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Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – December 2016 - The Book Designer

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – December 2016 - The Book Designer | book publishing | Scoop.it
This month Jennifer Reich of Momosa Publishing was gracious enough to let me expose her past “whoops”. I hope you find this as helpful as I did!
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Apple and Amazon end decade-long audiobook exclusivity deal

Apple and Amazon end decade-long audiobook exclusivity deal | book publishing | Scoop.it
Apple and Amazon have agreed to end an exclusivity agreement that made Audible the only seller of audiobooks inside of iTunes.
The agreement had been in place for over a decade, since 2003
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Apple delivers best experience in every category, research says

Apple delivers best experience in every category, research says | book publishing | Scoop.it
Commentary: Research that examines which brands engage customers and are the drivers in their product categories sees Cupertino win -- yes, even in music.
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IPC: Amazon, eBay and Alibaba account for two-thirds of cross-border purchases « Post & Parcel

IPC: Amazon, eBay and Alibaba account for two-thirds of cross-border purchases « Post & Parcel | book publishing | Scoop.it
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Books world alarmed by Pearson's sale of stake in Penguin Random House

Books world alarmed by Pearson's sale of stake in Penguin Random House | book publishing | Scoop.it
Management have moved to reassure staff and writers that selling the 47% holding will not affect business, but authors and agents express unease
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Machine Learning Explained - The Scholarly Kitchen

Machine Learning Explained - The Scholarly Kitchen | book publishing | Scoop.it
A short video from the University of Oxford explains the concept of machine learning.
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Digital Book World Asks: What Do the Readers and the Gatekeepers Want? - Publishing Trends

Digital Book World Asks: What Do the Readers and the Gatekeepers Want? - Publishing Trends | book publishing | Scoop.it
An in-depth look at the themes of day one of Digital Book World 2017.
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At DBW, Booksellers Wonder if Booze Will Save Them

At DBW, Booksellers Wonder if Booze Will Save Them | book publishing | Scoop.it
Offering beer, wine, or coffee in bookstores is part of an ongoing effort by physical retailers to find new ways to attract consumers to physical bookstores and keep them there.
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Fallon admits 'we got it wrong' as Pearson shares plunge | The Bookseller

Fallon admits 'we got it wrong' as Pearson shares plunge | The Bookseller | book publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson's c.e.o. John Fallon has been forced to defend his position after admitting the company "got it wrong" last year, resulting in revisions to its 2017 forecast and dividend, and the withdrawal of its ambitious £800m profit target for 2018.
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DBW: Sargent says 'wait and see' on Trump's presidency | The Bookseller

DBW: Sargent says 'wait and see' on Trump's presidency | The Bookseller | book publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan c.e.o. John Sargent and Nielsen’s Jonathan Stolper kicked off the Digital Book World conference in New York on a positive note about the survival of print, both men reminding us that it could easily have been very different, as the decimated music and video businesses well know.
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Journals and Politicians - A Marriage for Mutual Benefit? Or a Temporary Alignment of Interests? - The Scholarly Kitchen

Journals and Politicians - A Marriage for Mutual Benefit? Or a Temporary Alignment of Interests? - The Scholarly Kitchen | book publishing | Scoop.it
The current President has published in top medical and scientific journals. Will this work for his successor? Was it a unique convergence of interests?
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Hidden Figures: Librarians | GradHacker

Hidden Figures: Librarians | GradHacker | book publishing | Scoop.it
A librarian explains why grad students should consult her colleagues more often.
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Apple, Audible End Exclusivity Deal for Audiobooks | The Digital Reader

Apple, Audible End Exclusivity Deal for Audiobooks | The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
For the longest time the only way to get an audiobook into iTunes - as an audiobook  - was through Audible. Thanks to pressure from European regulators, that has now changed. The WSJ reports: European Union antitrust regulators on Thursday said they welcomed a move by Amazon.com Inc. to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks between the e-commerce giant and Apple Inc. The European Commission, the EU's antitrust watchdog, said the exclusivity obligations required Apple to source only from Amazon's unit Audible and also required Audible not to supply other music digital platforms besides Apple's iTunes store. The agreement between the two companies, which was struck Jan. 5 2017, will improve competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe, the EU said. You can read the European Commission's press release here, and the Bundeskartellamt has also made a statement. The Audible-Apple deal was struck in 2008, before Amazon bought the audiobook company. It gave the smaller company a monopoly which, frankly, reduced competition in the audiobook market. Regulators started investigating this deal in November 2015 in response to a complaint filed by German book publishers earlier that year. At that time physical audiobooks still accounted for 80% of [...]
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Overwhelmed Pearson to sell Penguin Random House to raise cash

Overwhelmed Pearson to sell Penguin Random House to raise cash | book publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson cut its profit forecast and predicted years of gloom in the US market.
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Chicago Mayor Promises To Turn Over Emails From His Private Accounts Following Courtroom Losses

Chicago Mayor Promises To Turn Over Emails From His Private Accounts Following Courtroom Losses | book publishing | Scoop.it
Not only is the use of private email accounts to route around public records requests a common practice, it's also an accepted practice. Politicians aren't going to sell out their own in the name of transparency, so there's likel
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Publisher Tells DBW Market Is Stable

Publisher Tells DBW Market Is Stable | book publishing | Scoop.it
Along with ALA Midwinter, the publishing conference calendar for 2017 opened this week with a trimmed down and refocused Digital Book World show returning to
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Hackers can now steal your fingerprints from photos

Hackers can now steal your fingerprints from photos | book publishing | Scoop.it
New research warns that hackers could copy fingerprints from high-resolution photographs.
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Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group

Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group | book publishing | Scoop.it
Offering employment to existing US Nielsen Book employees, the Nielsen Book practice becomes NPD Book in the new acquisition.
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Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks | book publishing | Scoop.it
A leaked build from MSPowerUser shows how Microsoft plans to plug the last remaining hole in its content library: ebooks.
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IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger

IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger | book publishing | Scoop.it
Despite challenges from OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, IDPF officials said at a meeting yesterday that they are finalizing plans to join the W3C after an overwhelming vote in favor of the merger last November.
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Pearson to slash e-book rental prices by 50% in digital push | The Bookseller

Pearson to slash e-book rental prices by 50% in digital push | The Bookseller | book publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson plans to launch its own print rental program for courseware and reduce e-book rental prices by up to 50% as it bids to accelerate its shift to digital.
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Pearson to sell its stake in Penguin Random House | The Bookseller

Pearson to sell its stake in Penguin Random House | The Bookseller | book publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson intends to sel
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How Alexa conquered the cocktail party

How Alexa conquered the cocktail party | book publishing | Scoop.it
Millions of people talking with Alexa could help Amazon fight off Google in the home voice assistant market.
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Apps, Tools & Plugins for Indie Authors - Part 1 - The Book Designer

Apps, Tools & Plugins for Indie Authors - Part 1 - The Book Designer | book publishing | Scoop.it
Here's a list of apps, tools, extensions, and plugins that can actually help indie authors and not further distract or hinder them in their work.
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