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Tackling the usage of DRM and textbooks - TechRepublic (blog)

Tackling the usage of DRM and textbooks - TechRepublic (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Tackling the usage of DRM and textbooks TechRepublic (blog) Digital rights management (DRM) is an attempt to prevent copying, saving, and printing documents (as well as copy prevention for other media), but even a quick internet search shows the...
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Deutsche Bahn Debuts Free Streaming Audiobook Library on ICE Trains

Deutsche Bahn Debuts Free Streaming Audiobook Library on ICE Trains | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you're traveling through Germany this summer (and also know German) then you might want to check out Deutsche Bahn's newest bonus for its passengers.
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German Web Publishers Appeal Decision in Market Power Case Against Google | The Digital Reader

German Web Publishers Appeal Decision in Market Power Case Against Google | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
German news publishers have announced the Nth round of their ongoing campaign to force Google to pay for giving them free advertising.
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Overdrive's Platform Sees 'Record Number' of Students

Overdrive's Platform Sees 'Record Number' of Students | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overdrive announced that a record number of K-12 students are reading digital books on the provider's platform.
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11 Reasons To Switch To An E-Reader Even If You're Skeptical

There are two types of readers: those who like e-readers, and those who wouldn’t give up their physical bookshelf if their lives depended on it. But even if you’re in the second camp, bear with me: there are 11 big reasons to switch to an e-reader that might just convince you. They may not smell quite the same, but you know you can buy that scent in a bottle now, right?
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Book Sales Decline at the Start of 2016

Book Sales Decline at the Start of 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The latest AAP Statshot reports a decline in book sales across the industry. Both print and ebook sales have declined overall.
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The UK's Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

The UK's Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'All the key information of the original title but without all the pages': startup Joosr offers commuters 'bite-size mobile learning' in nonfiction.
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Amazon Launches New Platform for Teachers

Amazon Launches New Platform for Teachers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has debuted a new tool for teachers that aims to help bring digital learning materials to the classroom.
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Why Authors Should Talk to Their Publishers About OCR

Why Authors Should Talk to Their Publishers About OCR | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What is OCR, or optical character recognition? How does it affect authors? And why should they discuss its impact on their books and ebooks with their publishers?
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Here’s what book publishers can learn from the podcast model

Here’s what book publishers can learn from the podcast model | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Did you make the same mistake I did and assume podcasts are yesterday’s platform, that interest in them has plateaued (at best) and they’re not worth thinking about today?
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B&N Claims 9% of eBook Market, Has 2M Nook Users, Pins Future on Vinyl, and Other Highlights from Investor Phone Call

B&N Claims 9% of eBook Market, Has 2M Nook Users, Pins Future on Vinyl, and Other Highlights from Investor Phone Call | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
On Wednesday Barnes & Noble released its annual financial report. The news was all around bad, but that didn't stop B&N from trying to spin the news in their investor phone call.
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Company Snapshots: Bowker

Company Snapshots: Bowker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In Company Snapshots, we pose a series of questions to leading providers of digital products and services and let them speak for themselves.
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AAP: Ebooks Decline, Audio Grows and Publishers' Sales Drop

AAP: Ebooks Decline, Audio Grows and Publishers' Sales Drop | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The AAP released new sales numbers for publishers, including ebooks, audiobooks, hardcover books, paperback books and more.
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Repost: There's No Need to Change Amazon's Kindle eBook Return Policy

Repost: There's No Need to Change Amazon's Kindle eBook Return Policy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's a post circulating this week about readers abusing Amazon's return policy in the Kindle Store.
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Audiobooks for Indie Authors - Part Two 

Audiobooks for Indie Authors - Part Two  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This is the second of a two-part series on the current state of audiobooks. If you missed Part One, you can read it here. The audiobook marketplace is growing, but is it the right fit for you? Audiobooks More Accessible to Indie Authors The audio world is becoming increasingly indie-friendly. It is open to new... [Read More]
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In earnings call, Barnes & Noble execs insist they’re keeping the Nook

In earnings call, Barnes & Noble execs insist they’re keeping the Nook | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Seeking Alpha has a lengthy transcript of the recent Barnes & Noble earning call, and it’s an interesting read (even if I did have to google the odd bit of marketing or financial jargon from time to time). Effectively, Barnes & Noble is doing the best it can in damage-control mode, trying to wallpaper over…
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Defining the Book in the Digital World

Defining the Book in the Digital World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Readers are legitimately confused as they try to understand the future of the book in the digital world. They somehow know that the inexorable advance of technology will likely eventually render the printed book obsolete, at least for many of the uses that it sees today. Indeed, the elimination or suppression of the book (often …
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European Research Libraries: Related Rights Oppose Open Science

European Research Libraries: Related Rights Oppose Open Science | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Saying 'the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,' the EC's research libraries speak out against related rights, for publishers.
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European book trade reacts to Brexit 

European book trade reacts to Brexit  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
European publishers have pledged to continue dialogue and business relationships with the UK despite last week's Brexit vote.
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3 Ways Authors Can Plant Metadata in Their Book Blurb

3 Ways Authors Can Plant Metadata in Their Book Blurb | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Why is metadata important for author and their books? And how can they use metadata to make their book blurb more impactful? Beth Bacon explains.
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From 'Older' Publishing to New: Industry Veterans Go Indie

From 'Older' Publishing to New: Industry Veterans Go Indie | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors in producing Applewhite's 'This Chair Rocks.' That's how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route.
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Pop-Up Book Lets You Animate Its Illustrations With A Vintage Technique (video) | The Digital Reader

Pop-Up Book Lets You Animate Its Illustrations With A Vintage Technique (video) | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Here's a book which combines aspects of pop-up books and interactive ebook apps.
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