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Ebook publishing, production and marketing. Business development in the ebook mrket
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What’s in a Letter?

What’s in a Letter? | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Letters of Note is well calibrated for the Internet, hitting on Pinterest-style object nostalgia, emotive but bite-size reading, and mild voyeurism.
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Dear World: Stop Saying YA Fiction Needs to Change. It's Sexist.

Dear World: Stop Saying YA Fiction Needs to Change. It's Sexist. | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
In fact, the idea that the genre needs a savior is silly—and, some writers argue, sexist.
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Vote to win First World War Books: What are the essential reads about World War One? - bookmarq.net

Vote to win First World War Books: What are the essential reads about World War One? - bookmarq.net | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Nominate and vote for the best ten books on the causes of the First World War and get the opportunity to win the ten best books.
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To mark the Centenary of WW1, bookmarq.net have a competition to rate the best 100 books about the first world war, ten in each section and win all of them.

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New eBook service brings more books to mobile

New eBook service brings more books to mobile | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics and Amazon have announced a broad agreement to launch Kindle for Samsung, a custom-built eBook service.
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Why are literary novelists so bad at killing off their careers?

Why are literary novelists so bad at killing off their careers? | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Philip Roth is far from alone in taking a very long time to stop writing having announced that he is retiringWhen novelists say they are retiring, experience suggests it's best to nod politely and not believe them.
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The Real Reason Enhanced Ebooks Haven’t Taken Off (Or, Evan Schnittman Was Right… For the Most Part)

The Real Reason Enhanced Ebooks Haven’t Taken Off (Or, Evan Schnittman Was Right… For the Most Part) | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
According to a recent article on the Futurebook blog, so far no publisher has proven that Evan Schnittman, industry thought-leader and current executive vice president and chief marketing and sales officer of Hachette Book Group, was wrong when he...
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Julian Assange Goes Where Glenn Greenwald Wouldn't - Vanity Fair

Julian Assange Goes Where Glenn Greenwald Wouldn't - Vanity Fair | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
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Julian Assange Goes Where Glenn Greenwald Wouldn't
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Russia’s Cold eBook War Could Soon Turn Very Hot

Russia’s Cold eBook War Could Soon Turn Very Hot | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
When Amazon launched the Kindle in the US they had very little competition, but the same won’t be said if and when the Kindle Store launches in Russia.
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Check Your Calendar: Hachette-Amazon Contract Dispute Started in November 2013

Check Your Calendar: Hachette-Amazon Contract Dispute Started in November 2013 | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Amazon’s months-long dispute has been going on for longer than anyone had previously suspected.
The ongoing contract fight between Hachette and Amazon entered its Nth round today as the retailer removed the pre-order buttons for many Hachette titles.
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Community Post: The Most Downloaded Books In Each State

Community Post: The Most Downloaded Books In Each State | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Scribd released its list of the most popular eBooks across the United States. Turns out, Americans love romance. And ice cream.
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Tim Gunn Feud With Anna Wintour: "I Don't Look Her in the Eyes"

Tim Gunn Feud With Anna Wintour: "I Don't Look Her in the Eyes" | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Tim Gunn expains his feud with Anna Wintour and quips, "I don't look her in the eyes." Find out more about their feud! (Fashion feud!
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What Silence in Publishing Really Means

What Silence in Publishing Really Means | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The dreaded silence. Everyone who has submitted a project to an agent, or works in the business knows about silence. Here's my guide to what silence from agents and editors really means and why you...
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Write an Ebook That Sells Itself (and Builds Your Email List) Pt. 2

Write an Ebook That Sells Itself (and Builds Your Email List) Pt. 2 | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
We are talking ebooks. Not the one that you publish on Kindle for $2.99 but what you sell on your own site at $29, $47 or even $99. Possibly your first information product.
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What Use, Publishers? — Barry Lyga Dot Com

I had planned for a while to write something about the current contretemps between Amazon and my publisher, Hachette, but people like Peter Brown, Stephen Colbert, and Farhad Manjoo have said what I would have said, ...
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Interesting article. I've never really understood the mentality of the Militant Wing of the Independent Publishing Movement ripping into traditional trade publishers, nor indeed the seeming belief that one size fits all - all of the time.

Different authors have different personality types: some are perfectly suited to selecting a cover designer, finding the best editor and putting together a professional quality book - but many are not. If they can find a publisher who is willing to take a chance on their work and publish then that is probably the best route.

We're seeing far too many authors pushing out work which should not have seen the light of day in its current form (or possibly at all - but that's another matter).

Authors need support - they can either get that from a traditional publisher or they need to be part of a community such as http://www.bookmarq.net where they can seek support from others in writing, production and marketing.

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Win The Ten Best Football Books of all Time. First leg

Win The Ten Best Football Books of all Time. First leg | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Win the best 10 football books of all time by getting involved in our poll and debate. Vote in every leg and final and sign up with the site to enter a draw to win a copy of each of our final top 10 football books of all time, some of which are...
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Thomas Keneally: 'Joan of Arc was a stroppy sheila'

Thomas Keneally: 'Joan of Arc was a stroppy sheila' | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
A freewheeling discussion with the author takes in asylum seekers, art and that Julia Gillard didn't turn out to be 'the second coming of a female Christ' Watching Thomas Keneally in discussion with his biographer, Peter Pierce, you wonder if this...
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Publishing Startups Unveiled for Book Expo America

Publishing Startups Unveiled for Book Expo America | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Book Expo America is doing something different this year and is putting the emphasis on young publishing startups. Last year they co-sponsored a hackathon that happened at the Alley in New York.
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Simon & Schuster Embraces E-Book Subscriptions

Simon & Schuster Embraces E-Book Subscriptions | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that some of its titles are now available on Oyster and Scribd, two of the leading e-book subscription services.
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96 books for your summer reading list - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

96 books for your summer reading list - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
96 books for your summer reading list
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A former Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter describes how the bingo game a few Oneida women launched to pay tribal bills led to bigger and more extensive gaming in the state.
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eBook Architects’s Epub Validation Tool Launches into Open Beta

eBook Architects’s Epub Validation Tool Launches into Open Beta | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Epub was originally conceived as a universal ebook format, but as anyone can tell you that has long since stopped being true.
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Fiction Chronicle: Rivers of Time - Wall Street Journal

Fiction Chronicle: Rivers of Time - Wall Street Journal | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Fiction Chronicle: Rivers of Time
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"The fiber of fiction begins to modify reality," Ms.
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Cricket: A Modern Anthology review perfect for when rain stops play

Cricket: A Modern Anthology review perfect for when rain stops play | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
An enormous amount of ground is covered in this moving, funny and upfront collection, edited by commentator Jonathan AgnewAs I write, I can hear cars driving through the rain.
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The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty

The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in Africa or written by African writers.
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Bigfooting the Publishers: We’ve Seen It Before

Bigfooting the Publishers: We’ve Seen It Before | EBook Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
This week's Publishing Perspectives' #EtherIssue live Twitter discussion focuses on the Amazon-Hachette standoff. What does it mean to authors & readers?
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