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Amazon vs. Hachette: The Battle for the Future of Publishing - Fair Observer

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Amazon vs. Hachette: The Battle for the Future of Publishing
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Traditional publishers must play to their strengths as they fight against major booksellers such as Amazon. Amazon.com is getting a very public thrashing these days.
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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Digital Publishing Innovation Summit NY - TechnologyAdvice

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Digital Publishing Innovation Summit NY - TechnologyAdvice | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
We’re giving two lucky winners a ticket to The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit NY (worth $1,495.00 each). This is the most exclusive gathering of business executives leading digital publishing initiatives.
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4 Observations On Publishing From Anna Rafferty In Stockholm

4 Observations On Publishing From Anna Rafferty In Stockholm | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
On the eve of Stockholm's The Next Chapter publishing conference, the former chief of the UK's Penguin Books Digital spoke of the "inherent decency" of the industry; the message of video's prevalen...
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Ebooks And The Long Tail: It's Still All About Blockbusters - Forbes

Ebooks And The Long Tail: It's Still All About Blockbusters - Forbes | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Ebooks And The Long Tail: It's Still All About Blockbusters Forbes One of the many promises of digital distribution is that everything can be found, nothing goes out of stock and, therefore, the so-called “Long Tail” can grow, thrive and become a...
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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it)

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.
So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →

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 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it – decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do – such as coincidentally… Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.

So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis?

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Why Media Companies Are Competing On Their Content Technology Platforms

Why Media Companies Are Competing On Their Content Technology Platforms | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
As the economies of scale continue to erode in the news business, large companies are struggling to maintain the business structures that were fundamental to winning in an earlier era.
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Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, now offers more than 500,000 titles

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, now offers more than 500,000 titles | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Oyster, an iPhone and iPad app that gives users unlimited access to its catalog of e-books for $9.95 per month, announced that it now has more than 500,000 titles available on its service.
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Will The New Amazon Fire Phone Move The Needle On Ebooks? - Forbes

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Samsung had plans to launch an ebook business but quickly abandoned them after less than a year.
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A better deal for authors from a digital publisher? Yes, actually

A better deal for authors from a digital publisher? Yes, actually | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
At digital publisher 0s & 1s, 80% of profit goes straight to the writer – much more than traditional print or Amazon, writes James Bridle (A better deal for authors from a digital publisher?
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Macmillan Buys into the eBook Subscription Model via Skoobe

Macmillan Buys into the eBook Subscription Model via Skoobe | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Christian Damke, the founder of Skoobe mentioned “Skoobe aims to enlarge the market for major publishers by offering easy ebook access to price-sensitive readers who don't necessarily want to own the books.
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Scribd, Rooster try to enhance e-book publishing

Scribd, Rooster try to enhance e-book publishing | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
The film was based on her book "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles," so Lee wanted to see if the movie boosted sales of the 2008 best-seller.
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Four Ways Publishers Can Diversify Sales Channels, Become Less Reliant on ... - Digital Book World

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Amazon Feud With Publishers to Escalate as Contracts End - Bloomberg

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2 Important Things to Know about LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform

2 Important Things to Know about LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Back in February, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform, giving 25,000 members the ability to post original, long-form content and share it with their professional networks. The social media cha…

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Navigating the New Publishing World - New York Times

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As a traditionally published author for more than 30 years — with more than 100 books from major publishers — I saw e-publishing as a new opportunity for me.
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Oyster, the Netflix of E-Books, Is Expanding - Top Tech News

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The New York City startup has often been described as the Netflix or Spotify of e-books.
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Amazon wants to create a worldwide digital newspaper | What's New in Publishing

Amazon wants to create a worldwide digital newspaper | What's New in Publishing | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, wants to create a worldwide digital newspaper that readers can access on their Kindles.That is what Bezos has indicated to reporters and editors at the Post, according to Columbia (Amazon...
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The digital future of the book could be anything - Telegraph.co.uk

The digital future of the book could be anything - Telegraph.co.uk | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
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“Publishing and bookselling have been seen as a closed shop for far too long.
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Enough Already: Fire Phone And Amazon's Foolish Quest To Make The ... - Forbes

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15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Digital Publishing

15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Digital Publishing | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
From Aug '12 to Feb '13, there was a 200% average growth in readers of digital publishing apps. http://t.co/ioZOjwwP9m @cmo_com
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Apple discounts Hachette ebooks involved in Amazon row - The Guardian

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Apple has discounted and promoted a group of books from publisher Hachette Book, which is currently in dispute with Amazon over ebook pricing.
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Mobile blogging options for storytelling on the go - Boston Globe (blog)

Mobile blogging options for storytelling on the go Boston Globe (blog) Blogsy (right) feels more full-featured than the WordPress app, and writing with it is more like the kind of what-you-see-is-what-you-get experience of typing into a desktop...
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Read to me, Kindle: Audible integration now works inside your e-book

Read to me, Kindle: Audible integration now works inside your e-book | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Amazon is integrating its e-book and audiobook offerings so that users can easily switch between reading a book and listening to it. Amazon's Whispersync for Voice service, which offers “audio upgrades” for books purchased ...
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Native Advertising Content: What’s the Latest?

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Digiday recently took a look at the state of native advertising through the lens of five data sets. (Native Advertising Content: What’s the Latest?: Digiday recently took a look at the state of native advertisin...
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How Book Publishers Could Have Averted the Latest Amazon Power Grab

How Book Publishers Could Have Averted the Latest Amazon Power Grab | Publishing Initiative | Scoop.it
Amazon is digging in for a lengthy fight with one of the Big Five publishers, Hachette, and flexing its extraordinary market muscle while the two companies negotiate a new contract.
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