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10 Tips for Publishing Success #pubtips

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Ten common sense publishing tips for the self-publishing author.
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10 of the Best Apps For Book-Lovers

As technology changes and evolves, so do our reading habits. While this age-old pastime used to mean trips to the library or bookstore, devices like
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The Next Big Library Read from Overdrive is a Cookbook

The Next Big Library Read from Overdrive is a Cookbook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A few times a year Overdrive orchestrates a program where libraries can loan out an e-book with an unlimited number of loans. It was designed to introduce new
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Why university libraries must be transformed to survive in digital age

Why university libraries must be transformed to survive in digital age | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
“Simeon Ananou, vice president for IT services and CIO at the State University of New York at Albany, has a vision for transforming university libraries in the digital age.Ananou’s imperative…
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Audiobook comes to Apple Watch and Android Watches

Audiobook comes to Apple Watch and Android Watches | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audiobooks can make traveling or commuting a breeze, and Audiobooks announced their full compatibility with both Apple and Android watches
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Audiobooks.com App Update Adds Support for Android Wear | The Digital Reader

Audiobooks.com App Update Adds Support for Android Wear | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Android Wear owners have long been able to use their wrist-born smartphone accessories to control audiobook playback in the OverDrive app, and now they have similar control over the Audiobooks.com app. The Audiobooks.com app for Android was updated this week ith support for Android Wear 2.0.   Here's the changelog; WHAT'S NEW Thanks for using Audiobooks.com! This update includes new compatibility with Android Wear smartwatches, allowing users to: Launch the Audiobooks.com app from their smartwatch Listen to any audiobook in their My Books library Access controls for play, pause, forward, rewind and volume Browse select free books and featured samples This update also fixes bug throughout. Google Play via Android Police Check These Out!
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'The Outsider Becomes the Mainstream': A Key UK Self-Publisher Opens a Small Press

'The Outsider Becomes the Mainstream': A Key UK Self-Publisher Opens a Small Press | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Joanna Penn—known as The Creative Penn in the self-publishing community—takes a step made by many strong self-publishers: launching a small press.
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9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon

9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Did you know Amazon’s print book sales grew by 15% in 2016—and the gain was primarily driven by Amazon's own discounting on print?
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AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair

AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The AWP book fair, always a centerpiece of the conference experience, was as politically charged as this year's panels and protests.
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Is Crowdfunding Your Book Worth It?

Is Crowdfunding Your Book Worth It? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's little doubt that crowdfunding has reshaped the way we function as a society. A study last year from the University of Pennsylvania found the popular
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GoodReads Unveils New Rereading Feature

GoodReads Unveils New Rereading Feature | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Millions of GoodReads users orchestrate their own reading challenges, whereby they set a book goal for the calendar year. Sometimes you simply want to reread
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Ingram’s VitalSource wants to acquire Verba to give students affordable access to textbooks

Ingram’s VitalSource wants to acquire Verba to give students affordable access to textbooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The college textbook industry has no shortage of startups, from ebook company RedShelf to big players like rental service Chegg all the way to Amazo
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Best Android reading apps for kids

Best Android reading apps for kids | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hooked on Phonics is the best app for helping children learn to read. With over 200 games, ebooks and reading lessons it makes sure your child has a firm handle on the fundamentals of reading.
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Harry Potter's 20th anniversary to be marked by London Book & Screen Week | The Bookseller

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary to be marked by London Book & Screen Week | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A Soho awards night with David Nicholls and a "very special" Harry Potter screening at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London lead the "eclectic" line-up of this year’s London Book & Screen Week.
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The Best of NSR: Technology is not the death of deep reading

The Best of NSR: Technology is not the death of deep reading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In her opinion piece for No Shelf Required, Content and Media Editor at BiblioLabs Emilie Hancock argues that if we make even the smallest efforts to use technology as a means toward reading more, …
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Croatia Reads was not about Croatia [but about free access to books for all mankind]

Croatia Reads was not about Croatia [but about free access to books for all mankind] | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This is Article 3 (following What readers want and What books want) in the “Lessons from Croatia Reads” series of articles on NSR, which aims to describe the experience of turning the c…
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Taiwan lists look West as sales slide | The Bookseller

Taiwan lists look West as sales slide | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) chairman James Chao says “The Taiwanese Book market is in crisis,” due to rival forms of entertainment, including Facebook.
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Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Increases by $1 Million as the Per-Page Royalty Drops in January 2017 | The Digital Reader

Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Increases by $1 Million as the Per-Page Royalty Drops in January 2017 | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon saw a better than expected jump in Kindle Unlimited usage last month. The retailer reported on its support forum that the KDP funding pool had jumped to $17.8 million, an increase of a million dollars from December 2016. The news not all good, however; the per-page rate fell in every market where we have data. Here in the US the December royalty was 0.52396 cents, which dropped to 0.4754 cents in January. US: $0.0048 (USD) Germany: €0.0033 (EUR) France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands: €0.0047 (EUR) Brazil: R$ 0.01150 (BRL) Mexico: 0.0791 (MXN) UK, Australia, India, Japan, Canada: no data This drop is the per-page rate follows the expected annual pattern; there is usually a spike in KU usage in January due to all the Kindles and Fire tablets sold the month before. The rate will likely increase again in February as trial users drop out. P.S. Here's a list of the monthly funding pools. It does not include the bonuses paid out each month. July 2014: $2.5 million (Kindle Unlimited launches early in the month) August 2014: $4.7 million September 2014: $5 million October 2014: $5.5 million November 2014: $6.5 million December 2014: $7.25 million January 2015 - $8.5 million February 2015: $8 million March 2015: [...]
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Renew the Book prepares to accelerate four promising publishing startups 

Renew the Book prepares to accelerate four promising publishing startups  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Dutch publishing i
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Building the book in public 

Building the book in public  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For most publishers, the finished book is not just the main unit of currency but the single external output from the publishing process. Galleys or ARCs might go out, tightly controlled, to reviewers, but the manuscript itself and early rounds of proofs are strictly between author and editor. The exception of course is academic publishing, …
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Audiobook Sales Up at HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette 

Audiobook Sales Up at HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Three different trade publishers released their financial reports in the past week, and while the ebook news ranged from bad to nonexistent, the reports of audiobook sales were generally positive. Simon & Schuster parent company CBS released its annual report yesterday. Oddly enough, it focused far more on the 4th quarter than the year, so instead here is PW's report: Simon & Schuster finished 2016 with a small drop in revenue compared to 2015 but with a modest increase in earnings, parent company CBS reported. Revenue for the year was $767 million, down 1.8% from 2015 sales of $780 million. Operating income increased 4.4%, to $119 million. The revenue decline was due in part to a soft fourth quarter in which sales dropped 10.3%, to $209 million, but earnings increased 5.8%, to $36 million. The sales drop in the quarter was attributed to difficult comparisons to the last quarter of 2015, when Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams was a big bestseller. ... S&S's strongest performing division in 2016 was audio, which benefited from another year of double-digit growth in digital audio, Reidy said. The increase in sales in digital audio helped to offset some of the decline in e-books, [...]
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DIY: Twitter Ads for Indie Authors

DIY: Twitter Ads for Indie Authors | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The social media network’s easy-to-use advertising platform can be a useful resource for self-published authors who want to spread the word about their books.
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HarperCollins is extending audiobook samples

HarperCollins is extending audiobook samples | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audiobooks tend to have previews that can you listen to online and these are designed to give you a taste of the quality of the production and a sense of how
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Comixology Adds Harlequin Manga Titles to Comixology Unlimited | The Digital Reader

Comixology Adds Harlequin Manga Titles to Comixology Unlimited | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Comixology announced on Tuesday that it was adding twenty Harlequin manga titles to its $6 a month unlimited reading service, which launched in May 2016. Romance publisher Harlequin has been publishing manga through its Japanese sub, Harlequinn KK, since 2008 in a partnership with Ohzora Publishing. Dark Horse began republishing some titles in English in 2005, and Harlequin took over distribution the following year. Harlequin's manga titles are available on a number of platforms,  including Kindle and Comixology, and now the following 20 titles are available are available through Comixology Unlimited: A Man For All Seasonings by Day Leclaire and Towa Isezaki A Mistake In Identity by Sandra Field and Wataru Yasutake A Question Of Honor by Lindsay Mckenna and Kazuko Teradate A Secret Sorrow by Karen Van Der Zee and Masako Ogimaru A Wild Affair by Charlotte Lamb and Yoko Hanabusa Blind Date by Emma Darcy and Mihoko Hirose The Boss, The Baby And The Bride by Day Leclaire and Emi Hohsyo Dragon Bay by Violet Winspear and Rin Ogata Fast And Loose by Elizabeth Oldfield and Mao Karino Her Convenient Millionaire by Gail Dayton and Kasumi Kuroda The Husband Assignment by Helen Bianchin and Kei Kohsaki Little White Lies by Marjorie Lewty and Chieko Hara [...]
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Doris Lessing’s library: a life in 4,000 books

Doris Lessing’s library: a life in 4,000 books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Nick Holdstock was asked to catalogue the books left behind in Doris Lessing’s home, he found annotations, drawings, dedications – and a few surprises
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