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Paris Bookstore La Librairie des PUF Commits to Print-on-Demand

Paris Bookstore La Librairie des PUF Commits to Print-on-Demand | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
We don’t have a problem with space,” says Alexandre Gaudefroy. His bookshop can provide you with one of millions of titles, while you wait. Print-on-demand has a dedicated foothold in Paris.
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Amazon is sending out eBook settlement credits out today

Amazon is sending out eBook settlement credits out today | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Amazon is currently in the process of sending out millions of emails to US based customers letting them know that their e-book settlement credits are in their accounts. Anyone who purchased a digital book between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are eligible to receive a $6.93 credit for each title that was on the New York Times bestseller list and a $1.57 credit for all other e-books.
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Why books are a love magnet

Why books are a love magnet | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Research from a new dating app suggests that users with shared reading tags make better matches. I didn’t use an app, but the trick worked for me
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Apple Launches iBooks Editions

Apple Launches iBooks Editions | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Apple has quietly launched iBooks Editions which is a new section in the romance category. Editions is basically bonus material that reveals character motives, epilogues and material that is not available on any other online retailer.
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E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court

E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Electronic books should be treated just like physical books for the purposes of lending, an advisor to Europe's top court has said.

Maciej Szpunar, advocate general to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), said in an opinion published (PDF) Thursday morning that public libraries should be allowed to lend e-books so long as the author is fairly compensated.
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A Tale of Two Cultures: Children's Publishing in France and America

A Tale of Two Cultures: Children's Publishing in France and America | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
French and American children’s book publishers gathered on June 9 for the Franco-American Children’s Book Publisher Conference at the French Embassy in New York City. The event was the second of its kind to be held at the embassy, following a conference last year focused on Franco-American comics and graphic novel publishing. Panelists from both France and America spoke about the children’s book industry in their respective countries, challenges relating to publishing works in translation, as well as differences of aesthetic and content in French and American children’s titles. The conference culminated with an evening presentation by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, who honored Françoise Mouly, publisher of Toon Books.
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Michael Healy to Speak on Global Copyright Issues in NYC

Michael Healy to Speak on Global Copyright Issues in NYC | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges in global publishing is navigating how different markets respond to copyright issues. Michael Healy, Executive Director of International Relations for Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), is one of the leading experts in these issues and will be highlighting recent legislation and challenges in the European Union, Brazil, South Africa, and even Georgia State University in the United States at our upcoming June 13 conference “Rights and Content in the Digital Age.”
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Can the UK's VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

Can the UK's VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT?
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Canelo acquires digital translated fiction publisher

Canelo acquires digital translated fiction publisher | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Digital publisher Frisch & Co. will become wholly-owned by Canelo as an imprint of the digital publisher from June this year. Founded in 2012 by American publisher EJ van Lanen and based in Berlin, the company has published 13 books in translation.
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China Develops New Graphene e-Paper

China Develops New Graphene e-Paper | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
There are precious few companies actively developing e-paper solutions because the e-Reader industry has been in a holding pattern for the last three years. Guangzhou OED Technologies has developed the world’s first graphene electronic paper and they said it will enter production later this year.
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Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data

Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
A reluctant industry? At Publishers’ Forum in Berlin, a first day of sessions has exposed what some see to be a surprisingly entrenched reluctance to embrace data’s central role in building relationships with consumers.
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EPUB e-readers disagree: When non-breaking spaces break standards

EPUB e-readers disagree: When non-breaking spaces break standards | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Over the last few days, I’ve been involved in an interesting conversation on MobileRead. It started when I posed the question why so many e-readers seem to ignore extra blank lines to separate sections in stories. I’ve complained about readers like Moon+ disregarding them before. When I generate EPUBs using Scrivener, it uses those extra blank lines—and likewise, so do many of the e-books I download from Baen. Trying to read those on a reader like Moon+ swiftly becomes an exercise in frustration, as there’s no visible sign of where one section ends and the next begins.
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Tapas Launches Freemium Comic Book App

Tapas Launches Freemium Comic Book App | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Tapastic was a run of the mill comic book app but the company is trying to rebrand themselves. They changed their name to Tapas and they are attempting to employ the freemium model whereby users get access to a good portion of a comic or e-book, hopefully hooking them in enough that they will want to buy the whole thing. Basically, they are doubling the size of the standard sample.
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Do We Still Need to Disrupt Publishing?

Do We Still Need to Disrupt Publishing? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
When the digital and self-publishing revolution took off only a handful of years ago, much of the accusation from authors and industry watchers alike centered around the claim that the publishing model was “broken.” Authors and readers alike were tired of the infamous “gatekeepers” not only telling them what they would read, but also telling them when, for how long, and how much they would pay for the privilege.
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Covers story: why are there so many new publishing imprints?

Covers story: why are there so many new publishing imprints? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
From Colm Tóibín’s Tuskar Rock to Fleet, One and Tinder, there seem to be more and more publisher subdivisions. Claire Armitstead finds out why
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Amazon Launches All-New Kindle and Updated Paperwhite

Amazon Launches All-New Kindle and Updated Paperwhite | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Amazon announced today that it is releasing a new version of its Kindle e-reader. The device is thinner and lighter than the previous Kindle, and and has twice the memory. It also has a more rounded design and is available in black or white. The new Kindle remains $79.99 and will be available July 7.
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Ebook Subscriptions: Nathan Hull Departs Mofibo

Ebook Subscriptions: Nathan Hull Departs Mofibo | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Counter to the reported plan at the time of Mofibo’s buy by Storytel, the Danish subscription service’s high-visibility business development lead, Nathan Hull, has announced he’s leaving.
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1 in 5 books sold in Canada is an eBook

1 in 5 books sold in Canada is an eBook | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The CEO of Kobo, Michael Tamblyn, spoke at the The Economist’s Canada Summit and proclaimed that 1 in 5 books sold in Canada is an eBook, in some categories it’s 1 in 3 or higher and Kobo is the largest retailer of digital books in Canada and one of the largest in the world and the second-largest manufacturer of e-Reading devices globally.
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A Full-Color E Ink Screen Means Your Next Kindle Might Be Great For Magazines

A Full-Color E Ink Screen Means Your Next Kindle Might Be Great For Magazines | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Despite competition from tablets boasting full-color LCD displays, devices that use black and white electronic paper, like Amazon’s Kindle, have remained popular. And now that E Ink has created the first full-color electronic paper, e-readers have found yet another way to remain relevant.
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When Old School Is Out-of-the-Box: Print Magazines as Content Marketing

Digital content is exploding on the Internet as companies embrace content marketing and seek to further their thought leadership.
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5 Strategies to Improve Your Ebook Sales

5 Strategies to Improve Your Ebook Sales | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Ebook sales have been under pressure for various reasons over the past year or so, in particular the digital footprint of the Big Five publishers. However, this is still an industry that is finding its feet now that it has moved beyond the heady days of “the peak of inflated expectations.” Publishers flexible enough to respond to the new positioning of the ebook market can still find plenty of opportunity to improve ebook sales revenue by a process of continuous learning using data insights.
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Get-Rich-on-Uber Ebooks Capture Drivers’ Hope and Desperation

Get-Rich-on-Uber Ebooks Capture Drivers’ Hope and Desperation | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
An Amazon cottage industry reveals an Uber driver sideline.
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Los bookstagrammers, jóvenes lectores que aman fotografiar sus libros

Los bookstagrammers, jóvenes lectores que aman fotografiar sus libros | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
A contracorriente de las estadísticas, hay jóvenes que cada vez leen más y exhiben su pasión por los libros en internet.
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US-Based Copyright Clearance Center Buys the UK's Ixxus

US-Based Copyright Clearance Center Buys the UK's Ixxus | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Content management meets rights management in a newly announced acquisition by Copyright Clearance Center of London’s Ixxus, another merger in the changing world of digital publishing.
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Where Books Fit in the World of Content | Digital Book World

Where Books Fit in the World of Content | Digital Book World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
I originally wanted to title this article “So What Is a Book Anyway?” as the last few years have seen a shift in what actually constitutes a book.
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