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The new Amazon offer to Hachette - The Shatzkin Files

I was at 8,000 feet on a mountain hike in Colorado when a reporter called my cell phone, told me about Amazon’s latest “offer” to “resolve” the dispute with Hachette, and asked for my reaction.
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There's No Need to Change Amazon's Kindle eBook Return Policy

There's No Need to Change Amazon's Kindle eBook Return Policy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Have you ever returned a Kindle ebook? That option might soon be going away, thanks to a petition over at Change.org. The petition calls on Amazon to change their customer-friendly Kindle ebook return policy.
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Library usage falls 14.3 percentage points since 2005

Library usage falls 14.3 percentage points since 2005 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There has been a "significant" decrease in public library usage over the last nine years with usage falling from 14.3 percentage points since 2005, new figures have revealed.
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Every business book is a start-up?

Every business book is a start-up? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s a terrible irony of nonfiction publishing that the people with the most interesting things to say are often too busy actually doing their thing to sit down and write a book about it. Business leaders are not natural writers, at least not usually. They’re often great communicators, especially on a conference stage or in …
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Colombian Cyclists: ‘Reading’ Bogotá on Two Wheels

Colombian Cyclists: ‘Reading’ Bogotá on Two Wheels | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bogotá-based independent Laguna Libros holds a monthly bicycle ride in the company of an author whose book portrays Colombia’s capital city.
The post Colombian Cyclists: ‘Reading’ Bogotá on Two Wheels appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
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Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared 

Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has somehow managed to create four different models of its Kindle ereader. Each of the four models has its own strengths and weaknesses, so if you’re in the market for one—or an upgrade—let’s take a look to make your buying decision a little easier.

Via Chuck Hitchcock
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Fail better: learnings from Librify

Fail better: learnings from Librify | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Turning failure into a positive is one of the most pervasive entrepreneurial clichés - but the reality of watching your baby crash and burn can be excruciating.
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Who is the book fair for?

Who is the book fair for? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Is it time that publishing made authors and consumers the central focus of book fairs and sales conferences?
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Is it Really a Coloring eBook if You Print it Yourself?

Is it Really a Coloring eBook if You Print it Yourself? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Coloring books are so popular that they've had a direct impact on industry revenues, caused a shortage of colored pencils, and drawn the attention of snobbish literati.
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How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction?

How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
James uses WORLDS WITHOUT END to chart his reading of the classics
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Airport launches new library that offers free e-books to travellers

Airport launches new library that offers free e-books to travellers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
TRAVELLING can now be a more enjoyable experience at KL International Airport (KLIA), especially for book lovers.
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The Adult Coloring Book Boom Continues

The Adult Coloring Book Boom Continues | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers are experimenting with new forms and formats in the lucrative adult coloring books market.
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How to Find Free and Open Source Fonts for E-ink Screens

How to Find Free and Open Source Fonts for E-ink Screens | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The recent news about Amazon's new Ember font has sparked a renewed interest in fonts for E-ink screens.
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Have the cultural and creative sectors
found the formula for development in
the digital age? (PDF)

The imperative of moving towards business-model hybridisation to sustain and promote culture
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E-books don't smell: One more argument to counter Luddites

E-books don't smell: One more argument to counter Luddites | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-books don't small, and that's one more argument to counter Luddites. The issue among library patrons involves more than the books themselves.
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Back Cover Copy for Your Book

Back Cover Copy for Your Book | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Key principles publishers and authors should use to create the back cover copy for their fiction books and nonfiction books.
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Books in Browsers 2016: Selling Small Stories, Iterating Lit

Books in Browsers 2016: Selling Small Stories, Iterating Lit | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Peter Brantley on the future of the industry and of Books in Browsers, with BiB VII scheduled for November 3 and 4 in San Francisco.
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The UAE’s Sharjah Book Authority Launches a ‘Virtual Reality Book’

The UAE’s Sharjah Book Authority Launches a ‘Virtual Reality Book’ | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Embracing young people's pleasure in technology, the Sharjah leadership experiments with a VR presentation of literature for children, based on the the life of the UAE's founder.
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How Do We Make Reading Relevant to Today’s Consumer?

How Do We Make Reading Relevant to Today’s Consumer? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New forms of content have changed how people read. So how do publishers and authors in the book publishing industry adapt?
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Meet the people who judge books by their covers

Meet the people who judge books by their covers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual Design Awards this year, which provides students with an opportunity to win a year's placement at the company and get involved with design.
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The Oldest Libraries Around the World

The Oldest Libraries Around the World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s no secret around here that we’re a little bit obsessed with libraries — their collections, stunning designs, and sometimes playful interiors.
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Sour Grapes: Publishing Industry Insiders Bemoan The Rise of Outsider Book Bloggers

Sour Grapes: Publishing Industry Insiders Bemoan The Rise of Outsider Book Bloggers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Times of London recently took up the cause of the literati who are dismayed that they should have to read the same books as the hoi polloi book bloggers that persist in publishing their reviews online.
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Audiobooks: An effective tool for improving literacy

Audiobooks: An effective tool for improving literacy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A study has just been released that confirms the positive impact of audiobooks in literacy development. But do we even need to conduct more studies to prove that listening is, in fact, learning? Ha…
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From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read

From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the era of free ebooks, PDF self-publishing, digitized historical manuscripts, Amazon and eBay and one-click Kindle downloads, the way we consume and interact with books is profoundly changed
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The End of the Human Publisher? Introducing the First Novel to Be Chosen by an Algorithm

The End of the Human Publisher? Introducing the First Novel to Be Chosen by an Algorithm | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Tor Books and Inkitt will publish 'Bright Star', the first novel to be chosen by an algorithm.
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