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Loss Leaders, Predatory Pricing, and Why Amazon Isn’t the Defendant Today

Loss Leaders, Predatory Pricing, and Why Amazon Isn’t the Defendant Today | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"But there is one question that seems to still be circulating today. A lot of people, including one in my contemn section, wonder why Amazon was not on trial today. After all, Amazon’s pricing policy is clear evidence (in some minds, at least) of their nefarious plans to destroy their competition.

Today I thought I would take some time and point out the difference between what Amazon’s actual pricing policies and what many assume to be those policies."

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Kindle Oasis Review Round-Up | The Digital Reader

Kindle Oasis Review Round-Up | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's latest and most expensive ereader officially started arriving yesterday in consumer's hands yesterday while at the same time the reviews have started showing up online.
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Think Adult Coloring Books Are "Childish" and "A Cry For Help"? Not According to CS Lewis

Think Adult Coloring Books Are "Childish" and "A Cry For Help"? Not According to CS Lewis | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Whether the subject is YA, romance, or what have you, snobbishly looking down one's nose at certain types of readers is a common past time in the book world. Now coloring book aficionados have been selected as the next target of disapproval.
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Máquinas expendedoras de historias cortas gratuitas

Máquinas expendedoras de historias cortas gratuitas | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
En la ciudad francesa de Grenoble se han instalado máquinas expendedoras de historias cortas gratuitas, se trata de un aparato que genera papeletas de recibo en las que aparecen escritas historias originales, lo cual hace que la historia una vez...
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Trade Book Revenues Reached $7.2B Last Year: AAP

Trade Book Revenues Reached $7.2B Last Year: AAP | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers book sales for trade books were $7.2 billion in 2015, up 0.8 percent from $7.1 billion in 2014.
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'Tales of Two Markets': Publishing Industry Issues, Observations

'Tales of Two Markets': Publishing Industry Issues, Observations | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The architecture of the publishing industry today is changing amid "abundant" content and digital developments. Philip Jones and Andrew Albanese discussed.
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HarperCollins Ebooks Unavailable Internationally?

HarperCollins Ebooks Unavailable Internationally? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Michael Kozlowski at GoodEReader is reporting that Kindle ebooks from HarperCollins have become unavailable for purchase at many or all Amazon stores worldwide except for Amazon.com in the USA. However, apart from commenters chiming in on an earlier GoodEReader story to note that the books are unavailable from their stores, I have not been able …
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Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data

Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At Publishers' Forum in Berlin, a surprisingly entrenched reluctance to embrace data's centricity -- in a new and critical relationship with consumers.
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Books in Browsers 2016: Selling Small Stories, Iterating Lit

Books in Browsers 2016: Selling Small Stories, Iterating Lit | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Peter Brantley on the future of the industry and of Books in Browsers, with BiB VII scheduled for November 3 and 4 in San Francisco.
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New Report Examines the Problem of High Bookstore Rents

New Report Examines the Problem of High Bookstore Rents | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new report looks at what ABA president Betsy Burton calls the most critical issue for locally owned businesses.
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How Does Age Affect Reading Behavior?

How Does Age Affect Reading Behavior? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do books have age-specific audiences? We will not look at the age of book buyers, but rather at how reading a book, and specifically the completion rate (the percentage of readers who finish reading a book), correlates with age.
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Frankfurt Book Fair Becomes Majority Shareholder of IPR License | Digital Book World

Frankfurt Book Fair Becomes Majority Shareholder of IPR License | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Frankfurt Book Fair announced that has become the majority shareholder of IPR License, a global rights and licensing trading platform.
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Previewing Publishers' Forum: 'Expansion and Fragmentation'

Previewing Publishers' Forum: 'Expansion and Fragmentation' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'Two days of intensive exchange' are on tap as Berlin's Publishers' Forum opens focuses on how publishing is 'expanding, converging, and fragmenting.'
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Intl. Identifiers: A Few Words About ISNI With Laura Dawson

Intl. Identifiers: A Few Words About ISNI With Laura Dawson | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
No disambiguation needed, Laura Dawson is one of the best-known identifier and metadata specialists in US publishing. And she has opened a new ISNI agency.
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No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide

No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's a story going around today to the effect that Amazon has removed all HarperCollins ebooks from all Kindle Stores in the world. I won't waste your time getting into it, but that story is false.
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e-Book Sales Continue to Decline in the Netherlands

e-Book Sales Continue to Decline in the Netherlands | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Startup Wants Pubs to Give Up On Choosing Books, Outsource the Decision to a Computer | The Digital Reader

Startup Wants Pubs to Give Up On Choosing Books, Outsource the Decision to a Computer | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the past few years Macmillan, Amazon, and other publishers have experimented with letting readers pick which titles should be published, and now a startup has convinced Macmillan to let a computer program pick the next book it should publish.
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Weeding the Worst Library Books - The New Yorker

Weeding the Worst Library Books - The New Yorker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Daniel A. Gross on the librarians behind the blog Awful Library Books, which calls attention to old texts of questionable value.
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Rise of Audience Development in the Book Industry

Rise of Audience Development in the Book Industry | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Thanks to digital marketing and new data insights, a new function is emerging within the book industry: audience development.
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Bloomsbury Anthology Pairs YA Authors and Booktubers

Bloomsbury Anthology Pairs YA Authors and Booktubers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What do you get when you blend the equally passionate communities of booktubers (YouTube users who enthusiastically vlog about all-things-book) and YA authors for a project?
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Rabai al-Madhoun Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Rabai al-Madhoun Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The ninth iteration of the prize carries a US$50,000 purse and honors the 70-year-old Palestinian-born writer who lives in London.
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Readerlink Adds to its Distribution Business

Readerlink Adds to its Distribution Business | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Readerlink Distribution Services has signed an agreement to acquire the retail book distribution business of ANconnect, which distributes books to 3,600 Walmart and 644 Sam's Club outlets.
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Amazon Announces First Quarter Sales up 28% to $29.1 Billion

Amazon Announces First Quarter Sales up 28% to $29.1 Billion | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 28% to $29.1 Billion SEATTLE–Apr. 28, 2016– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
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Publishers Can Better Monetize the Rights They Already Own

Publishers Can Better Monetize the Rights They Already Own | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Randy Petway of Ingenta believes that having 'a full understanding of their rights inventory' can help publishers find more revenue.
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How Octane Press Operates as an Indie Publisher | Digital Book World

How Octane Press Operates as an Indie Publisher | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Octane Press is an indie publisher, and it does some unique things to be successful. Read our profile on the small press to find out.
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Data-Driven Publisher Inkitt Signs First Predicted Bestseller with Tor Books | Digital Book World

Data-Driven Publisher Inkitt Signs First Predicted Bestseller with Tor Books | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Data-driven publisher Inkitt announced that it is partnering with Tor Books to release the first novel selected by an algorithm for publishing.
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