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Can Joe Konrath Save Libraries?

Can Joe Konrath Save Libraries? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bestselling author Joe Konrath is mostly known for his Jack Daniels thriller novels or Codename: Chandler. If you follow digital publishing or a self-published
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Thad McIlroy – Future Of Publishing » Ebooks vs. Print: Recent Data

Thad McIlroy – Future Of Publishing » Ebooks vs. Print: Recent Data | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"The three charts in succession were designed to demonstrate that the old digital book standard, EPUB 2, couldn’t cope with illustrated non-fiction titles and certainly not children’s books. Only adult fiction ebooks climbed above their print brethren (although not above all three formats combined). EPUB 3 is hugely more versatile, and hence worth BISG’s efforts to track its adoption.

What I find remarkable about the three charts is the overall victory of ebooks against print. Generally all print categories are trending downwards. Only ebooks are consistently are a sharp upward curve. Whatever the total sales, ebooks were the only sure bet from 2008 to 2012. And for the future?" 

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Tablets vs. Textbooks - ProCon.org

Tablets vs. Textbooks - ProCon.org | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Should tablets replace textbooks in K-12 schools? (RT @procon_org: K-12 textbook publishing is an $8 billion industry; 3 companies run about 85% of the market.
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"Proponents of tablets say that they are supported by most teachers and students, are much lighter than print textbooks, and improve standardized test scores. They say tablets can hold hundreds of textbooks, save the environment by lowering the amount of printing, increase student interactivity and creativity, and that digital textbooks are cheaper than print textbooks."
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A Printable Guide To Creative Commons - Edudemic

A Printable Guide To Creative Commons - Edudemic | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's a lot to know about Creative Commons. To get you started, this printable guide to Creative Commons will get you up and running in no time.
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About Creative CommonsThese licenses allow you to easily give others the opportunity to share your work.As the original creator of the material, you can choose to reserve only the rights you want.You can: give up all copyright, request attribution, make sure your work is not used for commercial purposes, and ensure that no one changes it, depending on what cc you choose.There are different symbols for each, you can choose whatever combination is appropriate for your work.
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Quill & Quire » Guest opinion: why libraries should get into the book-selling business

Quill & Quire » Guest opinion: why libraries should get into the book-selling business | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"It may be sacrilegious and antithetical to everything libraries stand for (and as librarians, we appreciate this more than most), but we ardently believe it nevertheless: libraries should get into the business of selling books. Now. The crisis in Canada’s once vibrant book industry is negatively affecting our reading lives and communities. Growing evidence suggests that the increasing dominance of big corporations and discount giants is resulting in less diversity of ideas."
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3 Critical Marketing Principles For Authors From The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference | FutureBook

3 Critical Marketing Principles For Authors From The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference | FutureBook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As one of the few authors who attended the Bookseller Marketing and Publicity conference this week, I was impressed with the incredible marketing campaigns that publishers have put together for their top authors and the books they decide to focus on. There are definitely some talented and enthusiastic marketing professionals out there and of course, all authors would love that kind of marketing attention. But what about the 95% of authors who don’t have brand author status, who are not given nine months of marketing campaign focus, and whose books are not the ‘chosen ones’ for the season. Here are some key principles and also specific tactics that authors can use for their marketing.
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Want to publish an ebook for iOS ? Surprising tips from iPad publisher Open Air | ePublish a Book

Want to publish an ebook for iOS ? Surprising tips from iPad publisher Open Air | ePublish a Book | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Want to publish an ebook for iOS ? Surprising tips from iPad publisher Open Air (via http://www.tblet.com) Open Air published its first interactive book for... (Want to publish an ebook for iOS ?
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Why Self-Publishing Doesn't Work - And How It Can | Write to Done

Why Self-Publishing Doesn't Work - And How It Can | Write to Done | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"Imagine an ideal world where authors simply wrote books and publishers sold them.

In this utopia, authors might even be content to give away 85%-90% of their sales revenue if publishers did all the work of producing, distributing and marketing the books.

Sounds absurd, but the model is viable. It once existed. Do you remember the golden age when publishers actually did what they were paid for?"

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How to Sell Ebooks: 5 Proven Tips - Digital Book World

How to Sell Ebooks: 5 Proven Tips - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How to Sell Ebooks: 5 Proven Tips Digital Book World How to Sell Ebooks The ability to sell ebooks as an independent author is easier than ever before.
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Six digital publishing startups to watch

Six digital publishing startups to watch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Want some different options for blogging and digital publishing? Here are six startups to check out. (RT @webber_karen: .@Glipho pops up everywhere these days - awesome!
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"You know you can blog with Tumblr or WordPress, or self-publish a book on Kindle or iBooks. But what’s next for the publisher who wants to sell a mobile-native magazine, or the blogger who’s sick of messing with plugins?

Here are six startups that offer new options to creators. Three of them — Periodical, 29th Street Publishing and Creatavist — let you create and sell mobile-friendly magazines, ebooks and newsletters; the other three — Postach.io, Ghost and Glipho — aim to let you blog in a new way."

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OMG, kids these days: Digital tools don’t make students better writers

OMG, kids these days: Digital tools don’t make students better writers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New Pew study finds teachers believe students are now more prone to take shortcuts.
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A new Pew Research survey of thousands of American teachers finds that using digital tools to teach writing in schools is pretty good for collaboration and sharing, but it isn't necessarily making students better writers.

The study, published on Tuesday, was conducted online and gathered responses from 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers across the United States. The results show nearly all teachers agree that digital technologies “allow students to share their work with a wider and more varied audience.”

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Op-ed: How content discovery is helping solve two publishing dilemmas | What's New in Publishing

Op-ed: How content discovery is helping solve two publishing dilemmas | What's New in Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the online space, there are a number of challenges for publishers to navigate – and the two that come up most frequently are, how can I keep my readers engaged and interested when there are so many other channels competing for their attention?
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Get your Geiger counter out (e-book royalties are back, and this time they're toxic) | FutureBook

Get your Geiger counter out (e-book royalties are back, and this time they're toxic) | FutureBook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"E-book royalties have been fixed at around 25% for a few years now. The unanimous position of publishers has been that that was what was affordable.

I've generally left this topic alone because a) it was well-covered elsewhere and b) I was prepared to accept pro-tem that the digital transition was expensive, that it had arrived rather suddenly (if you allow a definition of "suddenly" which embraces "a lot of people were telling you about it and you chose not to believe them"), and that no one would actually be daft enough to try to deceive the golden goose about the availability of grain.

Because sooner or later—especially in an environment where grain sources are becoming less centralised and where the flow of grain is scrutinised rather intensely—the goose was going to find out and might get a bit pissy. Geese are almost as sensitive about grain as they are about unanticipated Gaulish invaders."

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eBook prices remain high in Canada despite price drops in US - Pro PR

eBook prices remain high in Canada despite price drops in US - Pro PR | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
eBook prices in Canada are not dropping in step with price decreases in the US
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"While readers in the US may be benefiting from a drop in eBook prices following settlement of the Apple eBook price fixing case, Canadians are not sharing in the benefit of declining eBook prices.

Laura Hazard Owen reported yesterday that retailers have begun cutting eBook prices in response to the settlement of the Apple eBook price fixing case. Her post included a table comparing prices at which certain books are offered by the various major eBook retailers in the US.

I focused on the fact that my favourite eBook seller, Kobo, was the highest priced seller in all examples. I tweeted about this and was promptly called out by Jennifer Fox."

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How much should e-books cost?

A judge has ruled that Apple conspired to set e-book prices. How much are consumers willing to spend on e-books?
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Why Book Publishing Isnt' Dead... Yet - Bloomberg

Why Book Publishing Isnt' Dead... Yet - Bloomberg | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Why Book Publishing Isnt' Dead... Yet Bloomberg July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press discusses the publishing industry and how it is capitalizing on e-book sales.
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Self-Publishing Part 3 – Edits, Proofs and Book Endorsements :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn

Self-Publishing Part 3 – Edits, Proofs and Book Endorsements :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Author consultant Lynn Serafinn looks at the artistic rewards of self-publishing, how to work with an editor, and how to approach endorsers for your book. (Excellent!
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George R R Martin in Amazon imprint launch | The Bookseller

George R R Martin in Amazon imprint launch | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Amazon Publishing has revealed a new imprint dedicated to comics and graphic novels, called Jet City Comics, featuring works from the likes of George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey and Neal Stephenson.
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Why Interactive eBooks are a Perfect Fit for Wii U - Nintendo Life

Why Interactive eBooks are a Perfect Fit for Wii U - Nintendo Life | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nintendo Life Why Interactive eBooks are a Perfect Fit for Wii U Nintendo Life That's where eBooks come in, but before you go "bleh, eBooks" and bail, hear us out.
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