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Self-Editing: Back to Basics, Part I – Guest Post by Karin Cox

Self-Editing: Back to Basics, Part I – Guest Post by Karin Cox | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
We continue our series on self-editing today with the first of a two-part post from author and editor Karin Cox.

Karin has a unique perspective: she has considerable experience working for a tra...
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E Ink hunting for the next big thing - Boston Globe

E Ink hunting for the next big thing - Boston Globe | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
E Ink hunting for the next big thingBoston GlobeBy Michael B. Farrell E Ink Corp. invented a display screen that was easy on the eyes, and pioneered the worldwide boom in electronic reading devices like the Kindle from Amazon.com Inc..
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Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is one - GigaOM

Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is one - GigaOM | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is oneGigaOMAmazon has relationships with more than one hundred operators all over the world deliver its e-books and other content to Kindles via their 3G networks.
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Douglas Adams' prediction about ebooks from 1993 - HolyKaw - Alltop

Douglas Adams' prediction about ebooks from 1993 - HolyKaw - Alltop | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
In 1993, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams predicted the paper-free future of books. Illustrator Gavin Edwards created accompanying animation for the prophetic recording as part of a competition from the ...
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Il Retrobottega – Giornata 2

Il Retrobottega – Giornata 2 | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Anche oggi giornata piena, cominciata subito in maniera difficile. Non per problemi tecnici, stavolta, ma per il terremoto. Infatti io sto a Milano (per la cronaca, Lucia lavora a Jesi e io a Milano. Come facciamo a essere colleghi?
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APPLE SLAPS BACK: Government's E-Books Case Is ...

APPLE SLAPS BACK: Government's E-Books Case Is ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Apple lacks sufficient information and belief that the government has a case.
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Creating pop-up footnotes in EPUB 3 (and thus in iBooks)

Creating pop-up footnotes in EPUB 3 (and thus in iBooks) | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Apple sent around an email today announcing that EPUB 3 is now supported by iBooks and the iBookstore. It also tantalizingly suggested that EPUB 3 supports pop-up footnotes and said you could find information in the EPUB 3 spec on the IDPF website.
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Shatzkin Urges DoJ to Reconsider Discounting Rules in Letter

Shatzkin Urges DoJ to Reconsider Discounting Rules in Letter | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
In the past weeks and until June 25, the Department of Justice will read and publish letters from anyone regarding its settlement with three large U.S. publishers for its e-book price-fixing lawsuit.
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Readlists Creates Ebooks from URLs

Readlists Creates Ebooks from URLs | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
The team behind Readability has released Readlists, a new webapp that can easily turn a set of articles into an Ebook and send it directly to Kindle, iPhone, iPad, or over email with just a few simple clicks.
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Video: Are print books and ebooks really equal? | Melville House ...

Video: Are print books and ebooks really equal? | Melville House ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Video: Are print books and ebooks really equal? by Dennis Johnson · email Tweet. Are print books and digital books pretty much the same thing? In a short, stirring documentary video called “The Story of the Book,” British ...
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Can Sony Rescue eReader from Red Inkbath? | Publishing In the ...

Can Sony Rescue eReader from Red Inkbath? | Publishing In the ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Sony has announced a ¥455 billion loss in its fiscal year, which ended last March. But not to worry: that only sounds scary because of the yen is so big.
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How EBooks Can Complement Your Traditional Writing

How EBooks Can Complement Your Traditional Writing | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Before you pooh-pooh this avenue for your writing, recognize that creating ebooks can boost your writing career in ways traditional books can't.
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IDPF Calls for Comment on New, ‘Light’ DRM for EPUB

IDPF Calls for Comment on New, ‘Light’ DRM for EPUB | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
From the International Digital Publishing Forum website (Request for Comments: Use Cases & Requirements for Lightweight Content Protection for EPUB): The IDPF on May 18, 2012 published a draft of use cases and requirements for lightweight content...
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The Leading 7 Reasons for Selecting an EReader | 24box.info

The eReader segment has truly warmed up over the last 2 years. As reported by a recently available Harris poll, 28% of U.S. men and women currently possess an eReader. Taking a look into the future another 13% expect to ...
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OverDrive Launches Browser-Based E-Reader

OverDrive Launches Browser-Based E-Reader | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
OverDrive developers have been busy since the company’s March 5 acquisition of Australian e-reader technology firm Booki.sh.
The e-book distributor has launched its own browser-based e-reading platform based on Booki.sh technology.
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Print, e-books more engaging than enhanced e-books, study says ...

Print, e-books more engaging than enhanced e-books, study says ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Digital Book World reports on an interesting study of interactions between 32 parent-child pairs when reading print books with either e-books or “enhanced”...
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Australian Macmillan Imprint to Go DRM-Free

Australian Macmillan Imprint to Go DRM-Free | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Another domino in the DRM-world has fallen. Another Macmillan imprint, the digital-only Pan Macmillan out of Australia, has announced that by early August, all of its titles will be DRM-free.
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What do you think Marshall McLuhan would have said about ebooks ...

What do you think Marshall McLuhan would have said about ebooks ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
A repository of McLuhan-related news, conferences, events, books, articles, links & general information.
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IPG resolves dispute with Amazon; IPG e-books return to Kindle ...

IPG resolves dispute with Amazon; IPG e-books return to Kindle ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Publishers Lunch reports that the three month standoff between Amazon and the Independent Publishers Group is over. Although IPG President Mark Suchomel.
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Should publishers become software firms?

Should publishers become software firms? | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
It’s time to stop suggesting publishers forget their heritage and become software companies.
Software is a completely different business.
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A summary of e-publishing formats

A summary of e-publishing formats | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
As many move into the e-publishing space there are some initial questions and decisions that publishers need to make, one of these areas is the format of the digital edition. Here in this post, we run through the different ...
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Use The Send To Kindle Desktop App To Copy PDFs To Your ...

Use The Send To Kindle Desktop App To Copy PDFs To Your ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
I have written before about how a Kindle can be a good device for going paperless. After all, if you are a reader, you might already have a Kindle with you, and it is a small and lightweight PDF viewer for those documents that ...
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Pricing Books and Ebooks

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Pricing Books and Ebooks | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
Some authors still seem to be confused about Agency pricing, what it means, and how does it compare to wholesale pricing on ebooks and paper books. They somehow think Amazon is a bad guy for trying to lower ebook ...
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Google Play eBooks, Copyright ...

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Google Play eBooks, Copyright ... | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
This prompted me to see if we could download a better version of the eBook and use Google Play Books, which is Google's free eBook reader app similar to Amazon's Kindle app for iPad and Apple's iBooks app.
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Waterstones GM Daunt Doesn’t Seem That Excited in Official Amazon Deal Announcement Video

Waterstones GM Daunt Doesn’t Seem That Excited in Official Amazon Deal Announcement Video | Ebooks and thereabouts | Scoop.it
It could be our American misreading of British reserve, but Waterstones general manager James Daunt doesn’t seem too excited in the official video announcing the deal between the UK bookseller and Amazon to sell Kindle devices and e-books in the...
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Object Insight » PadReads: A Great Site To Download Ebooks

If you are a bookworm who happens to own an iphone or ipad, then you'd be happy to know that there are now sites offering unlimited ebook downloads at a price that everyone is sure to afford. One good ebook download ...
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