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Global Book Publishing Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

Lower disposable income hampered consumer spending on books during the past five years. A transition toward digital technology also dented Global Book Publishing industry revenue due to the difficulty of pricing e-books, which are intrinsically different from printed products. The investments necessary to transition toward digital publishing also led to consolidation within the industry; they resulted in a 0.7% annualized decline in firms to 16,308 in the five years to 2013. New forms of entertainment also forced book publishers to increasingly compete with other media, including self-publishers and free e-books. Consequently, the industry is forecast to decline at an annualized five-year rate of 2.6% to total $108.4 billion in 2013, which includes a 2.0% drop in 2013 alone.


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New BISG Study Shows 80% of Publishers Believe Digital Book Subscription is Inevitable But Responses Vary by Market Sector Inbox | LJ INFOdocket

New BISG Study Shows 80% of Publishers Believe Digital Book Subscription is Inevitable But Responses Vary by Market Sector Inbox | LJ INFOdocket | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New BISG Study Shows 80% of Publishers Believe Digital Book Subscription is Inevitable... | LJ INFOdocket http://t.co/JRNMBzzWUy
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What Authors Want: Understanding Author Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era | Digital Book World

What Authors Want: Understanding Author Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This webcast will look into that study at how authors are building their social media platforms, what they think about advances, royalties, and more. (RT why do only 57% of #authors have a #goodreadsaauthorprofile?
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Survey: Book Buyers Leaving Amazon Because of Hachette Dispute - Forbes

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The Codex group also found out where those book buyers were going.
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Liberio Says It Lets You Create eBooks From Google Drive

Liberio Says It Lets You Create eBooks From Google Drive | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Liberio is a new tool that says it will let you turn any Google Drive document into an eBook. It also says it lets you upload and use a document from your computer. That could be a very useful. How...

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With New E-Book Service Amazon Plays Waiting Game With Publishers ... - Forbes

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With New E-Book Service Amazon Plays Waiting Game With Publishers ...
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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is limited; it's missing 5 major publishers - Triangle Business Journal (blog)

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is limited; it's missing 5 major publishers - Triangle Business Journal (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is limited; it's missing 5 major publishers
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Some authors publish their books under multiple publishing houses, so some titles will still be available.
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Liberio Launches New eBook Publishing Platform Based On Google Drive | TechCrunch

Liberio Launches New eBook Publishing Platform Based On Google Drive | TechCrunch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Liberio is a new platform (launching today out of private beta) for simple eBook creation and publishing straight from Google Drive. Liberio could be used to..
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Doubts raised by indie authors over KU terms | The Bookseller

Doubts raised by indie authors over KU terms | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Hotels and Bookstores: A Potent Cocktail? : Publishing Perspectives

Hotels and Bookstores: A Potent Cocktail?  : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Several high-end book publishers have made forays into hotel retail and hotels are adding lobby libraries, but are these merely pleasant redundancies?
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Harpercollins will offer discounted ebooks to print book owners ...

Harpercollins will offer discounted ebooks to print book owners ... | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
They're the first major publisher to sign with Bitlit, an app that lets you send a photo of your book's copyright page with your name inked on it in exchange for a deal on the ebook. The Harpercollins pilot includes Neal ...
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Book Marketing Tips From Kindle Publishing

Book Marketing Tips From Kindle Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When we interviewed the guys over at Amazon Kindle on how to publish an eBook onto their publishing platform, they shared a few book marketing ideas with us. (Want to know how to market your #ebook on Kindle?
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Amazon at 20: billions, bestsellers and legal battles - The Guardian

Amazon at 20: billions, bestsellers and legal battles - The Guardian | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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In the face of increasing competition from Apple's iBookstore and Barnes & Noble's Nook, Amazon's ebook market share falls from a high of more than 90% in 2010 to 60%.
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BISG study: A buffet of digital book subscriptions | FutureBook

BISG study: A buffet of digital book subscriptions | FutureBook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The subscription debate: Publishing's all-you-can-eat concern

With almost the kind of timing that Amazon Prime promises its members, Len Vlahos' Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has arrived to deepen the debate about subscriptions and their potential in publishing.

 

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How Kindle Unlimited Is Changing the Amazon Kindle Best-Seller List | Digital Book World

How Kindle Unlimited Is Changing the Amazon Kindle Best-Seller List | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kindle Unlimited is minting best-sellers.
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Reading between the lines: books and digital not so incompatible - Roy Morgan Research

Reading between the lines: books and digital not so incompatible - Roy Morgan Research | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With Rare Book Week currently taking place in Melbourne, Roy Morgan Research examines the state of Australia’s reading habits, and how the internet has impacted on them.
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For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees - Digital Book World

For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
UK Progressive Magazine For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees Digital Book World A report released today by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) finds that 80% of publishers believe subscription ebooks becoming a major part...
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Who's stealing eBooks? (and why you shouldn't worry about piracy)

Who's stealing eBooks? (and why you shouldn't worry about piracy) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The following infographic provides some fascinating stats on eBook piracy, DRM, and other publishing industry efforts to combat file sharing.
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Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims - TechHive

Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims - TechHive | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims TechHive AuthorEarnings says its study shows that self-published works, which it claims accounts for 31 percent of total daily ebook sales across most genres, actually sell better when they are...
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Kindle Unlimited: Has Amazon Cornered the e-Book Market? - Motley Fool

Kindle Unlimited: Has Amazon Cornered the e-Book Market? - Motley Fool | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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With Kindle Unlimited, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has made 600,000 books (and 8,000 audiobooks) freely available to those willing to paying $9.99 per month.
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How to read books in the digital age

How to read books in the digital age | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books ...
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How can we pay authors what they deserve? | FutureBook

How can we pay authors what they deserve? | FutureBook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

This set of figures -- introduced with a debate at the House of Commons this week, reported by my colleague Benedicte Page -- is the third wave of what can be considered major "survey events" into author income this year, following the Digital Book World (DBW) survey "What Authors Want" and the launch of the ongoing AuthorEarnings.com by author Hugh Howey. 

Reported by The Bookseller's Sarah Shaffi in Typical author earnings 'dropped to £11,000 in 2013, the society's presentation, Jones writes today, noted that the context is not without revenue:

The ALCS pointed to the enormous earnings generated by the creative industries, prompting concern that these earnings are not being passed on. The Society of Authors called for fairer contracts, and greater royalty rates from digital sales. But the author Nicholas Lovell took exception to the idea that authors “deserved to be paid”.

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How Kindle Unlimited Stacks Up - Digital Book World

How Kindle Unlimited Stacks Up - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How Kindle Unlimited Stacks Up Digital Book World Two of the biggest such services, Oyster and Scribd, both welcomed the arrival of Kindle Unlimited as a sign that the subscription model is being more widely embraced by publishers, authors and...
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Publishers Lose First Round of Lawsuit Against Used eBook Marketplace - The Digital Reader

Publishers Lose First Round of Lawsuit Against Used eBook Marketplace - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a stunning upset, used ebook marketplace Tom Kabinet has survived its first round of legal battles today. A judge of the District Court of Amsterdam has ruled today that Tom Kabinet can continue to operate while it is being sued in court. Launched just over a month ago, Tom Kabinet enables users to resell …

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Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online - PCWorld

Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online - PCWorld | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online
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Tom Kabinet offers a platform that it says lets users legally sell used ebooks. Sellers have to declare they obtained their copies legally and agree to delete their versions when a sale is made.
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“Beat Amazon!” Is Not a Business Plan for Startups : Publishing Perspectives

“Beat Amazon!” Is Not a Business Plan for Startups : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.
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