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"Should It be Legal to Resell eBooks?" Is the Wrong Question

"Should It be Legal to Resell eBooks?" Is the Wrong Question | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ars Technica UK is using the ongoing court case against Tom Kabinet to ask whether consumers should have the right to resell digital content, but I think they're asking the wrong question.
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Consumers believe they have more rights than they really do in digital media 

Consumers believe they have more rights than they really do in digital media  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A study shows that when consumers "buy" digital media, they often believe, erroneously, that they have the same ownership rights in it as in physical media.
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A Few Words With Laura Perciasepe on Spanish Work in Translation

A Few Words With Laura Perciasepe on Spanish Work in Translation | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'Book discovery has changed a lot over the years,' says Riverhead's Laura Perciasepe, who sees boundless opportunity for works in translation.
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E Ink ACEP will not be available for e-Readers until 2018

E Ink ACEP will not be available for e-Readers until 2018 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
COLOR E Ink will be available for e-Readers in 2018 https://t.co/Z6l4cnETkW via @goodereader
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Look How Far the Kindle Has Come

Look How Far the Kindle Has Come | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Amazon Kindle has undergone many iterations over the years. The company initially released several models with a keyboard that allows people to navigate the e-Reader and employ the D-Pad. In 2012 the company started to adopt a touchscreen and ditched the keyboard altogether and became more popular as a result. Sales started to increase, [...]
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Final chance to book a place on our two upcoming digital workshops

Final chance to book a place on our two upcoming digital workshops | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Image: Trainer Barbara McCann with staff from the Housing Executive at one of our iPad digital training workshops Half day workshop: IPAD FILMING AND EDITING. Thursday, June 2, 9.30am to 1pm, Belfast city centre. TRAINER: Barbara McCann, TV video journalist: 10 places maximum: Taught by TV broadcaster and video journalist Barbara McCann,participants will learn basic film andRead More
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The Audiobook Boom: What’s Happening and How Can I Be Included?

The Audiobook Boom: What’s Happening and How Can I Be Included? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audiobook sales are exploding. So how can more authors and publishers get involved and create audiobooks? Michele Cobb's guide tells you how.
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BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz

BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
While the five books presented at the BEA Selects: Children's panel session were from small presses, they all made a big impression on the audience.
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BEA 2016: Strategies for Selling Diverse Children's Books

BEA 2016: Strategies for Selling Diverse Children's Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Librarian Betsy Bird moderated a discussion with bookseller Erica Luttrell, librarian Shanutee Burns, and bookseller Elizabeth Bluemle about ways to get racially and ethnically diverse books into the hands of customers and patrons.
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IPG Inks Deal to Import Cuban Books

IPG Inks Deal to Import Cuban Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a deal tied directly to the U.S. Publishing Mission that visited the Havana Book Fair in February, IPG has signed a deal with a Peruvian book distributor to bring books by three Cuban publishers into the U.S. book market.
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The Indie Author's Guide to Hybrid Publishing

The Indie Author's Guide to Hybrid Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hybrid publishers offer authors the the best of traditional and self-publishing.
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Indie Publisher to Open Chicago Bookstore

Indie Publisher to Open Chicago Bookstore | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Chicago-based press Curbside Splendor will operate Curbside Books & Records inside the National, a 24,000-foot food hall opening in the Windy City this July.
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Canadian librarians approach accommodations with more publishers over e-book pricing 

Canadian librarians approach accommodations with more publishers over e-book pricing  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Book Pricing is meeting with more publishers in its quest for fairer e-book pricing for Canadian libraries.
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Authors often fail at crowdfunding because it requires preparation 

Authors often fail at crowdfunding because it requires preparation  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is harder than it looks. Authors need to prepare in advance, but if they do it right it will also show them how to sell their books later on.
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A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Who's buying the books, who's coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen's 2015 research.
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BookBub Now Selling CPM Ads in Its Deals Newsletters

BookBub Now Selling CPM Ads in Its Deals Newsletters | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bookbub has long charged authors and publishers fees in order to be accepted into one of its ebook deal newsletter, but it has always set a certain standard for quality (reviews) and editorial fit. Now it is setting aside those standards, and is going to start listing straight adverts in its newsletter. On Wednesday Bookbub announced that publishers and authors no longer have to have a deal for readers in order to get their ebook listed in the Bookub newsletter: BookBub Ads run in a dedicated space in BookBub’s daily emails. Advertisers — authors, publishers, agents, and other book marketing professionals — can use this space to promote full-priced books, discounted books, audiobooks, novellas, multi-author box sets, and much more. Bookbub has also posted an FAQ. The new ad units are CPM ads like you would find on most websites, and not fee-for-placement like the the rest of the email. Bookbub says that the price of an ad unit is determined by a competitive bidding process, with the high bidder obviously getting priority. Bookbub has long been the king of the ebook discount newsletters, but over the past year has been pivoting more and more to be a marketing service. One industry insider told [...]
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Should it be legal to resell e-books, software, and other digital goods?

Should it be legal to resell e-books, software, and other digital goods? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With e-book reselling heading to the EU Court of Justice, we examine the complexities of the law.
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Sprint to Print: INscribe Introduces INdemand for Publishers

Sprint to Print: INscribe Introduces INdemand for Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'Our ebook sales have been going up, not down,' says INscribe's Larry Norton. And his 'micro-publishers' want a fast, easier path into print.
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Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Don’t Get Hung Up on Reviews: Tips from an Indie Author

Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Don’t Get Hung Up on Reviews: Tips from an Indie Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Indie author Michael Phillip Cash urges self-publishers to follow their dreams and let go of fear.
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Crown Reboots Book Discovery Site Read It Forward

Crown Reboots Book Discovery Site Read It Forward | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The website, which hosts a digital community of more than 385,000 readers, has undergone a significant facelift and will place a heavier influence on long-form content.
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Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of Book Publishing

Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of Book Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How might Web technology change the publishing industry? Ask the inventor of the World Wide Web.
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Author Sues S&S Over E-book Royalties

Author Sues S&S Over E-book Royalties | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Author Sheldon Blau has filed a class action suit alleging that the publisher is paying improper royalty rates on digital sales. But S&S says they have never published a digital edition of Blau's title.
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