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The Unbundling Of Everything

The Unbundling Of Everything | book publishing | Scoop.it
We’ve been living in a bundled world. ESPN packaged with Nickelodeon, healthcare tied to employers, learning wrapped up in colleges and degree programs...
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WH Smith goes local with franchise plan to keep high street presence

WH Smith goes local with franchise plan to keep high street presence | book publishing | Scoop.it
WH Smith has devised a new way to keep the retailer’s famous name on the high street by launching its first franchises, the company revealed.
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Vinyl charts relaunch as sales figures reaching 20-year high

Vinyl charts relaunch as sales figures reaching 20-year high | book publishing | Scoop.it
IT LOOKS like vinyl sales are back in the groove as record store owners share their joy that the return of a classic has been recognised.
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On National Bookmobile Day, 12 Amazing Bookmobiles That Show the Power of Books and Reading

On National Bookmobile Day, 12 Amazing Bookmobiles That Show the Power of Books and Reading | book publishing | Scoop.it
The American Library Association is known for a lot of things: deciding book award winners, putting together school library programs, and raising awareness about the importance of Banned Books Week, to name a few. And then there’s National Bookmobile Day. Yes, that’s really a thing, and I am so, so
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Amazon Pays $450000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer - Forbes

Amazon Pays $450000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer - Forbes | book publishing | Scoop.it
This dad of two quit his job to become a successful author. This is how he did it.
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Jane Friedman says Open Road is Like “Knopf in the ’70s”

Jane Friedman says Open Road is Like “Knopf in the ’70s” | book publishing | Scoop.it
Five years after launching, Open Road has published 10,000 titles from 2,500 authors, seen 12 million downloads, and added translations from 3 partners.
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London Book Fair’s Evolution Reflects Publishing’s “New Ecology”

London Book Fair’s Evolution Reflects Publishing’s “New Ecology” | book publishing | Scoop.it
The London Book Fair has evolved to reflect the 'new ecology' of publishing and shift in confidence, says Faber's Stephen Page.
The post London Book Fair’s Evolution Reflects Publishing’s “New Ecology” appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
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Los Angeles school district drops Pearson software on iPads, seeks refund from Apple (update)

Los Angeles school district drops Pearson software on iPads, seeks refund from Apple (update) | book publishing | Scoop.it
A letter from the district to Apple says, 'While Apple and Pearson promised a state-of-the-art technological solution for ITI implementation, they have yet to deliver it.' Here's the whole letter.
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Los Angeles school district’s iPad project subject of new SEC inquiry

Los Angeles school district’s iPad project subject of new SEC inquiry | book publishing | Scoop.it
Securities and Exchange Commission wants to know if bond funds were used improperly.
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Kindle Unlimited Payout Ties Record Low $1.33 in March 2015 | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Kindle Unlimited Payout Ties Record Low $1.33 in March 2015 | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
Kindle Unlimited adoption continued to grow last month, but unfortunately it grew faster than Amazon 's willingness to fund it. Earlier this week Amazon released the latest statistics on KDP Select, the program used to fund indie author and publisher participation in Kindle Unlimited. Amazon reported that the pool for KDP Select for March 2015... Read More »
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Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon released the first major update for their three-month-old textbook creation app today, and it's finally getting useful. Kindle Textbook Creator still accepts only PDF as the source file, and it's still listed as being in beta, but now the tool lets educators embed video and audio files in the e-textbooks they make. It also now supports... Read More »
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15 Essential Time-saving Tools for Busy Writers by Bryan Collins — The Book Designer

15 Essential Time-saving Tools for Busy Writers by Bryan Collins — The Book Designer | book publishing | Scoop.it
15 Essential Time-saving Tools for Busy Writers by Bryan Collins lists 15 writing tools that will save you time and help you become a more productive writer.
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Smith to Retire from Wiley; Allin Named New CEO

Smith to Retire from Wiley; Allin Named New CEO | book publishing | Scoop.it
Steve Smith will be retiring, due to medical reasons, as of June 1. The company's board has elected current executive v-p and COO Mark Allin as his successor.
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No, the Sony Server Hack DID NOT Reveal that Sony was Pirating eBooks About Hacking | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

No, the Sony Server Hack DID NOT Reveal that Sony was Pirating eBooks About Hacking | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | book publishing | Scoop.it
There is a story going around this week that Sony was pirating a couple books on hacking, but the evidence doesn't support that claim. The Daily Dot  reported on Friday that they had found two "pirated" ebooks when they were searching Wikileaks' archive of  the files and emails stolen in the Sony hack last year. That... Read More »
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How APIs Can Make Publishing More Efficient | Digital Book World

How APIs Can Make Publishing More Efficient | Digital Book World | book publishing | Scoop.it
Bibliocloud's Emma Barnes explains how application programming interfaces, or APIs, can help streamline the ways publishers share data and content.
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The Open Publishing Revolution, Now Behind A Billion-Dollar Paywall

The Open Publishing Revolution, Now Behind A Billion-Dollar Paywall | book publishing | Scoop.it
The Mendeley software once rocked the scholarly publishing world. After an acquisition by Elsevier, its founder insists it's still "open."
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Survey Says: Most Agents Don’t Want to “Peddle” Self-Pubbed Books

Survey Says: Most Agents Don’t Want to “Peddle” Self-Pubbed Books | book publishing | Scoop.it
Advertising on GoodReads, Indie's Rock the London Book Fair, Was Joss Whedon
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Where the Boys Are Not

Where the Boys Are Not | book publishing | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that lots of women work in publishing. But just how many more women work in publishing than men? In PW’s recent Salary Survey (Aug.
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Motherlode | Encouraging Teenagers to Read, by Choosing Books From the ... - New York Times (blog)

Motherlode | Encouraging Teenagers to Read, by Choosing Books From the ... - New York Times (blog) | book publishing | Scoop.it
Offering literary bait to encourage a teen who has set books aside to start reading again.
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Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend - Publishers Weekly

Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend - Publishers Weekly | book publishing | Scoop.it
Children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic.
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Scribd Expands Audiobook Catalog in Deal With Penguin Random House - New York Times

Scribd Expands Audiobook Catalog in Deal With Penguin Random House - New York Times | book publishing | Scoop.it
The digital reading service adds more than 9,000 audiobooks, as competition grows among e-book subscription services to become the Netflix of books.
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German union threatens Amazon with long fight over wages - Tech News | The Star Online

German union threatens Amazon with long fight over wages - Tech News | The Star Online | book publishing | Scoop.it
German labour union Verdi is prepared for a long fight with US online retailer Amazon.com Inc for better pay and conditions and expects more strikes this Christmas.
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Too Many Books? by Tim Parks

Too Many Books? by Tim Parks | book publishing | Scoop.it
Is there a relationship between the quantity of books available to us, the ease with which they can be written and published, and our reading experience?
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