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Why Apple Really Wanted iBooks – An Alternate Theory (And Why Everyone is Wrong) « The Digital Reader

Why Apple Really Wanted iBooks – An Alternate Theory (And Why Everyone is Wrong) « The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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"Apple’s quarterly reports reveal that Apple is making hardly any money from content sales. Instead Apple is making most of their money from iPhone and iPad sales (Example: Q4 2012).

Let me lay out an alternate theory for why Apple launched iBooks.

IMO iBooks was never about the content for its own sake; it was always about the hardware that the content was sold on. I have been saying that for some time now (most recently in late May 2013) but until today I had not backed up my statements with actual data (see above link).

I believe that the initial launch of the iBookstore was merely a stepping stone towards the launch of iBooks 2.0, Apple’s digital textbook platform which launched in January 2012. And that launch was not about content either; I believe it was part of Apple’s plan to get more iPads into classrooms."

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Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon ⋆ The Digital Reader

Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon ⋆ The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon Amazon, Macmillan, Publishing Macmillan CEO John Sargent has just revealed in a public letter posted on Tor.com that Macmillan has signed a deal with its biggest ebook customer and will...
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Self-publishing 101: ISBNs, LLCs, and bar codes decoded

Self-publishing 101: ISBNs, LLCs, and bar codes decoded | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last week, we talked about 11 reasons to self-publish your book .

This week I want to start off with two of my favorite comments. First, from Glen The Plumber :

My mom told me self-publishing ...
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Five Digital Publishing Questions for Joseph Esposito - Digital Book World

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Joseph Esposito - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scholarly publishing expert Joseph Esposito on new distribution channels, the subscription ebook market and innovation in the academic space.
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DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014

DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Humble Bundle, the promotional site that lets readers pay what they wish for bundles of DRM-free content, released 18 bundles that generated $4.75 million in revenue.
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Fill InDesign’s Fixed-Layout EPUB Gaps with CircularFLO - Pariah Burke

Fill InDesign’s Fixed-Layout EPUB Gaps with CircularFLO - Pariah Burke | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Pariah Burke's explanations of the points he is making is very clear and understandable. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to master InDesign for an efficient workflow.
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The 20 Best-Selling Books Of The Year, According To Amazon - Business Insider

The 20 Best-Selling Books Of The Year, According To Amazon - Business Insider | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It's not too late to read (or reread) the books that sold best this year.
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The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon - The Verge

Chris Green holds an envelope. At least, it looks like an envelope. In reality, it's a piece of office copy paper that's been cut and folded into the shape of a Kindle Voyage, the latest in...
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Confounded Complexity -- Pondering the Endless Upgrade Paths of Digital Publishing

Confounded Complexity -- Pondering the Endless Upgrade Paths of Digital Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We were wrong to expect that online publishing would be cheaper and simpler than print. Acknowledging that, and facing the slower, more complicated commercial world it has created, could put us on ...
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Bookmate Takes Subscription Ebooks to Asia | Digital Book World

Bookmate Takes Subscription Ebooks to Asia | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Launching in Singapore through a partnership with StarHub, Bookmate expands its subscription ebook and social e-reading platform into Asia.
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Indie Publishers Weigh Distribution Options | Digital Book World

Indie Publishers Weigh Distribution Options | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Smaller publishers and authors assess the distribution landscape dominated by Amazon and KDP Select, plus more top headlines in digital publishing.
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Macmillan Strikes an Ebook Deal with Amazon, Explores Subscriptions | Digital Book World

Macmillan Strikes an Ebook Deal with Amazon, Explores Subscriptions | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan CEO John Sargent announces a new distribution agreement with Amazon that restores agency ebook pricing. Macmillan will also explore subscription ebook services.
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Copyright Exceptions For Libraries: WIPO Should Step Up Before Someone Else Does, Researcher Says | Intellectual Property Watch

Copyright Exceptions For Libraries: WIPO Should Step Up Before Someone Else Does, Researcher Says | Intellectual Property Watch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The author of a World Intellectual Property Organization-commissioned study said this week that WIPO should take the lead on the issue of limitations and exceptions to copyright for libraries, before the debate and the solution are left to other actors.

On the third day of the 29th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), Prof. Kenneth Crews, former director of the copyright advisory office of Columbia University, presented the update of his study first published in 2008 on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives.

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What does 2015 hold for publishing? - AdNews

What does 2015 hold for publishing? - AdNews | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From content marketing to brands wanting more from their owned assets, AdNews asked some of the big players in publishing what they thought was coming for them in 2015 and here's what they had to say.
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Five Digital Publishing Questions for Georgia McBride | Digital Book World

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Georgia McBride | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
GMMG founder Georgia McBride on what's next for Nook, Kobo, self-published authors and indie publishers as the digital publishing landscape evolves.
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Changing book market - Deutsche Welle

Changing book market - Deutsche Welle | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The possibilities of the Internet are impacting not only how we buy books, but also how we read them. DW digs deeper.
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Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee ⋆ The Digital Reader

Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee ⋆ The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee ebook subscription, Singapore, Subscriptions While Kindle Unlimited, Skoobe, Mofibo, and other ebook subscription services are focused on Europe and the West, Bookmate...

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Ads in Kindle Books: Marketing or Spam? | Kindle Me This

Ads in Kindle Books: Marketing or Spam? | Kindle Me This | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There is a fine line between marketing and spam, so how do you know when you have crossed that line?
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Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B - TechCrunch

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B - TechCrunch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ridibooks, which claims to be South Korea’s largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve its user experience and..
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Self Publishing-the pros and cons of it by JoAnne Myers

Self Publishing-the pros and cons of it by JoAnne Myers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The best thing about self-publishing is that you are guaranteed to be published, no matter what type book you choose to write. Traditional publishers often look for something not yet written about,...
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Did Apple Fix E-Book Prices for the Greater Good? - The New Yorker

Did Apple Fix E-Book Prices for the Greater Good? - The New Yorker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The company argues that it acted legally, that its intentions were good, and that its actions ended up benefitting consumers.
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Bezos: 'books are too expensive' | The Bookseller

Bezos: 'books are too expensive' | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

To maintain a “healthy culture of long-form reading”, e-books must be cheaper, Amazon founder and c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has said.

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Bloomsbury signs with Oyster in US | The Bookseller

Bloomsbury signs with Oyster in US | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

E-book subscription service Oyster has signed up Bloomsbury as its latest publisher.

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Government must fund digital resource for libraries, says Sieghart | The Bookseller

Government must fund digital resource for libraries, says Sieghart | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

"Speaking on BBC Radio Four’s “Today” programme this morning, Sieghart said: “It is a critical moment now because we are facing a few more years of austerity ahead of us and many of the library services around the country have been whittled down as far as they can go…. Government, big and little government, wants to deliver services digitally in the future and the library is the safe and most obvious place to do that.”

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Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015

Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last summer, Harvard University Press (HUP) asked a book designer to create a T-shirt for its softball squad’s intramural season. The front of the shirt bore the expression r > g, signifying that the rate of return on capital (r) is greater than the rate of growth in income (g)—the central thesis of Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty, which HUP’s Belknap Press had published in April. Capital had leapt to the top of The New York Times bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction and stayed on the list for 22 weeks. It continues to sell robustly worldwide in 30 languages, and in English alone there are nearly 500,000 copies in print—the fastest-selling book in the press’s nearly 102-year history.

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Germany's Thalia 'off the market' | The Bookseller

Germany's Thalia 'off the market' | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Less than four weeks after Advent appointed the investment bank Macquarie to find a buyer for its German bookselling operation Thalia, the US investor has reportedly taken the chain off the market because none of the interested parties was prepared to pay the asking price.  

According to Manager Magazin, Advent will now continue the ongoing restructuring and modernization of Germany’s largest bricks-and-mortar bookseller, part of Douglas holding, acquired by Advent in 2012.

 

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