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Promoting Reading With eBooks & OverDrive | StAC e-Learning ...

Promoting Reading With eBooks & OverDrive | StAC e-Learning ... | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

... College libraries. Having personally used various eBook readers, from Kindles to iPads, I was keen to learn more about the journey to arrive at the… ... Promoting eBook Usage at St Andrew's College: An eBook promotion ...


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Great summary of the thoughtful role out and promotion by the University Librarian!
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Is Self-Publishing Coming of Age in the Digital World? | Digital Book World

Is Self-Publishing Coming of Age in the Digital World? | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self-publishing has evolved in recent years, helping to democratize book publishing and allow more authors to publish their books.
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How to Understand Your Book’s Audience | Digital Book World

How to Understand Your Book’s Audience | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital Book World spoke with Peter McCarthy, co-founder of The Logical Marketing Agency, about the Digital Book World Conference + Expo.
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Reading Habits on Valentine’s Day: INFOGRAPHIC

Reading Habits on Valentine’s Day: INFOGRAPHIC | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital publishing community Wattpad has created several infographics exploring reading habits around Valentine's Day.
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How Playster breaks down the barriers between media types

How Playster breaks down the barriers between media types | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Here's an inside look at how Playster breaks down barriers between media types--between books, movies, music and games--for the multimedia-savvy. Sponsored.
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Book Marketing Lessons From A Self-published Author

Book Marketing Lessons From A Self-published Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Building credibility with the readers is very important," when it comes to book marketing and establishing herself in the marketplace, says Rebel Miller.
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Massive civil disobedience for scholarly open access

Massive civil disobedience for scholarly open access | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Online knowledge forum Big Think has shared a profile of the Kazakh woman who’s single-handedly taking on the Goliath of scholarly publishing, and leading a global civil disobedience campaign in support of scholarly open access.

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How MIT Press Is Scaling Its Digital Products

How MIT Press Is Scaling Its Digital Products | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Developing a proprietary reading platform is no easy task, but it can prove quite lucrative if done right. MIT Press’s recently updated MIT CogNet is one example. Over 10 years in the making, the platform offers researchers access to over 700 books, 6 journals, and 13 reference works in the cognitive sciences, and sells annual …
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Which Kindle Should You Buy? (Amazon 2016: Fire vs. Paperwhite vs. Voyage)

Which Kindle Should You Buy? (Amazon 2016: Fire vs. Paperwhite vs. Voyage) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
WHICH KINDLE SHOULD YOU BUY? Are you thinking about buying a new Kindle ereader, but aren't sure which one to get? (Now might be a good time to check them out. When this post was written, Amazon had some good deals. If you're too late, keep an eye on the prices. They go on sale…
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5 Questions with Peter McCarthy, Co-Founder, The Logical Marketing Agency

5 Questions with Peter McCarthy, Co-Founder, The Logical Marketing Agency | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital Book World spoke with Peter McCarthy, co-founder of The Logical Marketing Agency, about the Digital Book World Conference + Expo.
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EU exit could lead to 'catastrophic uncertainty'

EU exit could lead to 'catastrophic uncertainty' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The UK’s possible exit from the European Union, looking likely to be the subject of a summer referendum, would be a disaster for the book trade, according to industry figures such as Waterstones m.d. James Daunt, Bonnier Publishing c.e.o. Richard Johnson and Alma Books m.d. Alessandro Gallenzi.
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I Want Amazon Bookstores

I Want Amazon Bookstores | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In case you’ve been out of the loop, Amazon has opened a physical bookstore in Seattle. Yeah, a physical store from the online giant. It’s not your typical bookstore, though. For one thing, there are no set prices on titles. Rather, the price of the book is tied to the ever-fluctuating price at the online store.…
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The Iron Law of Buying Books About Books

The Iron Law of Buying Books About Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Bookstore buyers feel absolutely compelled to buy every book that comes out about books, but why?

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New Error-Ridden Report Looks at eBook Market in Europe | The Digital Reader

New Error-Ridden Report Looks at eBook Market in Europe | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) just wasted a lot of people's time.
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The Reedsy Book Editor

The Reedsy Book Editor | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Reedsy Book Editor is going to be released next Tuesday and will be very appealing to indie authors. The Reedsy Book Editor combines a beautiful writing experience with powerful collaboration and typesetting features.
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IPG Shortlist Announced from Record Number of Entries

IPG Shortlist Announced from Record Number of Entries | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The 2016 shortlist for the IPG Independent Publishing Awards showcases how publishers are generating sales from new business models and digital projects.
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eBook Sales Down at S&S, HarperCollins, Hachette | The Digital Reader

eBook Sales Down at S&S, HarperCollins, Hachette | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
All the major US trade publishers have agency deals in place, and that is having the expected impact on their ebook sales. Over the past week HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette have released financial statements that show exactly what we all expected. The Bookseller reported today on S&S: The CBS Corporation released its fourth quarter and full year results yesterday evening (11th February), revealing that its publishing arm Simon & Schuster saw an 8% sales increase from $215 to $233m, primarily down to the growth in print book sales. The fourth quarter boost meant the company ended its full year with sales of $780m (£536.5m), up 0.25% from $778m (£535m) a year earlier. However, e-book sales accounted for just 21% of total publishing revenues in the fourth quarter, down from the 24% they accounted for in the same quarter a year earlier. And PW reported that HC was defending its decline in revenue by pointing to the healthy profit margin (12.8%): Lower e-book sales, combined with lower revenue from titles in the Divergent series, led to a 5% drop in sales at HarperCollins in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, compared to the same quarter last year. Revenue at the [...]
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Call to end Amazon Publishing boycott bares Big Publishing's big issue

Call to end Amazon Publishing boycott bares Big Publishing's big issue | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

A well-intentioned Huffington Post article by Andrew Zack, President and Literary Agent with The Zack Company, and himself a publisher with Endpapers Press, makes a well-timed plea for bookstores everywhere to end their boycott/s of Amazon...

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Amazon says only 40 successful self-published authors? I don't think so - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

Amazon says only 40 successful self-published authors? I don't think so - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

One of the oddest pieces of misreading to come my way arrived earlier with the headline “Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon.” This was based on a New York Times profile piece about self-publisher – and more...

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9 Author Website Trends You Need to Know About

9 Author Website Trends You Need to Know About | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you’re designing an author website, what elements should you include? We scoured dozens of successful authors’ websites to find the answer.
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What Books Have the X-Factor? | Digital Book World

What Books Have the X-Factor? | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a blog post for Digital Book World, Andrew Rhomberg describes how publishers can use a certain metric to discover how marketable their books are.
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Hackney bookshop opens with indie focus | The Bookseller

Hackney bookshop opens with indie focus | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The people behind Camden Lock Books have opened a new independent bookshop in Hackney, east London.
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On the Economics of Being a Full-Time Author

On the Economics of Being a Full-Time Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Writing in today’s Guardian, British author James McConnachie — editor of the quarterly journal of the Society of Author…
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Why the Authors Guild Is Still Wrong About Google's Book Scanning

Why the Authors Guild Is Still Wrong About Google's Book Scanning | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scanning books has a clear public benefit, which is what copyright law was designed for.
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