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4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively - Good E-Reader (blog)

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4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively
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eBook reading is on the rise, primarily due to the sheer amount of e-readers and tablets being adopted.
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Graphic Novel, Comics Market Rises to $935 Million in 2014

Graphic Novel, Comics Market Rises to $935 Million in 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Led by increases in the book trade, 2014 sales of graphic novels and periodical comics in North America rose in every sales channel except the newsstand, where sales of periodical comics declined.
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Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone

Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone http://t.co/h7VBZclg0s
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Amazon and Oyster Books: Comparing How Writers Get Paid

Amazon and Oyster Books: Comparing How Writers Get Paid | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's business of lending out e-books couldn't fly if authors didn't write them, but those authors have no real power over what they get paid for borrowed books.
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Amazon pay-per-page makes little cents for indie authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers

Amazon pay-per-page makes little cents for indie authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Heated debate among indie authors re royalty payments on Kindle lending services, Draft2Digital add Oyster subscription channel, ALLi seeks guest posters
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Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing

Understanding Self Publishing | Just Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self publishing has come in for its fair share of bashing over the last few years by those who seem to either fear it, misunderstand it, or simply have their
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Barnes & Noble taps former Sears exec as CEO to fix Nook business - Fortune

Barnes & Noble taps former Sears exec as CEO to fix Nook business - Fortune | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The bookstore chain tapped former senior Sears executive to become its new CEO as its Nook business continues to falter.
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Non-fiction publishing in the UK is in fine health, actually - The Guardian (blog)

Non-fiction publishing in the UK is in fine health, actually - The Guardian (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Contrary to Sam Leith’s complaints last week, commercial publishers continue to take risks, and put out great and original work
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El dilema de vender volúmenes intangibles

El dilema de vender volúmenes intangibles | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

"La lectura electrónica nos ha dado un número de ventajas. Llevo unos 150 libros en mi smartphone y, así, ninguna sala de espera me encuentra desprevenido. Si quisiera hacer lo mismo con volúmenes de papel, debería trasladar (a todas partes, todo el tiempo) el equivalente a mi propio peso. No da.

Pero, a cambio, nos ha robado la posibilidad de atesorar libros. Esa noche, a solas con "Cita con Rama", todo se había aclarado. El ebook es una abstracción y a las personas nos cuesta relacionarnos con abstracciones. Anoté entonces -en mi smartphone, paradójicamente- una idea: "Los libros pueden tener cicatrices; los ebook, no". En esto el libro y nosotros somos parientes. El ebook, por comparación, ofrece un servicio útil, pero nos resulta tan familiar como un cajero automático.

A mi juicio, el nuevo modelo de Amazon no hace sino ajustarse a esto. Puesto que vender objetos que tienen volumen, peso y sustancia es imposible con los ebook, se propone comercializar un servicio. De aquí a cobrar, no pagar, sino cobrar por página leída hay solo un paso, y eso es muy grave".

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Amazon Mexico Now Sells Print Books Online

Amazon Mexico Now Sells Print Books Online | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon Mexico has finally launched its full retail operations and a print bookstore; it had previously offered Kindle ebooks since 2013.
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Barnes & Noble Reports Sharp Drop of Nook Sales - NewsFactor Network

Barnes & Noble Reports Sharp Drop of Nook Sales - NewsFactor Network | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sales of Barnes & Noble's Nook devices and e-books plummeted during its most recent quarter, as did sales at its bookstores, but a web redesign could boost sales, executives hope.
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Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Voyage Comparison Review

More info: http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/ This video is a comparison review between the new 300 ppi Kindle Paperwhite 3 and the Kindle Voyage. Check the ...
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Scribd, Citing Profitability, Cuts Back on Love and Sex - Publishing Perspectives

Scribd, Citing Profitability, Cuts Back on Love and Sex - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scribd found romance readers gorging on books through the ebook subscription service are costly, and now the company is cutting back on the genre.
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Correction: iBooks Author Updated, Can Now Make and Export Epub3 Files | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Correction: iBooks Author Updated, Can Now Make and Export Epub3 Files | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple got a lot of attention for yesterday's iOS 8.4 update, but that wasn't the only release to come down the pipe.
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Diversity in Children’s Books Is Hard to Find—But Important

Diversity in Children’s Books Is Hard to Find—But Important | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From the 1940s through today, librarians have lamented the color of kid's lit. The market might not provide diversity, but you can find it at your local library.
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Tipping the Editorial Apple Cart | Digital Book World

Tipping the Editorial Apple Cart | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the second post in a three-part series, Inkling co-founder and CEO Matt MacInnis calls for overhauling corporate cultures that empower editors unduly.
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Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld

Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that determined Apple to be the leader of an industrywide conspiracy among book publishers to raise prices of digital books.

By a 2-to-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said it agreed with the conclusions of Judge Denise L. Cote of United States District Court in Manhattan, who rendered the decision in 2013.

“We conclude that the district court’s decision that Apple orchestrated a horizontal conspiracy among the publisher defendants to raise e-book prices is amply supported and well reasoned, and that the agreement unreasonably restrained trade,” the appeals court wrote in its decision.

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Introducing: Recently Read | Mendeley Blog

Introducing: Recently Read | Mendeley Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The new ‘Recently Read’ feature saves your reading position for your 20 most recently read PDFs across your iOS and Desktop devices. If you start reading a paper on your Desktop, you can easily finish reading it on your tablet on the couch later, or even on your phone while you’re on the bus.

Even if you only use Mendeley on one device, it’s still a great way to pick up where you left off between sessions.

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Apple Loses Bid To Overturn Ebook Price-Fixing Decision - MediaPost Communications

Apple Loses Bid To Overturn Ebook Price-Fixing Decision - MediaPost Communications | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple violated antitrust laws by masterminding a conspiracy to raise ebook prices, a federal appellate panel ruled this week. The 2-1 decision upholds a ruling issued by U.S.
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Apple releases update to iBooks Author with added iPhone support via ePub templates | Talking New Media

Apple releases update to iBooks Author with added iPhone support via ePub templates | Talking New Media | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Update to Apple’s eBook design software does not alter the existing templates often used for creating interactive eBooks for the iPad, but adds two new ePub templates

For digital book publishers who recognize the growing importance of reaching readers who like to use their smartphones to access eBooks, this has been a very important day. This morning Apple released iOS 8.4 which provided the iPhone with support for multi-touch eBooks, and this afternoon Apple released version 2.3 of iBooks Author.

The release notes mention iPhone support, but the really interesting part is what follows:
Create Multi-touch books using new ePub templates.

This is Apple’s way of saying that designers will want to play around with the ePub templates if they want to create eBooks that can be considered native to the iPhone.

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Five for-profit companies control more than 50% of academic publishing - Quartz

Five for-profit companies control more than 50% of academic publishing - Quartz | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Only five publishing houses produce 53% of scientific papers.
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Scribd Adjusts Subscription Ebook Model under Strain | Digital Book World

Scribd Adjusts Subscription Ebook Model under Strain | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apparently unable to sustain some high-volume e-reading, Scribd cuts a number of titles from its catalog, prompting questions about the subscription model.
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Enhancements to Publisher Metadata that Improve Profitability - Publishing Perspectives

Enhancements to Publisher Metadata that Improve Profitability - Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
John Warren explains how process improvement, the use of keywords, and crowdsourcing metadata can improve publisher profitability and sales of books.
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Federal appeals court charges Apple $450M fine for fixing ebook prices - Digital Trends

Federal appeals court charges Apple $450M fine for fixing ebook prices - Digital Trends | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court has ruled against Apple in an ebook price-fixing case dating back to 2012.
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Writer resorts to crowdfunding to save publishing - Toronto Star

Writer resorts to crowdfunding to save publishing - Toronto Star | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
U.K.-based Dan Kieran launched Unbound with the hopes of helping authors get their works published by connecting them to readers. He was in Toronto for the annual Book Summit.
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Scribd Starts to Banish Indie Authors from its Catalog

Scribd Starts to Banish Indie Authors from its Catalog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Major online bookstores and e-book subscription sites often have to walk a fine line between a large library and quality content. There is something very
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