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Finding a replacement for Goodreads

Finding a replacement for Goodreads | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After Goodreads deleted content - both reviews and shelves - of readers as well as indicated that they would continue to do so in the future (only this time they'll provide notice), many readers fe...
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One-star review activism is still a contentious issue on Amazon and elsewhere

One-star review activism is still a contentious issue on Amazon and elsewhere | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We've had a lot to say on the subject of one-star reviews over the last few years. Consumers have used them to protest practices they didn't like, be they windowing the publication of an ebook, applying unfriendly DRM to video games, or even double-dipping on Lord of the Rings DVD releases. Beyond that, organized rating…
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Amazon expands its literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche

Amazon expands its literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon’s rapid rise to prominence in the translation of foreign prose to English — which has drawn appreciation, but also some suspicion by members of the translation community — is yet another sign of the online retailer’s growing cultural significance.
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Opinion | Why You Should Read Books You Hate

Opinion | Why You Should Read Books You Hate | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Defensiveness makes you a better, more skeptical reader — a critic.
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Kalimat's First Decade of Publishing in the UAE: 'Deals Don't Happen Overnight'

Kalimat's First Decade of Publishing in the UAE: 'Deals Don't Happen Overnight' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'At the beginning I was taking small, calculated steps and worrying too much,' says Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi as Kalimat turns 10 years old.
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The Ebook R/Evolution – Not as Easy as It Seems 

The Ebook R/Evolution – Not as Easy as It Seems  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The "ebook revolution" in scholarly publishing has behaved more like an evolution. Are we reaching a key inflection point where users are central to our innovations?
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Déjà lu

Déjà lu | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When I looked up other writers on the subject of the pleasures of rereading, I wasn't too surprised to find that that I'd already read some of them.
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20 Pro Tips to Prepare Your Ebook for Conversion - Digital Book World

20 Pro Tips to Prepare Your Ebook for Conversion - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Whether you’re converting your manuscript into an ebook yourself or using a conversion company, these tips will help you avoid amateurish errors.
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Journal Article: “The E-Book War in Denmark”

Journal Article: “The E-Book War in Denmark” | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Note: Thank you to SAGE for opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the full text article linked below. The article will be available for free for the next month. Just click to access (both HTML and PDF versions). Registration is not required.
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An Audio Tour of a New Indie Bookstore | The Digital Reader

An Audio Tour of a New Indie Bookstore | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
CBC Radio has a satirical take on the growing trend of bookstores devoting less stock to books and replacing them with gewgaws: Local bookstore Epilogues sells everything you could ever want in a bookstore: candles, globes, themed napkins, globes and pillows that say Live, Laugh, Love. Of course as a bookstore, they do also have something for readers -- Margaret Atwood nesting dolls. you can listen to the clip below, or on the CBC's website. Check These Out!
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El libro en papel resiste: Ansiado espejismo del sector editorial

El libro en papel resiste: Ansiado espejismo del sector editorial | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
“Vuelve el libro en papel”. “El libro digital no crece”. “El libro en papel resiste”
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PubTechConnect: Where Publishing Meets its Future

PubTechConnect: Where Publishing Meets its Future | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing Trends recap's the 2017 PubTechConnect.
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PRH Partners with Save the Children on Reading Campaign

PRH Partners with Save the Children on Reading Campaign | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The new initiative. #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes, encourages children to read in communities throughout North America.
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Copyright Reform Is Never Happening

Copyright Reform Is Never Happening | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The first bill to come from the House Judiciary Committee's recently concluded review our nation's copyright laws reveals just how fractured the politics of copyright have become.
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BISG's 'Evolution of Delivery' Conference: Making Data Pay

BISG's 'Evolution of Delivery' Conference: Making Data Pay | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From data-charged business to a library centered on a community's needs, BISG's 'Making Information Pay' event looks at the data driving us all.
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Chronicling the past, and the future 

Chronicling the past, and the future  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As HarperCollins celebrates its 200th anniversary, archivist Dawn Sinclair delves into the HarperCollins archive.
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Books Meet Tech At PubTechConnect

Books Meet Tech At PubTechConnect | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The inaugural conference found businesses beyond the book world bringing disruptive ideas to a publishing market staring down its digital future.
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Celebrating Independent Bookstores

Celebrating Independent Bookstores | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What’s so special about independent bookshops? Bob Eckstein, author-illustrator of 'Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores,’ shows and tells.
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Are reading eBooks on e-Readers environmentally friendly?

Are reading eBooks on e-Readers environmentally friendly? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Earth Day is this Saturday and many people will likely be reading a new e-book on their Kindle to promote reduced emissions. E-Readers in general are thought to
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14 Sites for Making a Spectacular Book Cover | The Digital Reader

14 Sites for Making a Spectacular Book Cover | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A book's cover is often the first thing a reader sees when they find your book for the first time. You never have a second chance to make a first impression, as the saying goes, which is why many would suggest you hire a professional to design your book covers. But some authors have the skill to DIY or want to learn about cover design by doing so they can work better with the designers they hire, so here are fourteen sites, services, and apps that you can use to make an awesome book cover. Sidenote: Before you use any of these tools, you should read up on good cover design techniques. There are many similar tools out there, so if you know of one not on this list please leave a comment. Which one do you use? CreateSpace Canva Poster My Wall 3D Box Shot Maker Quick 3d Cover MyeCoverMaker.com Adazing PiktoChart Fotor CoverFactory.com eCover MyCoverMaker.com Boxshot Book Cover Creator Check These Out!
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A conversation about digital copyright reform

A conversation about digital copyright reform | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market..
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These Books Were Once Considered "Classics" But Are Now Largely Forgotten

These Books Were Once Considered "Classics" But Are Now Largely Forgotten | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The forgotten book that, rediscovered, takes its place among venerated classics is an age-old trend; "Don't call it a comeback," quoth LL Cool J. But if one end of the spectrum exists, the other must as well, right? What books were considered "classi
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Book Reading 2016

Book Reading 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books
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Google Books is not Alexandria redux

Google Books is not Alexandria redux | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It was just a few days ago that I last wrote about the way people tend to willfully misunderstand Google Books these days, and I had thought I was done with it, but I came across another article so wrong-headed that I just had to speak again. In this case, it's a piece by James…
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