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Accessible books – The opportunity for Publishers : BarrierBreak – Accessibility & Assistive Technology firm in Mumbai, India

Accessible books – The opportunity for Publishers : BarrierBreak – Accessibility & Assistive Technology firm in Mumbai, India | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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According to the World Blind Union, of the million or so books published each year in the world, less than 5 per cent are made available in formats accessible to visually impaired persons and a only 1% in developing countries.

As publishers and authors, you would have followed the adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

Today mostly accessible formats are available from re-publishers. The opportunity for Publishers and Authors is to provide the customers with the documents in the relevant formats. With the push towards EPUB 3, it is going to be easier to provide the same ebooks to different audiences including people with disabilities.

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HarperCollins UK Launches New eBookStore - Good E-Reader (blog)

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HarperCollins UK Launches New eBookStore
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HarperCollins is in the midst of a total rebranding effort when it comes to selling books.
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Self-Publishing Service Start-up Reedsy Launches | Digital Book World

Self-Publishing Service Start-up Reedsy Launches | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Self-publishing startup Reedsy officially launches today!
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Paperback vs. ebook: the staging ground for a generational battle - Econsultancy (blog)

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Paperback vs. ebook: the staging ground for a generational battle
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Of all the transformations of physical media to digital, I can't think of one that has rumbled on and divided audiences like the paperback to ebook.
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B&N Tests Espresso Book Machines in Stores as the Kodak-OnDemandBooks Partnership Falls Through - The Digital Reader

B&N Tests Espresso Book Machines in Stores as the Kodak-OnDemandBooks Partnership Falls Through - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Once hailed as the future of the book industry, print on demand has a solid niche in said industry but lately it seems to be treading water. Whenever we read of potential steps forward like Books-a-Million or B&N installing  Espresso Book Machines in their stores, the great news is cancelled out by similar pilots falling through. I …
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Part 1: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data | FutureBook

Part 1: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data | FutureBook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

With the expected (feared?) news out that Amazon has embraced the “all you can eat” subscription model, Kindle Unlimited (KU) is on everybody's mind, lips and pens. Movies have been Netflixed, music has been Spotified and, now, books are following the same path. 

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KunstlerCast 255 - Yakking about the New Model for Book Publishing - Business Insider

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KunstlerCast 255 - Yakking about the New Model for Book Publishing
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#255 – JHK yaks with Lynn Vannucci of Water Street Press (www.Waterstreetpressbooks.com) about the new model of book publishing in the digital age.
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A 21st Century Literary Atlas of Europe

A 21st Century Literary Atlas of Europe | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The impetus for the project is simple: Where is literature set and why? For over a hundred years “literary criticism has been struggling with the question of how best to depict literary spaces on m...
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Many reasons you need a librarian (infographic)

Many reasons you need a librarian (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Pikochart user 26reasonsroad3 has created an interesting infographic that lists most important reasons why you need a librarian more than ever before. In…
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Libraries helping authors with e-publishing

Libraries helping authors with e-publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A partnership between the Henderson County Public Library and the Daviess County Public Library is aiming to help new writers find a market with electronic publishing.
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Global e-Book Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Amazon.com, Apple, Barnes ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Global e-Book Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Amazon.com, Apple, Barnes ... - PR Newswire (press release) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Global e-Book Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Amazon.com, Apple, Barnes ...
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E-books are books available in a digital format, which allows readers to access content anywhere and anytime using their handheld devices.
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How to Choose the Right eReader for Your Needs - RosettaBooks Blog

How to Choose the Right eReader for Your Needs - RosettaBooks Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How do we, as a publisher and as an industry, convince consumers to switch from print to digital books? If we want consumers to transition from print to digital, we have to make digital a superior reading experience to print.
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Free digital textbooks available through state Dept. of Education | AccessNorthGa

Free digital textbooks available through state Dept. of Education | AccessNorthGa | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

ATLANTA - As the 2014-2015 school year begins, the state Department of Education announces that teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.


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Library program encourages self-publishing - messenger-inquirer

Library program encourages self-publishing - messenger-inquirer | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Library program encourages self-publishing messenger-inquirer Before the ebook revolution, the absence of self-published books in public library collections was a matter of shelf space and low demand for independent authors, said Daviess County...
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CAUTION - Self-Publishing Is Too Easy

CAUTION - Self-Publishing Is Too Easy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self-publishing is a remarkable industry. The ever-increasing ease of access to publication through the various avenues of indie and self-publishing (in the broadest sense) is a good thing–and a ba...
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Penelope's curator insight, Today, 11:19 AM

 

Three pitfalls of self-publishing the author warns:

 

1) Lack of patience

2) Solitary confinement

3) Hassle of husbandry (had to look that one up)

 

He makes some very good points, and warnings should be heeded by all antsy to get their written words out into the world and onto waiting Kindles. Patience, my friends, and quality, prevails in all walks of life. This is no different.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the full article: http://indiewritenet.com/writersguide/2014/08/30/caution-self-publishing-is-too-easy/

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Hands on with Voice Dream's ebook narration - tuaw.com

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Hands on with Voice Dream's ebook narration
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As the school year heads back into session, many students have a lot of new reading on their plate.
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Ebook Strategy for Publishers: China | Digital Book World

Ebook Strategy for Publishers: China | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

One of the most difficult challenges any CEO faces is deciding to enter a new market. Where, when, how? Yet it’s a challenge virtually every publishing house will have to face as the print market continues to shrink and new opportunities are sought elsewhere.

One of the most talked about markets is China. We take our role of finding new markets and retailers for our publishers seriously. I recently travelled to China to meet with book retailers and publishers to get a feel for the current and future potential of the Chinese ebook market. Along with my colleague Patrick Crowley, we had over a dozen meetings in three cities over the course of eight days this February, following extensive research over the last six months.

With over one billion mobile phones in use, over 500 million mobile internet users, a bigger e-commerce market than the U.S. and a roughly $20 billion book market, on the face of it China has massive potential for digital book consumption.

So what did I learn, and what do you need to be thinking about?

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Part 2: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data | FutureBook

Part 2: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data | FutureBook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Is there life beyond (proper) pricing ? The hidden treasure of reading data

On top of straight money, publishing houses can get and learn a lot from properly designed subscription services. Similar strategies to the ones that led publishing houses to market hardcovers first, paperbacks afterward, pocket books, and so on, are available.

 

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Libraries helping authors with e-publishing - WTVQ

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Libraries helping authors with e-publishing
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HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A partnership between the Henderson County Public Library and the Daviess County Public Library is aiming to help new writers find a market with electronic publishing.
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5 Steps to Increasing Your Book’s Marketability with Research : Publishing Perspectives

5 Steps to Increasing Your Book’s Marketability with Research : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Making the most of your research to craft a more marketable book saves time and money in the writing and editing process. Here are 5 tips to get you started.
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Young Adult Best-Sellers Drive Penguin Random House Sales | Digital Book World

Young Adult Best-Sellers Drive Penguin Random House Sales | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For anyone keeping an eye on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, it comes as no surprise that hit fiction titles like John Green's The Fault in Our
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Between Traditional and Self-Publishing, a 'Third Way'

Between Traditional and Self-Publishing, a 'Third Way' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A hybrid publisher makes her case for third-way publishing, blending elements of both traditional and self-publishing.
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Goodreads Adds Kindle eBook Previews - The Digital Reader

Goodreads Adds Kindle eBook Previews - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Goodreads has made many changes since it joined Amazon’s evil ebook empire early last year, and late last week they added one which many readers and authors will appreciate. From over on the Goodreads blog: Don’t judge a book by its cover…judge it by what’s inside with our new Preview feature, which launches today! With Preview, you …
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WeRead Launches Nepal's First Native eBookstore - The Digital Reader

WeRead Launches Nepal's First Native eBookstore - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The major ebook platforms might be focusing on Europe and the larger countries in Asia, but that’s not the whole of the industry.
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Companies to create new eBook distribution channel across mobile devices

Companies to create new eBook distribution channel across mobile devices | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

 Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape,  today announced that the company has entered into a license agreement with Lookhu, Inc. to distribute ad-sponsored eBooks on a new channel on Lookhu’s mobile distribution platform.


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Ebook news – these 7 sites will keep you well-informed

Ebook news – these 7 sites will keep you well-informed | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Looking for best ebook news sources? Try The Digital Reader, Good E-reader, Pub Perspectives, GalleyCat, Digital Book World, TeleRead, and Publishers Weekly.
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Marianela Camacho Alfaro's curator insight, September 1, 7:11 AM

Sitios para estar informados sobre las novedades del mercado de los libros electrónicos.