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Can People Step Up Their Reading Choices? : Publishing Perspectives

Can People Step Up Their Reading Choices? : Publishing Perspectives | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks asks: 'Do people really pass from Fifty Shades of Grey to Alice Munro?' The answer: Perhaps not.
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Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors - The Digital Reader

Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With no fanfare or official announcement, earlier today Amazon quietly gave indie authors a sales feature some had been requesting for the past several years. According to a new page in the KDP help section, authors and publishers who distribute their works through Amazon’s publishing portal can now elect to put their next work up …
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Penelope's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:05 PM

 

Thank you, Hachette Book Group. It seems the ongoing feud between the two goliath booksellers is giving us little guys a boost up.

 

Little guys meaning indie publishers who never before had access to the exclusive golden goose. The pre-order button. The button just out of our grasp.

 

If you have a novel in draft mode, set a publish date (up to 90 days out), and get it uploaded for approval. This may be the impetus I need to set a date for my upcoming romance novel and get the coveted button. Go forth indies!

 

 

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

 

Link to the full article: http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/08/14/amazon-expands-pre-order-buttons-kdp-authors/#.U-1PRMvQN1u

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The Evolution of the Barnes and Noble Nook – In Pictures

The Evolution of the Barnes and Noble Nook – In Pictures | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
  Barnes and Noble begun making e-readers back in 2009 and has continued to invest heavily into hardware and eBooks. Their primary focus is the US
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Digital Publisher RosettaBooks Intends to Disrupt Industry With New Print Book Model | Digital Book World

Digital Publisher RosettaBooks Intends to Disrupt Industry With New Print Book Model | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

RosettaBooks, founded in 2001, will be publishing Moonshot!: Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses by former Apple CEO and Pepsi president John Sculley. Unlike most other RosettaBooks projects, Moonshot! is a front-list title and will come out as both an ebook and a print book.


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Humble Bundle App Now Manages Audio, Ebook Downloads - Lifehacker

Humble Bundle App Now Manages Audio, Ebook Downloads - Lifehacker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Humble Bundle App Now Manages Audio, Ebook Downloads
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Now, with the latest app update, you can download all of it directly to your Android phone. Previously, the Humble Bundle app only supported game APK downloads.
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New Appraisal Institute Book Supports Development of Market Analysis | PressReleasePoint

New Appraisal Institute Book Supports Development of Market Analysis | PressReleasePoint | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
http://t.co/Wh9sM7DdCv New Appraisal Institute Book Supports Development of Market Analysis
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Kobo Now Selling Certified Factory Refurbished eReaders | The eBook Reader Blog

Kobo Now Selling Certified Factory Refurbished eReaders | The eBook Reader Blog | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kobo is now selling a couple different refurbished Kobo ereader models, and they've even started advertising them on their website with a banner at the top (1 liseuse Kobo pour 50 $ "Kobo Now Selling Certified Factory Refurbished eReaders | The eBook...
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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited Isn't Quite Unlimited

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited Isn't Quite Unlimited | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Did you sign up for Kindle Unlimited? And if so, have you been hit with the ten book limit yet? Did you know it came with a ten book limit?
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Seattle Public Library Partners with Smashwords and Begins Library’s First-Ever Ebook Self-Publishing Contest | LJ INFOdocket

Seattle Public Library Partners with Smashwords and Begins Library’s First-Ever Ebook Self-Publishing Contest | LJ INFOdocket | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From Geekwire: As part of its ongoing Seattle Writes initiative, the library has partnered with self-publishing and distribution platform Smashwords to encourage local writers to package their writing for an audience.
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Seattle Public Library Making Smashwords Self-Publishing Platform Available to Area Authors, | LJ INFOdocket

Seattle Public Library Making Smashwords Self-Publishing Platform Available to Area Authors, | LJ INFOdocket | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Canadian eBook Startup Enthrill Raises $1.3 Million in New Funding Round - The Digital Reader

Canadian eBook Startup Enthrill Raises $1.3 Million in New Funding Round - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Enthrill Distribution, a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry, announced on Friday that they had raised $1.3 million in new financing from a group of investors that include AVCA Ltd.
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Nine things every book proposal needs

Nine things every book proposal needs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

You’ve written a book you think could be a best-seller.Now there’s only one thing standing between you and a big publishing deal: a literary agent.

On the Ploughshares Blog, Steph Auteri offers some great advice on how to make your book proposal stand out from the dozens or hundreds of other pitches the agent of your dreams received that week.

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7 Great Self-Publishing Tips from Successful Indie Authors

7 Great Self-Publishing Tips from Successful Indie Authors | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Useful tips and tricks on self-publishing from some of the most successful self published authors out there.
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Average Price of an Ebook Best-Seller on the Rise | Digital Book World

Average Price of an Ebook Best-Seller on the Rise | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
For two years, we've been tracking the average price of a top-25 best-selling ebook: Before I talk about the latest batch of data that we can add to our...
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What features do the e-Ink Kindles still need?

What features do the e-Ink Kindles still need? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Joanna wants to see the e-Ink Kindles push the limits with even more new features. What's on your wish list?
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Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon | Digital Book World

Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

“What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare?” asks the Financial Times.

 

While the question is reductive (for many publishers, Amazon has been far from a “worst nightmare,” giving purchase to previously “out of print” books, reviving authors’ careers, creating a digital revenue stream without destroying the print one, driving innovation in the industry…the list goes on), it allows the FT to explore some ways in which publishers, feeling pressure from their biggest trading partner, can maintain or grow their businesses.


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Self-Publishing means you're the publisher

Self-Publishing means you're the publisher | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When you decide to self-publish, you've committed yourself to becoming the publisher of your book. Publishers do a lot of things. Here's a partial list. Edit the manuscript (more than once) Design ...
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To Go Indie or Not To Go Indie - My Book Therapy

To Go Indie or Not To Go Indie - My Book Therapy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
he world of publishing is in an upheaval.

Amazon, the "book" web site we all used to peruse for our books is doing all they can to command the publishing world.

They say they believe books are to be affordable.
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Self-Publishing – A 10-Point Must-Do Checklist for Authors – Part 1 :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn

Self-Publishing – A 10-Point Must-Do Checklist for Authors – Part 1 :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Part 1 of top tips on how to make your self-published book look like it's been published with a major publisher from book coach and marketer, Lynn Serafinn.
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eBooks Reach 6% of the Dutch eBook Market - The Digital Reader

eBooks Reach 6% of the Dutch eBook Market - The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With ebook sales both up and down at major US publishers, no one knows exactly what is going on with the US ebook market. The same cannot be said for the Netherlands. A new report from GfK revealed that the Dutch book market shrank in the second quarter, while the ebook market grew. Sales of …
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Amazon Expands Campus Bookstore Program, Launches at Purdue | Digital Book World

Amazon Expands Campus Bookstore Program, Launches at Purdue | Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched an online campus bookstore at Purdue that the university says will save students there $6 million a year. The launch is an expansion of its
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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK)

How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Google is allegedly working on a free, open access platform for the research, collaboration and publishing of peer-reviewed scientific journals (RT @bella_velo: “@digitalsci: How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing via @WiredUK...
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Print vs. digital comprehension. Comics after Amazon-Comixology

Print vs. digital comprehension. Comics after Amazon-Comixology | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A study on print vs. digital comprehension. A survey of comics after the Amazon purchase of Comixology. Plus two more stories and the Kindle Daily Deals.
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Writer's Digest Inks Deal With BookBaby on New Self-Publishing Imprint - Digital Book World

Writer's Digest Inks Deal With BookBaby on New Self-Publishing Imprint - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Writer's Digest Inks Deal With BookBaby on New Self-Publishing Imprint Digital Book World NEW YORK – Writer's Digest, a division of F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, announced today the Company has entered a partnership with BookBaby, one of the...
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Harper Has New Indie Marketing Fund

Harper Has New Indie Marketing Fund | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
HarperCollins has started what it is calling the HarperCollins Promotional Fund (HCPF), a program which will provide additional funds to help independent retailers market HC books.
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