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El futuro del modelo de suscripción para libros electrónicos, según Justo Hidalg digital

El futuro del modelo de suscripción para libros electrónicos, según Justo Hidalg digital | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Encontrar un modelo exitoso para la suscripción de libros electrónicos es una realidad factible, en opinión de Justo Hidalgo, co-fundador de la plataforma española 24symbols. Para ello es imprescindible concentrarse en lo que los lectores quieren y piden, y definir fórmulas que animen a editores y autores a participar en la empresa.

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Publishers urged to respond to Amazon's new e-book offer

Publishers urged to respond to Amazon's new e-book offer | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that Amazon has offered to remove controversial Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clauses in e-book contracts and is asking publishers for feedback on the pledges.

The EC has given publishers in Europe one month to respond to the e-commerce giant’s offer not to enforce any clause requiring publishers to give Amazon similar terms and conditions as those given to its competitors, known as MFN clauses.
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Does Publishing Have a Future without Amazon?

Does Publishing Have a Future without Amazon? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
With the end of a pretty rough year behind us and the first few weeks of 2017 under our belts, it’s a good time to take a deep breathe and take stock of the state of publishing. There’s perhaps no more comprehensive analysis of the current trends than the annual Smashwords Book Industry Predictions, written each year by founder and CEO Mark Coker.
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More Independent Booksellers Are Getting Into the Publishing Business

More Independent Booksellers Are Getting Into the Publishing Business | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Companies such as Doubleday and Scribner once led the way in combining bookselling and publishing. Now, a new generation of booksellers is getting in touch with its publishing side, including such booksellers-cum-publishers as Cleveland’s Guide to Kulchur, which publishes marginalized writers, and Las Vegas’s the Writer’s Block, which is about to launch a literary journal.
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Germany's Papego Named Startup of the Year by ContentShift

Germany's Papego Named Startup of the Year by ContentShift | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
ContentShift, the content industry accelerator for startups, has named Papego its startup of the year, saying it has the potential to become an international industry standard.
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The future of books is coming, but it’s coming slowly

The future of books is coming, but it’s coming slowly | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
This week on Technotopia I had the opportunity to speak Laura Dawson, an expert on all things publishing and the future host of a podcast dedicated t
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5 Surprising Trends in the Book Industry

5 Surprising Trends in the Book Industry | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The book publishing industry, once given up for dead, is enjoying surprising health. Explore different angles on the industry with these five trends.
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Everything You Need to Know About Being a Hybrid Author - DBW

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Hybrid Author - DBW | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Digital publishing has drastically changed the landscape of the publishing industry, opening up new paths to success. Once upon a time, the only way for an author to get their books into the hands of readers was to land a deal with a publisher and allow them to distribute your title. This took a lot of time, and many authors were turned away time and time again.
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Here is the New Google Play Books Discovery Feature

Here is the New Google Play Books Discovery Feature | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Google Play Books has received a new update that brings a new feature called Book Discovery. This feature recommends books to you based on your library collection.
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Dow: Children's publishers must think 'beyond the book'

Dow: Children's publishers must think 'beyond the book' | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
"Publishers need to think beyond the book" to other media such as YouTube and Snapchat, and ensure everything they do has "the consumer at its heart”, m.d. of Penguin Random House Children’s Francesca Dow has said.
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Why Publishers Must Go Mobile

Why Publishers Must Go Mobile | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The debate about the true size of the self-published market continues. Traditional publishers and advocates for independent works have each tried to position the market as more or less tilting their way. To date, we’ve not seen much of a discussion about why knowing the size of the book market matters.

Here’s one reason it matters: mobile content discovery and consumption.
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Audiobooks Turn More Readers Into Listeners as E-Books Slip

Audiobooks Turn More Readers Into Listeners as E-Books Slip | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Sales of paperback books are up. Independent bookstores are thriving again. The threat of a digital apocalypse has subsided, as e-book sales have tumbled.
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Adobe Digital Editions Beginner's Guide

Adobe Digital Editions Beginner's Guide | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Adobe Digital Editions is a free software that allows you to add eBooks from online stores and libraries that are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). Digital Rights Management prevents eBooks from being copied and/or redistributed. This ensures the protection of authors and publishers.
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Now arriving on the New York subway: Free ebooks

Now arriving on the New York subway: Free ebooks | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
“Page-swipers” conveys the notion of motion - the reader’s finger gliding on a glowing screen - but as a locution, it will never catch on. And here on the F train, he was in the digital universe, trying out something called Subway Reads - a web platform that can be reached from a subway platform.
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How Publishers Can Increase Their Mobile Advantage

How Publishers Can Increase Their Mobile Advantage | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Before the digital age, information consumption via mobile devices was considered an optional trend among print content creators and publishers. Now it is practically a professional imperative. In fact, recent studies show that several major traditional print publications regained significant growth by introducing mobile content to their digitally focused audiences.
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Everything Publishers Need to Know About Business Intelligence

Everything Publishers Need to Know About Business Intelligence | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Business intelligence solution experts provide guidance for publishers on everything they need to know about implementing new solutions.
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What Can Publishing Learn from the Film Industry? - DBW

What Can Publishing Learn from the Film Industry? - DBW | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Since 2005, multiple business models have been flourishing in the Scandinavian ebook market. With Storytel’s acquisition of its Danish rival subscription service provider Mofibo earlier this year, the large Northern European player is leading the way for the next generation of subscription services in the book industry.
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The Torch Passes to France: Frankfurt's Guest of Honor 2017

The Torch Passes to France: Frankfurt's Guest of Honor 2017 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
A note of expressive defiance is heard as French officials take on Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor effort for 2017: ‘With Germany, we want the youth of Europe to stay open to the world.’
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How Canadian publishers are curating successful relationships with art galleries

How Canadian publishers are curating successful relationships with art galleries | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Robert Charles Davidson, Dogfish, 1999. From Masterworks from the Audain Art Museum, Whistler by Ian Thom (Figure 1 Publishing) The first time Steve Martin
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At De Correspondent, book publishing brings additional funds for the newsroom

At De Correspondent, book publishing brings additional funds for the newsroom | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The organisation has published five books written by its journalists so far, to give more exposure to their investigations and in-depth reporting
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Middle-Aged Women Drive eBook Sales Though Print Still Holds Strong

Middle-Aged Women Drive eBook Sales Though Print Still Holds Strong | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In a world of Instagram, binge-watching and BuzzFeed listicles, you'd be right in thinking this whole technology thing was driven by millennials with way too much time on their hands.

Though there is one exception -- eBooks.
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These colourful e-books make 'Game of Thrones' infinitely easier to follow

These colourful e-books make 'Game of Thrones' infinitely easier to follow | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
A new colourful e-book addition of George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series is being released.
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The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
One of the hottest fiction titles at Baror is Cory Doctorow’s novel Walkaway (Tor, Apr. 2017), which the shingle bills as “an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.” The sci-fi thriller follows a man who lives through the breakdown of society as he knows it. Another fiction biggie for the agency is Omega Canyon by Dan Simmons (Little, Brown, Mar. 2017). This work of historical fiction follows two Viennese brothers who flee Europe on the eve of World War II—one, a physicist, goes to work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, while the other becomes a commando in England’s Special Operations Executive program. Newcomer Megan Bannen, a librarian by trade, retells an epic poem from ancient Persia in her debut, The Nameless Prince (HC/Balzer + Bray, fall 2018). Another debut, this one nonfiction, is Sarah Robb O’Hagan’s Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. (HarperBusiness, Apr. 2017). The former president of Gatorade and Equinox, O’Hagan is a fitness guru, and her book lays out an intense training program.
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Print or Digital, It's Reading That Matters

Print or Digital, It's Reading That Matters | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
“I think if you looked back a decade ago, certainly five or six years ago when e-books were taking off, there were folks who thought the days of the printed book were numbered,” Pew’s Lee Rainie told the Times, “and it’s just not so in our data.”
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Amazon Guidelines Work to Curb Review Fraud

Amazon Guidelines Work to Curb Review Fraud | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Amazon reviews are both a blessing to authors and the bane of their existence. Whether it’s poor reviews, vindictive reviews, or lack of reviews altogether, authors struggle to get the word out about their work through positive and numerous reader reviews.
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Asset Management: Semantics, Lifecycle and Strategy

Asset Management: Semantics, Lifecycle and Strategy | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
If you want to manage your content assets for evolving digital products and services, you may need to think differently. And you may require transformative tools and new models that assume modularity, portability and the ability to repurpose content with a global reach—a strategy based on the conjunction of technology and rights.
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