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Publishers Should Start Selling eBooks on Bittorrent - Good E-Reader (blog)

Publishers Should Start Selling eBooks on Bittorrent - Good E-Reader (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers Should Start Selling eBooks on Bittorrent Good E-Reader (blog) Digital book sellers have been disappearing in the last few years and major publishers are trying to find away from exclusively relying on Amazon to distribute their books.
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Turning Losing into Winning: The Kindle Scout Experience

Turning Losing into Winning: The Kindle Scout Experience | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Even if you lose, your Kindle Scout campaign can make you a winner. #kindlescout #selfpublishing #indieauthor
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Book Length, Cliffhangers, and the Economics of Paper Publishing

Book Length, Cliffhangers, and the Economics of Paper Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This issue comes up often enough that I think having a permanent post about it would be good. Here it is then:
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Building a Repository in Partnership with Elsevier: The University of Florida’s Perspective

Building a Repository in Partnership with Elsevier: The University of Florida’s Perspective | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The University of Florida and Elsevier have entered into a partnership to build links between the institutional repository and ScienceDirect, which has received quite a bit of criticism in recent weeks.I have found it useful to try to understand the different sides of what seems to me to be a debate about how best to…
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Amazon made flipping through books on Kindles and tablets easier

As useful (and as crazy thin) as e-readers can be, there's something terribly satisfying about thumbing through a sheaf of processed plant matter with word
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Rights and Licensing in the German Book Market

Rights and Licensing in the German Book Market | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The German book market sold more rights abroad—with a lot of growth coming from China—but is more cautious about buying translation rights.
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Full text examination by computer is very unlikely to predict bestsellers

PW currently has a story on a forthcoming St. Martin’s book called “The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of The Blockbuster Novel” in which authors Jodie Archer and Matthew L.
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JetBlue Wasted Tens of Thousands of Dollars When it Installed Book Vending Machines in Detroit

JetBlue Wasted Tens of Thousands of Dollars When it Installed Book Vending Machines in Detroit | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Remember last summer when JetBlue got a lot of press for installing book vending machines in Washington DC's poorest neighborhoods? They've just installed more book vending machines in a reading desert, this time in Detroit. From the press release: JetBlue’s award-winning Soar with Reading program launched today with the addition of Detroit to its innovative free book vending machine program. In order to help halt students’ “summer slide” – the knowledge base lost during the summer months – JetBlue installed five vending machines in neighborhoods across Detroit. Following its successful pilot vending machine program last summer, JetBlue will also return one machine to the Anacostia area of Washington, D.C. to continue to encourage children’s imaginations to take flight through reading. The custom-designed book vending machines by Innovative Vending Solutions are stocked with books for children ages 0-14. In partnership with Random House Children’s Books and its Magic Tree House® series by Mary Pope Osborne, JetBlue will donate 120,000 free books to children living in Detroit, Washington, D.C. and other book deserts. My problem with this program is that it's not getting the biggest bang for its buck. Yes, the book vending machines are going into book deserts and helping the [...]
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Use Calibre to Create EPUB & MOBI Versions of Your Book 

Use Calibre to Create EPUB & MOBI Versions of Your Book  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How to use the free Calibre tool to convert Word files to EPUB & MOBI versions of your book for beta-readers, reviewers,all devices and direct sales.
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Key Statistics on the 2015 German Book Market 

Key Statistics on the 2015 German Book Market  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The latest data from the German book market shows that readers are gravitating toward nonfiction over fiction and buying more books online than before.
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eBooks Vs Physical Copies [INFOGRAPHIC]

eBooks Vs Physical Copies [INFOGRAPHIC] | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When was the last time you picked up a book? Was it a print book or electronic? There’s something to be said for browsing the bookstore looking for the perfect book to read.
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Global Ebook Readers Market 2016- Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobobooks, Ectaco.

Global Ebook Readers Market 2016- Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobobooks, Ectaco. | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Global Ebook Readers Market 2016- Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobobooks, Ectaco.
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There Are Ways to Consume a Book Without Reading it, But Should You? 

There Are Ways to Consume a Book Without Reading it, But Should You?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We all have books that we have pretended to read, but sometimes the pretense isn't enough. Sometimes you might have to fake your way through conversations on a book, but luckily there is a solution. Writing over at Inverse, Lauren Sarner shares five different ways one can familiarize oneself with a book without actually reading it. She skips over the most obvious (audiobooks) and a couple of the online options (summaries on Wikipedia or Blinkist, reviews on Goodreads, and commentary/debate on Twitter) to come up with a list of five ways to Sparknote your way through a book without reading it: Know the conversation around the author Watch the tv show Know the author's ideas Eat the book Join a book club I'm pretty sure option four is a joke, but the other options in the list are useful tricks for consuming the books that everyone expects you to know and which you simply cannot stand. They all have their downsides, of course, but in certain situations the trick might be the better option than reading the book. For example, Ayn Rand drones on at length in novels that expound her social theories (objectivism). Rather than spend a thousand hours reading one novel, it would be better [...]
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Amazon Pulls Content From Inspire Teacher Site Over Copyright Issues 

Amazon Pulls Content From Inspire Teacher Site Over Copyright Issues  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon Inspire was designed to let teachers share curricula, lesson plans, and textbooks they created, but it seems some teachers have failed to grasp the idea that one shouldn't submit others' work as one's own. The NYTimes reports that Amazon has already had to pull content from the site: One day after Amazon announced that it would introduce Amazon Inspire, a free instructional resources site where teachers could share lesson plans, the company said it had removed three items from the site after educators complained that the products were copyrighted materials. In a related blunder, Amazon had included two of the items it has since taken down in a screen shot of the site that was sent to journalists and published in news outlets, including The New York Times. More embarrassing still: Two items — a collection of first-grade math lessons and English literature activity lessons — in the Amazon screen shot were created by authors on teacherspayteachers.com, a rival instructional resources site where educators offer lesson plans they have created.   While I'm not going to beat up Amazon over not having a way to vet content (the site only just launched) one would think that they would double check [...]
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Partnerships and collaboration key to promoting books

Partnerships and collaboration key to promoting books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The importance of building partnerships and collaborating was the main theme of yesterday’s Marketing and Publicity conference hosted by The Bookseller, with delegates also urged to "get out of old habits and into the new spaces where readers are".
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Copyright and the Industry's Authors: Canada's Book Summit 16

Copyright and the Industry's Authors: Canada's Book Summit 16 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
'How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?' The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved.
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Are Your Readers Getting Digital Fatigue … and, Are You?

Are Your Readers Getting Digital Fatigue … and, Are You? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
e-Book sale indicate people are switching back to physical books because of digital fatigue so what does that mean for authors today?
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Barnes & Noble Adds Print Feature to Nook Press

Barnes & Noble Adds Print Feature to Nook Press | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble has launched a new self-publishing print platform called Nook Press, which allows authors to create print versions of ebooks that can be sold at B&N.
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Joosr is an App Which Turns Books into 15-Minute Reads - What, Another One? 

Joosr is an App Which Turns Books into 15-Minute Reads - What, Another One?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Guardian has the tale of yet another startup which is trying to break into the condensed books market: Is this reading or “reading”? An app called Joosr, which aims to help users read a book in 20 minutes, has just been launched in the UK. Initially, this horrified me. I ranted that we had lost our ability to concentrate, that authors’ words are sacred. But then I looked at what the app was actually doing and realised it could be a good idea. The app has more than 100 nonfiction books in a radically condensed format available on a subscription. Think self-help bestsellers like Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning and dense science texts like A Brief History of Time (sorry Dr Hawking, I did try). With the first type of book, readers can pick out useful tips without wading through pages of case studies; with the latter, a briefer version might be the only way to get information to stick. Along with Citia and Blinkist, this is at least the third company to take the digital approach to condensed study guides. Citia has already bailed on the market (they pivoted in 2014) but the two-year-old Blinkist is still giving it [...]
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A Multimedia Textbook Company Wins 'Wildcard' Stand at Frankfurt

A Multimedia Textbook Company Wins 'Wildcard' Stand at Frankfurt | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A German developer of a multimedia textbook platform will be presenting its work on Frankfurt's free 'Wildcard' stand for October's trade show.
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PopJam surpasses 1m user mark 

PopJam surpasses 1m user mark  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
PopJam, the social app for children, now has more than one million users, according to owner SuperAwesome.
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Condensed, or just dense? The apps that turn books into 15-minute reads

Condensed, or just dense? The apps that turn books into 15-minute reads | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Many readers will recoil from these radically boiled-down versions of titles like A Brief History of Time. Me too, until I started reading them
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