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Three amazing ways social media is changing the world

Three amazing ways social media is changing the world | Digital content | Scoop.it
Peer through the cloud of spammers and cat jokes and you'll find a remarkable pulse behind the social web that is changing the world.
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Print Is Alive and Kicking at Book Fair Feting Digital | Bloomberg

Print Is Alive and Kicking at Book Fair Feting Digital | Bloomberg | Digital content | Scoop.it
“ The book of the future could be crowdfunded, self-published or tied to a video game -- you might even have voted on a key plot twist. Still, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to read it on paper. At this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the publishing world’s largest gathering, an industry that has been upended by digitalization and the rise of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) went in search of new business models. As reading habits change and e-books take center stage, the appetite for good storytelling is stronger than ever.”
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Amazon and Simon & Schuster reportedly come to terms over e-books

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reportedly come to terms over e-books | Digital content | Scoop.it
Amazon and Simon & Schuster have come to terms in negotiations over book sales going forward, according to a report at Publishers Weekly . This arrangement is similar to the negotiations that publisher Hachette and Amazon have been battling over since May.
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Indie Authors and Publishers Respond to Tamblyn's Manifesto - The Digital Reader

Indie Authors and Publishers Respond to Tamblyn's Manifesto - The Digital Reader | Digital content | Scoop.it
Kobo President Tamblyn sparked a minor uproar on Friday when he shared a 31 tweet manifesto which called for indies to support Hachette because they were further down the same list. Many do not seem to agree with that premise. When I covered the story, I pointed out that his argument was similar to one which …
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Its called a free market economy. Just wake up and compete. 

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Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why?

Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? | Digital content | 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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Do I want to read or watch, do I want to use my imagination or just have the book create the vision for me? As long as you can ignore or turn the enhancement off.

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New Study Suggests Readers Recall More from Print than Digital News – if You Can Trust the Data

New Study Suggests Readers Recall More from Print than Digital News – if You Can Trust the Data | Digital content | Scoop.it
“A newly published paper from the University of Houston appears to show that test subjects who get their news from newspapers recall more details than those who get their news online, but there are serious questions about the validity of the study.”
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What do you think..I have my own ideas on this. Are you just reading or are you using the capability of the device to better understand the content?
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Mark Cuban: The Big Mistake You Don't Know You're Making on Social Media

Serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban explains a very common social media error--and what his company is doing about it.
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Bookish's Big Free Book Giveaway!

“ Win these great books - including many advance reader copies - for FREE! Bookish is giving away great thrillers, history, young adult fiction, memoirs … and more! No purchase necessary. This giveaway runs through November 24, 2013.”
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Are eBooks Destroying Bookselling Culture?

Are eBooks Destroying Bookselling Culture? | Digital content | Scoop.it
The global bookselling industry has been experiencing many trials and tribulations over the last decade. Indigo books in Canada has been losing 20 million
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I wouldn't say destroy, Amazon have been doing that for the last 15 years. Go to the bookstore, find the book and then buy it cheaper on Amazon! The independent bookstores have to find a way to compete or die. 

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Five things Android smartphones have that are unlikely to come to the iPhone 6 | ZDNet

Five things Android smartphones have that are unlikely to come to the iPhone 6 | ZDNet | Digital content | Scoop.it
It is likely I will buy an iPhone 6, but there are many things I like about Android that I doubt we will see come to an Apple flagship smartphone any time soon.
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Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top Publishers of 2014…So Far | Digital Book World

Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top Publishers of 2014…So Far | Digital Book World | Digital content | Scoop.it
The DBW Ebook Best-Seller Power Rankings is a list of publishers whose ebooks have appeared on the weekly DBW Ebook Best-Seller list. The publishers are listed
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Average Price of an Ebook Best-Seller on the Rise - Digital Book World

Average Price of an Ebook Best-Seller on the Rise - Digital Book World | Digital content | Scoop.it
Average Price of an Ebook Best-Seller on the Rise
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Every week, we assemble the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list, ranking the top-25 best-selling ebooks in the U.S.
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As I have said on many occasions, let market forces decide. Eventually it will come down to value, a great book will demand the right price.

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B&N Builds Buzz for New Galaxy Tab Nook with Promo Video

B&N Builds Buzz for New Galaxy Tab Nook with Promo Video | Digital content | Scoop.it
It looks like Barnes & Noble is taking a leaf from Amazon’s playbook.
Early this morning the retailer sent out an email to their customers, but rather than pitch ebook deals the email touts a new promo video for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.
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Not dead yet!

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What Does It Mean to Protect Authors' Interests? [Smart Set] - Jane Friedman

What Does It Mean to Protect Authors' Interests? [Smart Set] - Jane Friedman | Digital content | Scoop.it
There's an oversupply of content and a relatively small base of demand. So what does it mean for publishers or retailers to protect authors' interests?
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Social Media Is Dead

Social Media Is Dead | Digital content | Scoop.it
Actually, social media is slowly morphing into Digital Media -- an umbrella that covers Social, Mobile, Web, Games, and Apps....
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Wow that was short lived, bit dramatic..more like its becoming all encompassing.

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How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - That's the Wrong Question - The Digital Reader

How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - That's the Wrong Question - The Digital Reader | Digital content | 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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Wolff: Real books can defeat Amazon and e-books

Wolff: Real books can defeat Amazon and e-books | Digital content | Scoop.it
The book business believes that Amazon is unfair in the way it sells books. It believes, in fact, that Amazon in its sales practices—pressuring the book publishers to lower their prices and profits—is the
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Amazon doesn't need books or Publishers, but at this moment in time Publishers need Amazon. However,  I do feel a disturbance in the force!

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HarperCollins Introduces Digital Watermarks in eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

HarperCollins Introduces Digital Watermarks in eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | Digital content | Scoop.it
“HarperCollins Introduces Digital Watermarks in eBooks Good E-Reader (blog) Digital watermarking technology caught on a few years ago when the entire Harry Potter eBook collection adopted it, instead of going the traditional DRM route.”
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Finally a Publisher jumping into the 21st century! Hard DRM only benefits Amazon, Nook etc..create an eBookstore and let the readers decide on device. Make Kindle and the others just a reading device nothing more...
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Apple Squandering Opportunity To Make Waves In Ebook Business?

Apple Squandering Opportunity To Make Waves In Ebook Business? | Digital content | Scoop.it
“ There was no mention of ebooks or iBooks in today's Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch unveiling presentation in Cupertino, Calif., despite the huge opportunity to capitalize on competitors' woes and the release of two new products that are possibly the best for e-reading that the company has ever produced. While [...]”
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Bookish's Big Free Book Giveaway!

“ Win these great books - including many advance reader copies - for FREE! Bookish is giving away great thrillers, history, young adult fiction, memoirs … and more! No purchase necessary. This giveaway runs through November 24, 2013.”
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Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices

“ Does reading online or in digital format negatively impact comprehension?”
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Have e-Readers been Superseded by Multifunction Tablets and Smartphones?

Have e-Readers been Superseded by Multifunction Tablets and Smartphones? | Digital content | Scoop.it
In the last four years we have seen the entire publishing industry embrace eBooks.
Via Miriam Schcolnik
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It is just a matter of time. Higher definition screens create a better eReading experience. Therefore no need for a dedicated eReading device.
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Why the Apple-IBM Deal Is a Greater Threat to Android Than You Think | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Why the Apple-IBM Deal Is a Greater Threat to Android Than You Think | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Digital content | Scoop.it
Image: Uncalno/Flickr Of course if we look at the historical (in)accuracy of most pundit predictions, we can quickly discount most of the noise. But here’s
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Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon | Digital Book World

Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon | Digital Book World | Digital content | Scoop.it
What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare? asks the Financial Times. While the question is reductive (for many publishers, Amazon
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IDC: Smartphone shipments pass 300 million mark, Android and iOS dominate - ZDNet

IDC: Smartphone shipments pass 300 million mark, Android and iOS dominate - ZDNet | Digital content | Scoop.it
IDC: Smartphone shipments pass 300 million mark, Android and iOS dominate
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Apple's iOS market share declined, which again is expected since consumers wait for the likely September announcement of the iPhone 6.
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Lee Child on Amazon: a Fisking

Lee Child on Amazon: a Fisking | Digital content | Scoop.it
Of the 909 authors who signed that full page advert slash open letter against Amazon, Lee Child is one of the most respected, admired, and articulate.
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