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Amazon is Having a Sale - Kindle & Kindle Fire HD on Sale on Most Sites

Amazon is Having a Sale - Kindle & Kindle Fire HD on Sale on Most Sites | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

It’s Valentine’s Day. If you’re thinking about buying a gadget for that special someone, Amazon is having a sale.

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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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Hachette Book Group and Japan's Kadokawa Partner on Yen Press

Hachette Book Group and Japan's Kadokawa Partner on Yen Press | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The world’s third-largest trade and educational publisher formalizes its working relationship with Japan’s ‘mega-content publisher’ on manga and ‘light novels’.
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Canadian Libraries' Progress on Ebook Pricing: Penguin Random House Leads the Way - Publishing Perspectives

Canadian Libraries' Progress on Ebook Pricing: Penguin Random House Leads the Way - Publishing Perspectives | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
‘We are advocating for a hybrid of existing pricing models that introduces fairness and flexibility’ into what Canada’s libraries pay for ebooks. And a consortium of some 30 library systems is making headway.
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InkBook Obsidian Arrives on Amazon for $99, InkBook 8 for $170

InkBook Obsidian Arrives on Amazon for $99, InkBook 8 for $170 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In the midst of a new Kindle announcement, the Android-powered inkBook Obsidian and inkBook 8 have both turned up for sale on Amazon from Arta Tech.
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At Bologna: Winners in the Hans Christian Andersen & Asahi Awards

At Bologna: Winners in the Hans Christian Andersen & Asahi Awards | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
At the opening of this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair (#BCBF16), the International Board on Books for Young People has announced that illustrator Rotraut Susanne Berner of Germany and writer Cao Wenxuan of China are winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award, considered by some the “children’s Nobel.”
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Candlewick Press' New Imprint To Stand in both UK and US Markets

Candlewick Press' New Imprint To Stand in both UK and US Markets | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Candlewick Studio’ will be carried by both Walker’s US and UK imprints, as well as by Walker Books Australia.
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Portugal's Book Market: A Few Words With Patricia Seibel

Portugal's Book Market: A Few Words With Patricia Seibel | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
While taking stock of lagging literacy rates and persistent economic challenges, literary agent Patricia Seibel still sees quality and a loyalty to literary fiction as hallmarks of a resilient market.
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If You Want To Keep Using Your Kindle, You Should Update It Immediately

If You Want To Keep Using Your Kindle, You Should Update It Immediately | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
If you own one of Amazon’s pre-2012 Kindles, listen up: there’s a critical update that you need to install if you want to keep using it, and you must do so before March 22nd.
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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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Moneyball for book publishers | Nathan Bransford, Author

Moneyball for book publishers | Nathan Bransford, Author | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of How to Write a Novel and the Jacob Wonderbar series
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For Dummies from Wiley Celebrates 25th Anniversary

For Dummies from Wiley Celebrates 25th Anniversary | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As the ‘For Dummies’ series from Wiley reaches its 20th anniversary, the iconic brand will be redesigned for the modern how-to market.
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Do Ebook Preorders Work?

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Do Ebook Preorders Work? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
So I've been trying out Kindle preorder pages for some new books (including my latest horror thriller WEBCAM, which launches today), experimenting to determine if this is a smart way to run my self-publishing business. Here are the pros and cons I've encountered.
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Download: Bologna Book Fair 2016 Special Issue - Publishing Perspectives

Download: Bologna Book Fair 2016 Special Issue - Publishing Perspectives | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As the Bologna Book Fair kicks off, download our special report on publishers and books from this year’s Guest of Honor country, Germany.
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Jacks Thomas: A Few Words With London Book Fair's Director

Jacks Thomas: A Few Words With London Book Fair's Director | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
‘My personal highlight will be meeting the amazing Judith Kerr,’ Jacks Thomas tells us in a pre-London Book Fair chat. She’s readying, again, ‘a global platform’ for the books industry.
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What Adult Coloring Books Show Us: Light, and Dark

What Adult Coloring Books Show Us: Light, and Dark | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Of all the colors in the big box of crayons, which hue is missing? Adult coloring books roll on in major publishing markets, but the picture coming together isn’t about books.
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Penguin Random House Reports 25% Of Revenue Is From E-Books

Penguin Random House Reports 25% Of Revenue Is From E-Books | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House has just reported a 23.7% increase in operating EBITDA in 2015 over 2014 and an 11.8% rise in revenue. The company also reported that they generated over €3.32 billion in book sales. How much of this revenue stemmed from e-books? Sadly, the publisher did not break down the numbers but did admit that they accounted for 25% of their global revenue.
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