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Bonnier Launches Adlibris Mondo Ebook Store and Library in Sweden | Digital Book World

Bonnier Launches Adlibris Mondo Ebook Store and Library in Sweden | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Adlibris, a leading ebook store in Sweden, has added a library or locker-like functionality for its users called Mondo.

Anyone with an Adlibris account has access to Mondo, where they can store audiobooks and ebooks. Mondo also comes with added content for Adlibris. The short-form ebook has made it to the Northern European country.

The Atavist leads a group of brands, including many Swedish brands, whose content will be for sale through Mondo.

 
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'An Experimental Space for Multilingualism': France at Frankfurt Book Fair

'An Experimental Space for Multilingualism': France at Frankfurt Book Fair | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Frankfurt Book Fair–October 11-15 this year–welcomes an immense and eloquent Guest of Honor program from France with Institut français Deutschland.
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What 15 years at Foyles taught me about the future of bookselling | The Bookseller

The book industry has never really been simple. But looking back to over 15 years ago, when I started my career at Foyles, it certainly...

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Standard eBooks Pick Up Where Project Gutenberg Leaves Off | The Digital Reader

Standard eBooks Pick Up Where Project Gutenberg Leaves Off | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
eBook formatting is important. One of the reasons Feedbooks tops my list of free ebook sites is that the ebooks there are formatted to a higher standard than you can expect from even major publishers. The ebooks are just easier on the eyes, and all other things being equal, great formatting can be the deciding factor in sourcing free ebooks. That is why I was thrilled to learn about the Standard eBooks project. Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that is picking up where Project Gutenberg, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive left off. Those projects rescued works from analog obscurity and released them in digital form, while Standard eBooks is out to release that public domain content in a form that is pleasant to use. From the blurb: The Standard Ebooks project is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks. The text and cover art in our ebooks is already believed to be in the public domain, and Standard Ebook dedicates its own work to the public domain, thus releasing whole ebooks files themselves into the public domain. I wonder [...]
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W3C to Hold eBook Publishing Summit in November | The Digital Reader

W3C to Hold eBook Publishing Summit in November | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After having officially subsumed the IDPF earlier this year, the W3C  (World Wide Web Consortium) has announced its first ebook publishing summit: W3C opened today registration for its first ever W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in San Francisco, California, co-located with the W3C’s Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings (TPAC 2017), and calls for speakers by 15 July 2017. The inaugural W3C Publishing Summit will show how publishers are using today’s Web technologies to make publications more effective and workflows more efficient. ... Read the Media Advisory and ?Blog post to learn about the event and major milestones for Publishing at W3C. Insiders are highly optimistic that this new working group will mean they get to keep their jobs, but outsiders have questioned whether this group can accomplish anything significant or just bring us new examples of ebook tech we already have which the market doesn't want. The merger was not universally popular; in fact, there was a last-ditch campaign to block the merger, but it was unsuccessful. But the merger hs gone forward, and development of the second most important ebook standard will continue apace. image by medithIT   Check These Out!
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Guest Post: As Harry Potter Turns Twenty, Let’s Focus on Reading Pleasure Rather Than Literary Merit | The Digital Reader

Guest Post: As Harry Potter Turns Twenty, Let’s Focus on Reading Pleasure Rather Than Literary Merit | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s 20 years on June 26 since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first in the seven-book series. The Philosopher’s Stone has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 79 languages; the series has inspired a movie franchise, a dedicated fan website, and spinoff stories. I recall the long periods of frustration and excited anticipation as my son and I waited for each new installment of the series. This experience of waiting is one we share with other fans who read it progressively across the ten years between the publication of the first and last Potter novel. It is not an experience contemporary readers can recreate. The Harry Potter series has been celebrated for encouraging children to read, condemned as a commercial rather than a literary success and had its status as literature challenged. Rowling’s writing was described as “basic”, “awkward”, “clumsy” and “flat”. A Guardian article in 2007, just prior to the release of the final book in the series, was particularly scathing, calling her style “toxic”. My own focus is on the pleasure of reading. I’m more interested in the enjoyment children experience reading Harry Potter, including the appeal of the [...]
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Standard eBooks Pick Up Where Project Gutenberg Leaves Off 

Standard eBooks Pick Up Where Project Gutenberg Leaves Off  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
eBook formatting is important. One of the reasons Feedbooks tops my list of free ebook sites is that the ebooks there are formatted to a higher standard than you can expect from even major publishers. The ebooks are just easier on the eyes, and all other things being equal, great formatting can be the deciding factor in sourcing free ebooks. That is why I was thrilled to learn about the Standard eBooks project. Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that is picking up where Project Gutenberg, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive left off. Those projects rescued works from analog obscurity and released them in digital form, while Standard eBooks is out to release that public domain content in a form that is pleasant to use. From the blurb: The Standard Ebooks project is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks. The text and cover art in our ebooks is already believed to be in the public domain, and Standard Ebook dedicates its own work to the public domain, thus releasing whole ebooks files themselves into the public domain. I wonder [...]
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Thank You, Librarians!

Thank You, Librarians! | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This year may have been a smaller BookExpo, but not for the Librarians' Lounge. This year was our biggest year ever. Attendance in in the lounge was up a hefty 40% over the previous year, with more than 1000 unique visitors stopping by over the course of the show.
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European e-Reader Companies Considering 3G Internet Access

European e-Reader Companies Considering 3G Internet Access | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Many e-reader companies in Europe are now considering 3G and GSM internet access for future products. This is due to a new “Roam Like at Home” rule, which
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Russian Government Support Disappoints Publishers and Booksellers

Russian Government Support Disappoints Publishers and Booksellers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Without much in the way of economic initiatives, Russia's support measures for publishers and booksellers leave most of the effort to regional governments.
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Okadabooks is getting Nigerians reading in their thousands

Okadabooks is getting Nigerians reading in their thousands | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nigerian e-book distribution startup Okadabooks, which allows users to bypass traditional publishers and publish their stories, has seen tremendous uptake since launching, which chief executive officer (CEO) Okechukwu Ofili says dispels the myth that Nigerians are not big readers.

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In New York, a Library for Your Subway Ride

In New York, a Library for Your Subway Ride | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New York's three major public library systems—The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library—have teamed up with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Transit Wireless to launch Subway Library, which offers free e-book downloads in subway stations.

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The Best Place for Comics? The Classroom

The Best Place for Comics? The Classroom | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Retired third grade teacher Susan Shafer argues for graphic novels and other books heavy on visuals as a vital teaching tool in today’s classroom.
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Calibre 3.0 Released 

Calibre 3.0 Released  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Que the marching band, drum majorettes, and confetti cannons: Calibre 3.0 has left beta and was officially released last week. Initially released in 2006 as libprs500, calibre has grown from humble origins as a set of USB Linux drivers for the original Sony Reader to become the leading free and open source ebook library tool. It took seven years to reach the 1.0 release, another year to reach 2.0, and now three years to reach this latest milestone. Calibre supports all manner of ereaders, tablets, and smartphones, and can convert to and from more file formats than can be listed here. One of the reasons I like (besides being able to auto-convert dozens of files at a time) it is that it is a great tool for stripping DRM. That's not one of the official features, no; it's just one of the many improvements mad by the 3rd-party developers who contribute plugins to calibre. Other nifty features include downloading and delivering news articles, reading ebooks aloud, acting as a content server on a local network, and creating or breaking up omnibus ebooks. How do you like to use calibre? O O O Calibre 3.0 Changelog: New Features For details on the major changes in calibre [...]
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At Frankfurt's CONTEC Mexico: Digital Under Discussion

At Frankfurt's CONTEC Mexico: Digital Under Discussion | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.
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European booksellers launch geoblocking petition 

European booksellers have launched a petition asking the European Council not to “force” bookshops to sell e-books across borders, for fear it will drive them out of the digital book business.
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A website lets judge a book by its first page, not a cover

A website lets judge a book by its first page, not a cover | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Recommend Me a Book website displays the first page of a random popular book, so that you can start reading it right away.
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Producing Accessible Ebooks

Producing Accessible Ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I am writing today as an advocate for greater attention to accessibility in the production of ebooks. I am aware that the level of attention and care that ebooks generally get can be described as, …
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Bibliotheca and 3M Cloud Library Unveil EPUB3 Support

Bibliotheca and 3M Cloud Library Unveil EPUB3 Support | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The 3M Cloud Library and their parent company Bibliotheca are bringing ePub3 support for large graphic books. Unlike other vendors, these books are fully
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South Korea's Ridibooks Raises $20 Million; Quarto Distributes Zest Books

South Korea's Ridibooks Raises $20 Million; Quarto Distributes Zest Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Characterized as South Korea's largest ebook service, Ridibooks' parent company raises funds. And Quarto Group Takes on Zest Books distribution.
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E-Book Sales Decline 2% in Canada in 2016

E-Book Sales Decline 2% in Canada in 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Canadian e-book sales declined a paltry 2% over the course of 2016. Audiobook and e-book sales now account for 17% of total trade purchases, down from 19% in
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New Opportunities in International Indie Book Space

New Opportunities in International Indie Book Space | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A lot of authors have found new opportunities in the digital publishing and self-publishing revolutions, but it's all too easy to overlook the fact that the US
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Serialization and Digital Storytelling: What Victorian-Era Publishing Teaches Us About Generating Leads

Serialization and Digital Storytelling: What Victorian-Era Publishing Teaches Us About Generating Leads | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Before modern-day digital storytelling, before Netflix and on-demand video, before ebooks and audiobooks, people often kept up with their favorite, ongoing stories through serial novels.

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Kobo has acquired Shelfie, an app that allows readers to buy discounted ebooks

Kobo has acquired Shelfie, an app that allows readers to buy discounted ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader, has announced that it has acquired Shelfie, an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.

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How To Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps

How To Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I’m often asked: “How do you remember information you read in books?” In this post, I’ll explain my system.

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Steady your heart: web-connected paper is on its way 

Interactive paper? Mind blown. This research project, led by Surrey University, has industry-changin
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