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Hugh Howey to Debate "Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books Next Week?" in NYC - The Digital Reader

Hugh Howey to Debate "Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books Next Week?" in NYC  - The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
Love them or hate them, Amazon plays a key role in US bookselling, but just what should that role be? That question has sparked numerous arguments on the web, and next week it’s going to be the inspiration for a live debate. New America, in collaboration with Future Tense, will be holding a debate next …
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The great Amazon debate: A leading Amazon critic and a self-publishing rock star try to find common ground

The great Amazon debate: A leading Amazon critic and a self-publishing rock star try to find common ground | book publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon fans and foes often talk past each other without engaging. Here, two fierce writers make their best case
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Harvard Library Lifts Restrictions on Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain | LJ INFOdocket

Harvard Library Lifts Restrictions on Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain | LJ INFOdocket | book publishing | Scoop.it
From the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication: The Harvard Library is pleased to announce a new policy on the use of digital reproductions of works in the public domain.
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Vine Makes It Easier to Discover Great Vines Through Following Channels

Vine Makes It Easier to Discover Great Vines Through Following Channels | book publishing | Scoop.it
Vine’s 6 second looping videos can be endlessly entertaining, given the Vines in your feed are actually worth watching.
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Bilbary caught in 'crossfire' of Amazon dispute

Bilbary caught in 'crossfire' of Amazon dispute | book publishing | Scoop.it
Tim Coates has blamed uncertainty over the e-book market for the collapse of his e-book site Bilbary. The e-bookseller went into liquidation in April, with a final creditors’ meeting to be held in December.
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Book lovers unite: a plea for a charter of reader's rights - CBC.ca

Book lovers unite: a plea for a charter of reader's rights - CBC.ca | book publishing | Scoop.it
The CBC's Jason Proctor says he's sick of seeing movie stars on the covers of books, paying exorbitant prices for hardcover new releases and being made to feel guilty about preferring old-fashioned books to e-readers.
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How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - Publishing Perspectives

How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - Publishing Perspectives | book publishing | Scoop.it
Literary agent Andrew Lownie believes that in 5-10 years, 75% of books will be self-published, 20% assisted by agents, and only 5% traditionally published.
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Waterstones invites 10 guests to in-store sleepover - Telegraph

Waterstones invites 10 guests to in-store sleepover  - Telegraph | book publishing | Scoop.it
After a US tourist was trapped in a locked store, Waterstones has decided to extend the experience to 10 competition winners
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Court Reverses Ruling on Publishers vs. Georgia State E-Reserve Case - Library Journal

Court Reverses Ruling on Publishers vs. Georgia State E-Reserve Case - Library Journal | book publishing | Scoop.it
On October 17 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta unanimously reversed the District Court’s ruling on the Publishers v. Georgia State University (GSU) Fair Use Case.
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Philip Kerr: I don't like books for children that deal with adult themes

Philip Kerr: I don't like books for children that deal with adult themes | book publishing | Scoop.it
The New York Times bestselling author has written his first book for teens, The Winter Horses, about one girl and two horses trying to survive in remote Ukraine during the second world war.
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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers - Publishing Perspectives

Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers - Publishing Perspectives | book publishing | Scoop.it
The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.
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How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - You're Asking the Wrong Question - The Digital Reader

How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - You're Asking the Wrong Question - The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
Self-published ebooks are a growing part of the trade book market, but have you considered where that growth might lead? Earlier today Publishing Perspectives posted a startling prediction from one panelist at the Women’s Writing Festival: But it was Andrew Lownie how made the boldest predictions, stating that in five to ten years from now, 75% of …
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Free webinar: How to Keep K-8 Libraries Relevant for Teachers, Students, Nov. 4th

Free webinar:  How to Keep K-8 Libraries Relevant for Teachers, Students, Nov. 4th | book publishing | Scoop.it
Register for this free webinar co-sponsored by Rourke Educational Media and School Library Journal. VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) –An expert panel of educators will analyze how using technology,...
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Thriving in an Amazon world

Thriving in an Amazon world | book publishing | Scoop.it
Sharon Anderson Wright's half price books is defying the trends shaking her industry.
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Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers - New York Times (blog)

Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers - New York Times (blog) | book publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon’s latest Kindle reader, the Voyage, is better than a printed book.
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Bertelsmann buys e-learning company Relias Learning

Bertelsmann buys e-learning company Relias Learning | book publishing | Scoop.it
Bertelmann is to spend "in the mid-hundreds of millions" in US dollars on American e-learning provider Relias Learning, describing it as the company's "biggest purchase in the US since it took over Random House in 1998".
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Market power Big, bad Amazon - The Economist (blog)

Market power Big, bad Amazon - The Economist (blog) | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously - Publishing Perspectives

Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously - Publishing Perspectives | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Women's Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women's fiction and self-publishing in Europe.
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Are Digital Magazines Dead? | WIRED

Are Digital Magazines Dead? | WIRED | book publishing | Scoop.it
When pondering the future of digital magazines, the “I’m not dead yet” scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail may come to mind. Is the digital magazine industry ready to be carted off with the rest of the dead? Gregg Hano, CEO of MAG+, wrote a great piece pointing out the fact that we…
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S&S to Go Agency With Amazon

S&S to Go Agency With Amazon | book publishing | Scoop.it
As Hachette continues its stalemate with Amazon over e-book sales terms, Simon & Schuster has reached a new agreement with the e-tailer. Among other things, the new deal will allow S&S to set the prices on its e-books, marking a return to the agency model.
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The Marketing Tool Every Publisher Undervalues

The Marketing Tool Every Publisher Undervalues | book publishing | Scoop.it
Why are publishers so scared of free and sample content? Sure, most publishers offer at least one way to test drive their content but they could be doing so much more. I think free/sample content is the single most under-utilized customer acquisition tool out there. Here's why… Have you noticed that most newspapers and magazines don't offer a free e-trial? Or if they do, they bury it on their site. Most of these publishers have always offered free trials of their print product, but free e-trials
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Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? - Huffington Post

Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? - Huffington Post | book publishing | Scoop.it
Enhanced ebooks have been a cause of much excitement over the past few years -- and with good reason. One of the things that an ebook can do that a paper-and-ink book can't is to add embedded video and sound....
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UPDATED -- 82 Things Publishers Do (2014 Edition)

UPDATED -- 82 Things Publishers Do (2014 Edition) | book publishing | Scoop.it
The annual update to the list adds some important items overlooked on prior versions, including design, enforcement of editorial policies, and Board interactions.
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