarchy of writers
Not all writers are created equal in Jeff Bezoss Amazon.com-o-sphere.
Bezos may love the written word.
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The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting

The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting | book publishing | Scoop.it
Colleen Higgs of South Africa's Mondjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.
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Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics - New York Times

Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics - New York Times | book publishing | Scoop.it
New York Times Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics New York Times Last spring, when Amazon began discouraging customers from buying books published by Hachette, the writers grumbled that they were pawns in the retailer's...
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Seven disruptive trends that will kill the 'dinosaurs of retail'

Seven disruptive trends that will kill the 'dinosaurs of retail' | book publishing | Scoop.it
Retail evolution is speeding up, and it waits for no one.
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Google Kills Authorship; Still Tracking Authors - Business 2 Community

Google Kills Authorship; Still Tracking Authors - Business 2 Community | book publishing | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community Google Kills Authorship; Still Tracking Authors Business 2 Community Late August, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller announced Google had dumped Google Authorship, which provided a way for writers to identify...
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The moms who moonlight as erotic fiction authors - New York Post

The moms who moonlight as erotic fiction authors - New York Post | book publishing | Scoop.it
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The moms who moonlight as erotic fiction authors
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Think of an erotic fiction author and you'll likely imagine a leather-clad dominatrix leading a fabulous existence jetting around the world in search of sexual adventures.
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Can Russia Curb Its Cultural PR Problem with Cash?

Can Russia Curb Its Cultural PR Problem with Cash? | book publishing | Scoop.it
Russia is looking at investing some $210 million to foster more translation and counter the decline in interest in its literature as a result of poor, post-Soviet PR.
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The motivation of the publisher-bashing commentariat is what I cannot figure out - The Shatzkin Files

Once again this morning we wake up to a piece by David Streitfeld in The New York Times about Authors United and their ongoing effort to discredit Amazon. The message coming loud and clear from the legacy publishing establishment is that Amazon doesn’t appreciate, and perhaps doesn’t understand, the value that agents, publishers, and chain and …
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Unbinding the Book – Challenging Preconceptions

Unbinding the Book – Challenging Preconceptions | book publishing | Scoop.it
Brenda van Camp, CMO Blurb and Katrina Hopewell, Senior Marketing Manager at Blurb – responsible for Unbinding the Book to life. ...
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Osborne promises crackdown on tech company tax avoidance

Osborne promises crackdown on tech company tax avoidance | book publishing | Scoop.it
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has promised a future Conservative government would...
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Crowdsourced editing: e-publishing’s next frontier

Crowdsourced editing: e-publishing’s next frontier | book publishing | Scoop.it
Innovative startup Advance Editions is turning book editing into a conversation, writes Anna Baddeley
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Amazon, Perseus Reach New E-book Deal

Amazon, Perseus Reach New E-book Deal | book publishing | Scoop.it
According to several sources, the Perseus Books Group has completed negotiations over new e-book terms with Amazon.
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Kepler's Search for a Sustainable Bookstore - Publishers Weekly

Kepler's Search for a Sustainable Bookstore - Publishers Weekly | book publishing | Scoop.it
Kepler's Search for a Sustainable Bookstore Publishers Weekly “The days when bookstores can rely on selling print books at full list prices to stay profitable are numbered,” Madan said, “because that core revenue model is going to continue seeing...
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E-books Remain Third - Publishers Weekly

E-books Remain Third - Publishers Weekly | book publishing | Scoop.it
E-books Remain Third
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Hardcover's share of units was just ahead of e-books, accounting for 25% of unit purchases.
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Stephen King Says E-Books Will Never Fully Replace Regular Books - The Inquisitr

Stephen King Says E-Books Will Never Fully Replace Regular Books - The Inquisitr | book publishing | Scoop.it
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Stephen King Says E-Books Will Never Fully Replace Regular Books
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Bestselling author Stephen King was once a big proponent of e-books.
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5 Lessons in Publishing Success From Bella Andre - Jane Friedman

5 Lessons in Publishing Success From Bella Andre - Jane Friedman | book publishing | Scoop.it
What does it take to become a best-selling indie author? Bella Andre's experience offers us several lessons.
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