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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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How Library Loans Work Against Book Publishers - Digital Book World

How Library Loans Work Against Book Publishers - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ebook lending at libraries can adversely affect book publishers. But what can be done to make library users happy but also protect publishers?
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San Antonio Launches Bibliotech Library Kiosks at Area Bus Stations | The Digital Reader

San Antonio Launches Bibliotech Library Kiosks at Area Bus Stations | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bexar County Public Library got a lot of press coverage several years ago when it opened its book-less Bibliotech library branch, and now it is taking the show on the road.
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BookFundr Relaunches Crowdfunding Books

BookFundr Relaunches Crowdfunding Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What's the impact of crowdfunding? IndieGogo, arguably one of the most popular sites in the business, conducted several surveys and studies to find out how
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BookTango is closing their self-publishing business

BookTango is closing their self-publishing business | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book Tango is a self-publishing company that has been around since 2012. The company simply cannot compete anymore against the Kindle Direct Publishing
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Indie Authors Should Form a Co-Op

Indie Authors Should Form a Co-Op | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Worker Cooperatives have been around since the dawn of the industrial era and they have continued into the modern era. The premise is to have a company that is
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Amazon Guidelines Work to Curb Review Fraud

Amazon Guidelines Work to Curb Review Fraud | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon reviews are both a blessing to authors and the bane of their existence. Whether it's poor reviews, vindictive reviews, or lack of reviews altogether,
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Why crime thrillers are still popular, despite crime levels going down

Why crime thrillers are still popular, despite crime levels going down | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
They were always going to have a hard time getting the whip through Heathrow. “It’s not a whip,” said the Slice Girls. “It’s a studded suedette flogger.” “I’m going to have to check with my supervisor,” said the scanner guy. “Oi, Bill, is a whip a weapon or what?” The rubber chicken escaped detection.
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Indie Booksellers to Host Banned Books Parties

Indie Booksellers to Host Banned Books Parties | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Seven indie bookstores will host banned books week events on Tuesday, September 27.
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Why Publishers Must Go Mobile

Why Publishers Must Go Mobile | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book purchases are increasingly done on mobile platforms, and most people who read e-books prefer to do so on tablets or smart phones. There's a big opportunity for publishers here.
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Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Mobile applications such as OverDrive, Zinio and Hoopla provide free access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies — all you need is a public library card.
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Trade Book Sales Down in Q1 of 2016

Trade Book Sales Down in Q1 of 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
According to figures released by the AAP's StatShot program, sales of adult books fell 10.3% and sales of children's/YA titles fell 2.1%, compared to the same period last year.
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VIA Metropolitan Transit is giving away free e-books

VIA Metropolitan Transit is giving away free e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
VIA Metropolitan Transit has partnered the Bexar County Library for a new program called Ride & Read. It will give riders the ability to use the free
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San Antonio Launches Bibliotech Library Kiosks at Area Bus Stations | The Digital Reader

San Antonio Launches Bibliotech Library Kiosks at Area Bus Stations | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bexar County Public Library got a lot of press coverage several years ago when it opened its book-less Bibliotech library branch, and now it is taking the show on the road. The local ABC station and the Rivard Report reported yesterday that VIA Metropolitan Transit, the local buss company, is installing six Bibliotech kiosks in bus stations around San Antonio. Bexar County and VIA are making it easier than ever to take part in their "Ride & Read" initiative. There are plenty of advantage to taking public transportation so why not use the time to get into a good book? That’s the message VIA is sending out to its riders in their latest attempt to connect the community. They’re partnering with Bexar County and their Bibliotech program. "You don’t have to be the driver and pay attention to the traffic, so a great use of your time is to sit back and read and catch up on things," said Jeffrey Arndt, president and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit. You can see a kiosk in the lead photo, which was taken by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone. The kiosks are located at VIA's Downtown Information Center, Centro Plaza, Ellis Alley Transit Center, North Star Transit Center, Medical Center Transit Center, and Crossroads Park & [...]
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Reading through the closed book? It’s possible (video)

Reading through the closed book? It’s possible (video) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Now, if you can’t open the book, you don’t have to judge it by its cover. The researchers from MIT Media Lab…
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Society of Authors Wants the UK to Protect Authors From Publishers | The Digital Reader

Society of Authors Wants the UK to Protect Authors From Publishers | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Today I encountered the usual backward-looking proposal from the legacy publishing industry.
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Diversity of Another Kind: The UAE and Brazil Explore Trade

Diversity of Another Kind: The UAE and Brazil Explore Trade | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, UAE-Brazil trade answers a local crisis.
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Free eBooks Have Arrived at Nook Press | The Digital Reader

Free eBooks Have Arrived at Nook Press | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The intern who has been left in charge of B&N's ebook platform (after many functions were outsourced) added a new feature this week.
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Apple Gets Serious About Podcasts | The Digital Reader

Apple Gets Serious About Podcasts | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
One of the shortcomings with podcasts is that they are time-intensive to produce; they take as long or longer to make as to listen to. (Another shortcoming is that podcasts are light on detail as compared to text, but that is another story).
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Apple is launching iTunes Spoken Editions

Apple is launching iTunes Spoken Editions | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple is going to be launching a new service called iTunes Spoken Editions, which will read the news to you. Publishers taking part in the new initiative will
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Scholastic Revenues Up in Q1 2017

Scholastic Revenues Up in Q1 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Children's book publisher Scholastic earned $282.7 million during its fiscal first quarter 2017, up 48 percent from $191.2 million in Q1 2016.
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Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher

Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How a digital publishing company founded in 2012 has racked up a series of bestselling digital titles in the U.K.
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Google Play Books Introduces New Discovery Feature

Google Play Books Introduces New Discovery Feature | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Google Play Books has introduced a new e-book discovery feature, which basically looks at your reading history and determines other books that you might enjoy
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iBooks Author 2.5 Brings New Templates for Interactive Epub eBooks | The Digital Reader

iBooks Author 2.5 Brings New Templates for Interactive Epub eBooks | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple rolled out a new update this week for its ebook-making app for the Mac. I am still waiting to hear back from users, but according to the changelog iBooks Author 2.5 adds an additional layer of security, a better workflow for publishers working with multiple authors, and new templates for making interactive Epubs. That last detail is of especial interest to readers, so if you get a chance to test it please let us know what you think. You can find the app in the Mac App Store. What's New in Version 2.5 New templates for creating interactive ePub books Support for publishing to iBooks using an Apple ID with two-factor authentication enabled Improved workflow when publishing books on behalf of multiple sellers Performance and stability improvements Check These Out!
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Society of Authors Wants the UK to Protect Authors From Publishers

Society of Authors Wants the UK to Protect Authors From Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Today I encountered the usual backward-looking proposal from the legacy publishing industry. The Guardian published an article yesterday where  the Society of Authors called for the UK gov't to adopt a proposed EU directive which would protect authors from the take it or leave it contracts offered by online services. Only, the difference is, the SoA sees this in terms of legacy publishers. His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has welcomed a “badly need[ed]” new proposal from the European Commission that would protect authors who achieve unexpected success from missing out on royalties. Pullman was speaking as president of the Society of Authors, which is pressing the UK government to adopt clauses from the new EU draft directive on the digital single market in order to “avoid unfair practices that currently prevent authors making a living from writing”. The Society highlighted the case of Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon, who has not received any royalties from the television and film adaptations of her Horrid Henry books, despite the series being broadcast in 44 countries with more than 1.5m DVDs sold. In an article last December, Simon revealed that she was missing out on the royalties because when she sold Orion her first Horrid Henry [...]
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