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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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At SCIBA, Teicher Says Booksellers Nowhere Near 'Endangered' - Publishers Weekly

At SCIBA, Teicher Says Booksellers Nowhere Near 'Endangered' - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For anyone worried that independent bookstores are struggling, the upbeat mood at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association show painted a reassuring and hopeful picture.
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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously - Publishing Perspectives

Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Women's Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women's fiction and self-publishing in Europe.
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Voyage, a High-End Amazon Kindle That Beats Hardcovers

Voyage, a High-End Amazon Kindle That Beats Hardcovers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon’s latest Kindle reader, the Voyage, is better than a printed book.
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Wolff: Real books can defeat Amazon and e-books

Wolff: Real books can defeat Amazon and e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The book business believes that Amazon is unfair in the way it sells books. It believes, in fact, that Amazon in its sales practices—pressuring the book publishers to lower their prices and profits—is the

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Garry Martin's curator insight, Today, 12:45 PM

Amazon doesn't need books or Publishers, but at this moment in time Publishers need Amazon. However,  I do feel a disturbance in the force!

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Why the subscription dream of a ‘Netflix for books’ still has its limits

Why the subscription dream of a ‘Netflix for books’ still has its limits | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book streaming services such as Oyster and Kindle Unlimited are still struggling to get enough bestsellers on to our virtual shelves, writes James Bridle

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Simon & Schuster Strikes Amazon Deal Reviving Agency Ebook Pricing

Simon & Schuster Strikes Amazon Deal Reviving Agency Ebook Pricing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
While Hachette remains locked in a standoff with Amazon, Simon & Schuster reaches a deal with the e-tailer that largely restores the agency ebook pricing model.

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Icecream eBook Reader for Windows: Review and free download

Icecream eBook Reader for Windows: Review and free download | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Icecream eBook Reader for Windows offers an amazing reading experience, as it truly is feature-rich. Read review of this free software and download it free.
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Authors take action in Amazon vs. Hachette e-book battle - CBS News

Authors take action in Amazon vs. Hachette e-book battle - CBS News | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Big-name writers are joining a campaign asking Amazon not to punish authors in the retailer's price dispute with their publisher, Hachette
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Frankfurt is still vast, but it seems to be getting smaller - The Shatzkin Files

I’ve spent more than half-a-year of my life in Frankfurt, one week at a time. My first Fair was 1976 so this would have been my 39th if I attended them all. I think I missed two, so that’s 37. I love it and I get enormous commercial benefit from it.
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Is This Why Indie Bookstores Are Dying Out? A Personal View - Huffington Post

Is This Why Indie Bookstores Are Dying Out? A Personal View - Huffington Post | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It's no big secret that the best way to sell books is via word of mouth.
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Turning the pixelated page | The Economist

Turning the pixelated page | The Economist | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
EVERY year the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opened yesterday in Germany, is proof of the scale of the publishing business. Some 275,000 visitors from around the world, including editors, agents, journalists and publishing executives, attend. The gathering acts as a marketplace for buying and selling the rights to new books in different territories, as well as a showcase for trends in the publishing business. One of the most surprising is the degree to which the books business has stayed “analog”. E-books spread rapidly in 2007, after Amazon introduced its Kindle e-reading device, but the majority of book sales remain print, not digital. PwC, a consultancy, expects e-books to surpass sales of printed consumer books (not including professional and educational ones) by 2018 in the US and Britain.

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Are There Too Many Books? - Publishing Perspectives

Are There Too Many Books? - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The total number of books in print hit 28 million worldwide in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?
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Where does self-publishing stand towards the end of 2014?

Where does self-publishing stand towards the end of 2014? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For the past few years there have been many column inches, both in print and digital, about the rise of self-publishing. Hailed as a way of democratizing an industry that had been, for too long, do...
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The great Amazon debate: A leading Amazon critic and a self-publishing rock star try to find common ground

The great Amazon debate: A leading Amazon critic and a self-publishing rock star try to find common ground | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon fans and foes often talk past each other without engaging. Here, two fierce writers make their best case
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Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not.

Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not. | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Adobe has made it extremely easy for unwanted eyes to read over the shoulders of library patrons. Last week reports surfaced about how Adobe’s Digital Editions e-book software collects and transmits information about readers in plain text.

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You can now import Book Creator books into iBooks Author - Book Creator app | Blog

You can now import Book Creator books into iBooks Author - Book Creator app | Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple released an update to iBooks Author that allows you to import ePub files as a new book project.

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Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why?

Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Enhanced ebooks have been a cause of much excitement over the past few years -- and with good reason. One of the things that an ebook can do that a paper-and-ink book can't is to add embedded video and sound....

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Do I want to read or watch, do I want to use my imagination or just have the book create the vision for me? As long as you can ignore or turn the enhancement off.

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The Polish eBook Industry is on the Rise

The Polish eBook Industry is on the Rise | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Polish eBook industry is starting to see some significant gains and rose 28% in 2013. There are some differing opinions on the exact figures when it comes to digital publishing. Biblioteka Analiz research exclaims that eBooks are valued at $16.3 million USD, while Pricewaterhouse Coopers is more conservative at $8 million USD.

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eBook reader Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - Best eBook reader 2014

eBook reader Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - Best eBook reader 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Kindle Paperwhite are a device which brings a lot in theory. You receive a giant blend of this and that, which, based on your requirements and demands, is functional in a basic good sense!
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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores - Publishing Perspectives

Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.
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Advice for New Indie Authors from Self-Publishing Veterans

Advice for New Indie Authors from Self-Publishing Veterans | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We asked some self-publishing experts one simple question: If you could give someone starting out in self-publishing only one piece of advice, what would it be?
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Ebook Subscription Service Entitle Improves Recommendation Engine | Digital Book World

Ebook Subscription Service Entitle Improves Recommendation Engine | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The subscription ebook provider Entitle upgrades its recommendation engine in an effort to improve title discovery.
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Subscriptions will help drive digital growth, says FutureBook Survey

Subscriptions will help drive digital growth, says FutureBook Survey | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-books are continuing to provide the strongest growth in digital, according to early results of the FutureBook Digital Census, with a majority of respondents expecting the subscriptions model to become the most viable new model to emerge in the...

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Why a traditionally published poet decided to self-publish her newest book, give it away for free, and ask readers to help her write the sequel

Arisa White, the widely-published Bay Area poet, Cave Canem fellow, and board member of Flying Object, has decided to self-publish her most recent collection dear Gerald in both print and eBook editions, give away a bunch of copies for free, AND...

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Kobo President Michael Tamblyn: Indie Authors Are on Amazon's Hit List | Digital Book World

Kobo President Michael Tamblyn: Indie Authors Are on Amazon's Hit List | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kobo President and Chief Content Officer took to Twitter today to explain why, in his view, indie authors won't be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using on
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