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E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps - The Pew Internet and American Life Project

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps - The Pew Internet and American Life Project | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
The Pew Internet and American Life Project
The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012.
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Will you want your parents’ paper books?

Will you want your parents’ paper books? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Will you want your parents' paper books when they pass away? A recent email from my father, a long-time horologist and antique clock repairman, noted a societal trend that some antiquarians find alarming. Antique clocks currently sell for only about half what they were worth ten years ago, and a number of other types of antique…
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Fast-growing PublishDrive takes on "unreliable, non-transparent" ebook market 

Fast-growing PublishDrive takes on "unreliable, non-transparent" ebook market  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Two years in, and Budapest-based ebook publishing platform PublishDrive is becoming a contender with marketing tools, audiobooks and "earn as you sell".
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A Traveling Library Of Sketchbooks Sent From Creatives Around The World

A Traveling Library Of Sketchbooks Sent From Creatives Around The World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it


There are tons of artists and creatives around the world, and only so many opportunities for them to showcase their works. Ente
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E-Reader vs. Book Comparison

In this video, I compare the pros and cons of an e-reader and traditional hardcover/paperback books. Money Saving Apps: Shopkicks
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Use of Ereaders in the UK Is Growing, but at a Slow Pace

Use of Ereaders in the UK Is Growing, but at a Slow Pace | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Single-digit gains to continue through 2020
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AAP: Trade Sales Up, eBook Sales Down Through September 2016 | The Digital Reader

AAP: Trade Sales Up, eBook Sales Down Through September 2016 | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers reported on Friday that trade publishing revenues rose a fraction of a percent in the first three quarters of 2016, to $4.99 billion. At the same time, ebook revenues for the 1200 odd publishers submitting data to the AAP were down 20%, continuing the trend we've seen since the return of agency pricing in the US market. Press Release: The first three quarters of 2016 saw slight growth in trade books and a decline in educational and learning materials. Publishers’ revenues for all tracked categories (Trade - fiction/non-fiction/religious, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses) declined by $684.5 million from the first three quarters in 2015. Publisher revenues include sales to bookstores, wholesalers, direct to consumer, online retailers, etc. Trade book revenue grew 0.6% to $4.99 billion through Sept. 2016 vs. the first three quarters in 2015. The $28.7 million growth came from children & young adult books and religious presses. Downloaded audio continues to gain popularity, growing 29.6%. Overview of September 2016 September saw a slight increase in total sales for all tracked categories, with growth of 0.7% vs. Sept. 2015. Increases in children & young adult books and religious [...]
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The State of iBooks in Early 2017

The State of iBooks in Early 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The capability of storing your iBooks library on iCloud Drive caused problems when Apple introduced it last year. Michael Cohen takes a look to see if the company has resolved those issues.
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Arkansas is going to tax audiobooks and e-books

Arkansas is going to tax audiobooks and e-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The House Revenue and Taxation Committee in Arkansas is going to end the tax exemption of audiobooks and e-books. This will drive up the costs for people who
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Why the Much-Hyped "Netflix of Books" Model Ended Up Flopping

Why the Much-Hyped "Netflix of Books" Model Ended Up Flopping | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's one major industry where the Netflix model was a complete flop. Here's a breakdown of what happened to the concept of a "Netflix of books" and why.
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UK libraries 'missing 25m books' 

UK libraries 'missing 25m books'  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The UK's public libraries are missing 25 million books, according to new figures from libraries body CIPFA, although the decline in books could be worse than the figures indicate due to discrepancies between computer audits and physical stock takes.
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Publishers Ignoring Upsides of Distributed Content

Publishers Ignoring Upsides of Distributed Content | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about how most publishers don’t have a plan in place to manage the opportunities and costs associated with distributed content. In my book, that’s a missed opportunity. Publishers don’t disagree. When we surveyed publishers about distributed content, they overwhelming responded that the biggest opportunities they see for distributed content is as …
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Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing 

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing Trends takes a look into virtual reality and how it could enhance traditional publishing.
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Publishing Startups: BuzzTrace Looks To Track Authors' Social Networking

Publishing Startups: BuzzTrace Looks To Track Authors' Social Networking | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the crowded author services field, veteran self-published author Scott La Counte launches BuzzTrace to help authors track social media conversations.
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How innovative do students want their books?

How innovative do students want their books? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kingston Uni and The Pigeonhole collaborated on a physical/digital reading project for new students. Here's what they discovered.
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Book Readers Live Longer Lives, According to New Study from Yale University

Book Readers Live Longer Lives, According to New Study from Yale University | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

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What are the keys to longevity? If you ask Dan Buettner, the author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, he'd list nine key factors.
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UK Govt Will Now Pay Authors Each Time Their eBook is Loaned From a Public Library | The Digital Reader

UK Govt Will Now Pay Authors Each Time Their eBook is Loaned From a Public Library | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It is a common practice in Europe and in many of Great Britain's former colonies for public libraries to pay authors each time one of their books is loaned from a library. That practice is called Public Lending Rights, and in most countries, it does not cover ebooks and audiobooks - just print books. According to The Bookseller, the UK gov't expanded PLR this week to include ebooks: Authors will be paid from a government fund that compensates authors for loaning their works for free from public libraries. The catalyst for the change stems from a judgement in November in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It held the definition of lending by public libraries in European copyright law also includes remote electronic lending, thus removing the final barrier to its expansion. The UK is one of the first countries to extend its library lending compensation scheme to remote e-lending, following amendments to the Digital Economy Bill. Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, and responsible for libraries, called it an "important change" that would help libraries to embrace the digital age and put e-book authors on "the same footing" as other writers, illustrators and photographers whose physical books are borrowed for free. “This legislation fulfils a manifesto commitment and underlines our support for the [...]
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Penpee.com | The Digital Reader

Penpee.com | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Buried in the buzz for Wattpad Tap, Hooked, and Amazon Rapids lies a small UK startup called Penpee. This startup describes itself as a "Netflix for short stories". Creators can publish stories consisting of (at most) 5 chapters and 6,000 words and will be paid when readers finish each chapter. Readers can buy credits to read stories, or they can earn them by referring friends, reporting plagiarized stories, and continued participation. Each credit is worth 0.02 cents (a fiftieth of a cent) and a chapter can cost up to 3 credits. Penpee is based in the UK, and is relatively new - it only launched a few months ago. According to founder Tijan Penpee, the startup currently has over 300 users. Check These Out!
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E-Book Sales Declined 18.7% and Audio Grew 29.6% in 2016

E-Book Sales Declined 18.7% and Audio Grew 29.6% in 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There is no denying that e-book sales continue to plummet in the United States, as the novelty of the format continues to wane. Major publishers do not even
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Does KDP Paperback Publishing Really Solve Anything?

Does KDP Paperback Publishing Really Solve Anything? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Never one to be a naysayer, we at GoodEReader ordinarily go fan-girl level crazy over a new startup that innovates anything to do with digital publishing. But a
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AAP: Trade Sales Up, eBook Sales Down Through September 2016 | The Digital Reader

AAP: Trade Sales Up, eBook Sales Down Through September 2016 | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers reported on Friday that trade publishing revenues rose a fraction of a percent in the first three quarters of 2016, to $4.99 billion. At the same time, ebook revenues for the 1200 odd publishers submitting data to the AAP were down 20%, continuing the trend we've seen since the return of agency pricing in the US market. Press Release: The first three quarters of 2016 saw slight growth in trade books and a decline in educational and learning materials. Publishers’ revenues for all tracked categories (Trade - fiction/non-fiction/religious, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses) declined by $684.5 million from the first three quarters in 2015. Publisher revenues include sales to bookstores, wholesalers, direct to consumer, online retailers, etc. Trade book revenue grew 0.6% to $4.99 billion through Sept. 2016 vs. the first three quarters in 2015. The $28.7 million growth came from children & young adult books and religious presses. Downloaded audio continues to gain popularity, growing 29.6%. Overview of September 2016 September saw a slight increase in total sales for all tracked categories, with growth of 0.7% vs. Sept. 2015. Increases in children & young adult books and religious [...]
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Online Piracy Can Boost Comic Book Sales, Research Finds 

Online Piracy Can Boost Comic Book Sales, Research Finds  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new academic study shows that piracy can have a positive effect on comic book sales under some conditions. The empirical research, which zooms in on Japanese Manga comics, suggests that sales of ongoing comics dip when pirated versions are more readily available, while those for completed series go up.
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Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks 

Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The government is expanding the Public Lending Right (PLR) to include e-books and e-audiobooks, meaning their authors will be eligible for payment in the same way as those whose physical books are borrowed from libraries.
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Why VR Might Be A Bust — And Why AR Has Promise

Why VR Might Be A Bust — And Why AR Has Promise | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers are increasingly dipping their toes into virtual reality (VR). The New York Times, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. have all released VR apps in the past year, offering consumers access to 360-degree video, a stepping stone towards interactive VR (here’s the difference between the two). Platforms are placing big bets on VR too. Facebook …
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