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8 Tips on Monetizing the Backlist (But Don’t Call It That) : Publishing Perspectives

8 Tips on Monetizing the Backlist (But Don’t Call It That) : Publishing Perspectives | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it

NuEvery book is a backlist opportunity. Here we offer 8 tips gleaned from Publishing Perspectives' Monetizing the Backlist conference last Thursday.

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Number 5 or 6 is Digital Enhancments

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On Their Death Bed, Physical Books Have Finally Become Sexy

On Their Death Bed, Physical Books Have Finally Become Sexy | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Explaining the rise of the fetishized bookshelf.
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More evidence of the declining paradigm of physical books - more importantly its a sign that physical books will endure but as art more than content.

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RIP for OED as world's finest dictionary goes out of print - Telegraph

RIP for OED as world's finest dictionary goes out of print - Telegraph | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Compilers of the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary fear the mammoth masterpiece can only appear online as printed volumes will not be commerically viable
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Beautiful Typography

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Beautiful Typography | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - formatted with a beautiful typography. See the whole book and dive in with one click.
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Subtext app

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SUBTEXT Blog Post Agenda: 1. How Subtext can enrich instruction 2. Tricks I learned while using Subtext 3. Tutorials 4. End-of-blog-post bonus (Tools for reading, on Edshelf)  1.            How Sub...
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Five Myths About Book Apps | Digital Book World

Five Myths About Book Apps | Digital Book World | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
I recently surveyed my colleagues at the Book App Alliance to find out what myths they hear most often about book apps. Here’s a look at five of the most
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Indie Writer & The App

Indie Writer & The App | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Way back in March of 2012, Forbes columnist Alex Knapp wrote an article called “Are Apps the Future of Book Publishing?” in which he voiced marked enthusiasm for ground-breaking eBook apps. 80,000+...
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Highly Rated E-Reading App Marvin Gains New Star Rating System And More Features -- AppAdvice

Highly Rated E-Reading App Marvin Gains New Star Rating System And More Features -- AppAdvice | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
The new update introduces a star rating system to Marvin, which is somewhat apt for a 5-star app.
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Best of Apps & Enhanced Books

Best of Apps & Enhanced Books | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
This month’s selection of apps take viewers on journeys: following threads of of invention across time, and to Shakespeare’s works, in a presentation designed especially for students.
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New EpubTest Website Tracks Epub3 Support

Ever wonder just how many Epub3 features are supported by your favorite ebook platform? Thanks to a new website, you can now find out.

EpubTest.org is a joint project of the IDPF, the BISG, and the DAISY Consortium, and it was developed to enable readers and developers to collaborate and share information on which Epub 3 features are supported by which popular ebook platform.


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Tablet Sales Trend Discussed, Phablets Emerge Strong Player

Tablet Sales Trend Discussed, Phablets Emerge Strong Player | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Despite reports of tablet sales reaching a plateau, a report tabled by NPD Display Search claims demand for tablet devices is expected to scale new heights
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Launching DreamWorks Press - Publishers Lunch

Studio DreamWorks Animation is starting their own DreamWorks Press line of print and ebooks later this year, "likely to launch in time for the 2014 holiday season." They will be issuing titles based on their forthcoming movies as well as their existing stable of characters where they have reclaimed those rights…
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Want to turn your book into an app? Here's how to do it.

Want to turn your book into an app? Here's how to do it. | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Q&A with David of Authorly. When I heard about Authorly, the nerd in me got very excited. I see books moving in the direction of interactive apps in the near future, but in the meantime they ca...
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​Comixology cuts Apple, Google out of digital-comics kickback - CNET

​Comixology cuts Apple, Google out of digital-comics kickback - CNET | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Following Amazon's purchase of the digital-comics marketplace, Comixology updates its Comics apps to prevent Apple and Google from taking a cut. The move makes it harder to buy comics through the app.
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This is going to be very interesting ... if anyone can make a business around distribution without in-app purchasing its Amazon

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Encyclopedia Britannica halts print publication after 244 years

Encyclopedia Britannica halts print publication after 244 years | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
The paper edition of the encyclopedia has ended its centuries-long run, but is it a victim or beneficiary of the digital age?
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Amazon.com to Acquire comiXology

Amazon.com to Acquire comiXology | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
SEATTLE—April 10, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.


“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”


“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”


Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York. 


Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.


About comiXology ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris.


About Amazon.com Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.


Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.comwww.amazon.co.ukwww.amazon.dewww.amazon.co.jpwww.amazon.frwww.amazon.cawww.amazon.cnwww.amazon.itwww.amazon.eswww.amazon.com.brwww.amazon.inwww.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.


Forward-Looking Statements This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.


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Amazon.com, Inc. Media Hotline, 206-266-7180 www.amazon.com/pr


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Been there, read that. eBook pricing isn't the same as t-shirts

Been there, read that. eBook pricing isn't the same as t-shirts | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it

As a follow-up to the ebook pricing discussion, here’s a piece from Digital Book World that makes a completely false case for society’s undervaluing of ebooks. Why false? Because you could have exactly the same debate about print books. “Why are T-shirts more valuable than Ebooks?” asks Beth Bacon, and she instances her brothers-in-law’s new t-shirt sales website that “sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. It struck me as odd that our society values ebooks at a fraction of the price of a T-shirt.”


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Want to publish an ebook for iOS? Surprising tips from iPad publisher Open Air

Want to publish an ebook for iOS? Surprising tips from iPad publisher Open Air | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
iPad publisher Open Air sells 10 to 30 times as many books through Apple’s App Store as it does through the iBookstore. Here, Open Air CEO Jon Feldman shares some lessons he’s learned from publishing books for iOS.
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What is a book in the digital age?

What is a book in the digital age? | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
As a professional book designer, I’ve spent a decade observing electronic books from a cagey distance. A couple of years ago, I reluctantly recognised the need to engage with these alien book forms, both…
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Stories Etc Launches eMemoir App Powered by Pubsoft

Stories Etc Launches eMemoir App Powered by Pubsoft | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
Exciting new uses for digital publishing are taking place every day, whether it's standard digital editions of text-based books or enhanced academic titles
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Rooster App Delivers Books in Easy-to-Digest, Bite-Size Chunks for Busy People

Rooster App Delivers Books in Easy-to-Digest, Bite-Size Chunks for Busy People | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
A new e-book service designed for all you busy bees.
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6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
With the mobile market continuing to gain momentum, more and more people are looking to get a piece of the pie. For those wanting to get a start in the...
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4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively

4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively | Enhanced Books | Scoop.it
eBook reading is on the rise, primarily due to the sheer amount of e-readers and tablets being adopted. The number of adults who have read an eBook in the
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