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Out of the Box Ebook Store for Publishers From Pubsoft | Digital Book World

Out of the Box Ebook Store for Publishers From Pubsoft | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Pubsoft has launched a new suite of tools that publishers can use to launch an ebook store, complete with author profile pages and search engine optimization
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American Author Victoria Schwab Censored by her Russian Publisher

American Author Victoria Schwab Censored by her Russian Publisher | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As American author Victoria Schwab and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate Moscow is increasing its efforts.
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China South Publishing Becomes Stakeholder in Frankfurt's IPR License

China South Publishing Becomes Stakeholder in Frankfurt's IPR License | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
To 'explore new uncharted waters,' China South Publishing takes a stake in Frankfurt Book Fair's global rights and license trading platform, IPR License.
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D&D Beyond is Utterly Amazing

D&D Beyond is Utterly Amazing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
D&D Beyond is a new online system that sells digital editions of all of the rule books and campaigns. It is a great place to store all of your character
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6 places to find free and discounted e-books

6 places to find free and discounted e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If your book budget is limited, fear not: You can score a surprising amount of good stuff for free or cheap.
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Why Bookmark-Users Will Never Understand People Who Dog-Ear Books

Why Bookmark-Users Will Never Understand People Who Dog-Ear Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There are two types of people in this world: people who use bookmarks and people who dog-ear books. The feud between bookmarkers and dog-earers is centuries old, and the blood runs pretty deep. And as a bookmark-user, I absolutely cannot understand w…
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Smashwords Introduces “Special Deals”- Automated Merchandising of Onsale Ebooks

Smashwords Introduces “Special Deals”- Automated Merchandising of Onsale Ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Smashwords today announced Special Deals , a new merchandising feature at the Smashwords Store that showcases onsale books.  Effectiv
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Driving Down the Price of Publishing

Driving Down the Price of Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, self-published authors were collectively admonished about the need to invest in their work. Hiring quality editors, proofreaders, cover
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Un-box the Magic of Book Box Subscription Services

Un-box the Magic of Book Box Subscription Services | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book box subscription services satisfy boutique-minded audiences. Author Jesikah Sundin explains how to reach readers in search of independently created, physical items. It may be the Digital Age, but brown paper packages tied up in string are still many people’s favorite thing.
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'Maturity and Humanity': DSC Prize For South Asian Literature's Longlist

'Maturity and Humanity': DSC Prize For South Asian Literature's Longlist | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the 'exceptional qualities in the novels selected' for its longlist of 13 titles.
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About That "Dramatic Growth of Swearing in Books"

About That "Dramatic Growth of Swearing in Books" | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A recently published academic paper has shown that the weakening of censorship inside publishers has lead to a dramatic increase in the use of swear words in American books since 1950. The paper itself is available as a free download, which is how we know The Guardian's summary is pretty good: Mark Twain wrote: “There ought to be a room in every house to swear in,” because “it’s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that”. Today, the great American novelist might have applauded the increase in cursing, with a new study identifying a “dramatic” increase in swear words in American literature over the last 60 years. Sifting through text from almost 1m books, the study found that “motherfucker” was used 678 times more often in the mid-2000s than the early 1950s, occurrences of “shit” multiplied 69 times, and “fuck” was 168 times more frequent. Led by Jean Twenge, author and psychology professor at San Diego State University, the team analysed the titles making up the Google Books corpus of American English books published between 1950 and 2008, looking for uses of the words “shit”, “piss”, “fuck”, “cunt”, “cocksucker”, “motherfucker”, and “tits”. They picked these words because they were [...]
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Augmented reality books need to become more than a gimmick 

Augmented reality books need to become more than a gimmick  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Immersive technologies are on the rise, but what will it take for AR books to become mainstream?
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The Only Rule Amazon Truly Cares About

The Only Rule Amazon Truly Cares About | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
On Monday, I found out that some bug hit a German e-book site causing the reactivation of long-dead listings, including one of mine, putting myself and some other authors in breach of KDP Select's exclusivity rule. Amazon pounced into action and cancelled my Countdown deal which was scheduled for this week, screwing up a carefully…
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Industry Notes: EC Chooses Spain's Odilo; Quarto Breaks Off Talks

Industry Notes: EC Chooses Spain's Odilo; Quarto Breaks Off Talks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Talking of 'innovative and affordable solutions to assist schools and universities,' Odilo announces a deal with the European Commission. 
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B&N Now Pitching "Nook First Look" Promo Service to Indie Authors | The Digital Reader

B&N Now Pitching "Nook First Look" Promo Service to Indie Authors | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Speaking of copying old ideas, Barnes & Noble is ending out emails to indie authors, asking them to participate in a new marketing service called Nook First Look. Authors on KBoards report that they've received emails from B&N which said: The NOOK First Look program highlights new releases from independent authors and publishers making these titles available to Barnes & Noble readers two weeks before wide release. NOOK First Look titles must be available through the NOOK Press platform and must be new releases in order to be considered. To submit your eBook for consideration in the NOOK First Look program, please fill out this form with the following information. Please be advised that we can only accommodate one title per author approximately every 4-6 months so please choose your best title to nominate. As well, your title will be considered for the NOOK First Look program at the sole discretion of the NOOK Press team. We will contact you via email within a month if your title has been selected. **When submitting this form, please note that your title must be no less than 8 weeks out from publication and all final files must be available 2 weeks before the [...]
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Katie Espiner to Frankfurt's Markets: Brexit Is Publishing's Opportunity

Katie Espiner to Frankfurt's Markets: Brexit Is Publishing's Opportunity | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.' This, says Orion's Katie Espiner, is global book publishing's message today.
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The 4 Great Myths of Book Publishing

The 4 Great Myths of Book Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Signing a contract with even a brand-name traditional book publisher initially feels like a ticket to Nirvana. You may expect, for example, your ne
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One old minibus and 1,300 books: the mobile library for refugees in Greece

One old minibus and 1,300 books: the mobile library for refugees in Greece | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A pair of volunteers set about providing to provide a quiet space to read and study, amid the upheaval and uncertainty that faces those who have fled their homes
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Profanity in Books: Is It a Good Thing?

Profanity in Books: Is It a Good Thing? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very,'" Mark Twain famously said. "Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should
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Overdrive Libby Will Allow You to Sign Up for a Library Card Online

Overdrive Libby Will Allow You to Sign Up for a Library Card Online | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Millions of people borrow audiobooks and ebooks from the public library every year and one of the downsides is that you have to visit a branch in order to sign
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Vicky Williams on Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women

Vicky Williams on Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'Women need to almost un-condition themselves,' says Emerald's Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets' panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing.
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10 Apps to Make Reading in Class More Fun

10 Apps to Make Reading in Class More Fun | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
1. Bookster Few things can bring books to life quite like reading aloud. With Bookster, kids can take adults out of the equation and gain role models along the way as they listen to other children narrate their favorite books. They’ll learn vocabulary words as they go, and when they’ve become confident in their skills,…
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Self-Centered Bookseller Demands Amazon Subsidize Indie Bookstores 

Self-Centered Bookseller Demands Amazon Subsidize Indie Bookstores  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An entitled book buyer at Vroman's Bookstore has responded to Jeff Bezos' asking for philanthropy ideas with a greedily outstretched hand. From the LATimes: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s richest people with a net worth north of $90 billion, recently asked his Twitter followers for suggestions regarding philanthropic giving. He wanted their ideas on how to help the world become a better place. “I’m thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now — short term — at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.” As a bookseller, I’d like to offer a suggestion: Stop hawking books on Amazon at such drastically slashed prices. Mr. Bezos, your strategy was brilliant. You offered up books at unbeatable prices and threw in free shipping as well. The public was hooked. You broadened your inventory and offered other items. With the convenience of shopping 24/7 from one’s own computer, you transformed retail. And it brought you immense wealth. Years later, you continue to sell books at a heavy discount, often at half the list price. For us brick-and-mortar booksellers, this master business plan you devised has been devastating. Independent bookstores across the country [...]
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Audiobooks: The state of play and the future

Audiobooks: The state of play and the future | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
One of the most technically focused panels at Worldcon 75 was the audiobooks panel, "Audiobooks: What's the Deal?", chaired by multiple Hugo Awards winner Mary Robinette Kowal, and including author and narrative actor Yvette Keller, and voice actor John F. Wardale. In a panel structured around kickoff questions from a highly engaged audience, the debate ranged…
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