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Russian Government Considers Support for Bookselling : Publishing Perspectives

The decrease in reading in Russia has alarmed government officials, who are considering various proposals to support bookselling and the promotion of reading.
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How Reading Books Reduces Stress and Makes You Smarter at the Same Time - Entrepreneur

How Reading Books Reduces Stress and Makes You Smarter at the Same Time - Entrepreneur | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Books are relaxing and improve intelligence in more ways than just imparting knowledge.
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6 Things An Author Should Look For in An Indie eBookstore ⋆ The Digital Reader

6 Things An Author Should Look For in An Indie eBookstore ⋆ The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
6 Things An Author Should Look For in An Indie eBookstore ebookstore news If you've been reading the ebook news lately then I'm sure you know all about the reaction by Kobo, Amazon, and B&N when "news" broke that they were se...
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iVerse Inks Digital Deal With DC, Adds DRM-Free and Rentals - Publishers Weekly

iVerse Inks Digital Deal With DC, Adds DRM-Free and Rentals - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
iVerse has signed DC Comics to a digital distribution deal via its ComicsPlus app, and has announced other significant upgrades that make it a more attractive option for digital comics consumers.
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Top 12 Articles of 2014 on Publishing in Asia and South Asia

Top 12 Articles of 2014 on Publishing in Asia and South Asia | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From China to India, Indonesia to Taiwan, international publishers are keeping a close eye on books, readers and new digital developments in Asia and South Asia. This region includes vastly diverse publishing markets, each with their own set of opportunities and challenges.

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New EPUB Proposed Specifications: Dictionaries and Glossaries, Previews, Multiple-Rendition Publications, Region-Based Navigation | idpf

New EPUB Proposed Specifications: Dictionaries and Glossaries, Previews, Multiple-Rendition Publications, Region-Based Navigation | idpf | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The IDPF Board recently approved recommendations of the Dictionaries and Advanced-Hybrid Layout Working Groups to advance four modular extensions to EPUB 3.0.1 to Proposed Specification status. The four specifications are:

EPUB Dictionaries and Glossaries
EPUB Previews
EPUB Multiple-Rendition Publications
EPUB Region-Based Navigation

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Amazon, Macmillan make peace over book pricing - New York Post

Amazon, Macmillan make peace over book pricing - New York Post | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Barely a shot was fired. Book publishing giant Macmillan announced a peaceful settlement with Amazon on Thursday on pricing for print and digital books ordered through the giant online retailer. Si...
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eBook Subscription Service Bookmate Launches in Asia - Good E-Reader (blog)

eBook Subscription Service Bookmate Launches in Asia - Good E-Reader (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bookmate, the leading social ebook reading service, is available in Singapore. Boasting a comprehensive library of over 500,000 ebooks from 600 publishers,
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Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon ⋆ The Digital Reader

Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon ⋆ The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon Amazon, Macmillan, Publishing Macmillan CEO John Sargent has just revealed in a public letter posted on Tor.com that Macmillan has signed a deal with its biggest ebook customer and will...
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Self-publishing 101: ISBNs, LLCs, and bar codes decoded

Self-publishing 101: ISBNs, LLCs, and bar codes decoded | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last week, we talked about 11 reasons to self-publish your book .

This week I want to start off with two of my favorite comments. First, from Glen The Plumber :

My mom told me self-publishing ...
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Five Digital Publishing Questions for Joseph Esposito - Digital Book World

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Joseph Esposito - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scholarly publishing expert Joseph Esposito on new distribution channels, the subscription ebook market and innovation in the academic space.
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DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014

DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Humble Bundle, the promotional site that lets readers pay what they wish for bundles of DRM-free content, released 18 bundles that generated $4.75 million in revenue.
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Fill InDesign’s Fixed-Layout EPUB Gaps with CircularFLO - Pariah Burke

Fill InDesign’s Fixed-Layout EPUB Gaps with CircularFLO - Pariah Burke | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Pariah Burke's explanations of the points he is making is very clear and understandable. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to master InDesign for an efficient workflow.
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The 20 Best-Selling Books Of The Year, According To Amazon - Business Insider

The 20 Best-Selling Books Of The Year, According To Amazon - Business Insider | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It's not too late to read (or reread) the books that sold best this year.
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How to Grow Your Self-Publishing Book Business - eBooks India

How to Grow Your Self-Publishing Book Business - eBooks India | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Been running your self-publishing venture for a while and now looking to grow your business? If so, this article will help you move in the right direction.
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Airlines Start Adopting eBooks, Magazines and Newspapers

Airlines Start Adopting eBooks, Magazines and Newspapers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
North American and European airlines have adopted the gate to gate use of e-readers, smartphones and tablets. One of the big problems is that your devices

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What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves."

The question of what reading does for the human soul is an etern
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Top 12 Articles on Publishing in Latin America of 2014

Top 12 Articles on Publishing in Latin America of 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From ebooks to textbooks, rights sales to mergers, the Latin American publishing industry has seen plenty of change recently. New opportunities for international and local players are emerging, while companies are also looking to address challenges of distribution and access.

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Four Ways Metadata Is Changing for Authors and Book Publishers - Digital Book World

Four Ways Metadata Is Changing for Authors and Book Publishers - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Metadata expert Renée Register on what changes book publishers will need to confront in optimizing metadata for the digital market in 2015 and beyond.
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Using Pinterest as Part of Your Kindle Ebook Marketing Plan

Using Pinterest to Market Your Kindle Ebook.
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Liverpool Library to provide 6,000 eBooks - Non Fiction Book Reviews

Liverpool Library to provide 6,000 eBooks - Non Fiction Book Reviews | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
6,000 ebooks will be added to the Liverpool Library that is celebrating 2014 as the "Year of Reading." The members can download around 8 books for 21 days at one time.
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Five Digital Publishing Questions for Georgia McBride | Digital Book World

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Georgia McBride | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
GMMG founder Georgia McBride on what's next for Nook, Kobo, self-published authors and indie publishers as the digital publishing landscape evolves.
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Changing book market - Deutsche Welle

Changing book market - Deutsche Welle | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The possibilities of the Internet are impacting not only how we buy books, but also how we read them. DW digs deeper.
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Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee ⋆ The Digital Reader

Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee ⋆ The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee ebook subscription, Singapore, Subscriptions While Kindle Unlimited, Skoobe, Mofibo, and other ebook subscription services are focused on Europe and the West, Bookmate...

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Ads in Kindle Books: Marketing or Spam? | Kindle Me This

Ads in Kindle Books: Marketing or Spam? | Kindle Me This | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There is a fine line between marketing and spam, so how do you know when you have crossed that line?
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Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B - TechCrunch

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B - TechCrunch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ridibooks, which claims to be South Korea’s largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve its user experience and..
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