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Wattpad, Kindle Direct Publishing and the Future of Fiction Writing - Guardian Liberty Voice

Wattpad, Kindle Direct Publishing and the Future of Fiction Writing - Guardian Liberty Voice | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Guardian Liberty Voice Wattpad, Kindle Direct Publishing and the Future of Fiction Writing Guardian Liberty Voice With apps like Wattpad, the accessibility to Kindle Direct Publishing, and free advertising through Facebook and Twitter, anyone can...
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New Survey Shows 26% of Brazilians Have Read an eBook in the Past 3 Months

New Survey Shows 26% of Brazilians Have Read an eBook in the Past 3 Months | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new survey by the Instituto Pró-Livro has revealed that ebooks are slow to catch on in Brazil.
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Your Local Brick & Mortar Bookstore Is A Privilege

Your Local Brick & Mortar Bookstore Is A Privilege | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Last week, I went on a trip to Toronto to see a friend. When we were hashing out details for how to spend our time together, she asked if there was anythin
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Print news publishers face ad revenue famine as online models shift 

Print news publishers face ad revenue famine as online models shift  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A very interesting piece in The Guardian breaks down the problems that Big Media is having with competition from the internet – especially news media. In particular, this stems from the grim results reported at Daily Mail and General Trust PLC, the publisher of the UK Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. leading to a big drop in its share price. Professor of journalism at London City University and sometime Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade promptly concluded that “Suddenly, national newspapers are heading for that print cliff fall.” Over at the Financial Times, John Gapper rounded up all the print newspapers facing similar fates – including The Guardian itself. DMGT recorded
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New U.S. overtime rules threaten Big Publishing junior labor practices 

New U.S. overtime rules threaten Big Publishing junior labor practices  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For all those of you who didn’t already know that New York publishing houses and Big Publishing in general function like a knockoff script from a Whit Stillman movie, here’s fresh proof from the New York Times. Apparently, publishing houses are first in line among businesses likely to be hit by fresh U.S. government rulings that they pay their junior staff decent overtime rates. The Obama administration’s Labor Department regulation basically doubles the minimum salary level for staff to be paid time-and-a-half overtime rates for pulling more than a 40-hour working week, kicking in from December 1st. A great many more low-to-medium-wage earners could now be swept up in the
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Will recommendation algorithms always be trumped by the personal touch? 

Will recommendation algorithms always be trumped by the personal touch?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a market with seemingly endless choice, Michael Bhaskar asks if recommendation algorithms will always be trumped by the personal touch?
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We’re Buying Paperbacks, Audiobooks and Coloring Books — but Not E-Books

We’re Buying Paperbacks, Audiobooks and Coloring Books — but Not E-Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After years of growth, digital book sales fell nearly 10 percent last year, while paperback sales grew 16 percent, a survey shows.
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The Death of Out-of-Print Titles Is Near

The Death of Out-of-Print Titles Is Near | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With improved print-on-demand technologies, book publishers have an opportunity to eliminate out-of-print titles and create new revenue streams.
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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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Global Study Finds Institutional Library Budgets to Increase 1.4% 

Global Study Finds Institutional Library Budgets to Increase 1.4%  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers Communication Group announced the results of a study that found institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 percent in 2016.
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Company Snapshots: Ontotext

Company Snapshots: Ontotext | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In Company Snapshots, we pose a series of questions to leading providers of digital products and services and let them speak for themselves.
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Why do teens prefer printed books to e-books? ‘We just do!’ 

Why do teens prefer printed books to e-books? ‘We just do!’  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A teenaged writer takes a guess as to why teens overwhelmingly prefer printed books to e-books. It's not really much of a guess, though.
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European book publishers welcome the Council Conclusions on the VAT action plan

European book publishers welcome the Council Conclusions on the VAT action plan | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Federation of European Publishers warmly welcomes the Conclusions adopted on 25 May by the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on the
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Ebook Metadata: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Book World

Ebook Metadata: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the past few years maintaining our IT systems here at Vearsa, I’ve seen a few different approaches to ebook metadata. Here’s a brief introduction to
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Children who grow up with books earn more, study finds

Children who grow up with books earn more, study finds | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Children who grow up with a large number of books in the house earn more money later in life, according to a new study published in the Economic Journal.
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How can we find the time for pleasure reading? 

How can we find the time for pleasure reading?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It might seem as if no one has time for pleasure reading anymore, even as we have time for other things. Is there any good way to get more reading in?
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Turning a book into a global entertainment franchise

Turning a book into a global entertainment franchise | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As Aaron Safronoff’s fantasy novel Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall launches complete with spectacular music, art and a VR game, the co-founder and c.o.o. of Neoglyphic Studios, David Ramadge, explains the appeal and potential of transmedia book projects.
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Mergers, Acquisitions & Connections in Indie Book World 

Mergers, Acquisitions & Connections in Indie Book World  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The mergers, acquisitions & interconnections in the indie book world that authors need be aware of as they navigate the many options in self-publishing
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Survey: Institutional Library Spending Up Slightly in North America; Europe Declines

Survey: Institutional Library Spending Up Slightly in North America; Europe Declines | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The annual survey, conducted by the Publishers Communication Group (PCG) found that a sputtering global economy is still affecting library budgets.
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How to Sell Your Book to Bookstores

How to Sell Your Book to Bookstores | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Visit IngramSpark Self Publishing Blog to learn how to self publish a book, self-publishing tips and tricks of the trade, and more.
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Is the Amazon Kindle (E-Readers) still worth it?

Snapchat: SimpleAlpaca Thank you for 300 subscribers! It means so much! Amazon Kindle's are definetly a rare species nowadays, since phones and iPads are ...
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The Markets Conference to Examine Philippines 

The Markets Conference to Examine Philippines  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Markets, a one-day conference that kicks off the Frankfurt Book Fair, announced today that it will examine in greater detail the Philippine book market.
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How to Prepare for Self-Publishing: Cover Design 

How to Prepare for Self-Publishing: Cover Design  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What does a self-published author need to do to get her book published? Well, good cover design is important. Do you need a professional? Read this to find out.
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Why teenagers are so resistant to e-readers

Why teenagers are so resistant to e-readers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In many areas of life teenagers are moving online – so why do so many surveys show they still prefer print books over e-readers?
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Despite some irksome typos, this is still an interesting read. What has your experience been with teens and ebooks? #book #ebook #read #literature #nehs4hs http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/may/30/why-teenagers-are-so-resistant-to-e-readers