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Looking Into The Past of Books To See Their Future

Looking Into The Past of Books To See Their Future | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Historians know that those who don’t understand history are doomed to repeat it.

 

When it comes to books, we are doomed to repeat it anyway, at least according to Corey Pressman, founder of Exprima Media, a software design and development firm based in Portland, Oreg.

 

He’s also a recovering anthropology teacher ...


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Corey Pressman: It’s always wise to look back, especially during periods of transition. Reading is an old and varied behavior, and the reading patterns, values, and assumptions with which we are familiar are themselves relatively new. Of course, they don’t seem that way because we rarely have cause to look back.

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How One Indie Publisher Is Innovating and Flourishing - Digital Book World

How One Indie Publisher Is Innovating and Flourishing - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the latest entry in our series profiling small independent publishers, we speak with the Netherlands-based Podium.
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Amazon, Wells Fargo End Partnership to Offer Discounted Student Loans

Amazon, Wells Fargo End Partnership to Offer Discounted Student Loans | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's venture to sell students the loans they need to buy their school supplies from Amazon lasted about as long as the typical college relationship.
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Shakespeare and Company reveals treasures of its archives 

Shakespeare and Company reveals treasures of its archives  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Renowned English language bookshop Shakespeare and Company, situated on Paris's Left Bank, is marking its 65th anniversary by publishing an illustrated history of the shop.
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Global publisher rankings show big groups getting bigger

Global publisher rankings show big groups getting bigger | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson retained its position as the biggest publisher in the world for the eighth consecutive year in the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2016 which, despite the number one publisher’s slump, also showed ongoing growth of the top...
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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 

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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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Norman Manea Wins Guadalajara's Romance Languages Award

Norman Manea Wins Guadalajara's Romance Languages Award | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In honor of his work on individuals in extreme situations, author Norman Manea is the first Romanian to win Guadalajara International Book Fair’s prize.
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Books as metaphors on illustrations by Jungho Lee (pictures)

Books as metaphors on illustrations by Jungho Lee (pictures) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Seoul-based graphic designer and artist Jungho Lee creates marvellous, dreamy, abit surreal illustrations for books and magazines. Recently he has decided to…
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Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs

Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
RT @Q_TalesEU: Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs... https://t.co/kAlEbXV4Ta #kidlit #ebook #book #read #reader #author #publisher #dog #dogs
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German book trade calls for Turkey action 

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The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has joined with freedom of speech organisations to launch an online petition calling on the German government and EU Commission to make an “uncompromising commitment” to freedom of...
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Why a Software Company Is into Book Publishing

Why a Software Company Is into Book Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When former Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Jesse Coleman was looking to get back into publishing after spending years building a freelance editorial business, he found himself weighing opportunities at Big Five houses against a job at a software company. Hoping to get away from the isolation he felt as a freelancer, Coleman jumped at …
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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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