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Simon and Schuster Opens Select eBook Titles to Public School Classroom Use

Simon and Schuster Opens Select eBook Titles to Public School Classroom Use | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Once the current digital revolution took hold, a future focused on digital reading seemed to be a possibility. The education sphere, to be sure, was eager to embrace the portability, the durability, and–perhaps above all–the cost effectiveness of ebooks. Unfortunately, buying digital editions for public school classrooms isn’t as streamlined as it is for the general public.


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The power of the side project

The power of the side project | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bec Evans, who runs her own startup alongside a paid job, explains why encouraging your employees to indulge in a side hustle can pay off for everyone.
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Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author's Perspective

Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author's Perspective | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I'm what you'd call a midlist author: every couple years, I publish a book that does reasonably well. I haven't been to the top of the bestseller lists
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Seven Things Every Scholarly Publisher Should Know about Researchers

Seven Things Every Scholarly Publisher Should Know about Researchers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What should publishers know about researchers and their work? Alice Meadows and Karin Wulf follow up a post earlier this year about "Seven Things Every Researcher Should Know about Scholarly Publishing."
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Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs

Kids are Reading to Shelter Dogs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Humane Society of Missouri has just launched a new program. Kids are practicing reading to shy shelter dogs. The processing of reading gets the dogs out of their shell and they get used to people being around.
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How To Choose An e-Book Reader

As much as till embrace an e-book digital graph plotter: tfi https://t.co/hRYTWQvKM6
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Calibre 2.65.1 update: Kobo Aura One, Aura Edition 2 now have a driver

Calibre 2.65.1 update: Kobo Aura One, Aura Edition 2 now have a driver | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Owners of the new water-proof 7.8-inch Aura One from Kobo will be able to download Calibre 2.65.1 and get a driver that recognize their ereaders. Hooray! Calibre can convert regular ePub to KePub, the tweak which runs more smoothly on Kobo machines than regular ePub. Of course, I'd rather that this complication not exist. What's…
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No power or running water – but digital books galore

No power or running water – but digital books galore | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the town of Rwinkwavu, technology is giving children access to hundreds of books and helping to empower adults
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Penguin Random House and NYC's MTA Partner on Ebook Promotion

Penguin Random House and NYC's MTA Partner on Ebook Promotion | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House has teamed up with New York City's MTA to launch a free ebook promotion for the city's subway riders.
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For Publishers Looking to Make Inroads into Big Data, Bundling is Key

For Publishers Looking to Make Inroads into Big Data, Bundling is Key | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Two Carnegie Mellon professors underline the importance to publishers of collecting data that tracks customer behavior.
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International Industry Notes: World's Largest Publishers

International Industry Notes: World's Largest Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With China making a strong showing, a new ranking of 2015 revenue demonstrates the "Big Five" aren't necessarily largest when all sectors are considered.
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Can Google Help Translate a Classic Novel?

Can Google Help Translate a Classic Novel? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Esther Allen talks about the six-year process of translating the classic Argentine novel Zama, which is finally available to U.S. readers 50 years after its original publication.
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Japanese and American Publishing Executives Explore Closer Ties

Japanese and American Publishing Executives Explore Closer Ties | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A recent dinner in New York is seen as a first step in opening a new dialogue between the countries' publishers.
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Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing

Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With readers wooed by 'global entertainment, 'an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, needs 'a little bit more traction.'
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Nielsen Children's Book Summit Preview: Conversation Over Charts

Nielsen Children's Book Summit Preview: Conversation Over Charts | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From 'the push and pull' of screen time to millennial parents, Nielsen's children's books summit promises to interweave data and discussion.
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How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book 

How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A book or website that relies almost entirely on using quotations written by others can be done, but not without doing a lot of homework.
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The language of transmedia storytelling 

The language of transmedia storytelling  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The technological trends of transmedia have a direct relationship with the convergence culture of society.
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Penguin Random House, MTA Offer Free E-books to NYC Straphangers

Penguin Random House, MTA Offer Free E-books to NYC Straphangers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Under the new Subway Reads promotion, NYC commuters will be able to download free e-books via free wi-fi installed at 175 subway stations.
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Why Indie Authors Must Start Producing Audiobooks 

Why Indie Authors Must Start Producing Audiobooks  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Indie authors produce their own books and ebooks, but they should start producing their own audiobooks, too. Here's a handy guide to help.
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I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this

I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
By David Faucheux, a freelance audiobook reviewer for Library Journal. The views are only his and not necessarily LJ's. I've been blind most of my life. But I hold a masters degree in library and information science and am comfortable with tech although I'm not a full-fledged expert. TeleRead asked me in July if I would consider reviewing the recently…
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Publishers Appeal GSU Copyright Case

Publishers Appeal GSU Copyright Case | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For the second time in eight years of contentious litigation, three academic publishers have appealed a key fair use decision involving the use of unlicensed digitized course readings on college campuses to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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Beijing Book Fair: Market Opportunities for Everyone

Beijing Book Fair: Market Opportunities for Everyone | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overseas exhibitors were happy to see that the huge Chinese book market remains positive and open with business opportunities for different segments of the industry.
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Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing

Saraband's Sara Hunt: The State of Independent Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With readers wooed by 'global entertainment, 'an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, needs 'a little bit more traction.'
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5 Traffic-Growing On-Page Optimization Tips for Publishers 

5 Traffic-Growing On-Page Optimization Tips for Publishers  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Learn on-page optimization tactics that can prepare your content to rank for a variety of directly related search terms and maximize your traffic potential.
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Berlin's Intl. Literature Festival: Citywide Events, Worldwide Reading

Berlin's Intl. Literature Festival: Citywide Events, Worldwide Reading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
More than 216 authors from more than 30 countries are part of 2016's International Literature Festival Berlin, which opens September 7.
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