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Rights Management: 'Does Your Content Know Its Rights?'

Rights Management: 'Does Your Content Know Its Rights?' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In a quick overview of rights management issues publishers should think about, consultant Bill Rosenblatt looks at a publishers' handling of content.
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Kobo Now Beta-Testing Distribution to OverDrive | The Digital Reader

Kobo Now Beta-Testing Distribution to OverDrive | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to distributing indie press titles to public libraries, OverDrive is pretty much it for ebooks. OD is the market, and there are only a few ways to get ebooks into OverDrive - Streetlib, ebookPartnership, etc. But soon authors and small presses might be able to distribute ebooks through Kobo Writing Life, and sell them in OverDrive. Mark Williams has tipped me to a statement Kobo's Mark Leslie Lefebvre made on Facebook last week: Phase One Beta of the Kobo Writing Life to OverDrive testing was done in Q4 of 2016. It was minor (with virtually no “marketing” testing other than a small push for a couple of titles to measure the effect), but the results of having just over 200 titles pushed through was significant, with sales to libraries in CA, US, AU, NZ and MY so far. ,,, Phase Two Beta is now in place – we’re now testing the author-controlled OPT-IN, manually setting unique USD LIBRARY PRICES — because indie authors can certainly offer incredible value to libraries that’s nowhere near the ridiculous over-charging that they’re seeing from trad pub, and yet indie authors can still set their library price a bit higher than their retail. IE, [...]
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Apple to end Exclusivity with Audible for Audiobooks

Apple to end Exclusivity with Audible for Audiobooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audible has been the exclusive provider for audiobooks on the Apple platform since 2003. Whenever you browsed iTunes and then iBooks, all of the audio editions
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DIY: Online Education as Book Marketing

DIY: Online Education as Book Marketing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
How indie authors can make online courses powerful prepublication marketing tools.
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Europeans Cheer Move Toward Flexible VAT for E-books

Europeans Cheer Move Toward Flexible VAT for E-books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A proposal to allow European Union countries to offer reduced tax on e-books will be voted on in 2017 and has broad support of publishers and booksellers.
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Self-published Authors and Worldwide Book Sales

Self-published Authors and Worldwide Book Sales | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
"Less is more" is a cute phrase for minimalists, but don't limit yourself when it comes to online retail options for worldwide book sales.
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49 Libraries Loan Out Over 1 Million eBooks in 2016

49 Libraries Loan Out Over 1 Million eBooks in 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overdrive has just reported that 49 library systems in the U.S. and two other countries have set a new record for lending more than one million digital books in
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At DBW, Booksellers Wonder if Booze Will Save Them

At DBW, Booksellers Wonder if Booze Will Save Them | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Offering beer, wine, or coffee in bookstores is part of an ongoing effort by physical retailers to find new ways to attract consumers to physical bookstores and keep them there.
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IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger

IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Despite challenges from OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, IDPF officials said at a meeting yesterday that they are finalizing plans to join the W3C after an overwhelming vote in favor of the merger last November.
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Ebook subscription services need more titles, better terms, says Shelfie’s Peter Hudson

Ebook subscription services need more titles, better terms, says Shelfie’s Peter Hudson | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
On Publishing Perspectives last week, Porter Anderson wrote about a conversation he had with Shelfie's CEO Peter Hudson. Shelfie, you'll recall, is the print-and-ebook bundling service that prompts users to take "shelfies," or photographs of their bookshelves, for the purpose of image-recognizing the spines of their books and offering to sell them ebooks of selected…
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A Few Words With Digital Book World's International Fellows

A Few Words With Digital Book World's International Fellows | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From Greece, Norway, Iceland, and the UK, the DBW 2017 Fellows speak about their successes, their challenges, and why they're traveling to the conference.
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Examining Korean Literature in Translation and International Reach

Examining Korean Literature in Translation and International Reach | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Both the number and nature of commercially successful translations of Korean titles are questioned in a crowded international marketplace for books.
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A Cold Start to the Year for Poland's Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help

A Cold Start to the Year for Poland's Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In Poland, publishers stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
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Bibliotheca is launching a new web reader

Bibliotheca is launching a new web reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bibliotheca swallowed up the 3M Cloud Library in 2015 and the two sides have been making a serious play to be the second largest player in the digital library
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Canada Passes New Law to Lower eBook Prices

Canada Passes New Law to Lower eBook Prices | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Canadian Competition Bureau has commanded that Hachette, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster have to lower e-book prices. This will result in dramatic
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Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group

Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Offering employment to existing US Nielsen Book employees, the Nielsen Book practice becomes NPD Book in the new acquisition.
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A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers

A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It was another year of digital contraction for the UK’s biggest publishers, who experienced a second consecutive year of declining e-book volumes in 2016.
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Books on the Go in Ethiopia: What Keeps Addis Ababa Reading

Books on the Go in Ethiopia: What Keeps Addis Ababa Reading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia's largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
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Grandes Libros, A Spanish-Language Social Network for Book Fans

Grandes Libros, A Spanish-Language Social Network for Book Fans | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A social network for book lovers has launched in Argentina, and it's said to be gaining users across the Spanish-speaking world.
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Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group

Industry Changes: Nielsen Book's US Services Sold To NPD Group | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Offering employment to existing US Nielsen Book employees, the Nielsen Book practice becomes NPD Book in the new acquisition.
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7 Top Book Marketing Tips from DBW 2017

7 Top Book Marketing Tips from DBW 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Read BookBub's top takeaways from DBW 2017, including tips on audience research, fostering reader relationships, and running iterative marketing campaigns.
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George Kerscher Talks EPUB Accessibility Guidelines and DBW 2017

George Kerscher Talks EPUB Accessibility Guidelines and DBW 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
George Kerscher is a speaker at the 2017 Digital Book World Conference, where he will review and provide guidance on the new EPUB Accessibility guidelines.
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How Authors Should Strategize Their Blogs and Podcasts 

How Authors Should Strategize Their Blogs and Podcasts  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Many self-published and traditionally published authors write blogs and produce podcasts to keep their audiences intact between publishing books.
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