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DRM-free indie ebooks outsell DRM-locked ones 2:1 - Boing Boing

DRM-free indie ebooks outsell DRM-locked ones 2:1 - Boing Boing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
DRM-free indie ebooks outsell DRM-locked ones 2:1 Boing Boing It wasn't surprising to see that most Big 5 books employ DRM, but we were shocked to see that it is practically 100% of them.
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Old Amazon e-Readers Need a New Update or They Will Stop Working

Old Amazon e-Readers Need a New Update or They Will Stop Working | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Amazon first started releasing e-readers in 2007 one of the big selling points was being able to buy e-books anywhere, anytime. Amazon secured relationships

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Guess I better pull out that power cord, connect to Wi-Fi and get updating--by March 22, 2016.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the original article: http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/old-amazon-e-readers-need-a-new-update-or-they-will-stop-working

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Bookstores might do better to worry about Prime Now than Amazon Books

Bookstores might do better to worry about Prime Now than Amazon Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

I just noticed something I didn’t expect, but honestly I probably should have.

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How to Earn Repeat, Large Book Orders

How to Earn Repeat, Large Book Orders | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Negotiating a large, non-returnable sale of your books to a corporate buyer can be a euphoric event. As you leave the premises you may celebrate with large smiles and high-fives. But unforeseen by many publishers are the various post-sale emotions experienced by the buyers, especially if this is their first time dealing with you. Their …
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License to Succeed?

Licensing deals have always been popular with publishers. As Publishing Technology COO Randy Petway astutely pointed out in his recent Publishing Perspectives article, “When sales are not something that can be planned for or predicted, publishers rely heavily on brand awareness through licensing deals, both to sell books and open new markets for intellectual property.”  Since the digital revolution, start-ups have taken to buying up licensed properties to give them a jump-start in the market – to such a degree that some people are wondering if a start-up needs licensed content in order to succeed. 

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Bookshop obscura

Bookshop obscura | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Philip Jones explores the reshaped landscape for book sales, from “non-traditional" retail outlets to revitalised "traditional" booksellers.
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Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world?

Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
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A movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users

A movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A movement to improve ebook access from libraries.
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Reading between the lines of expensive textbooks

Reading between the lines of expensive textbooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As students finalize their class schedules and purchase books, they often experience significant frustration and anger — emotions that are fairly targeted at the UC Berkeley Student Store. Thus far this semester, the student store has been chronically understocked for many classes, forcing students to miss early readings and startRead More…
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Audible App Updated With Android Auto Support, Adjustable Playback Speed, And More

Audible App Updated With Android Auto Support, Adjustable Playback Speed, And More | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audible makes audio books more convenient than most other sources thanks to its integration with Amazon Kindle, but it was not very convenient for Android... by Ryan Whitwam in Android Auto, Applications, News
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Scholastic Reading Club's Judy Newman: 'Joy and Bonding'

Scholastic Reading Club's Judy Newman: 'Joy and Bonding' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Scholastic Reading Club President Judy Newman talks about trends in children's reading habits and encouragement from parents and educators.

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PubWest Concludes Vibrant 2016 Conference

PubWest Concludes Vibrant 2016 Conference | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, Santa Fe's La Fonda on the Plaza hotel welcomed 180 publishers and other industry members to PubWest's annual conference. Attendance was up at the February 4-6 event thanks, show organizers think, to a timing change. PubWest executive director Kent Watson credited the slight jump in attendance to having last year shifted the show from fall to winter.

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E-books, kids and the genre of ‘learning to read’

E-books, kids and the genre of ‘learning to read’ | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I have written before about learn-to-read apps and other kid-focused goodies. But getting a kid ready to read actual, text-based stories is a more involved process than we sometimes realize. One of my little loved ones recently came home with a booklet he made at school which was all about the letter A, for instance. We asked him if there were going to be some other books too, and he confidently replied that there were not. They cut the pages, they stapled them, it went into the special folder, and that was it. DONE! Poor little guy has no idea what he is in for!

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Good E-Reader - eBook, Audiobook and Digital Publishing News

There have been a number of reports that have been published over the past two years that study the reading habits of students. The vast majority have
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Nielsen Now Tracks eBook Sales for an Unknown Number of UK Publishers, Making Up an Unknown Share of the UK eBook Market

Nielsen Now Tracks eBook Sales for an Unknown Number of UK Publishers, Making Up an Unknown Share of the UK eBook Market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Today in sooper sekret publishing news ...

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Should you self-publish?

Should you self-publish? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

As I wrote elsewhere, the latest AuthorEarnings report is full of the usual quota of juice.

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Why #CoverKidsBooks is important

Why #CoverKidsBooks is important | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Charlotte Eyre on why she thinks the #CoverKidsBooks campaign is needed.
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Rovio spins off book publishing arm | The Bookseller

Rovio spins off book publishing arm | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Games developer Rovio Entertainment has spun off its book publishing business by creating a new company, Kaiken Publishing.
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It's Time for Bookstores to Stop Boycotting Amazon Publishing

It's Time for Bookstores to Stop Boycotting Amazon Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Amazon.com announced it was going to start publishing books as well as selling them, my reaction, like many in the publishing world, was mixed. On the one hand, I loved the idea of a new marke...
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How to give an e-book away for free on Amazon

How to give an e-book away for free on Amazon | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Some authors like to offer free e-books to build exposure. For example, offering the first book in a series for free could hook readers and entice them to pay money for later books.

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Amazon is rolling back the anorexic Helvetica in the latest Kindle update: Thanks!

Amazon is rolling back the anorexic Helvetica in the latest Kindle update: Thanks! | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Props to Amazon. The Helvetica font will be restored to a more readable weight than the anorexic one in the latest update for E Ink Kindles.

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Fixed Prices for Ebooks in Germany: At What Cost?

Fixed Prices for Ebooks in Germany: At What Cost? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Germany will soon finalize fixed prices for ebooks, but questions remain about how this will affect various sales models and ebook adoption rates.

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Inviting Your Criticism of Criticism: The Paid Reviews Debate

Inviting Your Criticism of Criticism: The Paid Reviews Debate | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Under what circumstances, do you think paid reviews make sense? What do you think are the key criteria in this type of the industry's author-services sector?
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