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TidBITS: Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit

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By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has ruled against Apple in the antitrust suit filed against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 states, saying that Apple conspired with five major publishers to raise the retail prices of ebooks. Apple has announced that it will appeal, denying any wrongdoing. Initially, the next trial was supposed to set damages but I imagine that will be set aside until the appeal is decided, first at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, and then the Supreme Court if necessary.
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Some Ohio University professors ditch the textbooks, and the prices

Some Ohio University professors ditch the textbooks, and the prices | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Some Ohio University professors ditch the textbooks for online resources that can save students money. 
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The 2016 Kindle is Complete Crap as an Accessible eReader 

The 2016 Kindle is Complete Crap as an Accessible eReader  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Following my Kindle review yesterday, several readers asked me what I thought of the Bluetooth option and the Voiceview accessibility feature. I couldn't test that feature because I didn't own a Bluetooth speaker (or any other BT accessories for that matter), so today I went out and bought a couple speakers to I could offer a first-hand report. Since the 2016 Kindle does not support the $20 Kindle audio adapter USB dongle, the only way to enable Voiceview on this ereader is to pair with a BT speaker. And that's a shame, because every part of Voiceview over Bluetooth is a fiasco. It is difficult to set up,  doesn't work for its intended purpose, and when you turn off the BT speaker the Kindle proceeds to nag you to reconnect it. There's no part of this which doesn't scream that Amazon should go back to the drawing board and try again. To start with, I had to go find the user manual and search for instructions on how to pair a BT speaker. The process was not straightforward nor as simple as with the Paperwhite (where you could enable Voiceview by plugging in a USB dongle). It took me two tries on my first attempt to pair a speaker with the [...]
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Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing

Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With readers wooed by 'global entertainment, 'an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, needs 'a little bit more traction.'
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Nielsen Children's Book Summit Preview: Conversation Over Charts

Nielsen Children's Book Summit Preview: Conversation Over Charts | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From 'the push and pull' of screen time to millennial parents, Nielsen's children's books summit promises to interweave data and discussion.
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How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book 

How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A book or website that relies almost entirely on using quotations written by others can be done, but not without doing a lot of homework.
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The language of transmedia storytelling 

The language of transmedia storytelling  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The technological trends of transmedia have a direct relationship with the convergence culture of society.
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Penguin Random House, MTA Offer Free E-books to NYC Straphangers

Penguin Random House, MTA Offer Free E-books to NYC Straphangers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Under the new Subway Reads promotion, NYC commuters will be able to download free e-books via free wi-fi installed at 175 subway stations.
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Why Indie Authors Must Start Producing Audiobooks 

Why Indie Authors Must Start Producing Audiobooks  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Indie authors produce their own books and ebooks, but they should start producing their own audiobooks, too. Here's a handy guide to help.
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I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this

I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
By David Faucheux, a freelance audiobook reviewer for Library Journal. The views are only his and not necessarily LJ's. I've been blind most of my life. But I hold a masters degree in library and information science and am comfortable with tech although I'm not a full-fledged expert. TeleRead asked me in July if I would consider reviewing the recently…
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Publishers Appeal GSU Copyright Case

Publishers Appeal GSU Copyright Case | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For the second time in eight years of contentious litigation, three academic publishers have appealed a key fair use decision involving the use of unlicensed digitized course readings on college campuses to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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Beijing Book Fair: Market Opportunities for Everyone

Beijing Book Fair: Market Opportunities for Everyone | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overseas exhibitors were happy to see that the huge Chinese book market remains positive and open with business opportunities for different segments of the industry.
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Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing

Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With readers wooed by 'global entertainment, 'an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, needs 'a little bit more traction.'
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5 Traffic-Growing On-Page Optimization Tips for Publishers 

5 Traffic-Growing On-Page Optimization Tips for Publishers  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Learn on-page optimization tactics that can prepare your content to rank for a variety of directly related search terms and maximize your traffic potential.
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Should Authors And Readers Be Allowed To Connect?

Should Authors And Readers Be Allowed To Connect? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers and retailers place clear communication barriers between self publishing authors and ebook readers. But the wall is starting the break down.
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The power of the side project

The power of the side project | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bec Evans, who runs her own startup alongside a paid job, explains why encouraging your employees to indulge in a side hustle can pay off for everyone.
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Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author's Perspective

Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author's Perspective | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I'm what you'd call a midlist author: every couple years, I publish a book that does reasonably well. I haven't been to the top of the bestseller lists
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Seven Things Every Scholarly Publisher Should Know about Researchers

Seven Things Every Scholarly Publisher Should Know about Researchers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What should publishers know about researchers and their work? Alice Meadows and Karin Wulf follow up a post earlier this year about "Seven Things Every Researcher Should Know about Scholarly Publishing."
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Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs

Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Humane Society of Missouri has just launched a new program. Kids are practicing reading to shy shelter dogs. The processing of reading gets the dogs out of their shell and they get used to people being around.
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How To Choose An e-Book Reader

As much as till embrace an e-book digital graph plotter: tfi https://t.co/hRYTWQvKM6
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Calibre 2.65.1 update: Kobo Aura One, Aura Edition 2 now have a driver

Calibre 2.65.1 update: Kobo Aura One, Aura Edition 2 now have a driver | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Owners of the new water-proof 7.8-inch Aura One from Kobo will be able to download Calibre 2.65.1 and get a driver that recognize their ereaders. Hooray! Calibre can convert regular ePub to KePub, the tweak which runs more smoothly on Kobo machines than regular ePub. Of course, I'd rather that this complication not exist. What's…
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No power or running water – but digital books galore

No power or running water – but digital books galore | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the town of Rwinkwavu, technology is giving children access to hundreds of books and helping to empower adults
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Penguin Random House and NYC's MTA Partner on Ebook Promotion

Penguin Random House and NYC's MTA Partner on Ebook Promotion | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House has teamed up with New York City's MTA to launch a free ebook promotion for the city's subway riders.
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For Publishers Looking to Make Inroads into Big Data, Bundling is Key

For Publishers Looking to Make Inroads into Big Data, Bundling is Key | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Two Carnegie Mellon professors underline the importance to publishers of collecting data that tracks customer behavior.
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International Industry Notes: World's Largest Publishers

International Industry Notes: World's Largest Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With China making a strong showing, a new ranking of 2015 revenue demonstrates the "Big Five" aren't necessarily largest when all sectors are considered.
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