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Los orígenes hispanos del libro electrónico: Ángela Ruiz Robles o la innovación al educar

Los orígenes hispanos del libro electrónico: Ángela Ruiz Robles o la innovación al educar | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Ángela Ruiz Robles anticipó la era de las pizarras digitales con varias décadas de antelación. Una mente privilegiada y una profunda vocación por la pedagogía y la educación ideó el primer precedente de e-book con tres objetivos: aligerar el peso de las mochilas de los niños, hacer más atractivo el aprendizaje y adaptar la enseñanza al nivel y necesidades de cada estudiante.

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Paypal to Get Into eBook, App Distribution?

Paypal to Get Into eBook, App Distribution? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Earlier today I debunked fears about Paypal's new terms of service, and now I think we know why the rules will be changing this summer. The uproar this morning concerned a clause in the new ToS which suggested that Paypal is going to start distributing digital files. While they haven't formally announced plans to do... Read More »
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Pubs Partner with White House on E-reading Initiative

Pubs Partner with White House on E-reading Initiative | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As part of two new digital reading initiatives being announced Thursday by President Barack Obama, a group of major American book publishers will donate more than $250 million worth of e-books for use by low income students. In addition, a coalition of more than 30 communities around the country, working through the White House's digital education initiative ConnectED, have committed to making sure local students have access to library cards and the educational resources those cards represent.
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Crowdfunding as a Source of Book Marketing Power

Crowdfunding as a Source of Book Marketing Power | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
More than money, crowdfunding offers valuable feedback to authors, as they learn the fundamentals of speaking directly to readers, argues Deborah Emin.
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AAP Reports Sharp Decline in eBook Revenues in January 2015

AAP Reports Sharp Decline in eBook Revenues in January 2015 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The Association of American Publishers reported on Wednesday that revenues were up by just under a percentage point.
According to the 1,200 odd publishers who submit their data to the AAP's Statshot program, revenues for the month of January 2015 were up +0.9% to $543 million over January 2014.

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How to Survive a Crisis: Venezuelan Publishers Tell All (Part 2)

How to Survive a Crisis: Venezuelan Publishers Tell All (Part 2) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Part 2 of our series looking at how small Venezuelan publishers are surviving and amid challenges looks at Lector Complice and Negro sobre Blanco.
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The Most Important Book Formats for Indie Authors

The Most Important Book Formats for Indie Authors | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As an indie author it takes some keeping up with all of the different book formats. First there are various book sizes, then there are multiple formats for ebooks and audiobooks. Over at my main author blog I have posted a new Infographic designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats.
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When ‘pay what you want’ means ‘don’t pay at all’

When ‘pay what you want’ means ‘don’t pay at all’ | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Here’s another online bookshop where you can try but not buy: is it time to give up on the pipedream?
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Catalonia Celebrates Biggest Book-Giving Holiday of the Year

Catalonia Celebrates Biggest Book-Giving Holiday of the Year | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
April 23, Dia de Sant Jordi, the Catalan festival dedicated to books and roses, accounts for 5–8% of annual book sales in Catalonia.
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New Kindle Direct Publishing Dashboard to Help Indie Authors

New Kindle Direct Publishing Dashboard to Help Indie Authors | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Amazon is famous for surprising its authors with new features, new offers, and newly revamped designs, all while keeping quiet about it. Past moves have included adding whole new sales territories in foreign countries, and only revealing to authors that their books were available in Mexico, for example, when they found the country listed on their sales dashboards. It’s akin to the non-announcement that KDP Select titles were going to be available as part of Kindle Unlimited, a move that had some authors crying foul and lost revenue.
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Book Publishing’s Digital Disruption Hasn’t Even Started

Book Publishing’s Digital Disruption Hasn’t Even Started | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Imperceptible, invisible almost, but it was there at the London Book Fair this year—publishers quietly clapping each other on the back and breathing a collective sigh of relief: Phew, thank goodness that ebook thing is over. Now let’s get back to real publishing.
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Penguin Random House Debuts New Unified Website

Penguin Random House Debuts New Unified Website | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The publisher's newly designed website, which brings Random House and Penguin together online, is optimized for mobile devices and, according to PRH CEO Markus Dohle is “consumer-focused.”
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How Much Should Children Read? World Book Day Infographic

How Much Should Children Read? World Book Day Infographic | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

In honor of World Book Day — which is today, April 23, 2015 — the International Publishers Association has created an infographic on how reading positively affects children.
Started by UNESCO in 1995, World Book Day is “a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.”

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Romanian Publishers Surviving, Culture Tax Considered

Romanian Publishers Surviving, Culture Tax Considered | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Romanian publishers are merely 'surviving' says the publishers association, and may suffer more if the government imposes a new tax on cultural goods.
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What Drives Innovation in Education Publishing (and What Doesn't)

What Drives Innovation in Education Publishing (and What Doesn't) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Big companies aren’t always great innovators. But how come?

Clancy Marshall, VP of Global Core Platforms at Pearson, posed that question to Inkling founder and CEO Matt MacInnis at the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s “Adapt, Innovate, Learn” conference on higher education in New York City this morning and received this two-word answer: finance departments.

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How to Survive a Crisis: Venezuelan Publishers Tell All (Part 3)

How to Survive a Crisis: Venezuelan Publishers Tell All (Part 3) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
This is the part three of our series about how Venezuelan publishers are surviving amid fierce challenges. Today, we consider a trio of scrappy publishers.
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Amazon Has Started Using Kindle eBooks as Adverts

Amazon Has Started Using Kindle eBooks as Adverts | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Amazon has built the Kindle platform into the single largest ebook reading platform in the world, and now Amazon's ad dept is turning that to their advantage.
Business Insider reports that Amazon has been partnering with companies to produce ebooks as adverts for companies which do not sell their products and services on the Amazon.com.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Incheon EduContent Fair 2015

Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Incheon EduContent Fair 2015 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE — The Frankfurt Book Fair and Incheon UNESCO World Book Capital for 2015 will partner to show the future of educational content with the Incheon EduContent Fair, bringing together content, technology, education, and entertainment media. For the first time, the Incheon EduContent Fair will showcase Asian education excellence and create an international business platform for content creators/owners, technology partners and additional services.
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How has e-Reader Lighting Evolved?

How has e-Reader Lighting Evolved? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
E-Readers first became popular when the original Amazon Kindle debuted in 2007. A few years later Barnes and Noble started to sell e-books and release a slew of devices, ditto for Kobo. It was during this period in which if you wanted to read at night, you had to invest in a book light or a case with the light built in. It wasn’t until 2012 that Barnes and Noble unveiled the Nook Simple Touch with glowlight, the first e-reader had the lighting system built into it. Later that year almost every major vendor in North America, Europe and Russia started to adopt this technology.
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Which Authors Do Subscription Ebook Services Benefit?

Which Authors Do Subscription Ebook Services Benefit? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Subscriptions services may yet turn out to be a next game-changer in publishing, but for the moment that market is in a state of flux and expansion.
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How to Survive a Crisis: Venezuelan Publishers Tell All (Part 1)

How to Survive a Crisis: Venezuelan Publishers Tell All (Part 1) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
This is the first part of a three-part series looking at how six small Venezuelan publishers are surviving amid fierce economic and political challenges. Today, we feature Igneo Editorial, a young publisher supported by a fitness magazine.

By Andrés Delgado Darnalt
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Is the Scholastic Storia Streaming e-book Platform Viable?

Is the Scholastic Storia Streaming e-book Platform Viable? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
There has been a sudden influx of e-book subscription services that allow you to read as much as you want, for a low monthly price. Adults have been gravitating towards Entittle, Kindle Unlimited, Oyster and Scribd. When it comes to our kids though, there are scant options, aside from Amazon Freetime Unlimited. Is there room in the market for a major player to target kids?
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds to Ed-Tech Arsenal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds to Ed-Tech Arsenal | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
“Content can no longer be static,” Linda Zecher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s CEO, said back in December. “We need to harness technology in order to make it more accessible, interactive and adaptive.”
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Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway

Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Over 7,000 people have volunteered to donate one of a shortlist of 20 books to the 35% of the population who are not regular readers
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Latin American Digital Markets to Rise 10-15% by 2020

Latin American Digital Markets to Rise 10-15% by 2020 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In a new report, German ebook distribution platform Bookwire forecasts that digital sales will represent between 10% and 15% of total sales in the Latin American markets by 2020. Today, it represents 1% across the whole region.
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