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Politique du livre : quelle révolution numérique voulons-nous ? | Terra Nova

Politique du livre : quelle révolution numérique voulons-nous ? | Terra Nova | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Le passage le 1er avril dernier d'un taux de TVA de 5,5 % à 7 % pour les livres papiers est un coup supplémentaire porté à un secteur qui doit faire face à des évolutions majeures : la révolution numérique, tout en offrant des perspectives nouvelles, a redéfini les rôles au sein de la chaîne éditoriale du livre. Face à ces transformations, les librairies indépendantes en particulier sont en difficultés, et davantage touchées que les autres acteurs par la récente hausse de la TVA, mesure contre-productive qui remet en question le statut du livre et du savoir dans notre société.

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The Children’s Book Market has Grown 44% in the last Decade

The Children’s Book Market has Grown 44% in the last Decade | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Children are reading in record numbers in the last decade, which has propelled billion dollar properties such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Twilight, Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Not only have these titles done staggering well but it has promoted the success of books with similar subjects and themes and are benefiting from each other’s successes.  Over the course of the last two years John Green and Veronica Roth are the highest-selling authors; juvenile fiction is performing so amazingly that 17 of the 20 overall bestsellers in the US during 2014 were books for children.

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The e-Reader Industry Year in Review – 2014

The e-Reader Industry Year in Review – 2014 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
There has been massive upheaval in the e-reader industry over the course of 2014. Sony abandoned making e-readers for consumers and closed their longstanding digital bookstore. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo all released brand new devices in the United States and most incorporated brand new technology. Over in Europe, things have been getting more progressive with prices coming down and more features that appeal to the serious book reader. Today, we look at the most notable products, technologies and stories from 2014.
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On French and German Attitudes to Book Prices

On French and German Attitudes to Book Prices | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The French and German attitudes toward book prices originate in their long-standing cultural view on the importance of books as a bastion of culture.
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Top 12 Articles on Publishing in Latin America of 2014

Top 12 Articles on Publishing in Latin America of 2014 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
From ebooks to textbooks, rights sales to mergers, the Latin American publishing industry has seen plenty of change recently. New opportunities for international and local players are emerging, while companies are also looking to address challenges of distribution and access.
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Top 12 Articles of 2014 on Publishing in Asia and South Asia

Top 12 Articles of 2014 on Publishing in Asia and South Asia | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
From China to India, Indonesia to Taiwan, international publishers are keeping a close eye on books, readers and new digital developments in Asia and South Asia. This region includes vastly diverse publishing markets, each with their own set of opportunities and challenges.
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Oyster Adds 1,000 Titles from Bloomsbury

Oyster Adds 1,000 Titles from Bloomsbury | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Oyster announced on its blog today that it has signed a deal with UK-based Bloomsbury to add 1,000 titles from that publisher's catalog to Oyster's subscription ebook service.
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Five Digital Publishing Questions for Joseph Esposito

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Joseph Esposito | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
This is the tenth installment in our “Digital Publishing Questions” blog series, featuring Joseph Esposito, President of Processed Media.
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Four Ways Metadata Is Changing for Authors and Book Publishers

Four Ways Metadata Is Changing for Authors and Book Publishers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As I near completion of the second edition of The Metadata Handbook, which is due to be published next month, I find myself looking back over the two years since its initial publication and looking forward to exciting developments that will expand the ways in which metadata can be leveraged to support books and publishing.
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E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People

E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
For more than a decade, the visually-impaired have been locked in an excruciatingly slow and circuitous battle against US copyright laws.
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Summertime Readers Turn Away from e-Books

Summertime Readers Turn Away from e-Books | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

e-Books were not the format of choice during the summer months, as they only accounted for 21% of all industry sales. The vast majority of readers instead embraced paperback and hardcovers. Paperbacks accounted for 43% of all units sold and hardcover purchases remained fairly steady at 25%. This statistics basically prove that digital still has a way to go before it ever over takes print, and readers would rather wait for the paperback version comes out, instead of paying extra money for the hardcover.

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Budapest's beautiful book stations

Budapest's beautiful book stations | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Budapest has one delightful and very practical resource for the reading public: drop-off book stations where people can both deposit and pick up books.

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World Cookbook Fair Coming to Frankfurt 2015

World Cookbook Fair Coming to Frankfurt 2015 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In 2015, the Frankfurt Book Fair will stage the World Cookbook Fair, which promises to, according to the Frankfurt Book Fair, "bring the very best publishers and authors of the culinary sector." The World Cookbook Fair will be housed in the Gourmet Gallery, and will include, in addition to presentations an exhibitions, a show kitchen. The Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 will be held from October 14 to 18.
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Worldreader on Book Donations in the Digital Age

Worldreader on Book Donations in the Digital Age | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.
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Guadalajara Fair Grows Again

Guadalajara Fair Grows Again | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) continues to grow in size. The fair ran from November 28 to December 6 this year, and attracted more than 20,000 industry professionals and 767,200 consumers; the latter marked a 2% increase over 2013. The attendees hailed from 44 countries. The traditional centerpiece of the world’s largest Spanish-language book fair is the children’s area, which this year was visited by more than 160,000 children, and which housed more than 35 events by publishers from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Italy, and elsewhere.
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France Approves Digital e-Book Lending in Libaries

France Approves Digital e-Book Lending in Libaries | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
European libraries have been experimenting with the concept of digital in libraries. The United Kingdom has had the most success, and other countries are starting to make moves to offer similar services. France has just approved a new mandate to implement a digital lending platform, which means in the new future you will be able to borrow audiobooks, eBooks and digital newspapers.
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Canadians Firmly Embrace Digital Magazines on Smartphones

Canadians Firmly Embrace Digital Magazines on Smartphones | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Canada is forecasted to be the 5th highest ranked market in 2015 for the adoption of new media technology. This is not only due to the increased ownership
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Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon

Macmillan Signs New eBook Contract with Amazon | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Macmillan CEO John Sargent has just revealed in a public letter posted on Tor.com that Macmillan has signed a deal with its biggest ebook customer and will soon be dabbling in the subscription ebook market.
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Rick Chapman lays into Amazon advocates, KDP pricing strategy

Rick Chapman lays into Amazon advocates, KDP pricing strategy | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Indie science fiction author and business book writer Rick Chapman has unleashed a long diatribe against Amazon’s pricing model for Kindle Direct Publishing, which does make some valid points – although they’re buried among a screed against Amazon’s defenders (who he charmingly refers to as the Aggregated Amazon Ankle Grabbers, or AAAGs), and also somewhat obscured when he lets the invective get in the way of clear presentation of his argument. Which basically, stripped of all the name-calling and rhetoric, is this: Kindle Direct Publishing’s pricing policy of taking 65 percent of authors’ and small publishers’ revenues when they price their ebooks under $2.99 or over $9.99 is distorting the market and is an attempt at price manipulation, when in fact there should be no such pricing structure at all.
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Finding New Paths to Digital Readers

Finding New Paths to Digital Readers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The digital market isn’t just rewriting the retail and marketing playbooks. As Paper Lantern Lit co-founders Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer see it, publishers must experiment with new approaches to the entire content lifecycle and the readers at its center.
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B&N Updates Nook, Yuzu Apps for iOS

B&N Updates Nook, Yuzu Apps for iOS | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble has stepped up its pace and released a couple updates for two of its 3 reading apps for iPad and iPhone. The new Nook app adds support for iOS8 as well as other features, and the changelog for B&N's textbook app mentions a number of bug fixes and new annotation features. (The Nook Kids app hasn't been updated since July 2011.)
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Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee

Bookmate Launches in Singapore, Lets You Read Unlimited eBooks for a Monthly Fee | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
This Russia-based startup expanded into Singapore today in partnership with StarHub, a local telecom, to bring a library of over 500,000 ebooks to StarHub's customers and with the goal of engaging local publishers to offer their ebooks on the Bookmate platform.
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Hispabooks: Spain Beyond Orwell and Hemingway

Hispabooks: Spain Beyond Orwell and Hemingway | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
At El Pais, Chris Finnigan took a look at Hispabooks, a small publishing house in Madrid started by two English-speaking editors, describing it as “hard at work changing perception of Spain abroad.” And with seven translated works of contemporary Spanish literary fiction published last year (and plans to publish eight next year), Finnigan sees these books, “diverse in their style and content,” as “challenging the stereotype of modern Spain.”
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Apple, E-Books and the Amazon Juggernaut

Apple, E-Books and the Amazon Juggernaut | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Apple, E-Books and the Amazon Juggernaut - . Amazon Apple Big Publishing
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Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded?

Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
One of the surprises from Friday’s Nielsen Children’s Book Summit was the conversation that revolved around the branding of the Young Adult book category.
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