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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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AAP Reports eBook Revenues Down 18.7% in February 2016

AAP Reports eBook Revenues Down 18.7% in February 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers has released its monthly report for February 2016, and for the most part the news is bad.
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Amazon fixes misleading Kindle pictures, but the ‘reads like real paper’ hype remains

Amazon fixes misleading Kindle pictures, but the ‘reads like real paper’ hype remains | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Remember all the howls from fan boys when TeleRead and others complained that Amazon was using misleading photographs to ballyhoo its latest basic model? Well, for once, Amazon listened. As you can see from the above comparison from lesen.net, Amazon is now relying on a different photo, which tells the truth: that the $80 Kindles have a…
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Booksellers Launch YA Subscription Book Club

Booksellers Launch YA Subscription Book Club | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kate Morris-Double and Libby Harris, who met working at the independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, have launched a YA fiction book club. Book Box Club is a monthly subscription box and online book group about young adult (YA) fiction. Each month subscribers will receive a YA book, a craft item based on …
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Ingram Launches Ingram Academic Services

Ingram Launches Ingram Academic Services | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ingram Academic Services offers customized resources, tools and services to university presses and academic publishers.
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How a Publishing House Designs a Book Cover

How a Publishing House Designs a Book Cover | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How does a book publisher design a book cover? Lisa Honerkamp, designer and art director from Hachette's Grand Central Publishing, explains.
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How children’s literature changed UK politics

How children’s literature changed UK politics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Children’s books often fly beneath the cultural radar, belying their ability to work powerfully on the social imagination. In the McCarthy-era US, for instance, they provided both a safe haven and a platform for writers and illustrators whose work was out of favour with the establishment. Subsequent studies suggest that the progressive views many American children absorbed through their books shaped the generation that protested against the war in Vietnam, supported the Civil Rights movement and campaigned for equal rights for women.
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NetGalley Book Review Program: A Case Study

NetGalley Book Review Program: A Case Study | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
NetGalley is a book review service that connects book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators.
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Nielsen Book to launch online ISBN store 

Nielsen Book to launch online ISBN store  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nielsen Book is launching a new ISBN store allowing publishers and self-published authors to purchase smaller numbers of ISBNs online "within minutes".
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Amazon's Singles Classics: Another Turn of the e-Shorts Page

Amazon's Singles Classics: Another Turn of the e-Shorts Page | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Echoes of a bygone Byliner: Opening with more than 140 knees-up essays and stories, Amazon is betting that Singles Classics can make e-shorts sexy at last.
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New Survey Shows Used and Rented Textbooks Still Trump e-Textbooks

New Survey Shows Used and Rented Textbooks Still Trump e-Textbooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital textbooks are one of those ideas which publishers and technologists love but students don't like so much.
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The Rise of Indie Crime Novels

The Rise of Indie Crime Novels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Why crime novelists are opting to walk away from traditional publishing deals and self-publish instead.
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The Major Licensing Trends of 2016

The Major Licensing Trends of 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Among the trends at this year's Licensing International Expo were properties aimed at a pre-school audience, books tied to reality shows, and augmented reality.
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Booktrack’s Days are Numbered

Booktrack’s Days are Numbered | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Booktrack is a company that develops soundtracks to books. It started in 2011 and has raised around three million dollars to stay in business. Their technology didn’t seem to take off with consumers and the only way to listen to them is with their proprietary app. I fear Booktrack’s days are numbered.
Booktrack took advantage of most of the hype surrounding the enhanced e-book phenomenon of 2010 to 2012. This is when EPUB 3, Kindle Format 8, iBooks Author and various initiatives were highly touted as the next big thing in digital publishing. Major publishers have failed to embrace audio, video and interactive elements in their e-books because customers have not embraced it. Most of the e-books that do leverage their technology are only available in a few apps and have limited content. The only segment to actually make interactive elements a viable business model is education.
Booktrack tried to make soundtracks for e-books a reality. They charge publishers $1,000 to have an audio track that is meant to play when you are reading an e-book. The audio normally has background music, ambiance and sound effects. A few major publishers such as Harper Collins, Hachette and Penguin Random House experimented with the platform, but they only have less than ten titles that were developed. The vast majority of the 15,000 soundtracks that are available are royalty free and open sourced content, the type of stuff that is available on Project Gutenberg, not very compelling.
I think Booktrack is a dead technology, the vast majority of readers if they want to listen to audio, buy an audiobook. The global audiobook industry is currently evaluated at 2.8 billion dollars and this is primarily due to the sheer amount of new titles that were produced in 2015. 43,000 new audiobooks were released last year, which is a slight increase from the 36,000 that came out in 2014 and a far cry from the 20,000 that were issued in 2013.
According to a recent report by the American Association of publishers downloaded audio had the highest growth in the first eight months of 2015. The number of audiobooks sold increased 43.3% in August, compared to August 2014. This brings the year-to-date growth for this format to 37.8%, compared to the same timeframe in 2014.
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AAP: Audio Grows, Ebooks Fall for Feb. 2016

AAP: Audio Grows, Ebooks Fall for Feb. 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its latest numbers, showing an increase in audiobooks and a decline in ebooks.
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The Short-Form Content Resurgence

The Short-Form Content Resurgence | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Short-form content is only becoming more popular among consumers, meaning book publishers need to find new ways to craft content for quick reads.
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Frankfurt Book Fair's Lineup for 30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting

Frankfurt Book Fair's Lineup for 30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Frankfurt Book Fair announced its lineup for the 30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting, which will be held on October 18.
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Artificial intelligence and the art of reader-driven publishing

Artificial intelligence and the art of reader-driven publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
AI is reaching a tipping point in the industry - but not in the way you might think.
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Come for the books, stay for the sandwiches

Come for the books, stay for the sandwiches | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Town House Books & Cafe in St. Charles offers food for the body and soul.
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The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks

The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks. Publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.
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Is speed reading a waste of time?

Is speed reading a waste of time? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Lots of apps promise to accelerate the way you take in information, but researchers raise questions about how much is retained
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'Growth Is My Biggest Concern': Spain's Luis Solano

'Growth Is My Biggest Concern': Spain's Luis Solano | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'We need to work harder and customize our publishing offers in Latin America,' says Spain's Luis Solano, a speaker at Frankfurt's The Markets conference.
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How Indie Bookstores Help Drive Book Discoverability

How Indie Bookstores Help Drive Book Discoverability | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How well can an independent bookstore help a reader discover a new book compared to a recommendation site or an app?
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A Slimmed Down Scholastic Posts Sales and Earnings Gains

A Slimmed Down Scholastic Posts Sales and Earnings Gains | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Focusing on children's publishing and education delivered gains in fiscal 2016, following the sale of the house's technology unit.
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E-Readers Vs Prints

Found this old animation (BOOK WAR), i created this long ago during the beginning of learning animations. Anyways, I just thought to upload it. Enjoy :
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