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CalTech and NYU economists call for Apple ebooks trial verdict to be overturned - 9 to 5 Mac

CalTech and NYU economists call for Apple ebooks trial verdict to be overturned - 9 to 5 Mac | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
The Periscope Post CalTech and NYU economists call for Apple ebooks trial verdict to be overturned 9 to 5 Mac Apple's prospects of a successful appeal against the ruling in the ebooks trial may be improved by a brief filed by two economists from...
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Adobe’s New DRM could harm Current e-Book Readers

Adobe’s New DRM could harm Current e-Book Readers | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Most electronic books have a DRM (Digital Rights Management) code, which is necessary to download them and open them on one or more devices, such as a computer, (RT @nimbooks: The new DRM from Adobe for #PDF and #ePUB formats will affect to #eBook...
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Borrowing of e-books gaining popularity in local libraries - Dekalb Daily Chronicle

Borrowing of e-books gaining popularity in local libraries - Dekalb Daily Chronicle | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
Borrowing of e-books gaining popularity in local libraries
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
Jodi Sapita (left) instructs Beverly Smith on how to borrow e-books on a Kindle on Wednesday at the DeKalb Public Library.
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This is an interesting frame for thinking about ebooks. Lots of local media are taking this approach ...

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DRM Transcending eBooks and Audiobooks to Tackle Coffee! - Good E-Reader (blog)

DRM Transcending eBooks and Audiobooks to Tackle Coffee! - Good E-Reader (blog) | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
DRM Transcending eBooks and Audiobooks to Tackle Coffee!
Good E-Reader (blog)
Apparently DRM is not limited to audiobooks, ebooks, music or videos, but is rearing its ugly head at Keurig.
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More on business models in the digital age.

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Paperback Distribution: Createspace vs. Lightning Source

Paperback Distribution: Createspace vs. Lightning Source | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
While some services overlap, each company has its strengths and weaknesses. Which is preferable depends largely on the needs and objectives of the author. The information here should help you decide which service would be better for you.
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Comparing two Print on Demand (POD) publishers. Posted: 03/06/2013 10:31 pm

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Comparing eBooks and book apps | via @KiteReade...

Comparing eBooks and book apps | via @KiteReade... | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
"As a children’s picture book publisher or author, it can be a challenging decision whether to turn your book into a Book App or an eBook.
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Nice visual comparison of the two routes.

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Apple guilty of conspiring to raise ebook prices, federal judge rules - The Guardian

Apple guilty of conspiring to raise ebook prices, federal judge rules - The Guardian | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Apple guilty of conspiring to raise ebook prices, federal judge rules The Guardian Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, at the end of one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by...
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10 July 2013 - from the other side of the pond.

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Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules - NPR (blog)

Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules - NPR (blog) | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules
NPR (blog)
Apple Inc. "conspired to raise the retail price of e-books," a federal judge ruled Wednesday as a civil lawsuit brought by the Justice Department reached its conclusion.
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10 July 2013. 

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Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books - Wired

Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books - Wired | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
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Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books
Wired
It describes a way to enhance Kindle e-books by tacking on supplemental material provided by publishers or reputable sources.
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Ebooks To Train Ceos, Executives, Business Owners And All Readers

These Ebooks Are Targeted At Management, Executive And Entrepreneurs. They Are Authored By Dr Michael Teng Who Is Known As The Turnaround Ceo In Asia.
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How To Format, Package & Self-Publish Your eBook with Joseph Nassise

How To Format, Package & Self-Publish Your eBook with Joseph Nassise | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
A three-week class that will teach you how to format your eBook, sell it on major digital platforms—and then make sure people can find it. (TOMORROW: Learn to code and distribute an eBook like a pro in this three-week workshop with @Jnassise.
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Rapidly create folios using a PDF-to-InDesign script | Adobe Developer Connection

Rapidly create folios using a PDF-to-InDesign script | Adobe Developer Connection | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Automate the process of converting PDF files into InDesign files for easy to import into Folio Producer.
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Adobe provides script for conversion

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Scrivener 2 (for Mac) review - ITProPortal

Scrivener 2 (for Mac) review - ITProPortal | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Scrivener 2 (for Mac) review
ITProPortal
That manuscript might be a traditional Word document or PDF, though Scrivener also supports more exotic formats, including MultiMarkdown, Final Draft (for scripts), and ePub.
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tools - word processing review

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Alabama Senate OKs $100 million for digital books - MyFoxAL

Alabama Senate OKs $100 million for digital books - MyFoxAL | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Alabama Senate OKs $100 million for digital books
MyFoxAL
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate is trying to provide schools with up to $100 million to convert from paper textbooks to digital textbooks.
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This doesn't sound like a lot of money to me …  how many folks of student-age in Alabama? About 750,000 aged 5-18 … $4 billion K-12 budget ... like I said, not a lot of money. 

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How digital publishing is changing higher education - eCampus News

How digital publishing is changing higher education - eCampus News | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Digital publishing should be part of a mobile marketing plan that leverages best practices and resources and help inform business decisions.
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A good reminder: Static PDFs are "simply digital replicas of print documents – not immersive, born-digital content."

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Google Play Books Increases EPUB and PDF File U...

Google Play Books Increases EPUB and PDF File U... | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Google Play Books has a little known feature that allows users to upload their own PDF and EPUB books from their PC or Android device to their Play account.
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Interesting ...

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Readfy: Advertiser-Supported 'Spotify for Ebooks' - Digital Book World

Readfy: Advertiser-Supported 'Spotify for Ebooks' - Digital Book World | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Readfy: Advertiser-Supported 'Spotify for Ebooks'
Digital Book World
Readfy, a new German start-up is calling itself “Spotify for ebooks,” a title that has many competitors.
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Subscriptions - is this the new biz model?

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What Will Textbooks of the Future Look Like? Inkling Thinks It Knows - Digital Book World

What Will Textbooks of the Future Look Like? Inkling Thinks It Knows - Digital Book World | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
What Will Textbooks of the Future Look Like?
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Not like they do today ....

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NYT Releases Amazon Kindle App, It’s Free All Month - AppNewser

NYT Releases Amazon Kindle App, It’s Free All Month - AppNewser | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
NYT Releases Amazon Kindle App, It’s Free All Month (RT @AppNewser: Free for the month of July!
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The first hit is fre ....

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Apple Faces Damages Trial Over E-Book Antitrust Violation - Bloomberg

Apple Faces Damages Trial Over E-Book Antitrust Violation - Bloomberg | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
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Apple Faces Damages Trial Over E-Book Antitrust Violation
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Apple Inc.
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10 July 2013

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Instagram Now Lets You Embed Photos & Videos on Websites - AppNewser

Instagram Now Lets You Embed Photos & Videos on Websites - AppNewser | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Instagram Now Lets You Embed Photos & Videos on Websites (RT @AppNewser: Share your photos & videos across the web!
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Interesting - other than Facebook ....

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1984 by George Orwell - read or download the free ebook online now from ePub Bud!

1984 by George Orwell - read or download the free ebook online now from ePub Bud! | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
RT @Carlos_S01: 1984 by George Orwell - read or download the free ebook online now from ePub Bud! http://t.co/u4P7C6Oyl4
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Good Deal: Humble Bundle for ebooks includes Doctorow, Gaiman, and more - The Verge

Good Deal: Humble Bundle for ebooks includes Doctorow, Gaiman, and more - The Verge | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Good Deal: Humble Bundle for ebooks includes Doctorow, Gaiman, and more
The Verge
The pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle project has certainly been a success when it comes to indie games, and now it's looking to do the same for books.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Words/ Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/ Pick Up a Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Words/ Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/ Pick Up a Book | Digi Pub | Scoop.it
Taking a cue from my daughters blog Playing in the Pages.

She did a post on her book centric blog which covers reviews and reading, and I didn't want let my answered only appear there, so here are mine ...
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Comparison Table of eBook formats

A graphic comparison table of main eBook file formats vs. features and available Operative Systems.
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Good reference!

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