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Apple files e-book autograph patent: What it means for a Seattle entrepreneur - GeekWire

Apple files e-book autograph patent: What it means for a Seattle entrepreneur - GeekWire | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple files e-book autograph patent: What it means for a Seattle entrepreneur GeekWire Speaking from personal experience, getting an e-book signed can be a messy process.
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Here is the New Google Play Books Discovery Feature

Here is the New Google Play Books Discovery Feature | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Google Play Books has received a new update that brings a new feature called Book Discovery. This feature recommends books to you based on your library
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Solo un 5% de los profesionales del mundo del libro se declara abiertamente “anti-digital"

Solo un 5% de los profesionales del mundo del libro se declara abiertamente “anti-digital" | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Aunque un 26% de los profesionales del mundo del libro afirma que aún no ha iniciado su andadura digital, tan sólo un 5% se declara “anti-digital”.
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Kenya Publishers Association Cites Concern for Reading Culture

Kenya Publishers Association Cites Concern for Reading Culture | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'The problem with the Kenyan society is that we read mostly for exams.' The country's publishers say they're troubled by children's lack of a reading habit.
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Brazilian Publisher Karine Pansa: 'A Great Diversity'

Brazilian Publisher Karine Pansa: 'A Great Diversity' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Karine Pansa wants to reinforce the habit of reading among Brazilians and introduce the country's 'great diversity' of literary talent to the world.
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Studies: Digital Course Materials Improve Students' Performance 

Studies: Digital Course Materials Improve Students' Performance  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New studies show that college students who use digital learning materials like e-textbooks do better in class and learn more.
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How to implement innovation - whatever your company's size 

How to implement innovation - whatever your company's size  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Whether you're a huge global organisation or a humble startup, Bec Evans has some tried and tested practical approaches to help you turn ideas into tangible business results.
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Should Educational Publishers Be Disruptors?

Should Educational Publishers Be Disruptors? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve never warmed to the idea that disruption is a good thing in business. I’m not a fan of companies that set out to disrupt the industries in which they operate (take that, Jeff Bezos and Elizabeth Holmes) and I am particularly skeptical about those that set out to disrupt education, …
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Academic Ebook Sales Flat, E-Reference Preferred

Academic Ebook Sales Flat, E-Reference Preferred | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Academic libraries continue to add to their ebook collections, but while ebooks are becoming the preferred format for reference materials, many students still prefer to read and study monographs and textbooks in print, according to “Ebook Usage in U.S. Academic Libraries 2016,” a survey conducted by Library Journal and sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning. Forty-seven percent of …
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AAP: eBook Sales, Publisher Revenues Down in First Third of 2016 

AAP: eBook Sales, Publisher Revenues Down in First Third of 2016  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Is anyone in the mood for poetic justice? Then you'll be pleased with the latest announcement from the AAP. On Thursday the Association of American Publishers released its latest Statshot report on revenues of the US book publishing industry. Trade book sales for the 1,200 odd publishers who submit their data to the AAP were up 3.4% for the month of April, but still down 4.5% for the year. Paperback and audiobook revenues increased the most in April 2016 (21.5% and 20.4%), respectively) while sales of hardback books were up 2.6%. eBook revenues were down 22% for the month of April. For the first four months of the year, ebook and hardback revenues were down (21.7% and 5.2%), while paperback revenues were up 9.9% and audiobook sales were up 31.4%.   In other words, the Big Five are having some success in shifting ebook buyers back to print, but they are still being stymied by Amazon's decision to drive down the price of hardback books last summer. Amazon is still keeping prices down, and that is depressing the market. That is a win for both consumers and for pundits who want to gloat at publishers shooting themselves in the foot.  O O O Press [...]
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Kobo Expands Into Taiwan | The Digital Reader

Kobo Expands Into Taiwan | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kobo officially opened a local ebookstore in Taiwan on Friday. It isselling the ebooks and ereaders itself from tw.kobo.com. “We are pleased to offer Kobo’s localized eBookstore service in Taiwan, making it easy for booklovers to build digital libraries stocked with all their favorite titles,” said Michael Tamblyn, CEO and President of Rakuten Kobo. “We work closely with Taiwan’s vibrant publishing community to bring the best content to our Chinese language reading community here and around the world.” Kobo was already selling ebooks in Chinese; one of the founding investors was based in Hong Kong. Now it is doubling its direct sales efforts with an expansion into Taiwan. Kobo Check These Out!
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5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Courts 

5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Courts  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Copyright is an ever-changing landscape, here are five cases to watch if you're interested in public domain, pre-1972 sound recordings and more.
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The Reading Room promotes local authors the “write way”

The Reading Room promotes local authors the “write way” | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
WATERTOWN — The owner of The Reading Room has a passion for sharing the talents of local authors.
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Amazon Seeks Planning Approval for Massachusetts Bookstore 

Amazon Seeks Planning Approval for Massachusetts Bookstore  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's new bookstore in Dedham, Mass., is about to take physical form.
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Amazon is aggressively discounting hardcovers and paperbacks

Amazon is aggressively discounting hardcovers and paperbacks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers released their monthly report on the state of the publishing industry and the news is dire. E-book sales have fallen 22
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Unbound's Jason Cooper: 'Too Many Titles in a Small Space'

Unbound's Jason Cooper: 'Too Many Titles in a Small Space' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'The need for extreme success is now a requirement rather than a boon,' says the UK's Jason Cooper in the run-up to Frankfurt's conference on The Markets.
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International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA

International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
PEN America's new report asserts that 'diverse books' frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and 'soft censorship.'
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Copyright in the EU: what do publishers make of the new directive proposal?

Copyright in the EU: what do publishers make of the new directive proposal? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is an international industry federation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing.
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Pearson partners with Jisc to speed textbook transition to digital 

Pearson partners with Jisc to speed textbook transition to digital  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Jisc to speed the transition of its school textbooks to digital.
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How Authors Can Benefit from Goodreads Giveaways 

How Authors Can Benefit from Goodreads Giveaways  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How can traditionally published and self-published (indie) authors go about orchestrating Goodreads giveaways? And why should they? Read this to find out.
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Digital Print Is Tranforming the Textbook Industry

Digital Print Is Tranforming the Textbook Industry | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, there was panic among the education book publishing segment, especially with book printers. Tablets and e-readers were all the rage. Large school districts were distributing iPads and other tablets to students en masse. A 2012 Pearson Foundation survey found that 63 percent of college students and 69 percent of high …
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Caught in the Middle — Can Publishers Resolve Contradictory Expectations?

Caught in the Middle — Can Publishers Resolve Contradictory Expectations? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A session at ALPSP shines a light on why publishers are caught in an impossible situation -- satisfying customers who demand different things at different times, and who are not aligned around the ultimate benefit they all seek to deliver.
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HarperCollins Releases Game of Thrones Enhanced Edition |

HarperCollins Releases Game of Thrones Enhanced Edition | | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
About four years ago HarperCollins released a version of The Song of Fire and Ice in the Kindle Store which added audio and video. That edition is no longer available, but today HC has released a new edition of the ebook, this time as an iBooks exclusive. The $9 ebook features interactive character maps, detailed annotations, character journeys and timelines, house and sigil summaries, family trees and histories, and "stunning" illustrations. “We’re now entering a new period in the history of publishing,” Martin is quoted as saying in the press release. “The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before. These enhanced editions, available only on iBooks, include sigils and family trees and glossaries. Anything that confuses you, anything you want to know more about, it’s right there at your fingertips. It’s an amazing next step in the world of books.” Enhanced editions of the later novels in the series will be released in the coming months. At present, A Clash of Kings will hit iBooks on 27 October, A Storm of Swords on 15 December, and A Feast for Crows and A Dance of Dragons in February and March 2017. HarperCollins is only the latest publisher [...]
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Game Developer Ubisoft Launches Book Line

Game Developer Ubisoft Launches Book Line | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The creator of the wildly popular Assassin's Creed franchise is launching an in-house publishing line that will debut in November with two titles based on the action-adventure game.
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Litsy

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Litsy: The only thing that matches the joy of reading a great book is sharing that joy with friends.  That’s why we created [...] - Applify.me
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Reading Apps: Guilt free screen time for kids 

Reading Apps: Guilt free screen time for kids  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
00000 As parents, we have probably noticed the trend in recent years of increasing numbers of children and teens reading books and magazines on their cell phones, with the use of free Nook reading apps for Android and other apps for iPhones.
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