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Clever moves all around in the B&N and Amazon chess game – The Shatzkin Files

Clever moves all around in the B&N and Amazon chess game – The Shatzkin Files | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Very interesting article.

 

Do you suppose this is why Amazon is talking about creating brick-and-mortar stores? I don't think they'll sell physical books. My suspicion is that they will be designed to sell Kindles and Amazon's phones (perhaps TVs) in an effort to get consumers to sign up for Amazon Prime. That buys customer loyalty, but it would be a thorn in BN's side, if the Amazon store also sold Amazon titles--and only Amazon titles. Instead of writers who signed with Amazon feeling left out because their books weren't on display in a brick-and-mortar store, writers who didn't sign with Amazon could be annoyed that their books weren't on display in the fancier Amazon stores, which I suspect would mimic Apple stores.

 

Things are about to get very interesting, very fast.

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Barnes & Noble profiled by NYT, reveals it's preparing new Nook for spring launch

Barnes & Noble profiled by NYT, reveals it's preparing new Nook for spring launch | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
The publishing industry is in the midst of a massive decline, with sales of physical books dropping year after year, and Borders, the second-largest bookstore chain in the US, closing its doors last...
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Jonathan Coulton

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Jonathan Coulton's take on the MegaUpload shutdown and why the idea of copyright piracy costing artists may be a fallacy.

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Using libraries in the age of ebooks - Computerworld (blog)

Using libraries in the age of ebooks - Computerworld (blog) | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Using libraries in the age of ebooksComputerworld (blog)I discovered the convenience of borrowing ebooks from the library several months ago, when I was going to take a long drive and realized at the last minute that an audio book would be perfect...
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Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
This coming Thursday, Apple will announce tools and platforms to expand digital publishing to the masses and help transform the textbook industry, according to our sources.
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Publishing News: Apple's textbook foray may not be as disruptive as ...

Publishing News: Apple's textbook foray may not be as disruptive as ... | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Apple's big event this week marked the first step in its disruption of education — or did it? Elsewhere, a publishing insider calls it like it is, and (finally) the SOPA/PIPA discussion includes the publishing industry.
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We Can Be Heroes and Felt: The Book – what happens when fans take over

We Can Be Heroes and Felt: The Book – what happens when fans take over | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
When music fans are empowered to choose which books they want to see published, they can make bold moves no mainstream publisher would have dared, writes Alexis Petridis (http://t.co/6Ife6oj6...
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What's so different about the iBookstore? - My rambling weblog of ...

What's so different about the iBookstore? - My rambling weblog of ... | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Let's sum it up: 1. Apple decides to enter the (digital) book publishing market and in order to actually build a wide catalog of books (especially for the textbook market) they offer a free authoring tool for anyone to use.
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Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement | ZDNet

Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement | ZDNet | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Over the years, I have read hundreds of license agreements, looking for little gotchas and clear descriptions of rights.
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Why Reader Taste Differs from Publisher Taste | Talking Writing

Why Reader Taste Differs from Publisher Taste | Talking Writing | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
By Jenny Bent Electronic publishing is blowing apart the idea that we in publishing have better taste than the average reader.
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Amazon lending up to 300k e-books per month - VatorNews

Amazon lending up to 300k e-books per month - VatorNews | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
mediabistro.comAmazon lending up to 300k e-books per monthVatorNewsThe Kindle Owners' Lending Library is a catalog of ebooks for Amazon Prime members, where books can be borrowed for up one month without late fees.
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Ebooks and School Libraries - American Libraries

Ebooks and School Libraries - American Libraries | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Ebooks and School LibrariesAmerican LibrariesUsing ebook readers that mask the book title, students can have successful reading experiences without suffering social stigma.
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Self-published author claims Kindle top spot | The Bookseller

Self-published author claims Kindle top spot | The Bookseller | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Can Barnes & Noble save the bookstore?

Can Barnes & Noble save the bookstore? | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
As the nation's preeminent bookseller undergoes its own digital transition, it needs to figure out how to keep hundreds of brick-and-mortar locations relevant. Read this blog post by Harry McCracken on Challengers.
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Is KDP Select Salvation or Damnation for Indie Authors?

Is KDP Select Salvation or Damnation for Indie Authors? | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Carolyn McCray, one of Kindle Selects' top selling authors, demonstrates how to take best advantage of this marketing opportunity for self-publishers.
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DAVENPORT DIALOGUES: SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY: A CAUTIONARY TALE

DAVENPORT DIALOGUES: SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY: A CAUTIONARY TALE | ebook experiment | Scoop.it

"Recently that publisher discovered I had self-published two of my story collections as electronic books. To coin the Fanboys, they went ballistic. The editor shouted at me repeatedly on the phone. I was accused of breaching my contract (which I did not) but worse, of 'blatantly betraying them with Amazon,' their biggest and most intimidating competitor. I was not trustworthy. I was sleeping with the enemy."

 

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Myth of the Bestseller

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Myth of the Bestseller | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Myth of the Bestseller http://t.co/6Iu1ESC1...
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Blowing Up the Book

Blowing Up the Book | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
A new crop of digital books comes loaded with videos, songs, animated shorts and pop-up graphics. Is this the future of publishing? (RT @wsj: New ebooks are loaded with videos, songs, animations and more.
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Four open questions about iBooks Author | Macworld

Four open questions about iBooks Author | Macworld | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Granted, iBooks Author is brand new. But Lex Friedman has some questions about decisions Apple made when creating the software, and he hopes the company will address them.
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Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price ... - Apple Insider

Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price ... - Apple Insider | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price ...Apple InsiderBy Josh Ong Even as Apple unveiled new partnerships with publishers focusing on ebooks and digital textbooks earlier this week, lawyers have amended a class-action...
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iBooks Author Requires Selling Original Books Through iBookstore ...

iBooks Author Requires Selling Original Books Through iBookstore, Says Apple's Controversial Contract. Posted on January 22, 2012 by. At its big media event in New York City on Thursday morning, Apple introduced iBooks Author, a free ...
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Swamped by Offers, Self-Pubbed YA Author Gets Agent and More

Swamped by Offers, Self-Pubbed YA Author Gets Agent and More | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Since PW published a story about Brittany Geragotelis's novel Life's a Witch, the self-published author has been overwhelmed with inquiries from publishers, foreign rights agents and TV and film producers.
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Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet almost ready to run Android 4.0 Ice ...

Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet almost ready to run Android 4.0 Ice ... | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble, Nook Tablet, cyanogenmod 9, Android 4 ice cream sandwich, Android developer, XDA forums, User Guide, Review, Updates, Upgrade, Firmware, Tablets, Google+, 2012.
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A Publisher's Perspective on Ebooks - American Libraries

A Publisher's Perspective on Ebooks - American Libraries | ebook experiment | Scoop.it
Bigmouthmedia NewsA Publisher's Perspective on EbooksAmerican LibrariesSome publishers, notably Wiley, Random House, and HarperCollins, were already selling ebooks and experimenting with the creation of other types of digital content.
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