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Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015

Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015 | eBooky things | Scoop.it
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On Reading for an Agency

Before I began my editorial job, I read manuscripts for a literary agency. I read literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir, women’s fiction, psychological thriller, young adult, and work that defied classification.
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The Agent/Author Relationship: The Push Me - Pull You Of Publishing

The Agent/Author Relationship: The Push Me - Pull You Of Publishing | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The most important role of an agent is to be honest, even when you don't like that they're not on board with your most recent idea. That's when you trust their experience and their role within the publishing community and just let it go or chat about...
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Wattpad Launches App for Erotic Fiction ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Wattpad Launches App for Erotic Fiction ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Wattpad Launches App for Erotic Fiction ipad app, iPhone app, Wattpad Wattpad is heating things up this week with the launch of After Dark, a new free iOS app which offers an adult reading experience curated for fans of roman
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Between e-books and Amazon, how do authors get paid?

Between e-books and Amazon, how do authors get paid? | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Last week, Canada's biggest authors penned a strongly-worded letter to the country's biggest library. Writers like Margaret Atwood and Vincent Lam were rattling their pens in protest over a policy that allowed the library system in Toronto to purchase used copies…
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Barnes & Noble Splits off Education Division to Form Standalone Company | Digital Book World

Barnes & Noble Splits off Education Division to Form Standalone Company | Digital Book World | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The bookseller takes steps to create a separate education company from its college division, splitting it from from Barnes & Noble Retail and Nook.
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'Cooked' subscription site comes to UK | The Bookseller

'Cooked' subscription site comes to UK | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
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Internship Lawsuits Come to Book Publishing, Against Simon & Schuster - Publishers Lunch

The spate of lawsuits against entertainment and media companies alleging unfair labor practices with respect to interns paid less than minimum wage has arrived in book publishing: The same law firms that recently filed suit against CBS (among others) brought a new suit against the company's publishing division Simon &…
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Pigeonhole.com Offers Subscriptions for Serialized Ebooks

Pigeonhole.com Offers Subscriptions for Serialized Ebooks | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Pigeonhole.com, a young UK publisher, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.
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Emma Barnes: Responsibility, Authority, Capability | The Bookseller

Emma Barnes: Responsibility, Authority, Capability | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
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German Publisher Buys eBookstore, Plans Flat-Rate eBook Service

German Publisher Buys eBookstore, Plans Flat-Rate eBook Service | eBooky things | Scoop.it
There are many publishers who sell direct, but Bastei Lübbe is going where few have dared tread. The German publisher told Handelsblatt on Tuesday that it plans to launch an ebook subscription service next year.
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Un 23% de los libros que se publican en España ya son eBooks

Un 23% de los libros que se publican en España ya son eBooks | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Hoy mismo hemos conocido los últimos datos facilitados por la Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE) sobre el mercado del libro literario en España.
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Amazon Publishing Expands Into France, Spain ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Amazon Publishing Expands Into France, Spain ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Amazon Publishing Expands Into France, Spain Amazon, France, Publishing Amazon's modest publishing empire has outposts in the US, UK, and Germany - and soon France and Spain. Actualitte reported on Tuesday that Amazon is now tu
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Spanish start-up Interview: SeeBook

SeeBook is a new publishing start-up that enables e-books to be sold in brick-and-mortar stores, given away as gifts or signed by the author.
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In Germany: Ebooks Less Than 10% of Market, Tolino Grows

In Germany: Ebooks Less Than 10% of Market, Tolino Grows | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Ronald Schild Germany's MVB discusses developments in German ebook sales — with still just a single-digit marketshare — and the Tolino ebook platform.
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Jay Carney to Amazon

Jay Carney to Amazon | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook will report: “Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Amazon on Monday as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs. The new position brings the e-commerce giant’s worldwide public relations and public policy shops into one department under Carney. He’ll split his time between...
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HMH Trade Ended 2014 with a Loss

HMH Trade Ended 2014 with a Loss | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division sales fell 4% in 2014 and it had a $2.9 million net loss in 2014 compared to net income of $6.5 million in 2013.
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How Authors Can Build Content Communities | Digital Book World

How Authors Can Build Content Communities | Digital Book World | eBooky things | Scoop.it
There's an enormous amount of digital content that doesn't make it into finished ebooks, which authors can repurpose to build reader communities.
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Wattpad Offers A Dedicated Sexy Stories App To Ride The ’50 Shades’ Wave

Wattpad Offers A Dedicated Sexy Stories App To Ride The ’50 Shades’ Wave | eBooky things | Scoop.it
 If you like your erotica like you like your restaurant recommendations, i.e., crowdsourced and free, then Wattpad has an app for you: It’s called After Dark, and it’s a free app that curates content from Wattpad’s social network for readers and...
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The How and Why of Inbound Book Marketing | Digital Book World

The How and Why of Inbound Book Marketing | Digital Book World | eBooky things | Scoop.it
How inbound marketing can create strong, sustained relationships between book publishers and readers that discoverability efforts can't on their own.
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Lerner Publishing Group Acquires Egmont USA List - Publishers Lunch

What seemed like a premature announcement from Egmont that it was closing its US office at the end of January after giving their "attempts to sell" the unit only four months now has further clarity. Lerner Publishing has acquired Egmont USA's list of nearly 100 titles, and will fold those…
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Compete with Amazon by Designing a Better Online Store

Compete with Amazon by Designing a Better Online Store | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Amazon already has your customer in their store. Your customer is already browsing their aisles. Amazon will beat you, not because they have a better store than you, but because they have a bigger store than you. They sell enough things to already have your customer’s attention. It doesn’t matter if they came in to buy socks, if they’re at all likely to buy your thing, Amazon will have an easier time selling it to them because they are already there. So what do we do? Give up? Not just yet...
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'Cooked' subscription site comes to UK | The Bookseller

'Cooked' subscription site comes to UK | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
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Ebooks to top $4 billion sales in the US in 2015, says new study

Ebooks to top $4 billion sales in the US in 2015, says new study | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The inexorable rise of smartphones will pushed the valuation of the ebook business to $4 billion in the US alone in 2015, according to a new study by the market research company eMarketer.
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The First Books From Amazon’s Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Arrive March 3

The First Books From Amazon’s Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Arrive March 3 | eBooky things | Scoop.it
 Amazon has been using reader feedback to find and publish new titles via Kindle Press, using the Kindle Scout program it introduced back in October of last year.
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Alternative paths to publishing proliferate but the path for authors most likely to be lucrative is still the oldest one - The Shatzkin Files

The Guardian reports that Big Five British publishers are aggressively courting authors to come directly to them rather than through agents. The specifics cited make this sound more like “toes in the water” than “a change in the value chain”. The Tinder Press division of Hachette is holding an “open submissions fortnight”. The editorial director …
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