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Most Students Want to Access Textbooks on Tablets

Most Students Want to Access Textbooks on Tablets | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nielsen’s quarterly Connected Devices Report found that 71 percent of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks on them.
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A new report from Nielsen found that 71% of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks on them. Google is one example of a company listening to this emerging demand. Students can now rent or buy digital textbooks via Google Play.

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Survey: Publishers Still Concerned About Ebook Production Quality - Digital Book World

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Survey: Publishers Still Concerned About Ebook Production Quality
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Reader expectations are an important factor driving concerns around conversion quality.
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The Persistent Stigma of Self-Publishing | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

The Persistent Stigma of Self-Publishing | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From from author Dario Ciriello via Fiction University: [W]hatever anyone tells you, self-publishing is still heavily stigmatized.
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Amazon Calls for E-Book Price Cuts Amid Hachette Dispute - Bloomberg

Amazon Calls for E-Book Price Cuts Amid Hachette Dispute - Bloomberg | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Amazon dominates e-book sales with 60 percent of the market, according to Forrester Research.
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Lagardère Reports Hachette eBook Sales Down in the US, Says There's "No Deadline" to Resolve Contract Dispute with Amazon - The Digital Reader

Lagardère Reports Hachette eBook Sales Down in the US, Says There's "No Deadline" to Resolve Contract Dispute with Amazon - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hachette revealed today that their US ebook sales declined in the first 6 months of 2014. Hachette’s parent company, the French media conglomerate Lagardère, released their mid-year financial report today. They did not release specific details on Lagardère Publishing’s performance in US, UK, France, and other markets, but we do know that revenues for the …
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HarperCollins Launches Second Print+eBook Bundle Pilot in as Many Weeks - The Digital Reader

HarperCollins Launches Second Print+eBook Bundle Pilot in as Many Weeks - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What’s better than running one pilot program to test a new business model? According to HarperCollins, running two pilots at the same time. The US publisher launched a new pilot today which will enable customers of select indie bookstores to buy a print+ebook bundle. Twelve indie bookstores across the US, including Politics & Prose in …
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The Advantages of an e-Reader

The Advantages of an e-Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Good e-Reader has been chronicling the e-reader industry right around the time Amazon released their second generation model and started to compete against Sony.

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Self-Publishing Basics: Introduction to Metadata — The Book Designer

Self-Publishing Basics: Introduction to Metadata — The Book Designer | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self-Publishing Basics: Introduction to Metadata for beginning book publishers along with a 5-step process for dealing with your book’s metadata (From his archives & still great for today: Self-Publishing Basics: Introduction to Metadata
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Amazon Speaks: We Want Lower eBook Prices from Hachette - The Digital Reader

Amazon Speaks: We Want Lower eBook Prices from Hachette - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon hasn’t said much concerning their ongoing contract dispute with the French media conglomerate Lagardère and its US publishing subsidiary Hachette, and today the retailer broke their silence with what is only their third official statement...
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What iBooks Does Behind the Scenes | ePUBSecrets

What iBooks Does Behind the Scenes | ePUBSecrets | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Email. With the new iBooks Desktop Web Inspector, we now have a little insight into how certain parts of the iBooks application works. If you have ever wondered why something looks a little funky or wanted to dig into using ...
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Author Earnings Report Confirms What We Had Long Suspected: $10 eBooks do Earn More than $15 eBooks - The Digital Reader

Author Earnings Report Confirms What We Had Long Suspected: $10 eBooks do Earn More than $15 eBooks - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Amazon released their latest statement in their contract dispute with Hachette a couple days ago, one point they raised was that $9.99 ebooks sold more copies than $14.99 (1.74 times as many, in fact). This tied in with basic market economic theory, and it also fits with past data from Smashwords. And now I …
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85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK (infographic)

85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

he infographic presented below shows that as much as 85% of ebooks are not available to UK public libraries. What’s more, out of the six major trade publishers in the UK only three offer some of their ebooks to libraries.

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Creative Destruction in an Age of…Creative Destruction : Publishing Perspectives

Creative Destruction in an Age of…Creative Destruction : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Have no fear of letting go, says Dr. Richard Foster, Lecturer at the Yale School of Management, to publishers looking at bracing for a future of change.
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DVR destroying reading time? Real Author's Guild is Amazon?

DVR destroying reading time? Real Author's Guild is Amazon? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
BookRiot talks about how the DVR is affecting reading time. Is the real Author's Guild Amazon? Plus two more stories and Kindle Daily Deals. (Morning Roundup: DVR destroying reading time? Real Author’s Guild is Amazon?
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Steps to Successful E- book Publishing - The Sales Page Diva

Steps to Successful E- book Publishing - The Sales Page Diva | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Since the birth of Kindle, almost everyone have really embraced reading online content. Many business owners have taken the opportunity to create leads for their business using e-books that come in many formats.
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Why I Prefer Printed Books Over Electronic Books When Self Publishing

Why I Prefer Printed Books Over Electronic Books When Self Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When I decided to become an independent self-published author some time ago, one of the decisions I had to make was whether I wanted to publish my books in a (Why I Prefer Printed Books Over Electronic Books When Self Publishing
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Skoobe Adds Self-Published Titles - The Digital Reader

Skoobe Adds Self-Published Titles - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Germany’s Skoobe ebook subscription service will be opening up a new venue soon for self-published authors. Starting tomorrow, this two-year-old startup will be carrying indie ebooks distributed by Books On Demand gmbh (BoD) and by ePubli. No details have been released on the exact number of titles each service will add to Skoobe, but ePubli, which …
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4 ways to find Kindle Unlimited ebooks on Amazon

4 ways to find Kindle Unlimited ebooks on Amazon | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Here's how to easily find Kindle Unlimited books in the Kindle Store.
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Evernote Now Lets Users Create eBooks

Evernote Now Lets Users Create eBooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The popular note taking app Evernote has a new feature that lets users produce an eBook or PDF directly from the app.

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Morning Roundup: Consumer protection for ebooks? Publishers and subscription services

Morning Roundup: Consumer protection for ebooks? Publishers and subscription services | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
UK Police Start Replacing Ads on Copyright Sites with Warnings (GigaOm) The new “Operation Creative” tactic is designed to tackle the funding of copyright-infringement websites without making users vulnerable to malware, as an earlier pilot...

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Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription – 8 things readers need to know (and teacher librarians)

Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription – 8 things readers need to know (and teacher librarians) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The article lists most important facts to take into consideration before getting a free trial of Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription from Amazon.

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The Benefits and Challenges of Self-publishing

The Benefits and Challenges of Self-publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Louise Harnby looks at the benefits and challenges of self-publishing as compared with the traditional publishing/agency model. (Love reading as much as I can on my craft.
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You are not alone: Introduction to the indie publishing community

You are not alone: Introduction to the indie publishing community | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Writing is a solitary act. But marketing and promoting your book doesn't have to be. 8,000 to 11,000 new publishers enter the field every year; and most are independent publishers. Luckily for you,...
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10 Quick and Easy Digital Marketing Tools for Authors

10 Quick and Easy Digital Marketing Tools for Authors | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you're self-published or have a Big 5 publisher behind your book, all authors are doing the same thing: promoting themselves and their book. While marketin...
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Amazon Calls for Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices - Wall Street Journal

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"Lower e-book prices aren't necessarily the best thing for writers," said Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild.
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Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers - Reuters

Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers - Reuters | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Reuters Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers Reuters (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and...
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