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If the Kindle fails so will ebooks

I don’t get why anti-Amazon people get up in arms whenever they find an author who links to the Amazon pages for their books. Or whenever a publisher out there seems to favour the Seattle Beh...
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"Even if every publisher, every author, and every editor out there studiously avoided sending traffic to Amazon in any way, that wouldn’t even cause a measurable dent in Amazon’s book or ebook revenue.

People go to Amazon, they aren’t sent there.

Pointing people anywhere else will only result in lower affiliate fees for the author or publisher as people follow the link, close the tab, and then go to Amazon directly to buy it there anyway."

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Amazon Starts to Enforce Draconian e-book Review Policy

Amazon Starts to Enforce Draconian e-book Review Policy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Independent author and blogger Imy Santiago bought an e-book from Amazon, read it, and posted a review. Then things started to go awry, according to her recent
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The Newsroom | Macleay College » Over 100 million books in one place

The Newsroom | Macleay College » Over 100 million books in one place | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
One person, one website … And over millions of readers. Publisher’s Weekly called it the “YouTube for stories rather than videos”.
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What I Love about the New Kindle Unlimited Policy

What I Love about the New Kindle Unlimited Policy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
KINDLE UNLIMITED PAGES READ I'm not saying that the new Kindle Unlimited policy is perfect. I realize that it works better for some books than for others. And it doesn't seem to particularly favor ...
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Amazon's Review Policy is Creepy and Bad for Authors - Gizmodo

Amazon's Review Policy is Creepy and Bad for Authors - Gizmodo | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Independent author and blogger Imy Santiago bought an ebook, read it, and posted a review on Amazon.
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Scribd is Putting Harlequin Titles on the Same Chopping Block as Indie Titles | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Scribd is Putting Harlequin Titles on the Same Chopping Block as Indie Titles | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When news broke on Tuesday that Scribd was cutting romance titles from its catalog, all the stories focused on indie published titles from either Smashwords or Draft2Digital but the activity was not limited to just those two distributors.
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Round Up: Kindle Unlimited Has Ended Western Civilization | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Round Up: Kindle Unlimited Has Ended Western Civilization | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We're now on day two of Amazon changing the rules for KDP Select, and judging by the response from some parts of social media the world has come to an end.
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B&N's New Website Could Be the Kiss of Death For the Nook | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

B&N's New Website Could Be the Kiss of Death For the Nook | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After nearly two years of development, Barnes & Noble launched a new site that has some asking whether this will be the digital solution to B&N's ecommerce woes. I, however, am wondering how much damage the new site will do to B&N's Nook sales.
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Sony's New Crowd-funding Site Has Its First Successful Campaign - An E-ink Remote | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Sony's New Crowd-funding Site Has Its First Successful Campaign - An E-ink Remote | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Sony launched its own crowd funding platform.
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Graphic Novel, Comics Market Rises to $935 Million in 2014

Graphic Novel, Comics Market Rises to $935 Million in 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Led by increases in the book trade, 2014 sales of graphic novels and periodical comics in North America rose in every sales channel except the newsstand, where sales of periodical comics declined.
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Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone

Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone http://t.co/h7VBZclg0s
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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, July 3, 4:40 PM

Unglaublich, aber wahr: endlich #epub3 Export von #ibooksAuthor, ein lang erwartetes Feature :

"According to Apple, the new Epub templates:

  • Export to ePub3 format.
  • Allow the reader to read in both paginated and scrolling view.
  • Allow the reader to change the font size in the book.
  • Can include some interactive widgets, such as movies, audio clips, HTML, and image galleries.
  • Can be viewed in any ePub reader that supports ePub3."
    http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/01/ibooks-author-updated-with-iphone-templates/

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http://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/meldung/iBooks-unterstuetzt-EPUB3-1612636.html
... Break on through to the other side :-).
. lang erwartet, bisher nie erreicht: aber jetzt ist es endlich soweit: ibooksauthor bricht aus der selbstverschuldeten Isolation aus der Apple-Welt aus in die weite, weite Welt des universellten E-Books Standards:
.. auch wenn man nicht erwarten darf, dass gerade die coolen interaktiven Features "wirklich" auf allen Plattformen., Devices, E-Readern etc. funktionieren - aber wenigstens Audio- und Video-Einbindungen :-) die neuen Bücher werden grossartig sein, inter-aktiv, inter-kulturell - und hoffentlich überall "laufen" :-)
Weitere Informationen:
http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/01/ibooks-author-updated-with-iphone-templates/
"According to Apple, the new Epub templates:

    Export to ePub3 format.
    Allow the reader to read in both paginated and scrolling view.
    Allow the reader to change the font size in the book.
    Can include some interactive widgets, such as movies, audio clips, HTML, and image galleries.
    Can be viewed in any ePub reader that supports ePub3."
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Anleitung aus dem ibooks-author Blog:
http://ibooksauthorblog.com/ibooks-author-2-3-with-epub-export/
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erste Erfahrungsberichte:
http://www.talkingnewmedia.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-update-to-ibooks-author-with-added-iphone-support-via-epub-templates/
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zum Support von Audio-Books:
http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/14/audiobooks-ios-8-4/

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Amazon and Oyster Books: Comparing How Writers Get Paid

Amazon and Oyster Books: Comparing How Writers Get Paid | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's business of lending out e-books couldn't fly if authors didn't write them, but those authors have no real power over what they get paid for borrowed books.
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Amazon pay-per-page makes little cents for indie authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers

Amazon pay-per-page makes little cents for indie authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Heated debate among indie authors re royalty payments on Kindle lending services, Draft2Digital add Oyster subscription channel, ALLi seeks guest posters
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Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing

Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self publishing has come in for its fair share of bashing over the last few years by those who seem to either fear it, misunderstand it, or simply have their
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Part 1: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data | The Bookseller

Part 1: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Editor's n
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Amazon to pay as little as £0.0038 per page read to Kindle writers | ITProPortal.com

Amazon to pay as little as £0.0038 per page read to Kindle writers | ITProPortal.com | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon’s plans to change the way self-publishing authors are paid is not going down well with some short-story authors, and now we know why.
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New Barnes and Noble CEO Will Kill NooK - Good E-Reader (blog)

New Barnes and Noble CEO Will Kill NooK - Good E-Reader (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Barnes and Noble has lost over one billion dollars on trying to make the Nook brand into a viable business model. Since 2009 the largest bookseller in the US
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No, Flipkart is Not the World's Second Biggest Bookseller (Not Yet, Anyway) | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

No, Flipkart is Not the World's Second Biggest Bookseller (Not Yet, Anyway) | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's going to be a story going around in the next few days that Flipkart, one of the largest online retailers in India, has been hailed as the world's second largest bookseller (after Amazon, of course).
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Audiobook Deals and Discounts for July 2015

Audiobook Deals and Discounts for July 2015 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do you listen to audiobooks or feel like you have heard a ton about the format but haven't really engaged with it yet? Every month we will put the spotlight on
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Does Anyone Know Why Reagent Press is Filing a Class Action Suit Against Amazon? | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Does Anyone Know Why Reagent Press is Filing a Class Action Suit Against Amazon? | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This afternoon's news about the latest stage in the ongoing suit against Author Solutions reminded me of another potential lawsuit I have been following.
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PSA: Have You Canceled Your Account at Scribd? You Might Want to Double Check That | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

PSA: Have You Canceled Your Account at Scribd? You Might Want to Double Check That | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With the news coming out earlier this week that Scribd was cutting back its romance catalog (including titles from Harlequin), I'm sure some Scribd subscribers are thinking about cancelling their subscription (or have already done so). And so I...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Paperwhite 2

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Paperwhite 2 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has just released their latest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite 3. Whenever a new product comes to the market people often wonder what the primary
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Diversity in Children’s Books Is Hard to Find—But Important

Diversity in Children’s Books Is Hard to Find—But Important | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From the 1940s through today, librarians have lamented the color of kid's lit. The market might not provide diversity, but you can find it at your local library.
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Tipping the Editorial Apple Cart | Digital Book World

Tipping the Editorial Apple Cart | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the second post in a three-part series, Inkling co-founder and CEO Matt MacInnis calls for overhauling corporate cultures that empower editors unduly.
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Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld

Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that determined Apple to be the leader of an industrywide conspiracy among book publishers to raise prices of digital books.

By a 2-to-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said it agreed with the conclusions of Judge Denise L. Cote of United States District Court in Manhattan, who rendered the decision in 2013.

“We conclude that the district court’s decision that Apple orchestrated a horizontal conspiracy among the publisher defendants to raise e-book prices is amply supported and well reasoned, and that the agreement unreasonably restrained trade,” the appeals court wrote in its decision.

Via Chuck Hitchcock
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Introducing: Recently Read | Mendeley Blog

Introducing: Recently Read | Mendeley Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The new ‘Recently Read’ feature saves your reading position for your 20 most recently read PDFs across your iOS and Desktop devices. If you start reading a paper on your Desktop, you can easily finish reading it on your tablet on the couch later, or even on your phone while you’re on the bus.

Even if you only use Mendeley on one device, it’s still a great way to pick up where you left off between sessions.

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