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24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing 

24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here's what I've learned about the publishing industry and writin

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The business of writing is a serious business. How about stirring in a dash of fun to lighten things up. There may even be some kernels of truth in these 24 things!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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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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Publishing Does and Don'ts from a Reader Perspective

In this week's Tuesday Talk, I discuss how my experience of publishing from the publisher side takes the sting out of most things that used to irritate me as a ...
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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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The future of scientific publishing: let's make sure it's fair as well as ... - The Conversation UK

The future of scientific publishing: let's make sure it's fair as well as ... - The Conversation UK | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Open access, publication consultants and growing author lists: where is the academic-publishing industry heading?
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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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Debating the Digital Textbook Issue---Again -

Debating the Digital Textbook Issue---Again - | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Nate at The Digital Reader for sending my way two stories in as many days about the digital textbook issue. In the first, he outlines some reasons behind the ‘growing resistance’ to digital textbooks, including poor navigation features, inadequate study extras and internet requirements which limit student use. In the second, he profiles a North Carolina school district whose difficulty with the actual devices pre-empted any further use, textbook or otherwise.

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The Good And Bad In Chaotic eBook Pricing - Techdirt (blog)

The Good And Bad In Chaotic eBook Pricing - Techdirt (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Good And Bad In Chaotic eBook Pricing Techdirt (blog) For years we've discussed the ridiculousness of ebook pricing, where some publishers seem to think that sky high prices for ebooks (often higher than physical copies) makes sense, despite...
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Engaging the Reader (Future of Publishing)

Kannan Chandran, publisher of STORM Magazine, talks to sambaash and shares insights on the current state of the Publishing Industry.
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E-book cash fuels Frankfurt rights boom | The Bookseller

E-book cash fuels Frankfurt rights boom | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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To Print or Not to Print - No Question

To Print or Not to Print - No Question | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Converting an e-book to a conventional printed version is a no-brainer. Well, that's what I thought when I decided to take Little River from the e-book only world to print.  With an old-fashioned b...
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Subscription E-book Models Move to the Fore

Subscription E-book Models Move to the Fore | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Although it’s been discussed for years, the subscription e-book model is finally gaining traction in the publishing industry, as three new services offering popular backlist trade books—Oyster, e-Reatah, and Scribd—enter the market.
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Told by an idiot, No. 6

Told by an idiot, No. 6 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The self-publishing industry has allowed anyone with a computer and a small amount of money to call themselves authors. Not long ago, I read a fascinating article in the New York Times (unfortunate...
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It is manifestly obvious that a self-published author is no author at all, and that a self-published book is not published. And since a book must have an author, it is surely evident that a self-published book is not even a book. What it is, I cannot say: a new variety of spam, likely.

Now, it is trivially true that self-publishers ‘lack the processes that we can count on to ensure a minimum level of quality’. This is why, for instance, Fifty Shades of Greywas worthless drivel when E. L. James self-published it, but the very same book was a work of high-quality literature when it was released by Vintage Books. All the products of the publishing industry are high-quality literature, of course, and anything not published by the industry is obvious drek. This logically means that every book published goes from the one category to the other on the date of publication.

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Young money: How German legacy publishers are chasing millennial audiences

Young money: How German legacy publishers are chasing millennial audiences | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"We didn't want to alienate core loyal readers with sudden content for younger audiences. So we started a whole other product to cater to young people where we can try new things, 'move fast, and break stuff.'"
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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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A manifesto on the publishing workforce

A manifesto on the publishing workforce | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Publishers could win big by looking at the future workforce and taking a leap of faith on some of these new candidates who have big ideas for the future of books and the publishing industry. 

Don’t forget, every time you tweet, make a statement, speak at an event, these candidates are the ones following you, liking what you do, challenging your ideas. Why not work with them and stop making them feel like their chances are so limited?

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Oettinger promises 'balance' on copyright | The Bookseller

Oettinger promises 'balance' on copyright | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The European Commission has no plans to weaken copyright, but wants a "targeted" and "balanced" reform with concrete benefits for consumers and right holders, Gunther Oettinger, the member of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Economy and Society, has told the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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How to Create Picture Ebooks for Kids

How to Create Picture Ebooks for Kids | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's Kids' Book Creator allows the average Joe to create illustrated children's books for the Kindle and upload them directly to Amazon.

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Something to do with visiting class? Start in the library and continue in the glassroom?

Jill M Roberts's curator insight, March 19, 2015 7:01 PM

Perfect if you have ideas and want to publish children's lit!

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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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Amazon Shows That France Really Doesn't Get Adam Smith

Amazon's another little example of the way that France and the French really don't get the points that were put across by Adam Smith.
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App data company App Annie expands into ebook analytics for ...

App data company App Annie expands into ebook analytics for ... | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It's essential for publishers to track and analyze ebook sales data, but the process is time-consuming. A new ebook analytics tool from app ranking company App Annie aims to make the process easier.
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Books Don't Want to Be Free

Books Don't Want to Be Free | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries (Books Don't Want to Be Free: How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries | New Republic http://t.co/WQylxJ8YwY)...
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Bestseller Success Stories that Started Out as Self-Published Books - Huffington Post

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Bestseller Success Stories that Started Out as Self-Published Books
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Someone says this isn't worth publishing. Rejectees, take heart. Many now-famous writers have been rejected before they made it big.
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Kindle surprise and disappointment

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Stephen Curry: the pleasure and pain of ebooks

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"... the pleasant surprise at how painlessly I moved to reading ebooks has been tempered by an annoyance more enduring than sunlit reflections in my glossy screen. I have been repeatedly disappointed at the low quality of the texts that I have bought from Amazon's Kindle store. The frequency of typographical errors, sloppy layout and poor image quality, even on my relatively small sample of around twenty titles, has made me wonder if the 'e' in ebook stands for easy money. This seems strange given the care publishers normally take over printed versions — I have only very rarely come across typos or pagination errors — but the evidence from my online purchases is mounting. "

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There’s Growing Resistance to Digital Textbook Adoption

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Universities and school districts across the US are adopting digital textbooks in droves, but as students use this latest educational panacea more and more are reporting that it does not live up to the hype.

Many of those who are actually using the textbooks are questioning whether there is any real value to digital textbooks or whether older methods will still work better.

For example, last week a student journalist with Carnegie Mellon University’s The Tartanstudent newspaper reported that he found that school’s  online textbook platforms to be less useful than pen on paper.

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