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Five Easy Answers to “What Are Customers Looking for in an eBook?” - Using ... - Watch List News (press release)

Five Easy Answers to “What Are Customers Looking for in an eBook?” - Using ...
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Blogs and eBooks can show tremendous ROI in brand building and sales.

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"To help with topics, Christianson says to put yourself in your readers’ shoes. Someone is at home trying to fix a leaky sink, and they jump online looking for a step-by-step do it yourself. A quick Google search might bring them to a tool company’s website that has a library of home repair eBooks. Or a hospital might have a web section with eBooks on different health topics."

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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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How Many eBooks Do You Have on Your Kindle? | The Digital Reader

How Many eBooks Do You Have on Your Kindle? | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last week's post about packing books for a vacation got me thinking about how many ebook you can carry on an ereader. The columnist in the Spectator may have struggled with keeping the weight down on vacation paper book library, but those of us who have taken up with the ones-and-zeros have no such limitations. One of the best parts about ereaders is that you can carry hundreds if not thousands of ebooks with you any where you go. There's no need to find the space required to store a library of paper books, no need to be concerned about clutter,  and no need to worry about leaving a book behind, never to be seen again. The only concern is that you might run out of space, and even that won't keep you up at night (unless your preferred format is PDFs). For ereaders with card slots, that's no problem at all; you can't afford to buy enough ebooks to fill the highest volume flash storage. And even with ereaders like the Kindle which are limited to 2GB or 4GB of storage, that's still not a serious issue; one early Kindle adopter showed us in 2008 that you could fit 10,000 ebooks on a [...]
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Physical Book Sales Rocket As Digital Dips

Physical Book Sales Rocket As Digital Dips | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book shops are attracting more and more customers by offering cafes and running events.
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10 Self-Publishing Trends to Watch

10 Self-Publishing Trends to Watch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
These 10 trends are shaping the future of publishing and self-publishing.
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Why Having My Book Go Out of Print Was a Pretty Great Thing, After All

Why Having My Book Go Out of Print Was a Pretty Great Thing, After All | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An author puts her priorities in order when her book goes out of print.
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Mike Shatzkin imagines a bevy of black swans that could upend publishing

Mike Shatzkin imagines a bevy of black swans that could upend publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Veteran publishing analyst Mike Shatzkin believes the “Big Change” era in trade books ended about four years ago, but he can totally imagine a black-swan event that would change everything.
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The Library of Congress Hosts The America Reads Exhibit

The Library of Congress Hosts The America Reads Exhibit | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Some of the books being showcased include Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
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The short-form content resurgence

The short-form content resurgence | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I remember the first time I heard the phrase “info snacking” back in 2007.
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Kindle 8 (2016) – everything you wanted to know (infographic)

Kindle 8 (2016) – everything you wanted to know (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The 8th generation Kindle is the first Amazon e-reader since 2010 that’s available in white. It’s 11% thinner than its predecessor and…
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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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Indigo is Planning to Renovate Nearly Every Bookstore

Indigo is Planning to Renovate Nearly Every Bookstore | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Chapters Indigo are planning on renovating almost every single bookstore in Canada within the next two years. The bookseller is pleased with their new Sherway Gardens location in Toronto and it is basically billed [...]
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A Solution for the Problem of Getting Rid of Books | The Digital Reader

A Solution for the Problem of Getting Rid of Books | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ebook lovers never have to worry about the size of their libraries, but Christina Spencer isn't so lucky. She writes in the Ottawa Citizen that she needs a self-help books for getting rid of books: How, after all, does one decide which books to discard or donate? Which criteria apply to such a literary cull? Surely this should be easy, a First World problem if ever there was one? I could, I suppose, start with books that have been a struggle to read for years – you know, the ones where you read a chapter before setting it aside.  I can’t count the number of times I have pledged to restart and – this time, finally – finish Victor Hugo’s Ninety-Three, or Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. Time to admit defeat? Not yet. I could also re-visit the unread works. Perhaps 40 per cent of our home collection has not yet been opened: bargain acquisitions, gifts, some “duty” books we keep meaning to crack but haven’t. Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, Adam Shoalts’s Alone Against the North. Should I donate from among these lonely castaways, brushing aside a potential treasure trove of stories and knowledge not yet attained? Difficult. A much worse conundrum is books we [...]
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Finding a World of Good in Used Books

Finding a World of Good in Used Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Both non-profit and for-profit bookstores are funding literacy programs through the sale of used books.
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EveryLibrary, Rosen Publishing Team Up to Help School Libraries with ESSA Implementation

EveryLibrary, Rosen Publishing Team Up to Help School Libraries with ESSA Implementation | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The new federal education law includes hard-win help for school libraries, but library supporters in each state must act quickly to take full advantage.


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Harry Potter Is Biggest Pre-Order on Amazon This Year

Harry Potter Is Biggest Pre-Order on Amazon This Year | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The upcoming script for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child doesn't come out until the end of the month, but it is already hitting bestsellers list.
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What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education?

What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace.
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