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Nielsen Metadata white paper.pdf

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"Perhaps more than any other industry the book trade is reliant on sharing product data in order to function efficiently. With the massive variety of products available the ISBN has been central to the industry for generations, and attaching accurate and appropriate information to the ISBN has become essential for identifying products both for trading partners and customers. 

Supplying sufficient and appropriate metadata is actively encouraged within the book industry, but until now the effect of supplying (or not supplying) this metadata has not been measured. Being at the heart of the global book industry, Nielsen has unique access to both bibliographic data supplied by publishers and used by retailers, and sales data supplied to us direct from book retailers. Combining these data sets we can assess the impact that supplying good quality, appropriate metadata has on sales."

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Según esre estudio la diferencia de ventas entre una obra con metadatos incompletos y sin imagen de la obra y otra con metadatos suficientes y con imagen de la misma, esta entre el +268-473% en beneficio de las segundas.

También se afirma que, contrariamente a algunas de las convenciones existentes, los metadatos de calidad no serían un prerrequisito para las obras electrónicas, y si para el comercio físico de libros, en el que la optimización de los metadatos aumenta en un 124% las ventas, mientras que su ausencia tendría un impacto menor sobre las ventas on line. De todos modos el estudio concluye que la inclusión de metadatos de calidad, incrementa en todos los casos las ventas, y que este incremento es proporcional al número de metadatos incluidos.

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Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher

Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How a digital publishing company founded in 2012 has racked up a series of bestselling digital titles in the U.K.
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Google Play Books Introduces New Discovery Feature

Google Play Books Introduces New Discovery Feature | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Google Play Books has introduced a new e-book discovery feature, which basically looks at your reading history and determines other books that you might enjoy
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iBooks Author 2.5 Brings New Templates for Interactive Epub eBooks | The Digital Reader

iBooks Author 2.5 Brings New Templates for Interactive Epub eBooks | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple rolled out a new update this week for its ebook-making app for the Mac. I am still waiting to hear back from users, but according to the changelog iBooks Author 2.5 adds an additional layer of security, a better workflow for publishers working with multiple authors, and new templates for making interactive Epubs. That last detail is of especial interest to readers, so if you get a chance to test it please let us know what you think. You can find the app in the Mac App Store. What's New in Version 2.5 New templates for creating interactive ePub books Support for publishing to iBooks using an Apple ID with two-factor authentication enabled Improved workflow when publishing books on behalf of multiple sellers Performance and stability improvements Check These Out!
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Society of Authors Wants the UK to Protect Authors From Publishers

Society of Authors Wants the UK to Protect Authors From Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Today I encountered the usual backward-looking proposal from the legacy publishing industry. The Guardian published an article yesterday where  the Society of Authors called for the UK gov't to adopt a proposed EU directive which would protect authors from the take it or leave it contracts offered by online services. Only, the difference is, the SoA sees this in terms of legacy publishers. His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has welcomed a “badly need[ed]” new proposal from the European Commission that would protect authors who achieve unexpected success from missing out on royalties. Pullman was speaking as president of the Society of Authors, which is pressing the UK government to adopt clauses from the new EU draft directive on the digital single market in order to “avoid unfair practices that currently prevent authors making a living from writing”. The Society highlighted the case of Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon, who has not received any royalties from the television and film adaptations of her Horrid Henry books, despite the series being broadcast in 44 countries with more than 1.5m DVDs sold. In an article last December, Simon revealed that she was missing out on the royalties because when she sold Orion her first Horrid Henry [...]
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Strong Harry Potter sales result in a massive profit for Scholastic

Strong Harry Potter sales result in a massive profit for Scholastic | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scholastic has just reported their latest financial report and strong Harry Potter sales have given them a massive profit. Revenue in the first quarter was $282
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Kensington Launches Digital Speculative Fiction Imprint

Kensington Launches Digital Speculative Fiction Imprint | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kensington Publishing Corp. will begin publishing science fiction and fantasy e-books this fall with the launch of Rebel Base Books, a digital-only imprint to be overseen by editor Martin Biro.
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Elsevier wants CloudFlare to give up Digital Textbook Pirates

Elsevier wants CloudFlare to give up Digital Textbook Pirates | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Elsevier is one of the largest academic publishers in the world and they are locked in a battle against piracy. The company has found that hundreds of thousands
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iBooks Author 2.5 Brings New Templates for Interactive Epub eBooks

iBooks Author 2.5 Brings New Templates for Interactive Epub eBooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple rolled out a new update this week for its ebook-making app for the Mac.
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US publishers' sales decline 2.7% in first quarter 

US publishers' sales decline 2.7% in first quarter  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
American publishers experienced a 2.7% decline in revenues in the first quarter of 2016 to $2.14bn (£1.65bn) compared to the same period in 2015, according to data released by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
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2016 Trend Report: What publishers need to know

2016 Trend Report: What publishers need to know | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Future Today Institute has created a terrific, free report summarizing key technology trends and what they mean for tomorrow. I’ve embedded the report below so you can quickly flip through it. I read the whole report and highlighte
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E-Books are on the decline and people are switching back to print

E-Books are on the decline and people are switching back to print | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the past six years when the Kindle, Kobo and Nook became popular many people thought that print was doomed and that the vast majority of us would be
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The reality of publishing economics has changed for the big players

A veteran agent who was formerly a publisher confirmed a point for me about how trade publishing has changed over the past two decades, particularly for the big houses. This challenges a fundamental tenet of my father’s understanding of the business.
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Why Publishers Must Go Mobile

Why Publishers Must Go Mobile | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book purchases are increasingly done on mobile platforms, and most people who read e-books prefer to do so on tablets or smart phones. There's a big opportunity for publishers here.
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Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Mobile applications such as OverDrive, Zinio and Hoopla provide free access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies — all you need is a public library card.
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Trade Book Sales Down in Q1 of 2016

Trade Book Sales Down in Q1 of 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
According to figures released by the AAP's StatShot program, sales of adult books fell 10.3% and sales of children's/YA titles fell 2.1%, compared to the same period last year.
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VIA Metropolitan Transit is giving away free e-books

VIA Metropolitan Transit is giving away free e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
VIA Metropolitan Transit has partnered the Bexar County Library for a new program called Ride & Read. It will give riders the ability to use the free
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San Antonio Launches Bibliotech Library Kiosks at Area Bus Stations | The Digital Reader

San Antonio Launches Bibliotech Library Kiosks at Area Bus Stations | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bexar County Public Library got a lot of press coverage several years ago when it opened its book-less Bibliotech library branch, and now it is taking the show on the road. The local ABC station and the Rivard Report reported yesterday that VIA Metropolitan Transit, the local buss company, is installing six Bibliotech kiosks in bus stations around San Antonio. Bexar County and VIA are making it easier than ever to take part in their "Ride & Read" initiative. There are plenty of advantage to taking public transportation so why not use the time to get into a good book? That’s the message VIA is sending out to its riders in their latest attempt to connect the community. They’re partnering with Bexar County and their Bibliotech program. "You don’t have to be the driver and pay attention to the traffic, so a great use of your time is to sit back and read and catch up on things," said Jeffrey Arndt, president and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit. You can see a kiosk in the lead photo, which was taken by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone. The kiosks are located at VIA's Downtown Information Center, Centro Plaza, Ellis Alley Transit Center, North Star Transit Center, Medical Center Transit Center, and Crossroads Park & [...]
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BookFundr Relaunches Crowdfunding Books

BookFundr Relaunches Crowdfunding Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What's the impact of crowdfunding? IndieGogo, arguably one of the most popular sites in the business, conducted several surveys and studies to find out how
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Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together

Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Three years after entering into an innovative partnership with Wattpad, top executives at Sourcebooks report that the collaboration has exceeded their expectations.
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Kenya-Born Storymoja Festival Opens Its New Life in Ghana

Kenya-Born Storymoja Festival Opens Its New Life in Ghana | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After almost 10 years in its original Kenyan setting, Muthoni Garland's Storymoja Festival opens as an event in Accra, Ghana, newly pan-African in outlook.
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Parents spend 25% less on books for boys, study reveals

Parents spend 25% less on books for boys, study reveals | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that parents of pre-school children spend on average £6 per month on books for boys, 25% less than they spend on books for girls.
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Asset Management: Semantics, Lifecycle and Strategy 

Asset Management: Semantics, Lifecycle and Strategy  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital Book World is hosting a free webinar with SPi Global on managing assets for evolving digital products and services.
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Five (plus one) of the freshest publishing design projects 

Five (plus one) of the freshest publishing design projects  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What does exciting design look like in publishing today? The Bookseller's creative director Danny Arter highlights his favourite projects from the past year.
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The Disruption of the College Bookstore Market Enters Phase Three

The Disruption of the College Bookstore Market Enters Phase Three | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Trends and shifts in a market/industry generally go through three stages. In the first stage, the trend/change is noticed and discussed by insiders. In the second stage, the trend/change is reported by niche publications like this blog.
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