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Burying the Hachette by throwing the ebook at them - Belfast Telegraph

Burying the Hachette by throwing the ebook at them - Belfast Telegraph | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph Burying the Hachette by throwing the ebook at them Belfast Telegraph He goes on to claim that Hachette is squarely at fault as it seeks to keep ebook prices as high as those of hard copy books, while Amazon strives to keep prices...
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Macmillan Acquires Self-Pub Distributor Pronoun | The Digital Reader

Macmillan Acquires Self-Pub Distributor Pronoun | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Vook announced last May that it was reorganizing as Pronoun and pivoting to offer a distribution platform which was free to authors, many people were left wondering just how Pronoun would keep the lights on.
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Things are calmer than they were in the book business, but change is a constant

Among the shifts that have been taking place in publishing houses over the past decade is an increase in the head count dedicated to marketing and a decrease in head count dedicated to sales.
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So Who’s Afraid of Reader Analytics?

So Who’s Afraid of Reader Analytics? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Data has been a feature of book publishing for some time now. About 15 years ago, data became even more prominently used, as publishers could see sales data from competitors through then-new services like Nielsen Bookscan.
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What if Scholarly Publishers Paid Authors?

What if Scholarly Publishers Paid Authors? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education sought to explore what the authors of the 10 most-downloaded Sci-Hub articles think of Sci-Hub. Aside from cherry-picking its facts (the journalist interviewed three authors out of dozens involved in the papers), the question itself is a red herring. After all, because publishers assume financial risk …
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In search of a publisher 

In search of a publisher  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Andrew Hayward on the search for a publisher, and why publishers should be more adventurous.
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Copyright: What Every Author Needs to Know 

Copyright: What Every Author Needs to Know  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Most writers assume their biggest risk of being sued is defamation. But tens of thousands of authors sign away their copyright each year unknowingly.
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Russell Smith: Read between the lines of the e-book debate

Russell Smith: Read between the lines of the e-book debate | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What the digital revolution really challenges is the dominance of the publisher, not physical format
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Can the UK's VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

Can the UK's VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Book publishers in the UK are debating with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs office on whether coloring books are exempt from VAT or not.
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Australian official denies government interest in shortening copyright terms

Australian official denies government interest in shortening copyright terms | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Australian Federal arts minister Mitch Fifeld has denied the government has any plan to try to shorten copyright terms, as recommended by a recent report.
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Comixology Unlimited not quite as ‘unlimited’ as advertised 

Comixology Unlimited not quite as ‘unlimited’ as advertised  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Comixology has just launched its new Comixology Unlimited subscription plan. However, the selection of titles on the plan is not exactly unlimited itself.
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Teacher suspended for selling public domain book to students; should have used Project Gutenberg 

Teacher suspended for selling public domain book to students; should have used Project Gutenberg  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn high school teacher has gotten in trouble for reselling the public domain book Frankenstein to students, in violation of academic regulations.
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Waterstones to stop selling e-books 

Summary of news on 'Waterstones to stop selling e-books' Source: BBC The UK's largest book retailer Waterstones has announced it will stop selling digital ...
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Are You Writing the Right Chord?

Are You Writing the Right Chord? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do you write the right chord or fill your paragraphs with words that don't move the story or premise forward because you feel you’ve got to fill up space?
The post Are You Writing the Right Chord? appeared first on The Book Designer.
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Olé OLED to e-read, as flexible displays flex their market muscle

Olé OLED to e-read, as flexible displays flex their market muscle | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A new research report from IDTechEx Research, entitled “OLED Display Forecasts 2016-2026: The Rise of Plastic and Flexible Displays, ” forecasts accelerating adoption for the technology that Samsung and its ilk may be using soon for foldable,...
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How Mobile Readers Engage With Long-Form Content

How Mobile Readers Engage With Long-Form Content | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A recent report by Pew Research Center finds long-form content holds mobile reader attention twice as long as short-form content.
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Digital Audio Drove 2015 Sales Gains

Digital Audio Drove 2015 Sales Gains | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Led by a 34% increase in sales of digital audio, sales of audiobooks rose 20% in 2015 over 2014, to an estimated $1.78 billion.
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Getting a book noticed: 4 tips from the UK's bestselling indie author

Getting a book noticed: 4 tips from the UK's bestselling indie author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Rachel Abbott self-published her first novel, Only the Innocent, in 2011 through Kindle Direct. It reached the number 1 spot in the Kindle store just over three months later,held its position for four weeks and was the second highest selling self-published title in 2012. In August 2015, Amazon confirmed that Rachel is the UK’s bestselling independent author over the …
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Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Prime power

Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Prime power | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We continue our week long series on Amazon innovation with a look at how Amazon implemented Prime, a new kind of loyalty program that is driving Amazon's dominance across industries as diverse as product delivery and online video streaming.
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Who’s Afraid of Reader Analytics? 

Who’s Afraid of Reader Analytics?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Why are authors afraid of data and reader analytics? And why are some publishers hesitant to use them? Andrew Rhomberg discusses the reasons.
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Nielsen Stages a First Romance Book Summit at RWA

Nielsen Stages a First Romance Book Summit at RWA | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'There is no area in publishing today more transformed by digital than romance.' Nielsen offers a new event for romance writers and publishers in July.
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Children’s e-book subscription service Epic sees epic growth 

Children’s e-book subscription service Epic sees epic growth  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Epic, a $4.99 per month children's e-book subscription service that sees use in US schools, has been growing substantially over the last two years.
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Like e-books, adult coloring books prompt VAT mess in UK 

Like e-books, adult coloring books prompt VAT mess in UK  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
UK tax authorities have decided to charge full VAT rates on adult coloring books, which they do not charge on regular books or children's coloring books.
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E-books: What’s wrong with old-fashioned? 

E-books: What’s wrong with old-fashioned?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There is a movement toward trying to saddle e-books with multimedia and other gee-gaws. But if people are content with regular e-books, why bother?
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