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Archos Launches its New Platinum Tablet Series

Archos Launches its New Platinum Tablet Series | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Archos has launched its new Platinum series of tablet devices which aims to strike the perfect balance between affordability, performance and style. Not to mention a stunning high resolution display as well. To be available in 8 inch, 9.7 inch and 11.6 inch display size options, the tablets packs a punch what with them featuring a 1.2 Ghz quad core CPU mated to a 2 GB RAM, along with an 8 core GPU that is able to decode 1080p video. All the tablets run Android Jelly Bean and enjoy access to the Archos Media Center app.

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What’s Needed to Make a Good Author Marketing Platform

What’s Needed to Make a Good Author Marketing Platform | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In a blog post for DBW, Reedsy founder Emmanuel Nataf writes that “discoverability is a space Reedsy hasn’t entered… And there are good reasons why.”
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How to be Seen in “The Place to Be:” Promotion at The Frankfurt Book Fair

How to be Seen in “The Place to Be:” Promotion at The Frankfurt Book Fair | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Increase your visibility at the Frankfurt Book Fair through the Publishing Perspectives Show Daily, the leading magazine at the world’s largest book fair.
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Books vs. other entertainment: The real numbers for the Lilliputians to worry about

Books vs. other entertainment: The real numbers for the Lilliputians to worry about | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The latest sales statistics are out for the U.S. book industry, and they aren’t pretty—with sales for the first quarter coming in at $2.22 billion, a 6.6 percent drop from the $2.38 billion of the same period for 2014.
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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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Toshiba Bookplace e-Book Store is under U-NEXT

Toshiba Bookplace e-Book Store is under U-NEXT | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Toshiba has been operating their own online digital bookstore since 2011 called Bookplace. They initially co-developed it with a company called BookLive, but two years later Toshiba started a new in-house project called “BookPlace Cloud Innovations” which was designed to replace BookPlace . The main premise behind the re-brand was to focus on the Japanese market. All good things must come to an end and it looks like Bookplace will be closing its doors on September 30th 2015.
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Why We're Organizing a Global Publishing Summit

Why We're Organizing a Global Publishing Summit | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Publishing Perspectives and the Frankfurt Book Fair are working together on a new flagship event that will bring the international publishing community together.
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Soon, publishers will be able to determine when smartphone users are bored and push content at them

Soon, publishers will be able to determine when smartphone users are bored and push content at them | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Researchers out of Spain have developed a machine-learning model that they say can recognize when mobile phone users are bored, then push content at those users.

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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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