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Hi Opens to the Public: Writing for Moderns : Publishing Perspectives

Hi Opens to the Public: Writing for Moderns : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Porter Anderson sets up the #EtherIssue discussion with a look at Craig Mod's new release, Hi, and other young publishing-related companies.
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Canadians' Reading Habits: BookNet Sees Smartphone Reading Rising

Canadians' Reading Habits: BookNet Sees Smartphone Reading Rising | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada's newest survey of respondents' leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise.
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4 Easy Steps Any Author Can Take To Improve Their SEO 

4 Easy Steps Any Author Can Take To Improve Their SEO  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) makes your web site easy for readers to find. Digital marketing expert Perry Moore offers four basic tactics any author can use to drastically improve the visibility and searchability of their website—so their book sales can rise.
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What is the best e-Reader ever made?

What is the best e-Reader ever made? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-Readers have been around for at least fifteen years, the Rocket was the original and Sony got into the game soon thereafter. In 2007 Amazon released the 1st
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Are the tech giants too big to be good partners for book publishing?

Are the tech giants too big to be good partners for book publishing? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An online discussion forum that includes publishers and librarians and tech people usually sends me several emails a day. About 10 days ago, a conversation evolved about Google Book Search and the Google Library Project, two initiatives by the search giant that were initiated in the early part of the last decade. Because both programs …
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Canadians are starting to read more books on their smartphones

Canadians are starting to read more books on their smartphones | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Smartphone reading is on the rise in Canada and 20% of readers are now consuming ebooks on their mobile devices, which is a 6% increase over last year. This has
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B&N Needs to Get Over Its Fear | The Digital Reader

B&N Needs to Get Over Its Fear | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
by Randy Lea I live in Vancouver, WA, with Powell's Bookstore in Portland about 40 miles away. I was thrilled when the B&N stores opened in the area, they were a lot smaller than Powell's, but were closer, and had the coffee bar. B&N has since operated like they are run by people with 2 years before retirement, they want to keep everything static to maximize their retirement. They for the most part fight the Internet, not embrace it. My memory says that B&N had the first cheap Android tablet, but it was locked down to work only as a book reader, until hackers made it useful. Then, as a hacked, useable tablet, its sales exploded. Then, instead of giving away the razor and making money on the blades (this is exactly what Amazon does with tablets), B&N made it a profit center and failed to compete with Amazon. B&N has operated from fear, where Amazon grabs the bull by the horns and goes, understanding that they will make errors. For example, Amazon works with Overdrive to provide ebooks for libraries. A lot of people don't like library ebooks because they expire in 1-3 weeks, and people like me will [...]
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A time of transformation 

A time of transformation  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
One-time Oxford University Press staffer Richard Charkin reviews the final volume of a series chronicling the Press’ illustrious history.
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LIBRARY MAP OF THE WORLD

LIBRARY MAP OF THE WORLD | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Selected library performance metrics provide national level library data across all types of libraries in all regions of the world. Adjust map view settings to search by country and explore worldwide totals.
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Digital isn't dead for book publishers - we're just waking up from the first hangover 

Digital isn't dead for book publishers - we're just waking up from the first hangover  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nick Coveney looks at why book apps have failed to work, and what's next for digital and publishing.
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Are We Different Writers When We Move From Longhand to a Screen?

Are We Different Writers When We Move From Longhand to a Screen? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Writing," as Voltaire's famous maxim goes, "is the painting of the voice." But it's never been quite as simple as that. It's easy to look back with dewy eyes
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IPA calls on China to overturn 'assault' on academic freedom | The Bookseller

IPA calls on China to overturn 'assault' on academic freedom | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Nook App to Come Pre-Installed on E-Fun Tablets, with Free Magazine Issues | The Digital Reader

Nook App to Come Pre-Installed on E-Fun Tablets, with Free Magazine Issues | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Back before 2013, when Amazon was still contesting the ebook market with Nook, Kobo, and Google, it was common for device makers to announce they were shipping their Android tablet or smartphone with one or more of the aforementioned ebook apps (Play Books came as a default because Google's bloatware came entangled with Android OS license). This practice fell by the wayside after Nook imploded and Kobo gave up on the US market, but now it looks like we're seeing a revival. E-Fun announced this week that newly purchased Nextbook tablets now come with the Nook app, and that anyone who logs into the app will get free content from B&N. From Android Guys: Consumer mobile electronics designer, E FUN announced this week it has partnered up with Barnes&Nobles in order to provide owners of the Nextbook Ares 8A, Ares 10A and Ares 11A with free reading materials. Users will have to access the pre-installed NOOK Reading app on their device and set up a NOOK account in order to start reading publications such as WeightWatchers, Men’s Health, Shape, Reader’s Digest, Rachel Ray every day and Better Homes & Gardens. The offer expires on September 30, so if you too are holding on to one of these tablets you [...]
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Typography in virtual reality: the new frontier

Typography in virtual reality: the new frontier | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Modern typography marches in lockstep with technology, as it has since the written letter’s infancy hundreds of years ago. In the 21st century, the newest frontiers for typography are the worlds of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality.
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The next Amazon 

The next Amazon  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Guy Gadney looks at where the next Amazon could come from, and if it will be through the entrepreneurialism of existing publishers and bookstores.
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Smashwords Announces New eBook Promotion Tool

Smashwords Announces New eBook Promotion Tool | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the ongoing debate about whether or not to list your indie book exclusively with one retailer, there are a few things that authors have to consider. Chief
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Kindle Sales Generated $75 Million in the First Six Months of 2017

Kindle Sales Generated $75 Million in the First Six Months of 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon Kindle e-Reader sales have generated over $75 million dollars in the first six months of 2017 according to 1010data, which regularly tracks Amazon's
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Wild-A** Guess Says Amazon.com Book Sales up 46%, eBook Sales Up 6% in 2017 | The Digital Reader

Wild-A** Guess Says Amazon.com Book Sales up 46%, eBook Sales Up 6% in 2017 | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's a new "report" going around which says Amazon's ebook sales grew by 6% last year, but it isn't even worth the electrons required to store the webpage it's on. The report comes from OneClickDigital, a market analysis firm I have never heard of. You can read the report on their blog, or you can save some time and read the summary on TheBookseller. Amazon.com's book sales grew 46% to $3bn (£2.33bn) in the first half of 2017, while e-book sales increased 6% to $750m, making the book sector a "stable contributor" to the company's overall success, according to e-commerce company One Click Retail. One Click Retail uses a combination of website indexing, machine learning and proprietary software to estimate weekly online sales figures for Amazon. Its research determined that Amazon.com netted $136bn (£105.8bn) worth of sales across all categories in 2016. Of this total, it estimated that Amazon's print book sales amounted to $4.7bn and e-book sales were $1.4bn in 2016. Now that you've read it, go ahead and ignore it. I have perused the report and come to the conclusion that it is worthless, because: its research is lacking, its methodology is kept hidden from readers, and its conclusions are contradicted [...]
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Waterstones to be 'transformed' ahead of Pullman release | The Bookseller

Waterstones to be 'transformed' ahead of Pullman release | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road (TCR) is set to be “transformed into Lyra’s Oxford” the night before Philip Pullman’s first Book of Dust novel is published.
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'Concepts of the World': Publishing in Mexico's Indigenous Languages

'Concepts of the World': Publishing in Mexico's Indigenous Languages | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sixty-eight indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico by almost 7 million people. Several publishers focus on this linguistic diversity and oral traditions.
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Australia Blocks Dozens of Pirate eBook Websites

Australia Blocks Dozens of Pirate eBook Websites | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Authorities in Australia have ordered internet service providers to block over 50 different piracy websites. These companies have 15 days to comply and it will
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What Michiko Kakutani’s Departure From the Times Means for Books Coverage

What Michiko Kakutani’s Departure From the Times Means for Books Coverage | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The most powerful book critic gets a book deal.
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On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: 'Exponential Growth'

On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: 'Exponential Growth' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business
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How can Young Adult literature attract new readers?

How can Young Adult literature attract new readers? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Charlotte Wilson asks what publishers are doing to reach non-YA readers, and suggests how to attract new readers.
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Less Than Meets the Eye: Print Book Use Is Falling Faster in Research Libraries

Less Than Meets the Eye: Print Book Use Is Falling Faster in Research Libraries | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Usage of printed books in research libraries is falling faster and faster.
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Encyclopedia CD-ROM History: How They Killed Books

Encyclopedia CD-ROM History: How They Killed Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The fast demise of the physical encyclopedia came about thanks to an upstart publisher, an indecisive giant, and the world’s biggest software company.
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