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The Curve: how to embrace the freeloader - Tech City News

The Curve: how to embrace the freeloader - Tech City News | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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We live in an age where products are regularly available for free – legal or illegal – and companies are facing an uphill battle to monetise.

Now book publisher Penguin are now following advice from Nicholas Lovell’s ‘The Curve’ which suggests businesses should seize this ‘free’ movement to extend its fan base.

The concept known as ‘the curve’ argues companies should offer a range of services from the free to expensive in order to give their followers what they really want at different price points.

It tailors to everyone from freeloaders through to the most dedicated of fans.

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Studies Still Show Print Edging Out Digital for Reading Preference

Studies Still Show Print Edging Out Digital for Reading Preference | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new survey of readers in New Zealand, as reported by Stuff.co.nz, demonstrates that readers still prefer print over digital or audiobooks when it comes to (Studies Still Show Print Edging Out Digital for Reading Preference
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Do We Need Consumer Protection for eBooks? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Do We Need Consumer Protection for eBooks? - Good E-Reader (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do We Need Consumer Protection for eBooks?
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In the last few years we have seen BooksonBoard, Diesel eBooks, FictionWise, JManga, Scholastic Storia, and the Sony Reader Store all shutter their doors.
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Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics

Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Two recent self-publishing surveys shake up conventional wisdom on e-book pricing, the value of free, the sales impact of DRM, and more. (Bravo, Publishers Weekly. Bravo!
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Audio-eBooks: using Media Overlays in reflowable EPUB 3 eBooks

RT @accessibledaisy: Media Overlays and the benefits of reading+listening by Alberto Pettarin http://t.co/jzy9R9nEML #EPUB3
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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited - Journal and Courier

Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited - Journal and Courier | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited Journal and Courier Weeks ago, as I was reviewing Scribd and Oyster, I asked colleagues to suggest books that ought to be on such services. I also added titles from my own wish list.
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With Apple's Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book - TechCrunch

With Apple's Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book - TechCrunch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
TechCrunch With Apple's Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book TechCrunch Apple's acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound...
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ComiXology starts offering DRM-free backups of its digital comics

ComiXology starts offering DRM-free backups of its digital comics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Want to back up DRM-free versions of your comics? ComiXology will let you do that now, though the biggest publishers — Marvel and DC — aren’t participating yet.
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Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing | Digital Book World

Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Amazon Customers Become Designers with New 3D Printed Products Store Offering Customizable Fashion Accessories, Toys, Home Décor and ("Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing" via @digibookworld
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Nielsen Book: Total book market declined 4% in 2013 - The Bookseller

Nielsen Book: Total book market declined 4% in 2013 - The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Nielsen Book: Total book market declined 4% in 2013
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The overall book market including print and digital fell by 4% in 2013, according to Nielsen Book.
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The war between Amazon and The Big 5 publishers (infographic)

The war between Amazon and The Big 5 publishers (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Michael Lieberman from Book Patrol has digged a timely infographic developed by Writers Workshop. The chart compares financial strength of Amazon versus…
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Scholastic to Close Storia eBookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to Their eBook Purchases

Scholastic to Close Storia eBookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to Their eBook Purchases | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Think you own those DRMed ebooks you buy? Not according to Scholastic.


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Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now many independent authors, both well-known and relatively unknown, say they're making good money without a publishing house.
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Apple buys BookLamp analytics firm to bolder iBooks - ebookmagazine.co.uk

Apple buys BookLamp analytics firm to bolder iBooks - ebookmagazine.co.uk | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple buys BookLamp analytics firm to bolder iBooks ebookmagazine.co.uk ibooks_macosx Apple looks set to bolster its iBooks store service after buying book analytics firm BookLamp.
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How to Market Your Kindle Ebook in 10 Steps - The Wishpond Blog

How to Market Your Kindle Ebook in 10 Steps - The Wishpond Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How to Market Your Kindle Ebook in 10 Steps // Congrats! You’re about to publish your ebook on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Maybe it’s your first, maybe it’s your tenth. But wait - before you hit...

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When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market

When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After months of rumors and a leak earlier this week, Amazon officially unveiled its entrance into the ebook subscription market today with Kindle Unlimited, a service that offers readers access to 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
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Self Publishing is Real! (Now what?) | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

Self Publishing is Real! (Now what?) | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From author Andrew Updegrove: At some point in the last two years self-publishing became accepted as a real, and even preferable, route over the traditional path. That’s great news, but it’s only the first step.
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Five Things You Should Know About Metadata | Digital Book World

Five Things You Should Know About Metadata | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of discussion about the importance of metadata in publishing and bookselling, but confusion remains about what it is and how to do it well. Here are five things you should know.


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E-book loan record for libraries in Northern Ireland - BBC News

E-book loan record for libraries in Northern Ireland - BBC News | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
BBC News E-book loan record for libraries in Northern Ireland BBC News Libraries NI marketing officer Julie Campbell said 446 books were downloaded in a single day for reading on tablet computers and mobile devices.
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The Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its Cover - New York Times

The Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its Cover - New York Times | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New York Times The Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its Cover New York Times Peter Mendelsund often says that “dead authors get the best book jackets.” Mr.
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Can So Many Authors Be Earning Big Money? - Dana Beth Weinberg

Can So Many Authors Be Earning Big Money? - Dana Beth Weinberg | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A look at trends in reading and consumer spending makes it doubtful that more than a small percentage of authors can earn a living from their books. (Do #indie publishing success stories giving #authors false hope?
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New Canadian self-publishing award to debut at INSPIRE! book fair

New Canadian self-publishing award to debut at INSPIRE! book fair | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Association for Art and Social Change is launching a new inaugural award for self-published Canadian authors.The first Creation (New Canadian self-publishing award to debut at INSPIRE!
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How To Recommend eBooks To Your Library - 5 Steps

How To Recommend eBooks To Your Library - 5 Steps | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Step by step how to recommend ebooks to your local library if they're on Overdrive and are distributed by Smashwords (Digital Lending ~ How To Recommend #eBooks To Your# Library – 5 Simple Steps via @FutureOfInk
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Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

“ The How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic reveals information about how digital devices have changed the traditional education landscape.”


Via kathy pryor, Jenny Smith, Miriam Schcolnik, MioBook.
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Miriam Schcolnik's curator insight, July 26, 8:02 AM

Very interesting infographic. 

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A single publisher going it alone won't counter the might of Amazon - The Guardian

A single publisher going it alone won't counter the might of Amazon - The Guardian | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Guardian A single publisher going it alone won't counter the might of Amazon The Guardian As Amazon currently has some 60% of the global ebook market, it is difficult to argue with.
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5 laws of librarianship (infographic)

5 laws of librarianship (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan was a university librarian and professor of library science from India. His most notable library work is a theory…
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