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Project Gutenberg Hits Major Milestone: 40,000 Titles! + Launch of Gutenberg Self-Publishing Portal | LJ INFOdocket

Project Gutenberg Hits Major Milestone: 40,000 Titles! + Launch of Gutenberg Self-Publishing Portal | LJ INFOdocket | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Project Gutenberg Self Publishing’s purpose is to create a cloud service for contemporary writers to share their works with readers. This portal allows authors to share their works with our readers as well as allows readers to provide comments, reviews and feedback to the authors. Every eBooks has its own detail page with ratings and Wall for displaying reader comment. There is no charge for using this service and registration is not required for reading or downloading the publications or comments. However, registration is required to upload a book or post a comment. All postings are monitored, and offensive or indecent postings will not be approved.
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Publishers urged to respond to Amazon's new e-book offer

Publishers urged to respond to Amazon's new e-book offer | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that Amazon has offered to remove controversial Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clauses in e-book contracts and is asking publishers for feedback on the pledges.

The EC has given publishers in Europe one month to respond to the e-commerce giant’s offer not to enforce any clause requiring publishers to give Amazon similar terms and conditions as those given to its competitors, known as MFN clauses.

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Childwise report says print reading declines in teen years 

Childwise report says print reading declines in teen years  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Children aged 9-16 spend as much time reading online as reading print materials, although the number of young people reading books, comics and magazines drops in the teenage years, according to a new report.
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How Authors and Publishers Can Increase Book Discovery

How Authors and Publishers Can Increase Book Discovery | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Chris Sim, founder and CEO of Kadaxis, spoke at Digital Book World about how indie authors and publishers can better use keywords to increase book sales.
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White Paper: Top Challenges for Journal Publishers 

White Paper: Top Challenges for Journal Publishers  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
While customers are still asking for the same product — the journal article — they want it in increasingly new places, different formats, with easier access, and faster. Our guide will help you answer five critical questions about your workflow, understand where you can make changes, and how to implement them.
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Podcasts and Literary Criticism

Podcasts and Literary Criticism | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Literary podcasts are like being part of a book club without the social pressure or the bad wine.
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Digital Book World Asks: What Do the Readers and the Gatekeepers Want? 

Digital Book World Asks: What Do the Readers and the Gatekeepers Want?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An in-depth look at the themes of day one of Digital Book World 2017.
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How Does Print On Demand Work

How Does Print On Demand Work | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Print On Demand book printing (POD) makes selling printed books for self-published authors a reality, without the problem of shipping or storing books.
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The Impact of Pricing on Book Buying Behavior - Digital Book World

The Impact of Pricing on Book Buying Behavior - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A panel of book publishing price strategists converged at Digital Book World 2017 to discuss how pricing affects consumer behavior.
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The opportunity of TEF

The opportunity of TEF | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Blackwell's Scott Hamilton celebrates the opportunity that the recent government White Paper on education provides for academic booksellers and publishers.
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Self-Publishing in 2017: The Year in Preview

Self-Publishing in 2017: The Year in Preview | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New opportunities and challenges await indie authors in 2017.
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Next Steps in Digitization for Book Publishers

Next Steps in Digitization for Book Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Improving discovery and workflow efficiency are in the digital cards for publishers in 2017.
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India's Bookselling Events Open a Cashless Chapter After Demonitization

India's Bookselling Events Open a Cashless Chapter After Demonitization | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Quickly responding to the crisis caused when India's government imposed its demonitization in November, book events and readers are 'going cashless.'
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Custos for eBooks will use Bitcoin bounties to go after pirate uploads

Custos for eBooks will use Bitcoin bounties to go after pirate uploads | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What if there were a way to crowdfund the fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringement, while getting rid of DRM restrictions that prevent you from using the reader app you prefer? That's the goal behind new DRM platform Custos for eBooks, which integrates Bitcoin bounties with digital watermarking to reward people for reporting pirate ebook sightings. But…
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Smashwords Pays Out Royalties and It’s NOT the End of the World

Smashwords Pays Out Royalties and It’s NOT the End of the World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A number of authors opened their email inboxes yesterday to a pleasant surprise: the payment of old royalties from ebook publishing and retail site Smashwords.
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South Africa's Exclusive Books Customers Move to Canada's Kobo

South Africa's Exclusive Books Customers Move to Canada's Kobo | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In another deal that expands its international reach, Canada's Kobo is taking on the ebook customers of South African bookseller Exclusive Books.
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How Publishers Can Increase Their Mobile Advantage 

How Publishers Can Increase Their Mobile Advantage  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Before the digital age, information consumption via mobile devices was considered an optional trend among print content creators and publishers.
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Amazon reportedly to drop MFN clauses from e-book deals 

Amazon reportedly to drop MFN clauses from e-book deals  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has offered to drop the Most Favoured Nation clauses from its e-book contracts, following a European Commission investigation into the online retailer’s deals, it has been reported today.
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DBW ’17: Why are print sales up? Data Guy gives his reason—and it isn’t adult coloring books

DBW ’17: Why are print sales up? Data Guy gives his reason—and it isn’t adult coloring books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Perhaps the reason print book sales are on the rise has nothing to do with coloring books, digital fatigue, the “ebook fad” or book store appeal. Data Guy has offered a different reason based on the data he has scraped for Author Earnings. To start, independent book store sales are up 5 percent from 2015, but…
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A Look into Digital Book World 2017 

A Look into Digital Book World 2017  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing Trends' Lorraine Shanley provides an overview of this year's Digital Book World conference.
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An Inside Look at a Micro-Publisher - Digital Book World

An Inside Look at a Micro-Publisher - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A micro-publisher is a professional publishing organization that brings together a flexible workforce to produce a small number of highly targeted books.
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Meet Wet Zebra, The X-Factor for independent authors

Meet Wet Zebra, The X-Factor for independent authors | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If Wet Zebra authors get 1,000 votes from the reading public, their book gets published.
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An Inside Look at a Micro-Publisher 

An Inside Look at a Micro-Publisher  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A micro-publisher is a professional publishing organization that brings together a flexible workforce to produce a small number of highly targeted books.
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2 Tactics to Help Authors and Publishers Work More Productively 

2 Tactics to Help Authors and Publishers Work More Productively  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project, spoke at Digital Book World 2017 about how the publishing industry can work more productively.
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What a real ‘audiobook’ revolution would look like 

What a real ‘audiobook’ revolution would look like  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Richard Brooks is a Researcher at Coventry University and the Project Manager of the Arts and Humanity Research Council project ‘Hidden Story’. At the recent FutureBook conference in London the ‘Audiobook Revolution’ was hailed as offering opportunities for publishers to reach a new demographic keen to listen to drama on the move. Yet audiobooks in …
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Children’s helps Sainsbury’s book sales rise 7.5% 

Children’s helps Sainsbury’s book sales rise 7.5%  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sainsbury’s has revealed its book sales grew 7.5% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2016, The Bookseller can reveal, with its growth in total retail sales a more modest 0.8%.
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