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Some content marketing options - with a bunch of ebook sites

Some content marketing options - with a bunch of ebook sites | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
An infographic with lots of ways to combine content marketing with SEO. Useful for self-publishers and others. Any of them new to you readers?
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Researchers: eBooks Beat Print Books at Helping Small Kids Learn Words

Researchers: eBooks Beat Print Books at Helping Small Kids Learn Words | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Late last week a newly released study added to the debate. A team of researchers at Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute have found that displaying a picture book on an iPad, and combining it with narration, improved small children’s ability to understand the words they are seeing.

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Book Publishing Market Snapshots: Serbia and Malaysia

Book Publishing Market Snapshots: Serbia and Malaysia | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The eclectic Serbian book market may be struggling, but more local writers are coming up; while in Malaysia new publishers are pushing romance and poetry.
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Musicians' memoirs and the 'enhanced' ebook

Musicians' memoirs and the 'enhanced' ebook | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
From Neil Young to Dolly Parton, musicians are offering multimedia 'extras' with their e-memoirs – but are they good value, asks James Bridle
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Mills & Boon announces 'totally new' digital storytelling format

Mills & Boon announces 'totally new' digital storytelling format | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Mills & Boon is claiming to be turning "traditional storytelling … on its head" with the launch of an online story world which stitches together more than 800 pieces of digital content in multiple formats in what it says is a global first.

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Lessons in eBook austerity

Lessons in eBook austerity | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Joanna has worked hard to cut back her ebook spending, and she's reflecting on how it's changed reading and buying for her.
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Lets be Sensible About Screen Time With Toddlers

Lets be Sensible About Screen Time With Toddlers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

iPads and screen time with kids younger than 2 may be just fine according to Dr. Dimitri Christakis from the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development.

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Germany slashes audiobook VAT, pushes for e-books cut

Germany slashes audiobook VAT, pushes for e-books cut | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The German government has cut VAT on audiobooks to 7%, and the rate on e-books might soon follow.

The decision was made by the German coalition government’s executive board on Tuesday (29th April) and means audiobook sellers will be able to charge less for the product now the VAT rate has been slashed from its previous 19%.

 

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Scholastic Launches Children’s Ebook Subscription Service in Schools

Scholastic Launches Children’s Ebook Subscription Service in Schools | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Scholastic Launches New Subscription-Based Digital Reading Programs for Schools Storia® School Edition Offers 2,000 Fiction, Nonfiction
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Digital Minds Conference | Hybrid and Author-Publishers (VIDEO)

Digital Minds Conference | Hybrid and Author-Publishers (VIDEO) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The London Book Fair organisers have made much of the Digital Minds Conference sessions available on their YouTube channel. I've selected one of my highlight sessions on Hybrid and Author-Publishing, featuring Director of Author & Publisher relations at Amazon, Jon Fine, and indie and hybrid best-selling author, Hugh Howey, and Orna Ross, indie author, founder and Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors. The three discuss their experiences of both traditional and self-publishing. - See more at: http://www.theindependentpublishingmagazine.com/2014/04/digital-minds-conference-hybrid-and.html#sthash.PbXOxIcb.dpuf

The London Book Fair organisers have made much of the Digital Minds Conference sessions available on their YouTube channel. I've selected one of my highlight sessions on Hybrid and Author-Publishing, featuring Director of Author & Publisher relations at Amazon, Jon Fine, and indie and hybrid best-selling author, Hugh Howey, and Orna Ross, indie author, founder and Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors. The three discuss their experiences of both traditional and self-publishing.

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Three Trends Among Ebook Readers

Three Trends Among Ebook Readers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

This Wednesday, Digital Book World and The Huffington Post Books are co-hosting an exclusive, specially-priced webcast (just $9.99) to find out what ebook readers are actually reading.

What limited data exists on ebook sales still doesn’t tell you much about what consumers think of the titles they buy after the buy them. So we’re sitting down with editors at three of the top destinations for readers to talk about what they’re reading and make their opinions known. The hour-long webcast will provide a rare qualitative glimpse at some of the readers and reading habits that drive our weekly ebook best-seller list.

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Plea to Big Ebook Retailers: Let Our Data Go!

Plea to Big Ebook Retailers: Let Our Data Go! | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Ebook retailers still keeping crucial data under lock and key, Amazon's record first quarter, Kobo slashes staff, digital publishing enters adolescence and much more.
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Three Tips for Monetizing Your Back-List | Digital Book World

Three Tips for Monetizing Your Back-List | Digital Book World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Back-lists offer a potential “pool of resources…to mined based on movements and trends in [the] mercurial marketplace” of digital publishing. That’s how Ed Nawotka, editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives, put it in his introductory remarks at the “Monetizing the Backlist” conference in New York City yesterday. The trick for publishers — and the focus of the day’s talks and panel discussions — is turning those resources into revenue.

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The NeRD: US Navy’s New Custom eBook Reader

The NeRD: US Navy’s New Custom eBook Reader | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

It looks like the U.S. Navy is going to be getting some new NeRDs onboard ships. The Navy’s General Library Program has announced the NeRD, short for Navy eReader Device.

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5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook

5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The dream of the electronic library dates back to at least the 1950s -- and arguably much earlier! But it wasn't until the 1980s and 90s that our ebook dreams slowly became a high-tech reality.
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Inkling Ebooks to Be Bundled With Wolters Kluwer Health Print Titles

Inkling Ebooks to Be Bundled With Wolters Kluwer Health Print Titles | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

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Wolters Kluwer Health to Bundle Inkling-Powered eBooks with Print Titles Targeting Medical Professionals One of the First Large Publishers to Adopt One-Price Print and Digital Book Bundling for Medical Practice Market

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What is a digital strategy?

What is a digital strategy? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

This year, I was honoured to be asked to be a judge of the Bookseller Industry Awards. It was intimidating, sitting alongside the organiser of the Man Booker Prize and The Bookseller editor Philip Jones, providing my perspective on who was successful in publishing in 2013.

I decided early on that my focus would be on two areas: digital and innovation. Digital because most of my work lies in the areas where technology meets communication and entertainment—particularly in video games. Innovation because I believe that successful businesses are those that figure out how to learn faster, better, cheaper than the competition.

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Impecable y sorprendente la FIL de Buenos Aires

Impecable y sorprendente la FIL de Buenos Aires | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Hace unos días he vuelto de la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. Asistí invitado por la Fundación El Libro (entidad organizadora de la Feria) para intervenir en una mesa sobre la situación de las librerías y al Espacio Tendencias con una ponencia sobre la comercialización en situaciones de crisis. Como es obligado, lo primero es agradecer a la Fundación la invitación y a Gabriela Adamo (directora de la Feria) las atenciones y amabilidad que me han dispensado. Me siento enormemente en deuda con numerosas personas de la organización por sus desvelos para conmigo (Carolina, Szmidt, Jorge Gutiérrez, etc.)

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Arabic E-books: A New Solution or Just a Revolution?

Arabic E-books: A New Solution or Just a Revolution? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The Arabic e-book market remains hampered by difficulties with display technology, piracy and censorship, problems that require new thinking, skills, and tools.
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New Look at the Onyx Boox T68 E-ink Android Tablet - 6.8" Screen, Android 4.0

New Look at the Onyx Boox T68 E-ink Android Tablet - 6.8" Screen, Android 4.0 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

If you thought Kobo was the only one with a 6.8″ ebook reader then you’re in for a shock. Charbax caught up with Onyx a few weeks ago at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair and got us our second look at the Onyx Boox T68.

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Frankfurt Book Fair’s Juergen Boos on Changes for 2015

Frankfurt Book Fair’s Juergen Boos on Changes for 2015 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos discusses how new advancements coming to the Fair in 2015 reflect the shifting publishing and media marketplace.
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The problem with that amazing speed-reading app

The problem with that amazing speed-reading app | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
New research isn't promising for the future of speed-reading apps.
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L’epub, nouveau format pour les revues électroniques. Quelques conséquences pratiques

L’epub, nouveau format pour les revues électroniques. Quelques conséquences pratiques | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Le format epub est présenté aujourd’hui comme la meilleure solution pour l’édition électronique, à la fois en raison de ses caractéristiques techniques (notamment le caractère reflowable / reconfigurable du texte qui n’est pas asservi à un seul type d’écran) mais aussi politiques et institutionnelles. L’epub est en effet un standard ouvert, neutre, qui n’est pas verrouillé, contrairement aux formats propriétaires comme le format mobi utilisé par Amazon. Mais contrairement aux livres, où les formats mobi et epub ont pratiquement complètement détrôné le PDF, les articles de la plupart des revues électroniques scientifiques restent encore aujourd’hui pratiquement uniquement disponibles  en PDF, et souvent (de plus en plus) en html. Rappelons que le principal problème du PDF vient de sa mise en page figée, non reconfigurable en fonction de la taille et de la forme de l’écran. Bien que mis au point par Adobe à l’origine, il n’est pas propriétaire et est devenu un standard.

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European Libraries Flounder in the Digital Age

European Libraries Flounder in the Digital Age | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Libraries in the United States have faced monumental challenges to get publishers to buy into the idea of allowing their digital books to be distributed.
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Selling Back-List Titles? Think Audience and Metadata

Selling Back-List Titles? Think Audience and Metadata | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Old assets can create new income. That’s the lesson Ira Silverberg, strategic advisor on author brands at Open Road Media, reminded the audience this morning
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