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How self-published authors can benefit from publishing trade fairs ...

How self-published authors can benefit from publishing trade fairs ... | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self-published authors often wonder whether they can justify paying substantial entry prices to publishing trade and book fairs. Two of ALLi's valued Partner Members, Kathy Meis of Bublish and Helen Hart of SilverWood ...
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Call to end Amazon Publishing boycott bares Big Publishing's big issue

Call to end Amazon Publishing boycott bares Big Publishing's big issue | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

A well-intentioned Huffington Post article by Andrew Zack, President and Literary Agent with The Zack Company, and himself a publisher with Endpapers Press, makes a well-timed plea for bookstores everywhere to end their boycott/s of Amazon...

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Amazon says only 40 successful self-published authors? I don't think so - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

Amazon says only 40 successful self-published authors? I don't think so - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

One of the oddest pieces of misreading to come my way arrived earlier with the headline “Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon.” This was based on a New York Times profile piece about self-publisher – and more...

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9 Author Website Trends You Need to Know About

9 Author Website Trends You Need to Know About | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you’re designing an author website, what elements should you include? We scoured dozens of successful authors’ websites to find the answer.
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What Books Have the X-Factor? | Digital Book World

What Books Have the X-Factor? | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a blog post for Digital Book World, Andrew Rhomberg describes how publishers can use a certain metric to discover how marketable their books are.
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Hackney bookshop opens with indie focus | The Bookseller

Hackney bookshop opens with indie focus | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The people behind Camden Lock Books have opened a new independent bookshop in Hackney, east London.
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On the Economics of Being a Full-Time Author

On the Economics of Being a Full-Time Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Writing in today’s Guardian, British author James McConnachie — editor of the quarterly journal of the Society of Author…
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Why the Authors Guild Is Still Wrong About Google's Book Scanning

Why the Authors Guild Is Still Wrong About Google's Book Scanning | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scanning books has a clear public benefit, which is what copyright law was designed for.
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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

The Icarus Illumina XL is a brand new 8 inch e-reader and many people have been wondering how it handles PDF files? Today, we evaluate the standard PDF e-book and also a very extensive document with lots of images and a custom layout.

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GfK Releases Conflicting eBook Stats for France for 2015

GfK Releases Conflicting eBook Stats for France for 2015 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

GfK shared some new stats last week on French ebook consumption that have me scratching my head.

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Amazon Invests in India's Westland: 'Still Very Much Day One'

Amazon Invests in India's Westland: 'Still Very Much Day One' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

India's Business Standard reports that Amazon has purchased a 26-percent share in Westland, the book publishing unit of Tata's Trent Ltd.

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Amazon and the earnings issue: Must we all be career authors with ‘pro’-sized rewards?

Amazon and the earnings issue: Must we all be career authors with ‘pro’-sized rewards? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

TeleRead has, like many sites, been covering the author earnings issue extensively. As new reports come out about a slow-down in the e-book gold rush, people are asking the usual questions. Is Amazon good for authors?

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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

There are hundreds of new books that are released every single month and some get lost in the shuffle. In order to draw attention to hidden gems, Good e-Reader

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Massive civil disobedience for scholarly open access

Massive civil disobedience for scholarly open access | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Online knowledge forum Big Think has shared a profile of the Kazakh woman who’s single-handedly taking on the Goliath of scholarly publishing, and leading a global civil disobedience campaign in support of scholarly open access.

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How MIT Press Is Scaling Its Digital Products

How MIT Press Is Scaling Its Digital Products | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Developing a proprietary reading platform is no easy task, but it can prove quite lucrative if done right. MIT Press’s recently updated MIT CogNet is one example. Over 10 years in the making, the platform offers researchers access to over 700 books, 6 journals, and 13 reference works in the cognitive sciences, and sells annual …
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Which Kindle Should You Buy? (Amazon 2016: Fire vs. Paperwhite vs. Voyage)

Which Kindle Should You Buy? (Amazon 2016: Fire vs. Paperwhite vs. Voyage) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
WHICH KINDLE SHOULD YOU BUY? Are you thinking about buying a new Kindle ereader, but aren't sure which one to get? (Now might be a good time to check them out. When this post was written, Amazon had some good deals. If you're too late, keep an eye on the prices. They go on sale…
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5 Questions with Peter McCarthy, Co-Founder, The Logical Marketing Agency

5 Questions with Peter McCarthy, Co-Founder, The Logical Marketing Agency | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital Book World spoke with Peter McCarthy, co-founder of The Logical Marketing Agency, about the Digital Book World Conference + Expo.
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EU exit could lead to 'catastrophic uncertainty'

EU exit could lead to 'catastrophic uncertainty' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The UK’s possible exit from the European Union, looking likely to be the subject of a summer referendum, would be a disaster for the book trade, according to industry figures such as Waterstones m.d. James Daunt, Bonnier Publishing c.e.o. Richard Johnson and Alma Books m.d. Alessandro Gallenzi.
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I Want Amazon Bookstores

I Want Amazon Bookstores | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In case you’ve been out of the loop, Amazon has opened a physical bookstore in Seattle. Yeah, a physical store from the online giant. It’s not your typical bookstore, though. For one thing, there are no set prices on titles. Rather, the price of the book is tied to the ever-fluctuating price at the online store.…
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The Iron Law of Buying Books About Books

The Iron Law of Buying Books About Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Bookstore buyers feel absolutely compelled to buy every book that comes out about books, but why?

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Hoopla signed a deal with the Ingram Content Group

Hoopla signed a deal with the Ingram Content Group | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Hoopla has just signed a deal with the Ingram Content Group and this will result in thousands of new e-books being made available to libraries.

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New Error-Ridden Report Looks at eBook Market in Europe

New Error-Ridden Report Looks at eBook Market in Europe | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) just wasted a lot of people's time.

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'A Book Is a Book': Europe's Taxing Dilemma

'A Book Is a Book': Europe's Taxing Dilemma | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Setting the stage for Europe's debate about ebook taxation, a European Parliament Research Service briefing lays out the dilemma.

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Data Guy, Joe Konrath, whip up a storm round Porter Anderson's AuthorEarnings pushback

Data Guy, Joe Konrath, whip up a storm round Porter Anderson's AuthorEarnings pushback | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

A response on Publishing Perspectives by Porter Anderson to the latest AuthorEarnings report looks to have called out all the big names in self-publishing and e-publishing analysis and advocacy: Joe Konrath, Phoenix Sullivan, and Data Guy himself,...

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