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Embrace the new Kindle Paperwhite for reading bliss

Embrace the new Kindle Paperwhite for reading bliss | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's e-reader might be better than reading a real book. Cult of Mac tosses aside the iPad mini to take the Kindle Paperwhite for a spin.
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Spain’s Publishing Industry: Positioned to Fight for the Future - Publishing Perspectives

Spain’s Publishing Industry: Positioned to Fight for the Future - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Despite media reports to the contrary, Spain’s publishing industry is robust and diverse, and investing for the future, writes Antonio María Ávila.
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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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Read's ePub reading app for iOS will make you more productive

Read's ePub reading app for iOS will make you more productive | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Some people really love to read on their mobile devices -- but for others, it's a convenience that they can't live without and try not to hate. If you have
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It Isn't Amazon Publishers Should Fear. It's Bookbub. | Mike Alvear

It Isn't Amazon Publishers Should Fear. It's Bookbub. | Mike Alvear | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's a new Sheriff in town for publishers to fear and it isn't Amazon. It's Bookbub, the ebook discount promotion behemoth that sends millions of emails every day to book lovers looking for bargains.
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Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Choosing to Go Indie

Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Choosing to Go Indie | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Having decorated, celebrated authors making use of such platforms can certainly help in legitimizing self-publishing's image.
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5 Tools That Can Double Your Ebook Sales - Digital Book World

5 Tools That Can Double Your Ebook Sales - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a blog post for Digital Book World, Kristen Runvik details the five tools authors can use to boost their ebook sales.
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Protect vs. Control: The Trouble with eBook DRM

Protect vs. Control: The Trouble with eBook DRM | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a post on print on demand last October, we promised to keep our readers up to date on the business-related decisions we’re making as a publisher.
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What’s the biggest obstacle facing Oyster, Next Issue, Spotify, et al?

I used to buy ebooks from Amazon but now I read almost exclusively on Oyster Books. Years ago I subscribed to a bunch of magazines and now I read all but one of them through Next Issue (The Week is the only exception). It wasn’t that long ago that I bought CDs and music tracks but now I’m mostly streaming through Spotify.

Since I’ve wholeheartedly embraced the content rental model, what’s preventing me from dumping Oyster for Scribd, Next Issue for Zinio or Spotify for Rdio?

The answer is “almost nothing.” All of these rental services face the enormous challenge of building customer loyalty. Since I don’t own the content and I’m on a month-to-month agreement with them, I can easily leave at any time. And when I switch, I leave almost nothing behind.

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BookBub – it’s Groupon for ebooks

BookBub – it’s Groupon for ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In 2010, the daily deals website Groupon launched a competition to find a person willing to live off nothing but their discount vouchers for a year – in return for $100,000 (£66,000) cash at the end of it. They weren’t short of entrants, and the winner, a 28-year-old unemployed accountant from Chicago named Josh Stevens, even made it over to the UK as part of his discount tour.

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Authors Playing the Long-Game in Tough Book Market, Survey Finds | Digital Book World

Authors Playing the Long-Game in Tough Book Market, Survey Finds | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The 2015 Digital Book World and Writer's Digest Author Survey finds few authors earning much money but lengthening their business outlooks in response.
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What’s the most profitable eBook genre?

What’s the most profitable eBook genre? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
“Nothing grows by triple digits for long”, HarperCollins CEO, Brian Murray told Publisher’s Weekly. It’s a mood generally reflective of most book publishers in 2014. Having ...

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Wearable eReaders? What’ll They Think of Next?

Wearable eReaders? What’ll They Think of Next? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
San Francisco based startup Scribd is thinking beyond eReaders. Apparently Google Glass-like wearable tech is the next big thing.
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Guilty-pleasure books drive e-book market

Guilty-pleasure books drive e-book market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When R-rated flick “Fifty Shades of Grey” opened in theaters here in February, the box-office score was a big disappointment with only 364,410 tickets sold. However, the story was different in the e-book market.
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Tekstum Offers Sentiment Analytics for Spanish Books

Tekstum Offers Sentiment Analytics for Spanish Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Tekstum is a new company offering big data analytics for the Spanish market that analyzes everything from social media impact to emotions present in books.
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Used Correctly, InDesign Can Pay Dividends - Publishing Perspectives

Used Correctly, InDesign Can Pay Dividends - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
InDesign is the most ubiquitous digital tool used in publishing, but most publishers aren’t taking full advantage of it.
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Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds

Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.
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Are we losing faith in e-Books?

Are we losing faith in e-Books? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the last few years our trust has been shaken when it comes to buying e-books. Sometimes this stems from our favorite bookstore going out of business and
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Subscriptions shrug off Oyster | The Bookseller

Subscriptions shrug off Oyster | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers are signing up to subscription services at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair despite the recent news that start-up Oyster, a proponent of the model, is to close next year.
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8 Self-Publishing Secrets For Designing An eBook Cover

8 Self-Publishing Secrets For Designing An eBook Cover | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A good ebook cover is a visual, strategic and emotional glance into the contents of your writing. But if you decide to design your own ebook cover, there are some important things you need to take into consideration.
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​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News)

​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In second grade, Jose Alvarez struggled to read. He had fallen behind early in school. His older brothers and mother are dyslexic, and the family feared that Jose might have a learning disability too.

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Amazon and Its Friends | The New York Times, Bits

Amazon and Its Friends | The New York Times, Bits | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Forget about same-day delivery of diapers or reconnecting with your high school girlfriend or publishing those novels without the aid of an editor or bookstore. The greatest achievement of Silicon Valley has been the marketing of Silicon Valley. Google, Apple, Facebook — they all assert they exist for your benefit, their only goal to amuse and enlighten and help you. To be, in short, your best buddy.

The tech world’s devotion to its customers was put to a vote this month in Manhattan, at one of the Intelligence Squared series of debates. The evening’s topic: “Amazon is the reader’s friend.”

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Italian Ebook Market Estimated to Grow 30-40% in 2015

Italian Ebook Market Estimated to Grow 30-40% in 2015 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Marcello Vena of AllBrain's recent survey of the Italian book market estimates Italian ebook sales nearing €60m, and growing 30-40% in 2015.

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Liberio Says It Lets You Create eBooks From Google Drive

Liberio Says It Lets You Create eBooks From Google Drive | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Liberio is a new tool that says it will let you turn any Google Drive document into an eBook. It also says it lets you upload and use a document from your computer. That could be a very useful. How...

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: E-books Go Global

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: E-books Go Global | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

In a recent panel at the Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting, Penguin Random House COO Madeline McIntosh called the international market potential “massive,” noting that the sale of e-books will not depend on local infrastructures, which historically have been too weak in many countries to support sales of print books. To take advantage of growth opportunities, various players have set up systems to help facilitate international e-book sales.


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