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Google Books Case Appears Ready to Be Decided

Google Books Case Appears Ready to Be Decided | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Once expected to be a defining copyright battle for the digital age when it was first filed in 2005, the case came down to a short, anticlimactic hearing in which Chin reserved judgment, but sounded more than ready to rule.
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Tolino Launches Ebook Bestseller List in Germany

Tolino Launches Ebook Bestseller List in Germany | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Germany has a new bestseller list: the Tolino Ebook Bestseller List. Tolino, a German bookseller alliance, is Germany’s counterpart to Amazon.
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The $9.99 e-book boycott

The $9.99 e-book boycott | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I was thinking that since the e-book market has changed so much since its inception, it might be fun to do a Throwback Thursday post about e-books. A discussion topic for  Throwback Thur...
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Why Does It Take So Long To Sell My Books To Non-Retail Buyers? By Brian Jud

Why Does It Take So Long To Sell My Books To Non-Retail Buyers? By Brian Jud | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Why Does It Take So Long To Sell My Books To Non-Retail Buyers? By Brian Jud. Here is a description of the typical steps required to make a large-quantity, non-returnable sale to a professional corporate buyer.
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Amazon Echo Can Now Play Audiobooks from Multiple Amazon Accounts

Amazon Echo Can Now Play Audiobooks from Multiple Amazon Accounts | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Amazon Echo now has the ability to play audiobooks from multiple Amazon accounts and switching between them is as easy as a voice command. In order to get
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Barnes and Noble has Two New Nook e-Readers

Barnes and Noble has Two New Nook e-Readers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Barnes and Noble has two new e-readers that they will formally announce them in the next week. The first is a six inch device and the second has a much larger
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New Braille Smartwatch can Read e-books and Texts

New Braille Smartwatch can Read e-books and Texts | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
People with vision disorders or who are completely blind are quite limited when it comes to using smartphones or reading e-books on an e-reader. There are a few
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Kindle For PC Update Adds Bookerly Font, But Not the New Formatting | The Digital Reader

Kindle For PC Update Adds Bookerly Font, But Not the New Formatting | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon just reminded us that a proprietary ebook format isn't all it is cracked up to be. There's a new version of the Kindle for Windows app out today.
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University of Maryland University College to go Textbook-Free Next Year | The Digital Reader

University of Maryland University College to go Textbook-Free Next Year | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
College textbook prices have risen a thousand percent over the past 4 decades.
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My books, my e-reader and I - Hindu Business Line

My books, my e-reader and I - Hindu Business Line | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The thoughtful crafting of a superior customer experience eased the writer’s transition from books to a Kindle
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TuneIn Rival Deezer Adds Audiobooks | The Digital Reader

TuneIn Rival Deezer Adds Audiobooks | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hard on the heels of TuneIn's announcement that it was adding audiobooks comes the news that the music streaming service Deezer is following suit. Deezer is not yet available in the US, but over in Germany BuchReport.de reports that Deezer has added "thousands" of German-language audiobooks. The Paris-based service boasts of having more than 6 million paying subscribers in more than 180 countries. They also claim to offer the largest music catalog in the world with 35 million songs and over 30,000 streaming radio stations (TuneIn claims to have 100,000 radio stations). And now Deezer is adding audiobooks, including both new releases like the latest work from Dan Brown and classics like Sherlock Holmes. The audiobooks can be heard in Deezer's apps for iOS and Android. Deezer offers both a free tier and a paid tier (10 euros) which promises better audio quality (320 kbps) and more features, including playing songs offline and skipping radio tracks.  The free tier is subsidized by adverts inserted between tracks (and between audiobook chapters, probably). The service is moving into competition with Kindle Unlimited, which offers thousands of audiobooks in its streaming ebook service. There have also been rumors that Amazon was planing to launch a streaming audiobook service in [...]
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A Kindle battery that lasts 2 years on one charge?

Engadget Editor-in-Chief Michael Gorman on the latest technology Amazon is working on and one billion people logging in to Facebook in a single day.
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Why Do So Many of This Year’s Book Covers Look the Same?

Why Do So Many of This Year’s Book Covers Look the Same? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Among the many challenges book cover designers face is trying to represent a book’s premise or main character without getting so specific that readers are left with little to imagine. A few years ago, the headless woman was one of the most commonplace sights on bookstore shelves (if the lack of something can be...
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Do You Make eBooks With Kindle Textbook Creator? | The Digital Reader

Do You Make eBooks With Kindle Textbook Creator? | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you know anything about Amazon's textbook creation app, please get in touch. In particular, if you have made an ebook with KTC, or can point me at one I can buy, or if you've taken one of these files apart, I would like to hear from you.
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How to Listen to Audiobooks on Your Kindle App

How to Listen to Audiobooks on Your Kindle App | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Find out how you can use the Kindle app to switch between reading and listening to books without losing your place.
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Why books become old quickly and die prematurely

Why books become old quickly and die prematurely | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Everything in publishing has to be new and young nowadays. Titles, writers, even author photographs.
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NYTimes: Rousting the Book Pirates From Google Play | The Digital Reader

NYTimes: Rousting the Book Pirates From Google Play | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The NYTimes' Haggler column followed up today on my reports of the rampant piracy in Google Play Books.
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4 Websites to Get Free Public Domain Audiobooks

4 Websites to Get Free Public Domain Audiobooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This article talks about 4 websites to get free public domain audiobooks. Browse the catalog on the basis of author, genre, etc. Also download for free.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing with Createspace by Lyn Horner — The Book Designer

A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing with Createspace by Lyn Horner — The Book Designer | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing with Createspace by Lyn Horner explains how to publish a book using Createspace
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Kobo Touch 2.0 eReader Launches in Canada | The Digital Reader

Kobo Touch 2.0 eReader Launches in Canada | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Earlier this year a Kobo firmware update dropped hints that the ebook company had two new ereaders in the pipeline.
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Kindle eBooks with Enhanced Typesetting Use New KFX Kindle Format | The eBook Reader Blog

Kindle eBooks with Enhanced Typesetting Use New KFX Kindle Format | The eBook Reader Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Yesterday Amazon released a major software update for their line of Kindle ebook readers. The update includes a new Bookerly font custom made for Kindles and a
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The Authors Guild: Say No to Non-Competes | The Digital Reader

The Authors Guild: Say No to Non-Competes | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Authors Guild continued its two-month old fair contracts initiative this week with a new post on non-compete clauses.
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Simon & Schuster Adds (Two) eBooks to Kindle Unlimited | The Digital Reader

Simon & Schuster Adds (Two) eBooks to Kindle Unlimited | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited last year, they built its catalog on indie and self published titles, with only a handful of titles from larger publishers. This did not include the Big Five trade publishers, who signed deals with other access-based ebook services but continued to boycott KU. Simon & Schuster broke the year-long this month, albeit in a very small way. The publisher has added Transfer of Power and The Last Man to KU. These are the first and last titles in the late Vince Flynn's Mitchell Rapp series, and they've been available in Kindle Unlimited since 12 August. S&S added their catalog to Scribd and Oyster last April, and have struck deals with services including Denmark's Mofibo, but this is the first time they've dabbled in KU. And it looks like this will be the exception and not the rule. S&S said that the two books were added to promote the publication of the next book in the series. S&S is scheduled to publish Kyle Mills' The Survivor in October, and a spokesperson confirms that the KU promotion is directly related to the new release: This is a special promotion meant to build excitement for the upcoming new Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp title, The Survivor, that we [...]
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Make it easier to sample e-books and other content

Make it easier to sample e-books and other content | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The goal of the content sample is to acquire new customers, right? So why are publishers settling for sample content models that are outdated and largely ineffective?
Look at ebooks, for instance.

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Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly? - The New Yorker

Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly? - The New Yorker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Authors United wants to change how Amazon does business, but will the Justice Department listen?
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