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Amazon Seeks Price Cut On E-books

Amazon Seeks Price Cut On E-books | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN), which has locked horns with publisher Hachette Book Group over e-book profit-sharing arrangements, Tuesday called for lower prices for e-books, saying they can be and should be less expensive.

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Spain's Google Tax Passes Lower House, Imperils News and Aggregation Sites

Spain's Google Tax Passes Lower House, Imperils News and Aggregation Sites | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Spain’s long debated online tax on Google News and other aggregation sites passed the Congress of Deputies, Spain’s lower chamber of Parliament, last week and it is as bad as Google (and anyone who depends on Google) could have feared.

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Apple acquired BookLamp to improve iBooks: Clear shot at Amazon's eBook dominance

Apple acquired BookLamp to improve iBooks: Clear shot at Amazon's eBook dominance | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Apple is looking to give Amazon a run for its money with its acquisition of BookLamp. The technology BookLamp has could improve iBooks to compete better with Amazon.
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NASA Quietly Building an eBook Empire

NASA Quietly Building an eBook Empire | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

NASA is the US government agency responsible for space exploration and designing new technologies to achieve it. They have seen better days, since they have abandoned space shuttle launches and instead rely on the ISS in Russia to provide access to the International Space Station. Due to the complicated political landscape with Russia, Space X is hoping to leverage their reusable rockets and take over manned missions.  The one thing NASA is not known for is digital publishing, and the agency is quietly building an eBook empire.

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Why Do E-Books Cost What They Do?

Why Do E-Books Cost What They Do? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
E-book pricing can seem mysterious. With some of the costs of paper publishing gone, does that mean that producing them is really cheaper? Or are there other hidden costs that get figured into the production of digital books?
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Who's up for an eBook Bundle? How About Three?

Who's up for an eBook Bundle? How About Three? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

If you’re in the market to buy a lot of ebooks right away then I have some good news for you. No fewer than three different bundles crossed my desk in the past day. I don’t normally write about all of the ebook bundle offers I get, but the coincidental arrival of 3 bundles inspired me.

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Amazon Adds Pricing Suggestions to KDP

Amazon Adds Pricing Suggestions to KDP | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Earlier this month Amazon added a new beta program to their ebook publishing platform. KDP Pricing Support takes the guess work out of pricing a new ebook by offering authors and publishers predictions on how many copies would be sold at a given price.

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Read Oyster's Ebooks in Your Browser

Read Oyster's Ebooks in Your Browser | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

f there was any lingering questions around whether there is a market for monthly ebook subcriptions, Amazon surely went some way towards answering them when it introduced its $9.99 ‘all-you-can-read’ Kindle Unlimited plan last week.

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Purchase eBook Edition Of Your Current Physical Book On The Cheap

Purchase eBook Edition Of Your Current Physical Book On The Cheap | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Ebooks are starting to gain traction these days, that is a given. After all, nobody would like to lug around a behemoth of a novel that surpasses the 1,000 page mark – it would take up too much space in your suitcase or hand-carry luggage. However, there is one major advantage that physical books have over an ebook – you can never run out of batteries when you need to read it in a lighted environment. Still, publisher HarperCollins intends to push the ebook agenda further forward by letting you purchase an ebook edition of an existing print copy of the book on the cheap – as long as you are able to prove that you already have a print copy of the book.

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De Marque Partners with Libranda, the World’s Largest Spanish Ebook Distributor

De Marque Partners with Libranda, the World’s Largest Spanish Ebook Distributor | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
De Marque announces the achievement of an important agreement between De Marque and Distribuidora Digital de Libros, SA (Libranda), the digital distribution and promotion body comprised of 75 major Spanish publishing houses.
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Should You Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited?

Should You Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service is now available, offering access to 600,000 book titles and 8,000 audiobook titles for $10 a month. You can start a free trial today, but if you'd like to know immediately whether this is the digital borrowing service for you, we've got the answer...

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New Estimates Put UK eBook Sales up 10% in the First Four Months of the Year

New Estimates Put UK eBook Sales up 10% in the First Four Months of the Year | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The UK Publishers Association revealed today that growth in ebook sales in the UK market outpaced the US market in the first part of 2014.

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'One in three' ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published - Telegraph

'One in three' ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published - Telegraph | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Almost a third of all the ebooks sold on Amazon over the last three months were self-published, according to a new report, making indie authors, as a cohort, the largest publisher of ebooks on Amazon.com in terms of market share.
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FastPencil Inks Deal With Evernote So Users Can Self-Publish Ebooks

FastPencil Inks Deal With Evernote So Users Can Self-Publish Ebooks | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

[Press Release] FastPencil Creates Print Books and eBooks from Evernote Notes Instantly. New feature is first to enable Evernote users to easily import, self-publish and distribute notes as an eBook or print book regardless of device, location or previous publishing experience

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Latest Nielsen UK figures show ebooks eating into soft covers

Latest Nielsen UK figures show ebooks eating into soft covers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The latest figures brought together in the Books & Consumers 2013 UK Annual Review from Nielsen Book, which “provides an overview of consumer book purchasing in the UK in 2013 compared to 2012, using data based on 80‐90,000 book purchases made by a nationally representative sample of 37‐38,000 book buyers per year,” shows ebook purchases in the UK rising to one quarter of Nielsen’s estimated total, at 25 percent for 2013 versus 20 percent in 2012. However, this growth came at the expense of paperback books, with softback purchases declining from 55 to 50 percent over the same period, in the context of a market that shrank by 4 percent for all types of book, traditional or digital, from 2012 to 2013.

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Do We Need Consumer Protection for eBooks?

Do We Need Consumer Protection for eBooks? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
There is no true path of ownership when you purchase eBooks, digital comics or manga from online retailers. Instead, you are merely granted a license and if the store closes you will lose everything. In the last few years we have seen BooksonBoard, Diesel eBooks, FictionWise, JManga, Scholastic Storia, and the Sony Reader Store all shutter their doors. Do we need consumer protection laws to protect our eBooks?There is no true path of ownership when you purchase eBooks, digital comics or manga from online retailers. Instead, you are merely granted a license and if
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Scholastic to Close Storia eBookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to Their eBook Purchases

Scholastic to Close Storia eBookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to Their eBook Purchases | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Think you own those DRMed ebooks you buy? Not according to Scholastic. This US publisher announced in April that they will be changing their Storia ebook platform from a retail service to a subscription service, and as part of that transition Scholastic recently announced that they are shutting down the retail side of the operation.

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Publishers need to rethink their marketing deployments and tactics in the digital age to take advantage of their backlists

Well-articulated complaints about the way traditional publishing compares to self-publishing have recently been posted by two accomplished authors, one who writes fiction and one who writes non-fiction. These point to what most publishers really should already know.

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UK Publishers Association tracks rising digital sales

UK Publishers Association tracks rising digital sales | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The UK Publishers Association  has just shared its latest Digital Sales Monitor, tracking sales till end April 2014, which demonstrates that UK “digital sales increased from £119.9m [$204.78 million] from January-April 2013 to £132.5m [$226.3 million] in the same period this year, a rise of 10.5%. This continues the increasingly strong performance of the digital formats which in 2013 represented 16% of total book sales, and has grown a massive 305% over the past five years.”

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American Library Association: 90% of Libraries in U.S. Now Lend Ebooks

American Library Association: 90% of Libraries in U.S. Now Lend Ebooks | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Libraries Support Digital Readiness with Tech Training, STEM Programs, More Robust Online Collections
Leading Role Recognized in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training, according to a new study from the American Library Association (ALA). Combined with maker spaces, coding classes, and programs dedicated to entrepreneurship and small business development, libraries are equipping U.S. communities with the resources and skills needed to succeed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – global marketplace.

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New Online Tracking Tech Means More Work to Keep Your Reading Private Online

New Online Tracking Tech Means More Work to Keep Your Reading Private Online | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium have discovered that  several companies including AddThis, makers of the popular sharing buttons toolbar found on many websites, have been secretly testing a new type of cookie. It’s called canvas fingerprinting, and it gathers more information than existing cookies in an attempt to create a unique identifier to be used to track you around the web.

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E-readers vs books: the debate

E-readers vs books: the debate | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Are you going to be piling books into your suitcase this summer or will you opt for the tech version? Claire Kearns argues that even in this era of instant downloads and constant connectivity, there's plenty of pleasure still to be found in a good, solid book.

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Yes, it's true, there are many ways to get our reading material nowadays, but according to a number of sources listed in this Guardian article, some people still prefer the analog to the digital.

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For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees

For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

A report released today by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) finds that 80% of publishers believe subscription ebooks becoming a major part of the publishing business is “inevitable.” The launch last week of Amazon’s subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, would appear to corroborate that finding — but are they?

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Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies: Unlimited subscriptions: Five things you need to know

Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies: Unlimited subscriptions: Five things you need to know | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

One of the worst kept secrets in recent history was finally unveiled last Friday when Amazon announced their Kindle Unlimited program. It has the potential to become yet another terrific service for consumers but many publishers and authors are less than enthusiastic about it.

Here are five important points everyone in publishing should keep in mind when analyzing Kindle Unlimited and the other all-you-can-read subscription services:

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App review: FBReader--Immersive mode and more -

App review: FBReader--Immersive mode and more - | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
A review of FBReader, a nice ereading app for Android which is free and supports KitKat immersive mode.
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