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Thank You, Apple, for Going to Court Over E-Books

Thank You, Apple, for Going to Court Over E-Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
TW Opinion by David Biddle and Martha Nichols These days, every writer and reader needs to pay careful attention to the profit-making shenanigans of the publishing world." This op-ed provides a far different perspective on the Apple-DOJ price fixing trial currently underway. Rather than look at corporate and consumer interests, we focus on the importance of the issues this case brings up for writers and indie publishers.
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Marianela Camacho Alfaro's comment, June 19, 2013 12:16 PM
"The current bench trial against Apple, the lone holdout, gives us a peek behind the curtain of corporate book commerce. More than that, we should be grateful to Apple for hanging tough on its business approach and facing down the DOJ in a New York City courtroom. We literary types need to push for terms that favor the creative work of writers—not price-chopping strategies that turn e-books into the equivalent of toilet paper rolls."
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Standard Ebooks: Classics for people finicky about typos and formatting

Standard Ebooks: Classics for people finicky about typos and formatting | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ereaders like the 7.8" Aura One can be finicky about formatting, and crappy ePubs can slow down tasks such as the selection of text for annotation.
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Will Brexit destroy the publishing industry? 

Will Brexit destroy the publishing industry?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sarah Harvey is Senior Rights Manager at Pan Macmillan* where she sells translation rights around the world. She has previously worked in Rights at Hachette, Quercus, and HarperCollins. She is a big fan of Europe and will be accepting marriage proposals from anybody with an EU passport. As the dust begins to settle in our …
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​Download free ebooks from your local library - here's how

​Download free ebooks from your local library - here's how | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Never pay for another ebook with these free, and legit, ways to download free books.
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RedShelf raises $4M to shake up college textbook market

RedShelf raises $4M to shake up college textbook market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Walk through a bookstore and you can see $5.99 paperbacks along one wall and omg-how-much? college textbooks along the other. E-textbook company RedShelf..
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Inspiring young readers through digital and printed resources 

Inspiring young readers through digital and printed resources  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Today we have published our Learning Paper on the Children’s Books and E-Learning Pilot Project we recently ran in Kenya. The Learning Paper outlines what we found from a two year digital pilot project in Kenyan children’s libraries.
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How digital storytelling differs from traditional storytelling 

How digital storytelling differs from traditional storytelling  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling is much more integrative than traditional storytelling.
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The Italian government is giving €500 to teens to buy books

The Italian government is giving €500 to teens to buy books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Italian government has just launched a new cultural program where they are giving teens €500 on their 18th birthday to buy books, concerts tickets, theater tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and trips to national parks. When this program officially launches on September 15th over 575,000 teenagers will be receiving the vouchers. In all, it [...]
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E-Ink is focusing on alternative markets to power growth

E-Ink is focusing on alternative markets to power growth | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-Ink is focusing on alternative markets to power growth https://t.co/gUwJOHzZ08
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RedShelf raises $4M to shake up college textbook market

RedShelf raises $4M to shake up college textbook market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Walk through a bookstore and you can see $5.99 paperbacks along one wall and omg-how-much? college textbooks along the other. E-textbook company RedShelf..
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How to fight summer learning slide with audiobooks (infographic)

How to fight summer learning slide with audiobooks (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Summer slide is a loss of learning skills and knowledge during the summer months. One way to combat it is to secure…
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Guardian: Please Hire Someone Who Knows About IP, Copyrights, or Trademarks

Guardian: Please Hire Someone Who Knows About IP, Copyrights, or Trademarks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Copyright, trademarks, and other types of intellectual property are incredibly important issues in the internet age, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from who The Guardian picked to write about the topic.
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Barnes & Noble, Data and the Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore Experience

Barnes & Noble, Data and the Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore Experience | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Joe Wikert discusses the limitations of current brick-and-mortar bookstores—Barnes & Noble, specifically—as well as potential options.
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Barnes and Noble faces a challenge that has not been clearly spelled out - The Shatzkin Files

The sudden dismissal of Ron Boire, the CEO of Barnes & Noble, follows the latest financial reporting from Barnes & Noble and has inspired yet another round of analysis about their future.
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Ebook Anatomy: Inside the Black Box

Ebook Anatomy: Inside the Black Box | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An ebook is a website in a box. In this article, we’re going to talk about what’s inside the box and see how ebooks are coded and formatted.
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What Agents Should Know About Ebooks Made from PDFs

What Agents Should Know About Ebooks Made from PDFs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Agents, here’s what you must know about ebooks made from PDFs: they’re not perfect. Knowing this will put you in a better position to protect your authors.
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Why young-adult fiction is a dangerous fantasy

Why young-adult fiction is a dangerous fantasy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s time to acknowledge that publishers have systematically deprived generations from becoming literate adults by favouring gossip over real culture, argues Joe Nutt
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Paris bookshops battle sales drop after terrorist attacks 

Paris bookshops battle sales drop after terrorist attacks  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
English language bookshops in Paris are battling to offset declining sales after a marked drop in tourism to the city following the spate of terrorist attacks.
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Amazon's Next Tablet Clears the FCC | The Digital Reader

Amazon's Next Tablet Clears the FCC | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
No sooner had I published a post on curious goings-on with Amazon's fire tablets than a new model shows up on the FCC website. AFTV News has discovered new FCC paperwork from a company called Polebridge Port Hole LLC. All of the more interesting details have been obscured, but this listing shows every sign of belonging to Amazon. The device is described as a tablet, and it carries model number PR53DC and FCC ID 2AETH-1210. It was tested for Wifi and Bluetooth. There's no sign of a screen size, but there was a mention of a microSD card slot and a camera. There's some speculation that because this tablet is the replacement for the $50 Fire (HD 7) tablet, but until we can glean info about the screen size it's impossible to say for sure. Remember, specs for an 8" Fire tablet leaked in April, and that could be what we are seeing here. On the other hand, this might be a completely different device. Fortunately Amazon has a habit of launching a new device within weeks of filing the FCC paperwork, so we won't have to wait long to find out.   Check These Out!
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Bibliotheca partners with Living Language

Bibliotheca partners with Living Language | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bibliotheca partners with Living Language https://t.co/6dV2eRxGLZ Visit https://t.co/rt0F1AAA6E
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Why is There No Netflix for Books? Because Binge-Readers Think Differently

Why is There No Netflix for Books? Because Binge-Readers Think Differently | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
By its technical definition, at least, according to urbandictionary.com, “binge-reading” is reading at least one whole book in a day. Of course, the familiar concept is binge-watching and what you’re speeding through is a season.
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Build Your Global Sales with Kobo Writing Life

Build Your Global Sales with Kobo Writing Life | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
NOTE: This piece originally appeared on The Book Designer. By Christine Munroe Why should self-published authors and small publishers distribute directly to Kobo? And how can you grow your global sales? Here are detailed tips on maximizing your potential with the Kobo Writing Life (KWL) platform, featuring advice from some of our current bestselling authors.…
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Booktrack Classroom Partners with Microsoft

Booktrack Classroom Partners with Microsoft | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Booktrack, a technology company that synchronizes ebooks and audiobooks with movie-style soundtracks, has partnered with Microsoft.
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You're Wrong About Digital Comics - Here's What You're Missing

You're Wrong About Digital Comics - Here's What You're Missing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
by Adam Murray My concentration blurred around the edges as I dashed off the school bus towards a pile of mail near the front door. Rapture came once a week, and there it was: the new Fantastic Four comic.
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Kenyan Publishers Face Two Problems: High Taxes, and Piracy Caused by High Taxes

Kenyan Publishers Face Two Problems: High Taxes, and Piracy Caused by High Taxes | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A couple stories crossed my desk this week which reminded me that piracy is sometimes the market's way of saying that prices are too damn high.
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