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Automatically Download Metadata for Your Ebooks with Calibre

Automatically Download Metadata for Your Ebooks with Calibre | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Automatically Download Metadata for Your Ebooks with Calibre Lifehacker Have you ever found yourself browsing through your collection on an eBook reader when you found a title you couldn't remember?

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The Trade, Its Resilience, and Its Data - DBW

The Trade, Its Resilience, and Its Data - DBW | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In its opening on Tuesday, the eighth annual Digital Book World conference in New York City attracted some 650 registrants.
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Canadian Regulators Reach Deal With Apple, Publishers on eBook Pricing Controls | The Digital Reader

Canadian Regulators Reach Deal With Apple, Publishers on eBook Pricing Controls | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There is much gnashing of teeth today in Toronto as the Canadian Competition Bureau defeats kobo's year-long effort to avoid competing with Amazon. Canada's business competition watchdog said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Apple and three major ebook publishers that will allow retailers to offer discounts to customers. The Competition Bureau's investigation found that an arrangement between the publishers and Apple led to higher prices for Canadians. The watchdog said it had entered into consent agreements with Apple, Hachette, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster that will let other retailers, including Amazon and Kobo, give discounts on ebooks by those publishers. The Competition Bureau, however, was unable to reach an agreement with a fourth publisher involved, HarperCollins, and filed an application to order it to halt its alleged anti-competitive practices. The U.S. Supreme Court last year declined to hear Apple's challenge to a court decision that it conspired with five publishers to increase ebook prices. O O O Both Kobo and Amazon were queried for comment; the latter has not responded, but Kobo released the following statement. "We will review the decision that has been made, and will work with publishers as their terms change," said Michael Tamblyn, [...]
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Pearson is lowering the cost of e-book rentals

Pearson is lowering the cost of e-book rentals | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Pearson, one of the largest educational publishers in the world is making a serious push towards digital. They are dropping the prices of its e-book rentals and
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Rights Management: 'Does Your Content Know Its Rights?'

Rights Management: 'Does Your Content Know Its Rights?' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a quick overview of rights management issues publishers should think about, consultant Bill Rosenblatt looks at a publishers' handling of content.
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Kobo Now Beta-Testing Distribution to OverDrive | The Digital Reader

Kobo Now Beta-Testing Distribution to OverDrive | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to distributing indie press titles to public libraries, OverDrive is pretty much it for ebooks. OD is the market, and there are only a few ways to get ebooks into OverDrive - Streetlib, ebookPartnership, etc. But soon authors and small presses might be able to distribute ebooks through Kobo Writing Life, and sell them in OverDrive. Mark Williams has tipped me to a statement Kobo's Mark Leslie Lefebvre made on Facebook last week: Phase One Beta of the Kobo Writing Life to OverDrive testing was done in Q4 of 2016. It was minor (with virtually no “marketing” testing other than a small push for a couple of titles to measure the effect), but the results of having just over 200 titles pushed through was significant, with sales to libraries in CA, US, AU, NZ and MY so far. ,,, Phase Two Beta is now in place – we’re now testing the author-controlled OPT-IN, manually setting unique USD LIBRARY PRICES — because indie authors can certainly offer incredible value to libraries that’s nowhere near the ridiculous over-charging that they’re seeing from trad pub, and yet indie authors can still set their library price a bit higher than their retail. IE, [...]
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Apple to end Exclusivity with Audible for Audiobooks

Apple to end Exclusivity with Audible for Audiobooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audible has been the exclusive provider for audiobooks on the Apple platform since 2003. Whenever you browsed iTunes and then iBooks, all of the audio editions
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DIY: Online Education as Book Marketing

DIY: Online Education as Book Marketing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How indie authors can make online courses powerful prepublication marketing tools.
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Europeans Cheer Move Toward Flexible VAT for E-books

Europeans Cheer Move Toward Flexible VAT for E-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A proposal to allow European Union countries to offer reduced tax on e-books will be voted on in 2017 and has broad support of publishers and booksellers.
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Self-published Authors and Worldwide Book Sales

Self-published Authors and Worldwide Book Sales | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Less is more" is a cute phrase for minimalists, but don't limit yourself when it comes to online retail options for worldwide book sales.
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49 Libraries Loan Out Over 1 Million eBooks in 2016

49 Libraries Loan Out Over 1 Million eBooks in 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overdrive has just reported that 49 library systems in the U.S. and two other countries have set a new record for lending more than one million digital books in
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At DBW, Booksellers Wonder if Booze Will Save Them

At DBW, Booksellers Wonder if Booze Will Save Them | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Offering beer, wine, or coffee in bookstores is part of an ongoing effort by physical retailers to find new ways to attract consumers to physical bookstores and keep them there.
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IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger

IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Despite challenges from OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, IDPF officials said at a meeting yesterday that they are finalizing plans to join the W3C after an overwhelming vote in favor of the merger last November.
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Google Play Books is Renting Harlequin Titles for $.99 a Day | The Digital Reader

Google Play Books is Renting Harlequin Titles for $.99 a Day | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Early last month Google briefly rented YA titles from HarperCollins for a dollar a day. Now they are running a similar sale on Harlequin titles. The weekly sales email from Google Play Books brought me the news that readers can now rent the works of Lisa Harris, Debbie Macomber, Maya Banks, and others. We're heating up your winter with red-hot Harlequin romance! Enjoy a special 99¢ rentals offer on great reads now through February 2nd. The rental period begins at the time of purchase, and can be accessed in your library for the next 24-hours. Explore contemporary crushes, westerns, and suspenseful love stories, and fall for your next favorite. Over twice as many titles are included in this sale as in the sale back in December, and given the voracious reading habits of the average romance fan that could prove a costly mistake for Harlequin. Judging based on the reader I share a Kindle account with, romance readers can easily go through three or four titles a day. This sale lasts for two weeks, which I am told is enough time to finish 60 ebooks. It will cost less than $60 to rent ebooks which usually sell for $4 to $8 [...]
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iBooks Bestsellers: No ISBN? No Problem.

iBooks Bestsellers: No ISBN? No Problem. | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
On this week's iBooks bestsellers list, Lauren Blakely's self-published 'Full Package' rocketed to the top in spite of its lack of an ISBN.
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DBW Speakers See Stable Trade Market

DBW Speakers See Stable Trade Market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With gains in unit sales of print books offsetting declines of e-book the trade market has been relatively stable over the last four years, Nielsen's Jonathan Stolper said at the start of the Digital Book World conference.
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A Cold Start to the Year for Poland's Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help

A Cold Start to the Year for Poland's Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In Poland, publishers stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
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Bibliotheca is launching a new web reader

Bibliotheca is launching a new web reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bibliotheca swallowed up the 3M Cloud Library in 2015 and the two sides have been making a serious play to be the second largest player in the digital library
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Canada Passes New Law to Lower eBook Prices

Canada Passes New Law to Lower eBook Prices | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Canadian Competition Bureau has commanded that Hachette, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster have to lower e-book prices. This will result in dramatic
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Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group

Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Offering employment to existing US Nielsen Book employees, the Nielsen Book practice becomes NPD Book in the new acquisition.
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A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers

A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It was another year of digital contraction for the UK’s biggest publishers, who experienced a second consecutive year of declining e-book volumes in 2016.
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Books on the Go in Ethiopia: What Keeps Addis Ababa Reading

Books on the Go in Ethiopia: What Keeps Addis Ababa Reading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia's largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
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Grandes Libros, A Spanish-Language Social Network for Book Fans

Grandes Libros, A Spanish-Language Social Network for Book Fans | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A social network for book lovers has launched in Argentina, and it's said to be gaining users across the Spanish-speaking world.
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Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group

Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Offering employment to existing US Nielsen Book employees, the Nielsen Book practice becomes NPD Book in the new acquisition.
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