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EReatah Launches New Ebook Subscription Service - Digital Book World

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EReatah Launches New Ebook Subscription Service
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The first salvo has been fired in this fall's ebook subscription platform wars in the U.S., by far the largest e-reading market.
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Amazon’s Grandinetti: Agents, Publishers, Retailers Not ‘Really Necessary’ | Digital Book World

Amazon’s Grandinetti: Agents, Publishers, Retailers Not ‘Really Necessary’ | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a profile in the UK's Guardian newspaper, Amazon senior vice president and head of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti was called possibly the most...
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Three Common Mistakes to Avoid When Publishing a Book App | Digital Book World

Three Common Mistakes to Avoid When Publishing a Book App | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In May, I wrote a post called “Five Myths About Book Apps,” where I shared the most common myths my colleagues at the Book App Alliance and I have heard...
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Looking for an Indie Bookstore? Look No Further! : Publishing Perspectives

Looking for an Indie Bookstore? Look No Further! : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Writer Kate Brittain has created a one-stop database of America's independent bookstores, Better Place to Buy Books. She estimates that there are over 2,300 indie bookstores in the USA.
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E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual | @WiseInk's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing http://t.co/wKJGsJRqur
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'No flattening' in Dutch-language e-book market - The Bookseller

'No flattening' in Dutch-language e-book market - The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'No flattening' in Dutch-language e-book market
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Second-quarter 2014 data collected by leading Dutch distributor CB Logistics indicates a continued rise in digital book adoption.
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Self-Publishing for Academics

Self-Publishing for Academics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An interesting exposé (that takes some digs at self-publishing) covers the new crop of academics goi...
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Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics

Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Some statistics from two recent self-publishing surveys are starting to shake up conventional wisdom about indie authors -- at least a little. (Howey's methods are faulty, but Coker's conclusions are encouraging.
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Cyrus Moore :Amazon vs. Hachette and the Future of Book Publishing - Huffington Post UK

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Cyrus Moore :Amazon vs. Hachette and the Future of Book Publishing
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Amazon's dispute with Hachette could have consequences none of us ever dreamed of.
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Ebooks Will Make Us Dumber, Or They Won't - Forbes

Ebooks Will Make Us Dumber, Or They Won't - Forbes | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Guardian Ebooks Will Make Us Dumber, Or They Won't Forbes Researchers theorize that the reason for the discrepancy might be due to readers of a print book being able to feel how far they've gone, giving them a tactile way to mark time and...
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The Changing Book and Its Publishing Model - Publishers Weekly

The Changing Book and Its Publishing Model - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Changing Book and Its Publishing Model Publishers Weekly With previously monolithic books now (mostly) digitized and disaggregated into chapters, objectives, tests, case studies and various metatagged bits, a different publishing model is...
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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E- versus Print? Burgers and Steak. - The Digital Reader

E- versus Print? Burgers and Steak. - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

So, why is the quality/price dynamic — even with the many context-specific nuances — easy to understand when we talk about Hamburgers vs Steak (with the implied associations provably false as we have all been served transcendent Burgers and Inedible steaks) but in an Ebook vs Hardcover/Paperback debate it always comes back down to price?

No consideration of the discovery process, or the venues that enable the discovery process?
No consideration of the differences between products, and between markets?
No consideration of quality as a differentiator, or something that might—in a completely free and open market—be a factor that demands a higher price?

There is no steakhouse in the hybrid-bookstore-and-ebook model, just varying degrees of fast-food joints?

Since it’s all just beef (just books), it should all be available from just onesource and all at a single price point?

 
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On Tablets, Summer Reading, and Parental Role Models for Young Readers: How Schools and Libraries Can Together Connect the Dots - The Digital Reader

On Tablets, Summer Reading, and Parental Role Models for Young Readers: How Schools and Libraries Can Together Connect the Dots - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s summer. Is your child reading—one way to guard against a seasonal slump? Oh, and here’s a very much related question. Are you reading? “You are a role model for your children,” writes Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., a board-certified neurologist as well as a former middle school teacher. “When they see you reading books, not just for specific reasons but also …
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Digital Apps For Early Learning: A Glimpse At Kumon Publishing | Digital Book World

Digital Apps For Early Learning: A Glimpse At Kumon Publishing | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Integrating digital tools into early learning is a delicate balance for educational publishers including Kumon Publishing as they introduce interactive apps for children.
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New Textbook App Wants Students to Scan Barcodes in Stores, Then Buy Elsewhere | Digital Book World

New Textbook App Wants Students to Scan Barcodes in Stores, Then Buy Elsewhere | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new version of the Direct Textbook mobile app, which allows users to compare textbook prices at hundreds of stores on their mobile device, now comes with a...
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Saraiva Bets on LEV E-ink Reader in Brazil : Publishing Perspectives

Saraiva Bets on LEV E-ink Reader in Brazil : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Brazil's Saraiva is making a bet few others would in this era of the tablet: earlier this month they launched the LEV, a proprietary-branded e-ink reader.
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How reading on a Kindle can cause you to lose the plot

How reading on a Kindle can cause you to lose the plot | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Norwegian researchers say the act of turning the page and feeling how much of the book is left causes the reader to absorb more information.

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Reading a book on a Kindle or other electronic device can make it harder to understand the plot, researchers have claimed.

Researchers say that the weight and feel of a real book could be behind the change.

They say the act of turning the page and feeling how much of the book is left causes the reader to absorb more information.

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Amazon Now Sells Paper Books in Brazil - The Digital Reader

Amazon Now Sells Paper Books in Brazil - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Following close to 2 years after opening a local Kindle Store, Amazon has finally cleared the last regulatory hurdle to also sell paper books in South America’s largest country. With titles ranging from best sellers to backlist, the retail giant is now offering a catalog of 150,000 print books from 2,100 publishers on amazon.com.br. They’re promising free delivery …
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HarperCollins Launches Their Third eBook Bundle Program - The Digital Reader

HarperCollins Launches Their Third eBook Bundle Program - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Following only weeks after the launch of print+ebook bundle pilot programs with BitLit and Bookshout, HarperCollins debuted a new bundle this week. The trade publisher has signed up with Humble Bundle to offer the Bookperk ebook bundle.
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What Indie Publishing and Signal Processing Theory Have in Common

What Indie Publishing and Signal Processing Theory Have in Common | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In case you haven’t heard, indie publishing is cheapening literature.
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Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love - Huffington Post (blog)

Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love - Huffington Post (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love Huffington Post (blog) Thanks to the Internet and the rise in indie and self-publishing our choices of reading materials has skyrocketed; there are genres and niches for everyone's tastes and price...
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Adobe InDesign Continues To Define Desktop Publishing - Forbes

Adobe InDesign Continues To Define Desktop Publishing - Forbes | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Adobe InDesign Continues To Define Desktop Publishing
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Desktop publishing used to be the primary reason for owning a PC—it was a business in and of itself.
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Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cari Noga ... - Huffington Post (blog)

Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cari Noga ... - Huffington Post (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cari Noga ...
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When we sent her book out to our agent and publishing contacts, we were shocked that no one snapped it up.
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America’s libraries by the numbers (infographic)

America’s libraries by the numbers (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Most important and up-to-date facts about U.S. libraries shown in one concise infographic.
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Will Ebooks Always Make Us Dumber? No | Digital Book World

Will Ebooks Always Make Us Dumber? No | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An inconclusive new study on print and ebook reading comprehension, Barnes & Noble's new Nook tablet, Google and Ingram challenge Amazon, Paul Ryan comments on Amazon-Hachette war and more.
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