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Risks and Rewards of Kindle Select Publishing « Self Publishing 2.0

Risks and Rewards of Kindle Select Publishing « Self Publishing 2.0 | E-Book Publishing | Scoop.it
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This article has some good statistical information the KDP Select program that publishers can enroll their e-books in. The program requires that authors sell only through Amazon, making their title exclusive. While this may or may not suit all authors, I'm not sure that a negative comment from a user who had problems with borrowing the free ebook per month that qualified Amazon Prime members can get, should be given as much weight as he suggests.

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E-Reader Market Shrinks Faster Than Many Predicted

E-Reader Market Shrinks Faster Than Many Predicted | E-Book Publishing | Scoop.it
Nearly three years after the first iPad, the tablet has come a long way. Now there are plenty of smaller, cheaper tablets that are pretty powerful. So why buy an e-book reader? That appears to be what a lot of people are thinking this year.
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There are a number of reasons for newcomers to e-books to consider tablets over e-readers. First, of course, there's the versatility, as the tablet can display traditional ebooks and multimedia e-book applications (format for picture books, textbooks, graphic novels, etc.). Plus, the tablet can surf the web and do email. A second big reason is the screen size, since many tablets are bigger than e-readers--not all, though. And number three, tablets display color, whereas the lowest priced e-readers are still showing black and white.

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Used Ebooks, the Ridiculous Idea that Could Also Destroy the Publishing Industry

Used Ebooks, the Ridiculous Idea that Could Also Destroy the Publishing Industry | E-Book Publishing | Scoop.it
Roll your eyes all you want, but it's an idea with real consequences.
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Amazon seems to be the leader in e-reading innovations, but only time will tell if this latest idea to faciliate the "reselling" of "used" ebooks will be good for authors and publishers or not!

 

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Reading e-books easier than printed versions for older people

Reading e-books easier than printed versions for older people | E-Book Publishing | Scoop.it
Older people may find e-books much faster and easier to read than their paper editions, a new study has claimed.
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The research here showed seniors had the most success with tablets, rather than e-readers. One of the reasons, according to researchers, is the backlighting available on all tablets, which e-readers use E ink display that has less contrast than a tablet, although it makes reading easier in bright sunshine.

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Children's Book Sales Down in September 2012, Says AAP Monthly StatShot

Children's Book Sales Down in September 2012, Says AAP Monthly StatShot | E-Book Publishing | Scoop.it
Overall sales of children's books were down in September 2012 over the same period in 2011, according to the 21 publishers reporting figures to the AAP.
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While overall sales of children's books may be down, E-Books showed a 44.4% gain between Sept 2011 and Sept 2012. Since sales are calculated in $ value, rather than numbers, the actual change may not be as drastic as the article indicates--and to e-book authors it's a big encouragement since children's e-book sales have been slower catching on.

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E-Reading Search Trends in Canada - BookNet Canada Blog - BookNet Canada

E-Reading Search Trends in Canada - BookNet Canada Blog - BookNet Canada | E-Book Publishing | Scoop.it
In many English-speaking countries, the most well-known e-reading devices are from giant brands su... (@Kobo vs. @AmazonKindle what are Canadians searching the most?
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Comprehensive article with statistics and graphs about e-book reading trends in Canada.Research is from Google Trends.

 

According to the results of our consumer research in the first half of 2012, we found that, when asked which devices consumers planned to use to read their e-books, Kobo was the market share leader at 27%, followed by Kindle at 19% and the iPad at 14%.

 

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