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Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com

Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Opensource.com provides a simple, reliable method for creating eBooks the open source way.
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Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard.

And who better to undertake the task of converting our library than your friendly opensource.com intern? This summer, I’ve refined what I consider a simple, reliable method for creating eBooks the open source way. 

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4 Reasons Authors Should Produce Audiobooks | Digital Book World

4 Reasons Authors Should Produce Audiobooks | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Are you an indie or self-published author who wants to expand into audiobooks? Read this guide to find out the 4 biggest reasons why you should.
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Xkcd, Kerning, Full-Width Justification, Kerning, and Light Sabers

Xkcd, Kerning, Full-Width Justification, Kerning, and Light Sabers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Between its strips on kerning, dates, and diacritics, the webcomic xkcd has shown itself to be adept at poking fun at bad formatting.
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Overlooked Secret to Doubling Email Book Sales

Overlooked Secret to Doubling Email Book Sales | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the world of email marketing, experts constantly talk about the importance of adding new subscribers, increasing open rates, and boosting click rates. The internet is littered with articles on these topics. But, are these the best metrics to gauge success? If email marketing is supposed to help generate book sales, could we be majoring …
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HarperCollins Chooses BookShout to Provide Ebook Fulfillment 

HarperCollins Chooses BookShout to Provide Ebook Fulfillment  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
BookShout announced that HarperCollins selected its platform to provide ebook fulfillment for direct-to-consumer sales via HarperCollins US, UK and other websites.
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Red Empress Publishing Offers Authors a New Alternative 

Red Empress Publishing Offers Authors a New Alternative  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
American-owned but China-headquartered Red Empress Publishing announced that it is calling for book submissions ahead of its May 17 launch.
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Leveraging the 'Tubers: Bloomsbury Pairs Authors, Book Vloggers

Leveraging the 'Tubers: Bloomsbury Pairs Authors, Book Vloggers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Next summer, Bloomsbury will publish a unique collection of short stories from some of the biggest names in YA publishing and 'booktubers' on YouTube.
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How Libraries Are Curating Current Events, Becoming Community Debate Hubs

How Libraries Are Curating Current Events, Becoming Community Debate Hubs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This piece is part of a special series on Libraries + Media. Click here for the whole series. When the Pew Research Center tracks where Americans get their news, we hear about Reddit, Twitter and Facebook, television, newspapers and radio. Libraries don’t make the list.
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The business of books: social selling 

The business of books: social selling  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At the London Book Fair’s Quantum conference last month I listened to Aissetou Ngom talk about Penguin Platform, the young adult brand which she manages. She revealed that market research on the design of the new website had produced something of a surprise: there shouldn’t be a ‘website’ in the traditional sense at all. ‘That …
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4 Reasons Authors Should Produce Audiobooks | Digital Book World

4 Reasons Authors Should Produce Audiobooks | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Are you an indie or self-published author who wants to expand into audiobooks? Read this guide to find out the 4 biggest reasons why you should.
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Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data

Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A reluctant industry? At Publishers’ Forum in Berlin, a first day of sessions has exposed what some see to be a surprisingly entrenched reluctance to embrace data’s central role in building relationships with consumers.

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Repost: Cambridge University, PlasticLogic Produce World’s First Flexible Graphene-Based Display (video)

Repost: Cambridge University, PlasticLogic Produce World’s First Flexible Graphene-Based Display (video) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: With Gangzhou OED drawing a lot of attention for its announcement of graphene-based epaper, I thought my readers would be interested in a similar report on PlasticLogic's graphene epaper demo. This story was originally published in September 2014, and the tech is not on the market yet. Here's an interesting new screen tech which has an excellent chance of never reaching the market. The Graphene Center at Cambridge University, in partnership with PlasticLogic, has just revealed the first graphene-based flexible grayscale display. According to the press release: Graphene is a two-dimensional material made up of sheets of carbon atoms. It is among the strongest, most lightweight and flexible materials known, and has the potential to revolutionise industries from healthcare to electronics. The new display prototype was built on a flexible plastic backplane which PL originally developed for use in ebook readers. The tech is quite similar to the Mobius screen tech which E-ink debuted last year, except in the case of the prototype it has yet to leave the lab. In its ideal state, graphene consists of nothing but carbon, giving it a shade of black which is unmatched by existing epaper screens on the market, including screens produced by the [...]
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Sharjah Book City: Publishing Free Zone 'For the World'

Sharjah Book City: Publishing Free Zone 'For the World' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Sharjah Book Authority announces more information about the soon-to-launch 'publishing free zone' and its tax-free incentives for book publishers.
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Stop the DRM virus

Stop the DRM virus | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The original lament that consumers would destroy the industries that brought them culture has been replaced by the desire most industries have to control their customers.
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No, Removing Book Import Restrictions Won't Kill Australia's Book Industry

No, Removing Book Import Restrictions Won't Kill Australia's Book Industry | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Australia is going through another of its periodic attempts to reform its import laws right now, and its local book publishing industry is once again opposing the change.
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Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Ixxus

Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Ixxus | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Clearance Center announced today that it has acquired Ixxus, a global leader in Enterprise Content Management solutions—a market expected to grow from $5.5
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Hachette Opens New Warehouse to Accommodate Acquisitions 

Hachette Opens New Warehouse to Accommodate Acquisitions  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hachette announced that it has opened a new warehouse in Lebanon Business Park—25 miles from Indianapolis—a space that the publisher has occupied for 20 years.
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'Let them read books': why publishing needs to pay its interns 

'Let them read books': why publishing needs to pay its interns  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Canelo's Simon Collinson on why publishing should pay all interns.
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Vintage creates 3D edition of Murakami's first novels for Waterstones 

Vintage creates 3D edition of Murakami's first novels for Waterstones  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Vintage has released a special 3D paperback edition of Haruki Murakami’s first two novels Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973.
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Without XML You’re Leaving Money on the Table

Without XML You’re Leaving Money on the Table | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
XML will help book publishers manage and capitalize on the next digital disruption, which is likely just around the corner.
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Comparing Reedsy & Pressbooks' Online Book Creation Tools 

Comparing Reedsy & Pressbooks' Online Book Creation Tools  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Comparative Test-Drive of the Reedsy Book Editor vs.Pressbook's online self- publishing tools by BookWorks.com Tech Expert, Carla King.
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What books can learn from the Web / What the Web can learn from books

What books can learn from the Web / What the Web can learn from books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This is the text of a talk I gave at the WWW2016 conference, on a panel with Tzviya Siegman (of Wiley & co-chair of the …
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China Develops New Graphene e-Paper

China Develops New Graphene e-Paper | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There are precious few companies actively developing e-paper solutions because the e-Reader industry has been in a holding pattern for the last three years. Guangzhou OED Technologies has developed the world’s first graphene electronic paper and they said it will enter production later this year.

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Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt: A Few Words With Hassan Yaghi

Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt: A Few Words With Hassan Yaghi | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publisher Hassan Yaghi of Dar al-Tanweer spoke from the Abu Dhabi Book Fair about regional publishing issues, including piracy and translation.
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