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Digital startups in publishing prepare e-book subscription services that echo Netflix

Digital startups in publishing prepare e-book subscription services that echo Netflix | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital startups eReatah Inc. and Oyster plan to introduce rival e-book subscription services this fall. If successful, the new services could pose fresh challenges for brick-and-mortar bookstores.
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The Future of Fixed-Layout Ebooks | Digital Book World

The Future of Fixed-Layout Ebooks | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How ebook designers can impact what comes next, Amazon widens cloud storage access and gains support for drone delivery, Audible gets into discovery, digital opportunities in Latin America and more.
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Amazon in Brazil and the Tropical Agency Model : Publishing Perspectives

Amazon in Brazil and the Tropical Agency Model : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans.
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20 things you need to know before you self-publish

20 things you need to know before you self-publish | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Following our live chat, where our panel of experts explored the hows and why of self-publishing, we now round up the top 20 things you need to know for academic self-publishing success (Guardian article for scholars: "Twenty things you need to know...
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Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever

Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How one small publisher ditched Amazon and is having its best year ever.
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Amazon's UK Best Seller List Affected By Free eBook Offer - What, Again? - The Digital Reader

Amazon's UK Best Seller List Affected By Free eBook Offer - What, Again? - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
So Porter Andersen reported on Friday that a free Kindle ebook promotion sponsored by a telecom was playing merry hob on the UK Kindle Store’s best seller list: Amazon officials confirm to The FutureBook that downloads of #Kindle ebooks from Amazon...
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Self-Publishing Series Case Study: Will bookstores sell your indie books? | Claire McKinney Public Relations, LLC

Self-Publishing Series Case Study: Will bookstores sell your indie books? | Claire McKinney Public Relations, LLC | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do bookstores want to sell your #indie books? from our blog: http://t.co/tz1t5eazrH
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EducaTablet: Latin America’s New Mobile-centric K-12 Content Platform : Publishing Perspectives

EducaTablet: Latin America’s New Mobile-centric K-12 Content Platform : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
EducaTablet has launched a digital-content ecosystem where Latin American students can access textbooks from major publishers, in Spanish and English, online and off.
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How a Book Fair Forever Changed US/Soviet Literary Relations : Publishing Perspectives

How a Book Fair Forever Changed US/Soviet Literary Relations : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Martin Levin recounts how the inaugural Moscow Book Fair opened its doors to American and Western publishers, fostering better US/Soviet relations through the years.
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Is the new Amazon acquisition something publishers need to think about or not? - The Shatzkin Files

If you’re like me, you know a thing or two about the book business but you didn’t know there was a business called Twitch until you heard the announcement this morning that Amazon had bought it for about $1 billion, apparently outbidding or somehow...
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Kobo: The Ereader May Be Dying But The Ebook Will Survive - International Business Times UK

Kobo: The Ereader May Be Dying But The Ebook Will Survive - International Business Times UK | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
International Business Times UK Kobo: The Ereader May Be Dying But The Ebook Will Survive International Business Times UK "Current forecasts show the ebook reader market as having already reached its peak of just over 20 million units shipping in...
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Kobo: technology takes a back seat in the e-book game - Telegraph.co.uk

Kobo: technology takes a back seat in the e-book game - Telegraph.co.uk | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Kobo: technology takes a back seat in the e-book game
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The latest figures from Ofcom show that Amazon has a dominant 79 per cent share of the e-book market in the UK.
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Turn Any Kid's Book Into an Audio Book - Re/code

Turn Any Kid's Book Into an Audio Book - Re/code | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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This $60 device clips to the back cover of any picture book and instantly turns it into an audio book, recording your own voice reading each page.
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Publishers Polled Worry About Ebook Quality - EContent (press release)

Publishers Polled Worry About Ebook Quality - EContent (press release) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers Polled Worry About Ebook Quality
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Thanks to ever-improving technology, ebooks can be produced relatively quickly and economically compared to their traditional print cousins.
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With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment : Publishing Perspectives

With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.
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New Ebook Production Tools Heighten Focus on Quality - Digital Book World

New Ebook Production Tools Heighten Focus on Quality - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New Ebook Production Tools Heighten Focus on Quality Digital Book World Changes in ebook production and conversion technologies are opening up new opportunities when it comes to digital content.
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The history of printed word (infographic)

The history of printed word (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Electric Literature shared an informative timeline of printed word, from a first known printed book, to 3D printing, complete with how particular technologies work. 

The infographic was created by the design company Mediaworks for Cartridge Discount.

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Elly's Choice Offers a New Book Club Style eBook Subscription Service in the Netherlands - The Digital Reader

Elly's Choice Offers a New Book Club Style eBook Subscription Service in the Netherlands - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
All you can read subscription plans like Kindle Unlimited may be getting all the press but that’s not the only idea being tested right now. A new service launched today in the Netherlands, and it plans to update the old book club idea for the ebook  era. Elly’s Choice offers a simple and cheap subscription plan that …
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Combating the Higher-Ed Used Book Market

Combating the Higher-Ed Used Book Market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Roughly $5.5 billion of the over $8 billion higher education textbook market is caught in the secondary market.
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Used eBooks Now Illegal in Germany - The Digital Reader

Used eBooks Now Illegal in Germany - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The German consumer rights group VZBZ suffered a legal defeat this week in their fight to get readers more rights over their purchases. For the past few months VZBZ has been fighting a legal battle similar to the one which they initiated last year over the sale of used computer games. The Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverbandes has argued that …
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Closing the Print-Digital Price Gap | Digital Book World

Closing the Print-Digital Price Gap | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
One expert's suggestion for getting customers to pay more for digital content, a study says smartphone users aren't downloading new apps, Amazon buys video-streaming service Twitch, Pentian's growing appeal and more.
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Are Tablets the Solution for Latin American Education? : Publishing Perspectives

Are Tablets the Solution for Latin American Education? : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The past few years have seen global surge in tablet adoption schools throughout the world, particularly in Latin America, where digital textbooks are taking hold.
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Forging a Way Forward for Fixed-Layout Ebooks | Digital Book World

Forging a Way Forward for Fixed-Layout Ebooks | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Fixed-layout digital content has remained a stubbornly niche format in the broader ereading marketplace, and it always may. But their prevalence could soon be...
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e-Book Market to Grow at 19.81% CAGR by 2018, Says a New Research Report ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

e-Book Market to Grow at 19.81% CAGR by 2018, Says a New Research Report ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
e-Book Market to Grow at 19.81% CAGR by 2018, Says a New Research Report ...
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Book Riot's Great Audiobook Survey Reveals Listening Habits Radically Different from Reading Habits - The Digital Reader

Book Riot's Great Audiobook Survey Reveals Listening Habits Radically Different from Reading Habits - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center regularly polls the American public on their reading habits, but until now we had far less information on how people listen to audiobooks.
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The evolving role of libraries in the digital age

The evolving role of libraries in the digital age | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Letters: There would have been a time when one in three children without a book in the house would have demanded an enquiry into deprivation (The evolving role of libraries in the digital age - Continue reading...
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