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This Reading Nook Wraps You In A Glorious Cocoon Of Books

This Reading Nook Wraps You In A Glorious Cocoon Of Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bookworms, eat your hearts out.
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eBookids Wants to Be a Netflix for eBooks for Kids | The Digital Reader

eBookids Wants to Be a Netflix for eBooks for Kids | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Between Oyster, Scribd, Epic, Meegenius, and Reading Rainbow, subscription ebook services are a dime a dozen in 2015. But eBookids thinks there's room for one more.
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Why We're Organizing a Global Publishing Summit - Publishing Perspectives

Why We're Organizing a Global Publishing Summit - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing Perspectives and the Frankfurt Book Fair are working together on a new flagship event that will bring the international publishing community together.
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Streetlib Now Distributes eBooks to OverDrive's 33,000 Libraries | The Digital Reader

Streetlib Now Distributes eBooks to OverDrive's 33,000 Libraries | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Move over, Smashwords, there's a new way for indie authors to get their books into libraries. Starting 15 September, Italy-based ebook distributor StreetLib will be supplying indie titles to OverDrive, the leading library ebook distributor.
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4 reasons why independent bookstores are thriving - The Week Magazine

4 reasons why independent bookstores are thriving - The Week Magazine | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Rumors of their impending death have been greatly exaggerated
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"BookCourt is one of thousands of independent bookstores in the U.S. that are thriving long after analysts predicted their demise. In the early 2000s, big box stores were expected to steamroll the indie bookseller, marking the end of these cozy reading corners. Indeed, for a while, it looked like this was coming to fruition. Between 2000 and 2007, more than 1,000 independent bookstores across America closed their doors.

But then, things changed. In 2011, Borders filed for bankruptcy. Barnes & Noble's attempts to jump on the e-reading bandwagon with its Nook reader have mostly flopped. Between 2009 and 2014, the retailer closedmore than 60 stores and this year plans to close another 13.

Meanwhile, independent bookstores are enjoying a revival. From 2009 to 2014, the number of independent bookstores has increased by 27 percent, according to the American Booksellers Association. Sales at independent bookstores are outpacing the growth of book sales in general."

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Kindle Publishing – How to Market Your For Sale Amazon Kindle Book

Kindle Publishing – How to Market Your For Sale Amazon Kindle Book | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Did you just write, covert, and upload an e-book for the Amazon Kindle Store? If so, you are now selling a digital text Kindle Book. It will be available for sale on Amazon.com.
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A manifesto for 'smart content' in publishing | The Bookseller

A manifesto for 'smart content' in publishing | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

That's speaking from a traditional point of view. No longer do consumers need to be spoon-fed what books to read and content to consume; even my mother can go on Amazon on any device, without any training, and do all of her Christmas shopping in way that’s fast, intuitive, and tailored exactly to her needs.

Publishers – and indeed any organizations working with content – have suddenly had to become very smart about how we get and hold attention. There’s no one-size fits all: I might wish to consume information from a (frankly archaic) desktop computer, whereas my son has very different preferences. As a publisher, if you’re not able to provide your content to the consumer in the way that they wish to consume it – bearing in mind that that way may not even remain static for one individual consumer accessing across multiple devices – then you’re in a lot of trouble.

So we need to think smart about our content. Things are beginning to change, but there’s still a very strong product-centric print mindset to the way that most publishers work. That means that all the way through the content lifecycle – from authoring, to editorial, to production – in the back of their minds, they are still thinking throughout about the product that that content is destined to go into. That content’s fate has already been decided by them; they’ve imprisoned it before even setting it free into the world.

 
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Rights Deals Are Key to Rio International Book Fair for Americans - Publishing Perspectives

Rights Deals Are Key to Rio International Book Fair for Americans - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With the crash of Brazil's real against the dollar, US rights deals at this year's Rio International Book Fair may not be as lavish, but they are still key.
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PRH sees 'strong growth' in first half of 2015 | The Bookseller

PRH sees 'strong growth' in first half of 2015 | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Strong revenue growth by Penguin Random House (PRH) in the first half of 2015 helped its parent company Bertelsmann to achieve its highest revenues since 2007.

Meanwhile, Bertelsmann's chief executive Thomas Rabe has told Reuters the company could "imagine" raising its stake in Penguin Random House, but said the decision was up to co-owner Pearson.

PRH’s half-yearly success was “driven by numerous bestsellers as well as positive currency effects”, with the book publishing business in the US particularly recording improved results.

Bertelsmann owns a 53% stake in PRH (Pearson the other 47%), and including Verlagsgruppe Random House in Germany, which is wholly owned by Bertelsmann, book publishing revenues were €1.7bn (£1.25bn), up from $1.5bn (£1.11bn) year-on-year. Operating EBITDA was €207m (£152.58m), an increase of 30.2% over the previous year’s €159m (£117.2m).

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Introducing DBW Spotlight | Digital Book World

Introducing DBW Spotlight | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital Book World is proud to announce the launch of DBW Spotlight—a new way for you to dive deeper into the issues that are important to your business.
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Approval for EPUB Extensions | EPUBZone

Approval for EPUB Extensions | EPUBZone | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
DPF membership organizations have approved five moduar extensions to EPUB 3.0.1 as Final Recommended Specifications. These include:

EPUB Indexes 1.0
EPUB Dictionaries and Glossaries 1.0
EPUB Previews 1.0
EPUB Multiple-Rendition Publications 1.0
EPUB Region-Based Navigation 1.0

More information about these specifications and other IDPF current work is available at http://idpf.org/ongoing.

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Bookmate Enters Indonesia with Indosat - Asia Outlook Magazine

Bookmate Enters Indonesia with Indosat - Asia Outlook Magazine | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Asian ebook market is forecasted to reach $2.2 billion by the end of 2016 and with high levels of smartphone penetration, providing an ideal basis for Bookmate to introduce its mobile reading service...
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8% Tax will be applied to all Kindle ebooks in Japan

8% Tax will be applied to all Kindle ebooks in Japan | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Starting October 1, 2015 an 8% consumption tax will be applied to all Kindle ebooks sold to customers living in Japan. One-time Adjustment for Existing KDP
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What is Amazon Underground?

What is Amazon Underground? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon Underground is a new app store that has thousands of games and apps available completely for free - even those that cost money on other app stores, with
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Google Play Piracy Takes a Turn for the Bizarre | The Digital Reader

Google Play Piracy Takes a Turn for the Bizarre | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the weekend the NYTimes revealed that Google was taking steps to curb the piracy problem in Google Play Books. Based on what I am hearing from authors, Google hasn't solved said problem, but the news about the piracy is have all sorts of...
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Publisher Revenues Down in May 2015 | The Digital Reader

Publisher Revenues Down in May 2015 | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The AAP reports today that the legacy publishing continued its decline into irrelevance in May.
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Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing

Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self publishing has come in for its fair share of bashing over the last few years by those who seem to either fear it, misunderstand it, or simply have their
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10 Reasons Self Published Authors Will Capture 50 Percent of the Ebook Market by 2020

10 Reasons Self Published Authors Will Capture 50 Percent of the Ebook Market by 2020 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The 10 trends above underlie my prediction that indie ebook authors will capture at least 50 percent of the U.S. ebook market in next seven years. Go ahead, call me crazy or delusional. I don't mind.
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Guide: Creating great content with iBooks Author

Guide: Creating great content with iBooks Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Traditional textbooks generally contain great content, but they are fraught with problems. They are often very expensive, easily damaged and can only be updated by purchasing any new editions. In a...
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A manifesto for the future of the book | The Bookseller

A manifesto for the future of the book | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

It is rethinking the whole endeavour on a massive, and tiny, scale. It is the chance, it is the only chance, you will ever have, to make it. It is new writing, it is new form, new experiences, new content and new books.
It is technology and melancholy, glory and romance, fictions told between page and screen, books that go beyond the page, story untethered from the book. It is going to be different and it is going to be complex and it is going to be simple. It is going to scare you and you will need your wits and your gut and your courage.

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Exposing Yourself As a First-Time Author

Exposing Yourself As a First-Time Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Jay Keefe wrote a memoir about recovering from alcoholism and realizes, upon publication, that it a huge personal risk it was, albeit one with rewards. By Jay Keefe Well, here it was, finally, in my…
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AAP StatShot: Sales Down in May | Digital Book World

AAP StatShot: Sales Down in May | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

AAP StatShot: Sales Down in May Washington, DC; Sept. 1, 2015 – Publishers’ book sales for January through May were down 5.8% for the

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How Amazon Underground will affect content pricing and business models | Joe Wilkert

How Amazon Underground will affect content pricing and business models | Joe Wilkert | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As interesting as the all-you-can read models from Next Issue, Oyster Books and Scribd are, I believe Amazon just introduced a new model that’s likely to be much more disruptive in the long run. I’m talking about Amazon Underground, where paid apps go to be free.

If you haven’t heard about Underground it’s a collection of paid Android apps that are now available free if you download them directly from Amazon. The initial collection is mostly games but it will undoubtedly grow over time. It’s also important to note that the catalog includes paid apps as well as those with in-app purchases (e.g., additional levels for a game); those in-app options also become free in the Underground world.

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Advertising in digital books?

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Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging

Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm is only 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. His is story is quite incredible.
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Publishing Technology Launches New Online Platform ingentaDrive | Digital Book World

Publishing Technology Launches New Online Platform ingentaDrive | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Publishing Technology launches new online platform, ingentaDrive Oxford, 1 September 2015 – Publishing Technology has announced the
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