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

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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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Romance sells, and its readers like their smartphone e-books

Romance sells, and its readers like their smartphone e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Economist has an article looking at the success of the romance and erotica genres in the United Kingdom, and the stigma that still attaches to the genre. Even though romance and erotica has sold 39.8 million physical books worth £178.09 million (US $260.55 million), public attitude toward popular romance/erotica titles (such as the 50 Shades trilogy) tends to be scathing. The article notes that romance and erotica has a strong tradition of self-publishing, and was one of the earliest genres to capitalize on e-books’ anonymity. (Romance e-book store Ellora’s Cave was going strong in 2006 before most people even had e-readers.) The most interesting thing to me is that
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MIT media studies prof on media’s future: Virtual and augmented reality

MIT media studies prof on media’s future: Virtual and augmented reality | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I attended a couple of fascinating lectures by William Uricchio, Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the Center for Media, Data and Society, part of the School of Public Policy at Budapest’s Central European University. The lectures, in principle focused on developments in virtual reality and journalism respectively, in practice ranged far wider, over huge areas of the media landscape, including Big Five publishing, printed books and ebooks, and the authority of the text. Revenue from Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality could reach $120 billion by 2020, according to one forecast. And players from Big Media and Tech are part of the game. “The amount of
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Build Your Global Sales with Kobo Writing Life

Build Your Global Sales with Kobo Writing Life | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Here are detailed tips for maximizing your sales with the free Kobo Writing Life self-publishing platform, including advice from bestselling authors.
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British Businessman Thwarts Comic Book Titans on Superhero Trademark

British Businessman Thwarts Comic Book Titans on Superhero Trademark | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For nearly forty years Marvel and DC have jointly defended a trademark on the word superhero, but now these two titans have been thwarted by a solitary hero London businessman. The Guardian reports: But after a two-and-a-half-year wrangle with Graham Jules, it is the combined might of the comic book giants Marvel and DC who have raised a white flag after initially claiming that using the word superhero would infringe their jointly owned trademark. Jules, a 48-year-old who runs a firm setting up pop-up shops and is studying law, had been about to publish his self-help manual Business Zero to Superhero in 2014, when he got a warning letter from the two companies. The Londoner fought back and, at one point, rejected an offer of “a couple of thousand” to change his book title. Now, the publishers have backed down and admitted defeat four days before a planned hearing at the Intellectual Property Office in London. The trademark was filed in 1979, and from what i have found DC and Marvel have bein defending it for all that time. In 2004 Geekpunk announced that it was renaming one of its comic book titles to Hero Happy Hour in response to a [...]
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SELF-e Helps Launch Indie Author Day

SELF-e Helps Launch Indie Author Day | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
SELF-e, a joint venture between BiblioLabs and Library Journal, announced today the launch of the first annual Indie Author Day, which will be on October 8.
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Romance sells, and its readers like their smartphone e-books

Romance sells, and its readers like their smartphone e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An article looking at the success of the romance and erotica genres in the UK notes that romance readers are twice as likely to read on their smartphone.
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Allow second-hand e-book resale? No; lower e-book prices! 

Allow second-hand e-book resale? No; lower e-book prices!  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
European e-book store Tom Kabinet wants to permit second-hand e-book resale. However, lowering e-book prices instead would be a more feasible idea.
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Startup of the week: Litsy 

Startup of the week: Litsy  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The entrepreneurs behind literary clothing company Out of Print think their addictive new app for book lovers is "the next best way to talk about books for when you can't be face-to-face. "
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Frisch & Co. Becomes an Imprint of Canelo

Frisch & Co. Becomes an Imprint of Canelo | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'The translation market is getting stronger,' Canelo's Michael Bhaskar says, in taking the publisher's first imprint onboard.
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5 Ways Editorial & Sales Should Work Together

5 Ways Editorial & Sales Should Work Together | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Often in publishing there is an us vs. them dynamic between editorial and sales. But mutual respect & collaboration serve the entire organization’s needs.
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IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle Create a Mystery Deal

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle Create a Mystery Deal | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Some of the mystery novels featured in this bundle include Tek War by William Shatner, Pandora’s Clock by John Nance, and Easy Go by Michael Crichton.
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"Should It be Legal to Resell eBooks?" Is the Wrong Question

"Should It be Legal to Resell eBooks?" Is the Wrong Question | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ars Technica UK is using the ongoing court case against Tom Kabinet to ask whether consumers should have the right to resell digital content, but I think they're asking the wrong question.
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New Report States the Obvious: Indie Authors a Threat to Legacy Publishers

New Report States the Obvious: Indie Authors a Threat to Legacy Publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Indie authors, as well as outside pundits like Data Guy, have been saying for years now that self-published authors are a threat to the livelihood of the legacy publishing industry.
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Apple Launches Its Third Annual "Discover New Big Five Authors" Promotion

Apple Launches Its Third Annual "Discover New Big Five Authors" Promotion | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple has launched its third annual  Discover New (Big Five) Authors promotion, featuring ebooks from publishers like HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan, and Hachette.
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How ComiXology Unlimited Will Help Make Everyone A Comic Book Fan

How ComiXology Unlimited Will Help Make Everyone A Comic Book Fan | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
ComiXology helped usher in a Kindle-style revolution when it made comic books accessible digitally. With the Guided View technology, comic... Read more »
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Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kobo Glo HD

The Amazon Kindle Oasis and Kobo GLO HD are both companies flagship e-Readers and today we compare the two head to head. You will get a sense of the ...
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Print Books, E-tailers Gained in Popularity in 2015

Print Books, E-tailers Gained in Popularity in 2015 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
According to new data, print books and e-tailers were up in 2015, and e-books were down.
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Why is audiobook production taking off? Thank e-books and digital media

Why is audiobook production taking off? Thank e-books and digital media | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An increase in the use of e-books and other digital technology has led to a boom in audiobook production over the last few years.
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Exact Editions treats complicated reference books like magazines 

Exact Editions treats complicated reference books like magazines  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital magazine company Exact Editions is applying its expertise to converting and licensing complicated reference books for libraries and institutions.
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Is Patreon the Way Forward for Publishing?

Is Patreon the Way Forward for Publishing? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
N.K. Jemisin's success shows that Patreon has potential to help authors devote more time to their writing. But will it work for more writers?
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Business Musings: The Grant of Rights Clause (Contracts/Dealbreakers)

Business Musings: The Grant of Rights Clause (Contracts/Dealbreakers) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As I’m revising the old Dealbreakers book, I am finding a lot of material that no longer applies. 2011-2013 was a transitional period in the ebook revolution. Traditional publishers didn’t know any…
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PRH's Dan Franklin on Strata of Innovation in Publishing

PRH's Dan Franklin on Strata of Innovation in Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?' One answer lies in the layered reading world of Strata.
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