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The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges

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Marcel Reich-Ranicki was a living embodiment of so much of 20th century German intellectual life. Will the internet era ever produce as influential a critic?

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The eBookChallenge is an online resource designed to help orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of ebooks and ebook technology


The site contains Case studies, reports, infographics and statistics that can aid academic staff to more easily understand and evaluate the true impact and opportunities offered by ebooks.


The work done circles around three main ebook interest areas: 

creation, curation and consumption



A useful and well-organized reference for anyone involved in planning and organizing the integration of ebooks in the academic curriculum.


Resourceful. Organized. 8/10



Find out more: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/ 


Main report: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/report/ 





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This sums it up for responsive designs and content for future - for ebooks!!

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Uma referência útil e bem organizada para qualquer pessoa envolvida no planejamento e organização da integração de ebooks no currículo acadêmico.

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Amazon to Launch New Crowd Source Platform, Now Recruiting KDP Authors - The Digital Reader

Amazon to Launch New Crowd Source Platform, Now Recruiting KDP Authors - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Here’s a new publishing program from Amazon which is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name.
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SIBA 2014: Pietsch, Patterson Dance Around Amazon Dispute - Publishers Weekly

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While Pietsch declined to discuss the negotiations with Amazon, he told the indie booksellers that " your support means a lot.
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Yahoo acquires Indian startup Bookpad: report - ZDNet

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Yahoo acquires Indian startup Bookpad: report
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... services and providing cloud-based document hosting, viewing, editing and annotation within a website or app.
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Want To Sell More Books? Understanding Your Readers | Digital Book World

Want To Sell More Books? Understanding Your Readers | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The more you know about your actual audience members, the more likely they are to spread the word for you.
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Anti-Piracy Police Begin Targeting eBook Pirates - TorrentFreak

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Anti-Piracy Police Begin Targeting eBook Pirates TorrentFreak After very publicly taking down a number of sites offering music, movies and TV shows without permission, City of London Police appear to have taken down their first ebook-related domain.
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eBook Piracy Becomes a Top Concern

eBook Piracy Becomes a Top Concern | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has shut down a pirate eBook website called OnRead.
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New report looks into US e-Book market that will grow at a CAGR of 21.28% to ... - WhaTech

New report looks into US e-Book market that will grow at a CAGR of 21.28% to ... - WhaTech | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New report looks into US e-Book market that will grow at a CAGR of 21.28% to ... WhaTech This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the e-Book market in the US for the period 2014-2018.
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Moving Forward: Canadian Publishing 2014 - Publishers Weekly

Moving Forward: Canadian Publishing 2014 - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
PJ Media Moving Forward: Canadian Publishing 2014 Publishers Weekly Every book and publishing venture requires some kind of a leap of faith, but this year Canadian publishers are investing more than ever in new efforts to reach out to readers.
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Publishing's Holding Pattern: 2013 Salary Survey - Publishers Weekly

Publishing's Holding Pattern: 2013 Salary Survey - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing's Holding Pattern: 2013 Salary Survey Publishers Weekly Employees at publishing houses worked a little bit longer each week and made a little more money in 2013 than they did in 2012.
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Texans Revive Classic Latin American Literature in Translation : Publishing Perspectives

Texans Revive Classic Latin American Literature in Translation : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The University of Texas Press has revived its translations of classic Latin American literature, bringing most of them into digital form for the first time.
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Ebooks, Children’s Titles Grow in 2014 | Digital Book World

Ebooks, Children’s Titles Grow in 2014 | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overall revenues are up slightly for U.S. trade books, according to monthly and year-to-date figures released today by the Association of American Publishers
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Ellis Shuman Writes: If You Self-Publish, You Must Self-Market

Ellis Shuman Writes: If You Self-Publish, You Must Self-Market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
No matter how your book is published, the marketing falls on you - "Self Publishing Means Self Marketing" #selfpub http://t.co/X5cPXyF0tp
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8 Ways For Self-Published Authors Rise Above Their Fear of Metadata | Digital Book World

8 Ways For Self-Published Authors Rise Above Their Fear of Metadata | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There’s no reason for self-published novelists to be frightened when it comes time to filling out the metadata for their books. Here are 8 tips for creating metadata that helps your customers find your book.
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The global e-book market is expected to grow due to strong demand for tablets

E-book sales are expected to reach a whopping USD 9.7 billion worldwide by the year 2016. The E-book market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 19.81% over the period 2014-2018. This report: Global e-Book Market 2014-2018 provides a detailed analysis of the market and focuses on the major players, recent developments and key drivers of the global e-book market. Market overview Demand for tablets all over the world is expected to drive growth in the market. According to recent research, almost 3 ...


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How to turn your smartphone into an e-book reader - Economic Times

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Aldiko Book Reader supports ePub and PDF formats on Android. It allows you to sort books via tags and displays them in a bookshelfstyle interface.
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Copyright, Licensing, and the Law of E-Books Workshop

Minow: Copyright, Licensing, and the Law of E-Books Workshop

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Book lovers: Try these literary travel options - Allentown Morning Call

Book lovers: Try these literary travel options - Allentown Morning Call | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book lovers: Try these literary travel options Allentown Morning Call Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Publishers are like, ‘We don’t know who your market is, we don’t know who we’d sell your book to,’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Like… People with reading skills?’

Publishers are like, ‘We don’t know who your market is, we don’t know who we’d sell your book to,’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Like… People with reading skills?’ | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Roxane Gay, talking about writers of color at the “This Woman’s Work” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival (via yeahwriters) Let’s not allow anyone to argue “But how do we find readers for these...
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The marketing tools you need for any self-published book - The Next Web

The marketing tools you need for any self-published book - The Next Web | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The marketing tools you need for any self-published book The Next Web The advice you see on blogs telling you how to get people to buy your book is all pretty much awful. Guaranteed in five easy steps!
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More Publishers Join Comixology's DRM-Free Program - Publishers Weekly

More Publishers Join Comixology's DRM-Free Program - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
More Publishers Join Comixology's DRM-Free Program Publishers Weekly The movement to remove Digital Rights Management software from e-book content continues to grow.
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Mix of New and Familiar Players, Challenges at BISG Annual Meeting - Digital Book World

Mix of New and Familiar Players, Challenges at BISG Annual Meeting - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Mix of New and Familiar Players, Challenges at BISG Annual Meeting Digital Book World It was awarded to Bill Kasdorf, Vice President, Apex Content Solutions, for his work as Chair of the Content Structure Committee and on its signature EPUB 3...
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eBooks: Apple Releases iOS 8 User Guides in iBooks Format (Free) | LJ INFOdocket

eBooks: Apple Releases iOS 8 User Guides in iBooks Format (Free) | LJ INFOdocket | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you, colleagues, and/or friends need help working with iOS 8, Apple has released THREE user guides in iBooks format. ALL guides are free to download and use.
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How to Really Stand Out in Frankfurt : Publishing Perspectives

How to Really Stand Out in Frankfurt : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Talk to us about advertising, advertorials and other promotional opportunities at the Frankfurt Book Fair. We can create custom packages to suit your budget and goals.
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Apple and Amazon Take Baby Steps Toward Digital Sharing - New York Times (blog)

Apple and Amazon Take Baby Steps Toward Digital Sharing - New York Times (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple and Amazon Take Baby Steps Toward Digital Sharing New York Times (blog) So if you bought a song, app or book you really like, and you want to share it with your spouse or child or maybe a sister, you can register their email addresses with...
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Nook Signs Deal With The Bookseller in UK to Give Boost to Self-Published Authors | Digital Book World

Nook Signs Deal With The Bookseller in UK to Give Boost to Self-Published Authors | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press^® Self-Publishing Platform Partners with The Bookseller on a New Preview Section for Self-Published (Nook to promote self-pubbed authors in the U.K.
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