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EU probes Amazon's e-book contracts - EUobserver

EU probes Amazon's e-book contracts - EUobserver | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The European Commission is concerned that some clauses in Amazon's contracts with book publishers hinder competition.
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Global E-book (ebooks) Market: Rising Usage of Portable Device to Fuel Market ... - CMO

Global E-book (ebooks) Market: Rising Usage of Portable Device to Fuel Market ... - CMO | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The major players in the e-books value chain includes publishers, aggregators, distributors, service providers, educational organizations, professional organizations and online reading platform providers.This research report analyzes this market on the basis of its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends.

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BC continues to push for open textbooks

BC continues to push for open textbooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
SFU students may no longer have to bust open their piggy banks to buy course materials for popular courses. Recently, the Minister of Advanced Education for the provincial government Andrew Wilkins...
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Basics of Online Ebook Retailers :: Bibliocrunch

Basics of Online Ebook Retailers :: Bibliocrunch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Thinking about self-publishing and wanted to know about the biggest retailers for your digital and print books? We break it down for you in our easy to navigate guide below.

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The Barnes and Noble Nook Brand Can Be Saved

The Barnes and Noble Nook Brand Can Be Saved | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Barnes and Noble has been making dedicated e-readers since 2009 and the majority of their hardware design is done via their R&D center in Santa Clara. The...

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Yalc 2015: who's on and what's happening?

Yalc 2015: who's on and what's happening? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Fancy seeing Patrick Ness chatting with the original Queen of Teen Judy Blume? It’s happening at this year’s Young Adult Literature Convention – we unveil the schedule here!
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How to Take Advantage of Kobo Writing Life’s Pricing Tool

How to Take Advantage of Kobo Writing Life’s Pricing Tool | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Do you make the most out of Kobo Writing Life’s platform when it comes to pricing your eBooks? Do your prices match the different markets where your books are available?

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How big is self-publishing - the results | The Bookseller

How big is self-publishing - the results | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

Last week FutureBook asked, how big is the self-publishing market? The simple answer is that only Amazon knows. The more complex answer is that it is big enough - and growing.

Porter Anderson and I used various approaches. We asked some of the stakeholders for their estimates, and then ran an open survey to see if the indie hive-mind would coalesce around some numbers. Separately, as part of a wider piece on how traditional publishing was weathering the digital storm, consultant Mike Shatzkin offered his own number.

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Army moves to electronic publishing - United States Army (press release)

Army moves to electronic publishing - United States Army (press release) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Army is pushing knowledge to the point of need by making e-Publications, or EPUB, available for download to Soldiers' mobile devices.
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The Grand Conspiracy Against Publishing Your Book - Huffington Post (blog)

The Grand Conspiracy Against Publishing Your Book - Huffington Post (blog) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What did it matter how well I wrote? How hard I tried? Why bother rewriting anything? Why look for the cracks in what I'd already done? There was a vast conspiracy against me and my book and so, nothing was my fault.
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Self Publishing Is Not Spelt K.I.N.D.L.E. | The Vandal

Self Publishing Is Not Spelt K.I.N.D.L.E. | The Vandal | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With the clear dominance of Amazon and Kindle in the ebook market, and particularly in its almost ever presence in social media mentions, there is a natural
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“What is code?” illustrates rich content potential

“What is code?” illustrates rich content potential | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The painful reality is that we still live in a print-under-glass world, struggling to produce content that leverages our powerful phones and tablets. I was explaining this to a publisher recently and the phrase “escape velocity” came to mind.
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The Indie Book Publishing Industry | Just Publishing

The Indie Book Publishing Industry | Just Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Indie book publishing is a huge business now, and this scale provides the financial motivation for startups to enter the market to break the sales monopoly.
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German Book Market Stats: Sales up in Nonfiction & Physical Bookstores

German Book Market Stats: Sales up in Nonfiction & Physical Bookstores | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In Germany, sales of nonfiction titles and market share of physical bookstores were up in 2014, despite slight overall sales decline.
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Amazon Updates Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library Royalty Terms - Publishers Weekly

Amazon Updates Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library Royalty Terms - Publishers Weekly | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon is updating its royalty terms for authors enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library and will pay authors based on the number of pages read in each book borrowed.
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Reading on a Kindle vs. Reading an Actual Book • TecheHow

Reading on a Kindle vs. Reading an Actual Book • TecheHow | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

If you’re a voracious reader, you probably have a stack of hard copy books at home, plus several already downloaded on your Kindle or tablet. Wondering which type of book is better? Here are the pros and cons of reading on both e-readers and actual books. 

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How to Add Links To Your Ebook's Back Matter

How to Add Links To Your Ebook's Back Matter | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, we discussed how to cross-promote your books in the back matter. This space is prime real estate for selling more of your other books. If your book is a great read or if it ends in...
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AAP's StatShot Annual Reveals $28 Billion in Revenue in 2014

AAP's StatShot Annual Reveals $28 Billion in Revenue in 2014 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The U.S. book and journal publishing industry generated $27.98 billion in net revenue for 2014, representing 2.70 billion in units (volume), according to StatShot Annual, a yearly statistical survey of publishing's estimated size and scope released today by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
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Google Play Books Reaches a Billion Installs – Are Your eBooks Available There?

Google Play Books might not get much love from the book publishing industry but it is proving far more popular with users.

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Kindle Short Stories: Profitable, And Fast To Write

Kindle Short Stories: Profitable, And Fast To Write | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
You want to write Kindle short stories. They sell, as long as you enroll them in KDP Select. Kindle Unlimited makes short stories profitable.
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Four Digital Publishing Questions for Gareth Cuddy - Digital Book World

Four Digital Publishing Questions for Gareth Cuddy - Digital Book World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Vearsa CEO Gareth Cuddy reflects on BookExpo America 2015 and shares his thoughts about data and the pace of innovation among book publishers today.
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Why Scaachi Koul is totally into colouring books

Why Scaachi Koul is totally into colouring books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Adult colouring books are gaining in popularity — but is this repackaged childhood activity really as satisfying to grown ups? Yes, says Scaachi Koul. Yes it is.
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Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Don’t Do Everything Yourself: Tips from an Indie Author

Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Don’t Do Everything Yourself: Tips from an Indie Author | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Editor turned indie author Roz Siegel offers tips on hiring publishing professionals and not implicating family members in fiction.
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If You Use This Book Opening, You Will Never Be Published

If You Use This Book Opening, You Will Never Be Published | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There are certain beginnings of books that are the kiss of death in the publishing industry and I am not talking about 'its a dark and stormy night.' If you are...
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The changing book market | Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm

The changing book market | Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

The possibilities of the Internet are impacting not only how we buy books, but also how we read them. DW digs deeper.

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