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Apple guilty of ebook price fixing, says judge

Apple guilty of ebook price fixing, says judge | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After a trial and several settlements with other publishers, a judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the price of ebooks from major publishers. Reuters reports that a trial for damages will...
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Mike Shatzkin imagines a bevy of black swans that could upend publishing

Mike Shatzkin imagines a bevy of black swans that could upend publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Veteran publishing analyst Mike Shatzkin believes the “Big Change” era in trade books ended about four years ago, but he can totally imagine a black-swan event that would change everything.
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The Library of Congress Hosts The America Reads Exhibit

The Library of Congress Hosts The America Reads Exhibit | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Some of the books being showcased include Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
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The short-form content resurgence

The short-form content resurgence | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I remember the first time I heard the phrase “info snacking” back in 2007.
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Kindle 8 (2016) – everything you wanted to know (infographic)

Kindle 8 (2016) – everything you wanted to know (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The 8th generation Kindle is the first Amazon e-reader since 2010 that’s available in white. It’s 11% thinner than its predecessor and…
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Do Students Lose Depth in Digital Reading?

Do Students Lose Depth in Digital Reading? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print? For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media are improving or compromising education is a question of concern.
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Google Introduces Bubble Zoom to Improve the Experience of Reading Digital Comics

Google Introduces Bubble Zoom to Improve the Experience of Reading Digital Comics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Bubble Zoom feature will zoom into speech bubbles in comic books as users tap.
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Scholastic Announces Contest for Comic Artists

Scholastic Announces Contest for Comic Artists | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scholastic announced it's holding a contest to find 5 comic artists to be published on its Graphix imprint, which is focused on children's graphic novels.
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When Publishers Ignore Copyright: Michael Healy, CCC

When Publishers Ignore Copyright: Michael Healy, CCC | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In order to protect their revenue, publishers need to know about copyright battles being fought around the world, says CCC's Michael Healy.
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Buster Books launches second colouring app for children 

Buster Books launches second colouring app for children  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Buster Books, the children’s imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, has launched a free colouring app.
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Here are the cities most hooked on audiobooks and the ones that could listen more

Here are the cities most hooked on audiobooks and the ones that could listen more | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
To better understand the listening habits of book lovers, reading subscription service Scribd took a deep dive into the world of audiobooks.
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Bubble Zoom is Google’s Half-Hearted Solution to Reading Comics on a Small Screen

Many digital comics still based on the 6.5" x 10.25" floppy, and that simply doesn't work on a 7" or smaller screen.
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Harry Potter Is Biggest Pre-Order on Amazon This Year

Harry Potter Is Biggest Pre-Order on Amazon This Year | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The upcoming script for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child doesn't come out until the end of the month, but it is already hitting bestsellers list.
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What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education?

What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace.
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Getting Good Feedback From Beta Readers

Getting Good Feedback From Beta Readers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, your book's beta readers will give you feedback on these eight points. It helps if you ask them for this specific criticism in advance.
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Reco thinks books are better when they’re recommended by people you trust

Reco thinks books are better when they’re recommended by people you trust | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I still love books, and I still have a fair amount of trouble finding new ones to read that I'll actually enjoy. Helping with discovery is the idea behind..
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EFF lawsuit seeks to overturn DMCA ban on breaking DRM

EFF lawsuit seeks to overturn DMCA ban on breaking DRM | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The side of me that’s been longing for more courtroom antics to follow since the closure of the Google Books and Apple agency pricing cases may just have found a new source of satisfaction. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced, and Ars Technica and Techdirt report, that the EFF has just filed suit against the…
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Yes, Machine Learning Can Help Predict a Bestseller

Yes, Machine Learning Can Help Predict a Bestseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Machine learning can indeed help book publishers predict a bestseller. How exactly is this done? Neil Balthaser explains.
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Here’s How Indexing Could Evolve with Ebooks

Here’s How Indexing Could Evolve with Ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last month I shared some thoughts about how indexes seem to be a thing of the past, at least when it comes to ebooks. I’ve given more consideration to the topic and would like to offer a possible vision for the future. Long ago I learned the value an exceptional indexer can bring to a project. For example, there’s a huge difference between simply capturing all the keywords in a …
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Audible is Focused on Audiobook Education

Audible is Focused on Audiobook Education | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audible has been running classes at some of the most prestigious schools in the United States. Their mandate is to teach the next generation how to narrate an audiobook and consider it as a viable career path.
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Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Booktrack technology can supply a publisher's digital titles with a customizable movie-like soundtrack as well as sound effects.
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