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Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013 | Digital Book World

Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013 | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Total Market Slightly Down BookNet Canada’s Annual Market Report Released BookNet Canada has released the 2013 edition of its annual
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Kindle Android app gets all-text bold: Here’s what it looks like

Kindle Android app gets all-text bold: Here’s what it looks like | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I was grumpily reading a biography of Nora Ephron, the late writer-director. She Made Me Laugh was good. The view on my Pixel XL phone was not. As usual with Kindle books, I struggled with rotten contrast between the words and the background, at least as perceived by me---an issue common to many of a certain age.…
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Be part of the world's first working museum of books 

From printing presses to digital experiences, Emma Balch is creating a haven dedicated to the power of books.
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Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists

Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats.
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Publishers and Freelancers: Reedsy Asks 'How's It Working Out for You?'

Publishers and Freelancers: Reedsy Asks 'How's It Working Out for You?' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As more publishers turn to outsourced services, the international freelance marketplace Reedsy looks for pressure points in a new white paper, 'The
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Nature Index: Growth in China's Research with International Co-Authors

Nature Index: Growth in China's Research with International Co-Authors | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Germany's Max Planck Society participated in five of the Top 10 international Chinese bilateral research collaborations, Nature Index's supplement.
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Top tips for optimizing book discoverability

Top tips for optimizing book discoverability | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We’re fortunate to have so many book discovery tools and techniques available to us, but leveraging them effectively can be challenging. In this post I’ll share some insights on working strategies, drawn from experience building search and recommendation engines, and from helping publishers connect with readers through keywords. Know Your Readers Knowledge of a book’s …
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Who is buying and reading ebooks? 

Who is buying and reading ebooks?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With further reports of a decline in ebook sales, we share Geethik Technologies’ insights into who’s reading ebooks (this blog post first appeared on the Geethik Technologies blog). Anyone with an eye on ebook buyer behaviour can’t fail to have noticed the latest dismal headlines. After what looked like a bracing start for the format, ebook sales are reported …
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Scribd says it has over 500,000 subscribers paying $8.99/month for ebooks, audiobooks, and now news

Scribd says it has over 500,000 subscribers paying $8.99/month for ebooks, audiobooks, and now news | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The content subscription site is adding content from newspapers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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Amazon Ads for Indie Authors 

Amazon Ads for Indie Authors  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you’re interested in purchasing an Amazon ad, let me share my experience with you and tell you what I’ve learned so far.
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Fast, Cheap, and Good: What Publishing Compromises Are You Making?

Fast, Cheap, and Good: What Publishing Compromises Are You Making? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Jane Friedman takes a look at why speed to market isn't always a good thing for self-published authors.
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5 ways publishers can (and should) influence the rise of AI 

The book industry has
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Dates Set in India for 'Books on the Beach' Literature and Tourism Festival

Dates Set in India for 'Books on the Beach' Literature and Tourism Festival | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With a goal of generating cultural tourism, the state of Kerala announces a new three-day program in November at the beach town of Kovalam.
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Read-Shaming Starts in the Classroom | The Digital Reader

Read-Shaming Starts in the Classroom | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Ruth Graham proclaimed that adults shouldn't read any books that had been marketed as YA, she became perhaps the best well-known literary snob to issue diktats as to what counted as proper reading material. She is not the only one, however, nor the most damaging. The Bookseller brings us the tale of author Robin Stevens. Stevens is a kid's fiction author who has heard from numerous students who were read-shamed: Stevens told The Bookseller she found the situation "really concerning" in case it discourages children to read at all. She said: "It was an email that a kid of around 14 sent me from New Zealand but I’ve seen it in the UK as well. She was very smart and the teacher said she was too smart and she had to read my books at home. "Sometimes kids in England have said ‘I love your books but teachers have said they are not high level enough for me’. It’s heart-breaking. Reading shouldn’t be like that. Kids should be able to dip in and out of different things in the way adults do – many kids are reading YA or Malory Towers [Hodder Children's Books]. Comfort reading is about returning to books [...]
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London Book Fair's Virtual Conference: Nine Markets in Nine Hours

London Book Fair's Virtual Conference: Nine Markets in Nine Hours | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As BookExpo's trade-show floor opens at Javits Center in New York City on Thursday, London Book Fair's Virtual Conference will be in full sway on the ether.
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New York Rights Fair Set for Spring 2018

New York Rights Fair Set for Spring 2018 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The inaugural New York Rights Fair will run May 30 – June 1, 2018, and will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. The three-day fair will cover rights sales negotiation and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels.
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Peering Into Peer Review | Library Babel Fish

Peering Into Peer Review | Library Babel Fish | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A recent hoax is the latest among many tests of peer review. What should we learn from it?
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Seoul International Forum for Literature Underway in Korea This Week

Seoul International Forum for Literature Underway in Korea This Week | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From The Korea Times: Held every five years, Seoul's forum brings together Korean and international authors with readers for discussions of current events.
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The Authors Guild Honors Morrison, Patterson, and...IngramSpark

The Authors Guild Honors Morrison, Patterson, and...IngramSpark | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At the author advocacy organization's 25th gala, trade publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed for distinguished service to writers.
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Tips for running a bookshop event 

Tips for running a bookshop event  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sheila O’Reilly is the Events Manager Village Bookshop in Dulwich Village. She is a bookseller with over 18 years’ experience of running bookshops and author event. Passionate about running hugely successful events that customers enjoy she also loves reading well written stories. Here she shares her top tips for running bookshop events.  When BookMachine asked …
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Publishers Are Becoming More Like Movie Studios Every Day 

Publishers Are Becoming More Like Movie Studios Every Day  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It has long been said that the major trade publishers are beginning to act more and more like big Hollywood studios in that the publishers only care about best-seller/blockbuster titles now and not the moderately profitable midlist. I've never been convinced of the truth of the premise, but The Guardian has inadvertently gathered a bunch of examples which show major publishers picking up the book rights to a novel at the same time that studios swoop in to acquire the movie rights. Last week The Guardian published an article about indie authors being snapped up by Hollywood. On first reading, it looks like the writer failed to notice that many of the mentioned titles are published by traditional publishers and that one (Fifty Shades ) has a lot of people in publishing arguing that it had never been self-published in the first place (opinions are divided on this point). Digging into the background of the story, however, revealed a more interesting story. After watching Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, self-published author Mark Dawson was inspired to create his own answer to the film’s heroine Beatrix “Black Mamba” Kiddo. And now Dawson – and his character government-employed assassin Beatrix Rose – are set to take on Hollywood, with his series on the verge of [...]
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When tweeters attack: why do readers send authors their bad reviews?

When tweeters attack: why do readers send authors their bad reviews? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Social media have made it easy to let novelists know directly when their work has disappointed – but why do so many people want to do so?
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What Amazon’s New Buy Box Policy Means for Indie Authors

What Amazon’s New Buy Box Policy Means for Indie Authors | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's new Buy Box policy will only make indie authors more dependent on the e-tail giant.
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Publishers and Freelancers: Reedsy Asks 'How's It Working Out for You?'

Publishers and Freelancers: Reedsy Asks 'How's It Working Out for You?' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As more publishers turn to outsourced services, the international freelance marketplace Reedsy looks for pressure points in a new white paper, 'The
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Has social media made author websites obsolete?

An author website is still far more essential than Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, says developer Simon Appleby.
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Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up

Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With more adult-content authors on the lineup and three years of experience in New York and Chicago, ReedPOP's BookCon is gearing up for book fandom.
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