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Do Publishers Need to Offer More Value to Authors? | Jane Friedman

Do Publishers Need to Offer More Value to Authors? | Jane Friedman | book publishing | Scoop.it
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A Book By Any Other Name | TechCrunch

A Book By Any Other Name | TechCrunch | book publishing | Scoop.it
In the midst of the Hachette-Amazon wars as well as the launch of Kindle Unlimited, there has been much hand-wringing about what it means to be a publisher, a..
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Fewer and fewer people are buying books as gifts these days - A.V. Club

Fewer and fewer people are buying books as gifts these days - A.V. Club | book publishing | Scoop.it
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Fewer and fewer people are buying books as gifts these days
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The number of books bought as gifts declined in 2013, according to a Nielsen Book Survey that was reported by the BBC.
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Now that it's almost officially legal, here's how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers

Now that it's almost officially legal, here's how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers | book publishing | Scoop.it
Looking to unlock your phone and take it to another carrier? Consider this post your cheat sheet.
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Publishers must make a decision over subscription services | FutureBook

Publishers must make a decision over subscription services | FutureBook | book publishing | Scoop.it
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A Definitive Ranking Of Fonts

A Definitive Ranking Of Fonts | book publishing | Scoop.it
Readers live in a world of words, which we like to think of as a world of pure intellect and abstract thought. But books aren't just the concepts and stories that they contain -- they're carefully designed objects. Even ebooks and online articles con...
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Nielsen reveals further decline in print and books as gifts, rise in digital

Nielsen reveals further decline in print and books as gifts, rise in digital | book publishing | Scoop.it
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Publishing industry blow as nine million fewer books given as gifts in 2013 - Telegraph

Publishing industry blow as nine million fewer books given as gifts in 2013  - Telegraph | book publishing | Scoop.it
The latest figures were revealed in Nielsen Book’s UK Books & Consumers Annual Review for 2013 and described as a 'concerning trend'
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How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally

How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally | book publishing | Scoop.it
Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market.
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Publishing industry reels after nine million fewer books are given as gifts in 2013

Publishing industry reels after nine million fewer books are given as gifts in 2013 | book publishing | Scoop.it
The number of books being given as gifts has fallen by nine million in a year, delivering a new financial blow to the publishing industry as UK consumers turn away from hard copies in favour of digital reads.
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E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon - Bidness Etc

E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon - Bidness Etc | book publishing | Scoop.it
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Friday confirmed acquisition of book recommendation service Book Lamp in an attempt to apparently boast its e-books sales.
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Book Publisher's Biggest Enemy is also their Most Important Retailer: Amazon

Book Publisher's Biggest Enemy is also their Most Important Retailer:  Amazon | book publishing | Scoop.it
Reblogged on WordPress.com (RT @DailyHistoryOrg: Book Publisher's Biggest Enemy is also their Most Important Retailer: Amazon http://t.co/t2IkaEGwQ4 via @DailyHistory…)...
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As tensions rise, China investigates Microsoft offices

As tensions rise, China investigates Microsoft offices | book publishing | Scoop.it
Chinese officials reportedly visited Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, though no immediate reason was given for the investigations, according to Reuters.
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Question for tablet makers: What else can this thing do? — Gigaom Research

Question for tablet makers: What else can this thing do? — Gigaom Research | book publishing | Scoop.it
The problem for tablet makers is that the power to implement some of the most compelling potential use cases for the devices is not in their hands.
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The Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its Cover - New York Times

The Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its Cover - New York Times | book publishing | Scoop.it
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The Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its Cover
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Peter Mendelsund often says that “dead authors get the best book jackets.” Mr.
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With Apple's Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book - TechCrunch

With Apple's Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book - TechCrunch | book publishing | Scoop.it
TechCrunch With Apple's Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book TechCrunch Apple's acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound...
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What Do People Read on the Toilet? [Infographic]

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Some Practical Steps toward D2C Marketing

Some Practical Steps toward D2C Marketing | book publishing | Scoop.it
Although there are clear benefits to being a large publisher to engage in D2C sales, there are practical steps that even the smallest publishers can take. Here is a summary of some options.
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Five Things You Should Know About Metadata | Digital Book World

Five Things You Should Know About Metadata | Digital Book World | book publishing | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of discussion about the importance of metadata in publishing and bookselling, but confusion remains about what it is and how to do it well.
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Can Douglas Preston, et al. loosen Amazon's stranglehold on authors and publishers? - Quill and Quire

Can Douglas Preston, et al. loosen Amazon's stranglehold on authors and publishers? - Quill and Quire | book publishing | Scoop.it
As the ongoing war between Amazon and Hachette drags on, it seems almost comical to add yet another blog post… Read More »
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Eight Apps to Support Early Reading and Writing | Cool Tools

Eight Apps to Support Early Reading and Writing | Cool Tools | book publishing | Scoop.it
As we all know, it’s never too early to encourage reading. I regularly Skype with my two young nieces, who live 1,200 miles away. The four-year-old shares her current bedtime book with me, and shows me the words she can recognize in it.
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Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics - Publishers Weekly

Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics - Publishers Weekly | book publishing | Scoop.it
Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics
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Statistics are funny things.
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Want a custom bobblehead? Amazon launches storefront for 3-D printed products

Want a custom bobblehead? Amazon launches storefront for 3-D printed products | book publishing | Scoop.it
People who want to get their hands on new 3-D printed products have a new avenue to do so thanks to a new Amazon storefront that allows people to customize and purchase products that are then fabricated on demand.
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Publishers need to rethink their marketing deployments and tactics in the digital age to take advantage of their backlists

Well-articulated complaints about the way traditional publishing compares to self-publishing have recently been posted by two accomplished authors, one who writes fiction and one who writes non-fiction.
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Spotlight Falls on Subscription Services

Spotlight Falls on Subscription Services | book publishing | Scoop.it
Oyster, the e-book subscription service with nearly half a million titles, launched in 2013.
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Book Promotion For Self-Publishers: A Waste Of Time?

Book Promotion For Self-Publishers: A Waste Of Time? | book publishing | Scoop.it
Author Kristine Kathryn Rusch says self-publishers shouldn't bother with promotion, but the Taleist survey shows publicity works. Who's right?
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