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Tell us! What kinds of sponsored articles do you want? Must they be book related? How about a drone how-to?

Tell us! What kinds of sponsored articles do you want? Must they be book related? How about a drone how-to? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

It was a no brainer. A cool new company loved an article that TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows had written without commerce in mind, and its offerings should delight many lovers of books and other media. You’ll soon be seeing...

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Germany implements fixed pricing for e-books

Germany implements fixed pricing for e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

All that fuss over agency pricing wouldn’t be any kind of big deal in Germany. Reuters reports that Germany has extended its price-control law to cover e-books.

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Do books exist in Star Wars? - TeleRead

Do books exist in Star Wars? - TeleRead | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

One favorite trick of futuristic science fiction is depicting some vast societal change without ever explaining how that change actually came about. A favorite example is Star Trek and the “death” of print.

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Mantano users: Never mind the dinky pink logo, read before upgrading

Mantano users: Never mind the dinky pink logo, read before upgrading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Mantano Ebook Reader Free is my EPUB ebook reader of choice, and I know I’m not the only one. David Rothman and Juli Monroe are both fans as well. So I greeted a new upgrade via the Google Play Store last night with eager anticipation.

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Amid Lowered VAT on Ebooks, Italy Sees Print Sales Buoyed - Publishing Perspectives

Amid Lowered VAT on Ebooks, Italy Sees Print Sales Buoyed - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ahead of proposals for overhauling the EU's common VAT system, Italy joins several other member-nations in sharply lowering VAT on ebooks.
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The unstoppable rise of eReaders

The unstoppable rise of eReaders | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Like many other activities in our lives, the simple practice of reading a book has been transformed by digital technology. Much as card-games have been
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Start Strong or Lose Your Readers | Digital Book World

Start Strong or Lose Your Readers | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a blog post for Digital Book World, Andrew Rhomberg uses data to show how important it is for authors and publishers to hook their readers in early.
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The Future of the Humanities: Reading

The Future of the Humanities: Reading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

"Reading always seems to be in crisis. Two and half millennia ago, Socrates inveighed against the written word because it undermined memory and confused data with wisdom. When the codex—the bound book—appeared, some conservative Romans almost certainly went around complaining: "What was wrong with scrolls? They were good enough for Horace and Cicero." Gutenberg’s press gradually undercut the market for illuminated manuscripts. Aldus Manutius, inventor of the pocket-sized book, rendered huge folios a specialty item".

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News this week that demonstrates how timely Digital Book World programming can be...and a thought about Amazon bookstores

There are some days that the news I see just makes me feel so good about the programming we’re doing for this year’s Digital Book World. One of those days was earlier this week when the news pointed directly to three items on our program. As I wrote in the last post, we have an entire …
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Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last November, Amazon did the unthinkable for an online retailer known for undercutting brick-and-mortar bookstores: It opened a walk-in store in Seattle. Now, there's talk that Amazon plans hundreds of them.

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Germany's fixed-price laws extended to e-books

Germany's fixed-price laws extended to e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Germany's fixed-price book laws are to be extended to e-books.
The German cabinet announced that the law, intended to promote diversity within the trade, should be extended to electronic books yesterday (3rd February).
Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said that the new rule will apply to cross-border book sales to buyers in Germany, regardless of where the seller is based, reported Reuters.


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Amazon Kindle E-Reader Getting New Update This Month, Finally Improving Home Screen: Here's What You Get

Amazon Kindle E-Reader Getting New Update This Month, Finally Improving Home Screen: Here's What You Get | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's Kindle e-reader finally gets a new update, which brings a number of notable features that book lovers will truly enjoy.

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The Importance of Translation Ahead of 2016 Festival Neue Literatur - Publishing Perspectives

The Importance of Translation Ahead of 2016 Festival Neue Literatur - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The events of the 2016 Festival Neue Literatur have been announced, and translator Burton Pike kicks off the conversation on the evolution of translation.
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Google-backed digital-only ebook project: The Bookseller gets confused, confusing

Google-backed digital-only ebook project: The Bookseller gets confused, confusing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

If you read today’s new headline in UK book trade journal of record The Bookseller, you could be forgiven for thinking that Google had just launched a major new ebook initiative to overhaul Amazon in the digital book stakes.

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Do people really want bookstores?

Do people really want bookstores? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Canadian book chain Indigo continues to buck the retail book trend and turn a profit. But anecdotally, as someone who lives impulse-distance to at least two Indigo stores, I have to wonder if that’s really about the books.

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Amazon's Thin Helvetica Syndrome: 'Upgrade' made Kindle e-books less readable for some

Amazon's Thin Helvetica Syndrome: 'Upgrade' made Kindle e-books less readable for some | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

“Kindle hardware update adds Open Dyslexic font and more features, but where’s the all-text bold?” I asked. But wait. Amazon actually has gone backwards.

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Art and Anguish at Angoulême: Where Are the Women in Comics? - Publishing Perspectives

Art and Anguish at Angoulême: Where Are the Women in Comics? - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

France's great comics event, the Festival International de la Bande Desinée at Angoulême, faces serious criticism for being dominated by men.

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3 Challenges at the Forefront of D2C Bookselling

3 Challenges at the Forefront of D2C Bookselling | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As Book Business’ year-end trendspotting survey indicated, direct-to-consumer marketing and bookselling will be top-of-mind for all segments of the publishing industry in 2016. It’s clear from these results, as well as the slew of newly-launched consumer-facing sites, apps, and newsletters that publishers are eager to learn how consumers find books, why they buy, and how …
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What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction

What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Developers and authors explain how they are experimenting with technology to publish ‘unprintable’ books – including a love story told through Google street view and a prison break with swappable recipes
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Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day | The Bookseller

Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Libraries across the country are hosting a range of events to encourage their communities to show "solidarity and support" in celebration of "our fantastic, vibrant libraries" to mark National Libraries Day tomorrow.
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Crime and thriller titles dominate UK's most-borrowed list | The Bookseller

Crime and thriller titles dominate UK's most-borrowed list | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The crime and thriller genre dominated loans from UK public libraries last year according to data released by Public Lending Right.
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What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction

What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publisher Anna Gerber isn’t trying to kill off the printed book – she’d just like you to spend a bit more time on your mobile. “We don’t really think the point is to change the way we read,” she says, “but we do like the idea of trying to immerse readers in books on their phones.”

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First Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 Available for Review | International Digital Publishing Forum

First Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 Available for Review | International Digital Publishing Forum | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the first Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. A condensed summary of the changes being put forward for review is available in the EPUB 3.1 Changes from 3.0.1 document. The approach taken in this first draft of propositioning potentially controversial changes, in effect as 'trial balloons", makes timely feedback even more important.

The primary thrust of this revision is to bring EPUB 3 more in line with the Open Web Platform (OWP). To that end, the HTML syntax of HTML5 is now proposed to have required support in reading systems. resulting in the need for a new cross-syntax compatible method to enrich the markup (i.e., that can work in HTML and XHTML). The working group is proposing a move to the ARIA role attribute coupled with the W3C Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module for semantics. This first editor's draft also proposes dropping support for EPUB 2 and for a number of EPUB 3 features that are not broadly compatible with the OWP.

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Building a Blueprint for Better E-Books

Building a Blueprint for Better E-Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An NSF-funded project at Brookdale Community College is helping faculty create interactive digital textbooks.

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Good E-Reader - eBook, Audiobook and Digital Publishing News

Good E-Reader - eBook, Audiobook and Digital Publishing News | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Icarus has developed a new eight inch e-reader that certainly stands out in a crowded market full of six inch devices. One of the big selling points is the open
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