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New Nook to Have Front-Lit Screen - The Digital Reader

New Nook to Have Front-Lit Screen - The Digital Reader | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Late last week Techcrunch reported that the next Kindle might be getting an integrated frontlight so people can read in the dark. I never really liked the idea, but apparently Barnes &Noble does. I now have a photo of new signage that B&N stores are just beginning to get in store."

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Digital Magazine Subscriptions are on the Rise

Digital Magazine Subscriptions are on the Rise | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
It might be considered a moot point by now, but digital magazines are experiencing growth while print is on the decline. According to the latest ABC audit, the average circulation of magazines fell on average by 5% in the first half of 2015, while digital circulation rose to 409,414 in the period, up 21% year-on-year.
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UK e-book and paper book bestseller lists differ dramatically

UK e-book and paper book bestseller lists differ dramatically | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In the UK, Amazon has published a list of its bestselling e-books of the year. That’s not really news—but just how much and in what ways it differs from a similar list of bestselling paper books compiled by Waterstones is.
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Audible Snags Public Radio Talent

Audible Snags Public Radio Talent | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Current.org reports that Ellen Horne, executive producer of WNYC’s Radiolab; Jesse Baker, EP of NPR’s Ask Me Another; and Martha Little, a former EP for America Abroad Media, are taking jobs at Audible. The three new hires will start later this fall and work under the direction of Eric Nuzum, the Audible SVP of original content.
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We're slowing down for a few weeks, have a great August everyone!

We're slowing down for a few weeks, have a great August everyone! | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Enjoy your summer! | Disfrutad del verano! | Gaudiu de l'estiu!

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Fantasy Writer Greenwood Launching Publishing Group

Fantasy Writer Greenwood Launching Publishing Group | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Ed Greenwood is best known by fans of fantasy novels and gaming as the bearded creator of the Forgotten Realms universe for Dungeons and Dragons. Over the past 30 years, Greenwood, who lives in an old farmhouse in eastern Ontario, has published more than 200 fantasy and science-fiction novels. This fall, he is launching an unconventional publishing group of his own, called The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG), where he will focus on titles—as well as games and art—involving newly created fantasy worlds.
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Kobo Signs New Retail Partners in Mexico

Kobo Signs New Retail Partners in Mexico | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Kobo announced on Tuesday that it has signed the media retailer chain Librerias Gandhi and the publisher/retailer Libreria Porrúa as retail partners in Mexico. The booksellers will carry Kobo hardware in-store, and Kobo will power an ebookstore on the retailers' respective websites.
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On Managing Creative People in Publishing

On Managing Creative People in Publishing | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Creatives are challenging to manage “because it isn’t in their nature to conform.” This article first appeared in Publishing Perspectives' 2015 Global Publishing Magazine. Download and read the magazine here. By Mark Piesing “Arrogant.” “Oversensitive.”…
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In the Future, Will We All Be Freelancers?

In the Future, Will We All Be Freelancers? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As publishers look to cut overhead and acquire workers with up-to-date digital skills, outsourcing to freelancers is becoming more commonplace and convenient.
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App could turn America’s poor into lifelong readers

App could turn America’s poor into lifelong readers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
A scheme involving the White House, libraries and publishers will let children from cash-strapped families read free ebooks
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Exclusive – Entitle eBook Subscription Service Shutting Down

Exclusive – Entitle eBook Subscription Service Shutting Down | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Entitle is one of the many companies now participating in the entire Netflix for e-books concept. They never managed to standout in a crowded marketplace that includes Amazon, Scribd and Oyster and never generated enough revenue to stay in business. Starting July 21st 2015, Entitle will be closing and they are recommending their existing customers join Scribd.
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VAT Rates on Books and Ebooks Around the World

VAT Rates on Books and Ebooks Around the World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) have released a report detailing the VAT rates on print and digital books around the world, which “reveals wide contrasts between print and digital, as well as between nations and between regions.”
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Macmillan Parent Company Holtzbrinck Abandons DRM in Germany

Macmillan Parent Company Holtzbrinck Abandons DRM in Germany | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Buch Report and Lesen.net are reporting on Monday morning that the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is dropping encryption DRM from the ebooks it publishes in Germany.
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HarperCollins UK CEO: Publishing is Entering a Golden Age

HarperCollins UK CEO: Publishing is Entering a Golden Age | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
At HarperCollins UK’s annual summer party for its authors, UK CEO Charlie Redmayne could not have sounded more positive about the firm’s direction in 2015.
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Libraries Have Loaned out 100 million Audiobooks and eBooks

Libraries Have Loaned out 100 million Audiobooks and eBooks | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Overdrive has announced that library patrons using their system have now borrowed over 100 million audiobooks and eBooks in 2015. This is a massive achievement
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Kobo Officially Launches the Touch 2.0 eReader

Kobo Officially Launches the Touch 2.0 eReader | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Last week's leak may have let the cat out of the bag, but Kobo is making the best of situation. This Toronto-based ebook company has just announced its second new ereader for the year.
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How the Tiny Graywolf Press Became a Big Player in Book Publishing

How the Tiny Graywolf Press Became a Big Player in Book Publishing | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
No other independent publisher has come so far so fast.
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Kobo Starts New Twitter Account to Hype e-Book Deals

Kobo Starts New Twitter Account to Hype e-Book Deals | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
If you are looking to save some money on e-books Kobo has you covered. The company has just launched a new Twitter account that puts the priority on deals and discounts. From the looks of things they are not limiting their digital promos in just one country, but hype things that readers in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom would like to read.
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Three Strategies to Improve Diversity in Publishing

Three Strategies to Improve Diversity in Publishing | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Bobby Nayyar, publisher of the UK's Limehouse Books, offers three strategies for open and fair hiring, as well as improving diversity in publishing. Editorial by Bobby Nayyar The biggest lesson I’ve learned running my own…
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Amazon to be Awarded $65 Million Contract to Supply eBooks to NYC Schools

Amazon to be Awarded $65 Million Contract to Supply eBooks to NYC Schools | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Capital New York reports that the NYC Board of Education is about to award Amazon a five-year, $64.5 million contract for the retailer to run an ebook marketplace where public schools would buy ebooks.
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Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club is Seeking Ambassadors!

Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club is Seeking Ambassadors! | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Apply by July 31st to be a Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club Ambassador. In exchange for promotion you receive a free pass and added benefits.
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Go Set a Watchman Missing Text Proves Why e-Books Rule

Go Set a Watchman Missing Text Proves Why e-Books Rule | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The first printing run of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee has missing text on the last few pages from the initial printing run. HarperCollins who published the book has blamed it on a printing error. Customers who ordered it online from companies like Amazon are promised a new copy with the corrected text will be mailed out soon.
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eBook Sales Increase 25% in the Netherlands

eBook Sales Increase 25% in the Netherlands | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The Netherlands has seen a 25% increase in e-book sales compared to the same period in 2014. One of the big proponents of growth are e-book subscription sites such as Elly’s Choice. Subscriptions accounted for 38% of total e-book sales last quarter.
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Crowdsourced Publisher Inkshares Mines Own Ecosystem

Crowdsourced Publisher Inkshares Mines Own Ecosystem | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Crowdsourced publisher Inkshares has launched a new tool that allows authors to find new potential readers and funders among existing Inkshares users.
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Diversity in Publishing Still a Challenge for UK

Diversity in Publishing Still a Challenge for UK | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The book industry remains largely white and middle class, while efforts are being made to boost socio-economic and ethnic diversity in publishing.
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Amazon Follow Lets Authors Connect With Fans

Amazon Follow Lets Authors Connect With Fans | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The retailer has quietly launched a new way for readers follow their faves. Not quite a blog's RSS feed and not quite a social network account, Amazon Follow lets fans stay abreast of an author's latest activity.
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