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How to Change the World: How to calculate your royalty

How to Change the World: How to calculate your royalty | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you're thinking of writing a book, use this site to calculate your royalties from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo: http://apethebook.com/calculator/#top (Guy Kawasaki's self-publishing royalty calculator for #Amazon and other sites.
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No, Flipkart is Not the World's Second Biggest Bookseller (Not Yet, Anyway) | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

No, Flipkart is Not the World's Second Biggest Bookseller (Not Yet, Anyway) | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's going to be a story going around in the next few days that Flipkart, one of the largest online retailers in India, has been hailed as the world's second largest bookseller (after Amazon, of course).
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Audiobook Deals and Discounts for July 2015

Audiobook Deals and Discounts for July 2015 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do you listen to audiobooks or feel like you have heard a ton about the format but haven't really engaged with it yet? Every month we will put the spotlight on
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Does Anyone Know Why Reagent Press is Filing a Class Action Suit Against Amazon? | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Does Anyone Know Why Reagent Press is Filing a Class Action Suit Against Amazon? | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This afternoon's news about the latest stage in the ongoing suit against Author Solutions reminded me of another potential lawsuit I have been following.
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PSA: Have You Canceled Your Account at Scribd? You Might Want to Double Check That | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

PSA: Have You Canceled Your Account at Scribd? You Might Want to Double Check That | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With the news coming out earlier this week that Scribd was cutting back its romance catalog (including titles from Harlequin), I'm sure some Scribd subscribers are thinking about cancelling their subscription (or have already done so). And so I...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Paperwhite 2

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Paperwhite 2 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has just released their latest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite 3. Whenever a new product comes to the market people often wonder what the primary
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Diversity in Children’s Books Is Hard to Find—But Important

Diversity in Children’s Books Is Hard to Find—But Important | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From the 1940s through today, librarians have lamented the color of kid's lit. The market might not provide diversity, but you can find it at your local library.
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Tipping the Editorial Apple Cart | Digital Book World

Tipping the Editorial Apple Cart | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the second post in a three-part series, Inkling co-founder and CEO Matt MacInnis calls for overhauling corporate cultures that empower editors unduly.
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Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld

Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that determined Apple to be the leader of an industrywide conspiracy among book publishers to raise prices of digital books.

By a 2-to-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said it agreed with the conclusions of Judge Denise L. Cote of United States District Court in Manhattan, who rendered the decision in 2013.

“We conclude that the district court’s decision that Apple orchestrated a horizontal conspiracy among the publisher defendants to raise e-book prices is amply supported and well reasoned, and that the agreement unreasonably restrained trade,” the appeals court wrote in its decision.

Via Chuck Hitchcock
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Introducing: Recently Read | Mendeley Blog

Introducing: Recently Read | Mendeley Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The new ‘Recently Read’ feature saves your reading position for your 20 most recently read PDFs across your iOS and Desktop devices. If you start reading a paper on your Desktop, you can easily finish reading it on your tablet on the couch later, or even on your phone while you’re on the bus.

Even if you only use Mendeley on one device, it’s still a great way to pick up where you left off between sessions.

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Apple Loses Bid To Overturn Ebook Price-Fixing Decision - MediaPost Communications

Apple Loses Bid To Overturn Ebook Price-Fixing Decision - MediaPost Communications | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple violated antitrust laws by masterminding a conspiracy to raise ebook prices, a federal appellate panel ruled this week. The 2-1 decision upholds a ruling issued by U.S.
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Apple releases update to iBooks Author with added iPhone support via ePub templates | Talking New Media

Apple releases update to iBooks Author with added iPhone support via ePub templates | Talking New Media | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Update to Apple’s eBook design software does not alter the existing templates often used for creating interactive eBooks for the iPad, but adds two new ePub templates

For digital book publishers who recognize the growing importance of reaching readers who like to use their smartphones to access eBooks, this has been a very important day. This morning Apple released iOS 8.4 which provided the iPhone with support for multi-touch eBooks, and this afternoon Apple released version 2.3 of iBooks Author.

The release notes mention iPhone support, but the really interesting part is what follows:
Create Multi-touch books using new ePub templates.

This is Apple’s way of saying that designers will want to play around with the ePub templates if they want to create eBooks that can be considered native to the iPhone.

Via Chuck Hitchcock
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LoisCortez's curator insight, July 3, 1:00 AM

good one

Emilycanfield's comment, Today, 2:02 AM


Extraordinary...!!

Exceptional
Thats great...
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Five for-profit companies control more than 50% of academic publishing - Quartz

Five for-profit companies control more than 50% of academic publishing - Quartz | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Only five publishing houses produce 53% of scientific papers.
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Scribd Adjusts Subscription Ebook Model under Strain | Digital Book World

Scribd Adjusts Subscription Ebook Model under Strain | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apparently unable to sustain some high-volume e-reading, Scribd cuts a number of titles from its catalog, prompting questions about the subscription model.
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Scribd is Putting Harlequin Titles on the Same Chopping Block as Indie Titles | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Scribd is Putting Harlequin Titles on the Same Chopping Block as Indie Titles | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When news broke on Tuesday that Scribd was cutting romance titles from its catalog, all the stories focused on indie published titles from either Smashwords or Draft2Digital but the activity was not limited to just those two distributors.
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Round Up: Kindle Unlimited Has Ended Western Civilization | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Round Up: Kindle Unlimited Has Ended Western Civilization | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We're now on day two of Amazon changing the rules for KDP Select, and judging by the response from some parts of social media the world has come to an end.
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B&N's New Website Could Be the Kiss of Death For the Nook | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

B&N's New Website Could Be the Kiss of Death For the Nook | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After nearly two years of development, Barnes & Noble launched a new site that has some asking whether this will be the digital solution to B&N's ecommerce woes. I, however, am wondering how much damage the new site will do to B&N's Nook sales.
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Sony's New Crowd-funding Site Has Its First Successful Campaign - An E-ink Remote | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Sony's New Crowd-funding Site Has Its First Successful Campaign - An E-ink Remote | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Sony launched its own crowd funding platform.
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Graphic Novel, Comics Market Rises to $935 Million in 2014

Graphic Novel, Comics Market Rises to $935 Million in 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Led by increases in the book trade, 2014 sales of graphic novels and periodical comics in North America rose in every sales channel except the newsstand, where sales of periodical comics declined.
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Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone

Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone http://t.co/h7VBZclg0s
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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, July 3, 4:40 PM

Unglaublich, aber wahr: endlich #epub3 Export von #ibooksAuthor, ein lang erwartetes Feature :

"According to Apple, the new Epub templates:

  • Export to ePub3 format.
  • Allow the reader to read in both paginated and scrolling view.
  • Allow the reader to change the font size in the book.
  • Can include some interactive widgets, such as movies, audio clips, HTML, and image galleries.
  • Can be viewed in any ePub reader that supports ePub3."
    http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/01/ibooks-author-updated-with-iphone-templates/

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http://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/meldung/iBooks-unterstuetzt-EPUB3-1612636.html
... Break on through to the other side :-).
. lang erwartet, bisher nie erreicht: aber jetzt ist es endlich soweit: ibooksauthor bricht aus der selbstverschuldeten Isolation aus der Apple-Welt aus in die weite, weite Welt des universellten E-Books Standards:
.. auch wenn man nicht erwarten darf, dass gerade die coolen interaktiven Features "wirklich" auf allen Plattformen., Devices, E-Readern etc. funktionieren - aber wenigstens Audio- und Video-Einbindungen :-) die neuen Bücher werden grossartig sein, inter-aktiv, inter-kulturell - und hoffentlich überall "laufen" :-)
Weitere Informationen:
http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/01/ibooks-author-updated-with-iphone-templates/
"According to Apple, the new Epub templates:

    Export to ePub3 format.
    Allow the reader to read in both paginated and scrolling view.
    Allow the reader to change the font size in the book.
    Can include some interactive widgets, such as movies, audio clips, HTML, and image galleries.
    Can be viewed in any ePub reader that supports ePub3."
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Anleitung aus dem ibooks-author Blog:
http://ibooksauthorblog.com/ibooks-author-2-3-with-epub-export/
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erste Erfahrungsberichte:
http://www.talkingnewmedia.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-update-to-ibooks-author-with-added-iphone-support-via-epub-templates/
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zum Support von Audio-Books:
http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/14/audiobooks-ios-8-4/

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Amazon and Oyster Books: Comparing How Writers Get Paid

Amazon and Oyster Books: Comparing How Writers Get Paid | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's business of lending out e-books couldn't fly if authors didn't write them, but those authors have no real power over what they get paid for borrowed books.
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Amazon pay-per-page makes little cents for indie authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers

Amazon pay-per-page makes little cents for indie authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Heated debate among indie authors re royalty payments on Kindle lending services, Draft2Digital add Oyster subscription channel, ALLi seeks guest posters
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Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing

Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self publishing has come in for its fair share of bashing over the last few years by those who seem to either fear it, misunderstand it, or simply have their
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Barnes & Noble taps former Sears exec as CEO to fix Nook business - Fortune

Barnes & Noble taps former Sears exec as CEO to fix Nook business - Fortune | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The bookstore chain tapped former senior Sears executive to become its new CEO as its Nook business continues to falter.
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Non-fiction publishing in the UK is in fine health, actually - The Guardian (blog)

Non-fiction publishing in the UK is in fine health, actually - The Guardian (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Contrary to Sam Leith’s complaints last week, commercial publishers continue to take risks, and put out great and original work
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El dilema de vender volúmenes intangibles

El dilema de vender volúmenes intangibles | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

"La lectura electrónica nos ha dado un número de ventajas. Llevo unos 150 libros en mi smartphone y, así, ninguna sala de espera me encuentra desprevenido. Si quisiera hacer lo mismo con volúmenes de papel, debería trasladar (a todas partes, todo el tiempo) el equivalente a mi propio peso. No da.

Pero, a cambio, nos ha robado la posibilidad de atesorar libros. Esa noche, a solas con "Cita con Rama", todo se había aclarado. El ebook es una abstracción y a las personas nos cuesta relacionarnos con abstracciones. Anoté entonces -en mi smartphone, paradójicamente- una idea: "Los libros pueden tener cicatrices; los ebook, no". En esto el libro y nosotros somos parientes. El ebook, por comparación, ofrece un servicio útil, pero nos resulta tan familiar como un cajero automático.

A mi juicio, el nuevo modelo de Amazon no hace sino ajustarse a esto. Puesto que vender objetos que tienen volumen, peso y sustancia es imposible con los ebook, se propone comercializar un servicio. De aquí a cobrar, no pagar, sino cobrar por página leída hay solo un paso, y eso es muy grave".

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