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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle's Full Remarks

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle's Full Remarks | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The head of Penguin Random House explains his belief that the global book business is doing better today than at any point in the last 50 years.
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Frankfurt CEO Talk: Defending Freedom to Publish and Role of Publishers - Publishing Perspectives

Frankfurt CEO Talk: Defending Freedom to Publish and Role of Publishers - Publishing Perspectives | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Defending freedom to publish, Frankfurt's CEO Talk featured Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy and Albin Michel VP Guillaume Dervieux.
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Future of StoryTelling | Reinventing the way stories are told

Future of StoryTelling | Reinventing the way stories are told | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Reinventing the way stories are told
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Accordo tra Gruppo Feltrinelli e Messaggerie per dar vita al polo italiano dell'ecommerce editoriale

Accordo tra Gruppo Feltrinelli e Messaggerie per dar vita al polo italiano dell'ecommerce editoriale | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Gruppo Feltrinelli e Messaggerie Italiane hanno sottoscritto un accordo per la costituzione di una joint venture - I dettagli
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Pearson completes sale of 22% stake in PRH to Bertelsmann | The Bookseller

Pearson completes sale of 22% stake in PRH to Bertelsmann | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Pearson has completed the sale of a 22% stake in Penguin Random House (PRH) to its co-shareholder Bertelsmann.
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Goodreads Marks 10 Years of Supporting Books

Goodreads Marks 10 Years of Supporting Books | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Ten years after its founding and four after its acquisition by Amazon, the online social reading, marketing, and book discovery site has grown into one of the most influential bookish communities on the web.
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Canada's Entertainment One Is Wattpad's Newest Content Partner

Canada's Entertainment One Is Wattpad's Newest Content Partner | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The latest in Wattpad's expanding array of content partnerships brings it together with eOne, a film and television production company in Toronto.
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Un diseñador transforma palabras árabes en ilustraciones de sus significados literales - Cultura Inquieta

Un diseñador transforma palabras árabes en ilustraciones de sus significados literales - Cultura Inquieta | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Un diseñador transforma palabras árabes en ilustraciones de sus significados literales
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What is Blockchain and will it impact the publishing community?

What is Blockchain and will it impact the publishing community? | eBooky things | Scoop.it
    LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING by Tom Cox Development Director at IPR license Blockchain is being touted as the next internet, a technology with the power to radically transform every aspect of our lives but as yet its real world applications have been limited to a few areas, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are…
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This is Your Cookbook launches new range of personal, customisable cookbooks amid personalised product boom | The Quarto Group

This is Your Cookbook launches new range of personal, customisable cookbooks amid personalised product boom | The Quarto Group | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Find articles about what's happening at Quarto, newly released books, awards our books have been presented, shortlisted titles, company acquisitions and author bios.
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Barnes and Noble is going to open more bookstores

Barnes and Noble is going to open more bookstores | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Barnes and Noble has experienced a 6.6% first quarter sales decline over the same period in fiscal 2017 and the bookseller wants to open up more retail stores in 2018. Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros said "We are reviewing our entire portfolio in identifying opportunities to open new stores in new markets," he said. Parneros added that the chain is considering how "to relocate stores as their leases expire, instead of simply vacating markets." The goal, he continued, "is to position the company for net store expansion." Barnes and Noble has been closing more stores than it has been opening. They currently operate 632 outlets. Parneros said that, with the leases of about 130 stores set to expire annually over the next few years, B&N has an opportunity for either "renewing or relocating" stores. "In the past couple of years, we have closed some stores in markets we like very much," Parneros explained. "So we've got our eyes on those markets. There are also some very attractive targets where we don't have stores." Amazon is steadily opening up more retail locations in the last two years and Barnes and Noble will have to redouble their efforts to prevent a further erosion of their bookselling business. It is an upwards battle because B&N admitted that they are getting out of the technology business and will not be making anymore hardware in the future. In the last quarter they generated 29.5 million dollars from ebook and ereader sales, which is profitable. B&N admitted they do not have the company culture to make technology work for them. This gives Amazon an obvious advantage because they have Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Echo products in all of their brick and mortar locations. [adrotate banner="6"]
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7 Ways To Create Buzz For Your Book - Digital Book World

7 Ways To Create Buzz For Your Book - Digital Book World | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Who is the best ambassador for your book? The author! Author Diana Forbes shares 7 ways she creates buzz for her title—will her techniques work for you?
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E-Book Revenue Increased for the First Time in Two Years

E-Book Revenue Increased for the First Time in Two Years | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Monthly ebook revenue increased for the first time in two years. Revenues for book publishers were up by $50.7 million (4.6%) in May 2017 over May 2016. Downloaded audio had another strong month, up 43.4% in May 2017 vs. May 2016 and 32.5% from Jan. - May 2017 vs. the same five months in 2016. Revenue for print books was also up this May, with growth in hardback, paperback, mass market and board books. Year-to-date, hardback and board books had revenue gains. While eBooks saw growth in May, the overall format remains down year-to-date. [showhide type='pressrelease'] Washington, DC; Sept. 28, 2017 – eBook revenues for trade book publishers were up 2.4% in May 2017. The growth was attributed to increased eBook sales for Adult Books, up 3.4% over May 2016. This is the first monthly increase over prior year sales since March 2015, according to the StatShot Monthly report from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The increase in eBook sales was one element of a growth month for book publishers. Revenues for book publishers were up by $50.7 million (4.6%) in May 2017 over May 2016. Revenues from Jan. – May 2017 were $4.25 billion, gaining $175.7 million (4.3%) compared to the same timeframe in 2016. With the exception of Professional Books, all reported categories saw sales increases for the month. The categories with the greatest growth in May were Childrens & Young Adult Books (11.8%) and University Presses (7.3%). With these and other gains, no categories are reporting revenue loss year-to-date. StatShot tracks publisher revenue on a monthly basis for about 1,200 publishers of trade (fiction/non-fiction/religious), PreK-12 instructional materials, higher education course materials, university presses and professional books. Trade Books Revenue for Trade Books was up 5.0% in May 2017 compared to last May, with gains in Adult Books, Childrens/YA Books and Religious Presses. For the year-to-date vs the same time in 2016, revenues for trade books increased by $36 million (1.4%) to reach $2.64 billion. Total Trade Net Revenue by Category (in millions)* Jan. - May 2017 Jan. - May 2016 Percent Change Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction $1,806.9 $1,778.0 +1.6% Children's/YA $670.5 $670.2 0.0% Religious Presses $165.5 $159.0 +4.1% Total Trade $2,642.9 $2,607.2 +1.4% Trade Book Formats Downloaded audio had another strong month, up 43.4% in May 2017 vs. May 2016 and 32.5% from Jan. - May 2017 vs. the same five months in 2016. Revenue for print books was also up this May, with growth in hardback, paperback, mass market and board books. Year-to-date, hardback and board books had revenue gains. While eBooks saw growth in May, the overall format remains down year-to-date. Total Trade Net Revenue by Format (in millions)* Jan. - May 2017 Jan. - May 2016 Percent Change eBooks $466.1 $482.1 -3.3% Hardback $901.9 $845.1 +6.7% Paperback & Mass Market $1,008.3 $1,049.7 -3.9% Downloaded Audio $129.9 $98.1 +32.5% Other (physical audio, board book) $136.7 $132.3 +3.3% Education and Scholarly Publishing Higher Education and PreK-12 publishers saw revenue growth during May, up 3.1% and 5.5% respectively compared to the prior year. Revenue in both categories was also up year-to-date, growing 22.6% and 1.8% respectively. Professional Books was the only category to see a decline in May, down 1.9% compared to May 2016. However, year-to-date revenues remain up by 2.7%. University Press revenues were up 0.9% compared to the first five months of 2016. Note: * All figures represent publishers' net revenue from all distribution channels (these are not retailer/consumer sales figures). Media Contact For additional figures not listed here that might be included, contact Marisa Bluestone / {202} 220-4558 About AAP The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents more than 300 book and journal publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy. Find us online at www.newsroom.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish. [/showhide]
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Download: Friday's Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 Show Daily - Publishing Perspectives

Dan Brown, Salman Rushdie, Mathias Enard: VIP writers made steady appearances at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 amid discussions of books and world affairs.
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Download: Thursday's Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 Show Daily - Publishing Perspectives

Download: Thursday's Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 Show Daily - Publishing Perspectives | eBooky things | Scoop.it
From big authors and CEOs to newcomers, the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair kicked off with literary discussions and talks on the future of publishing.
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Interview with a VR Executive: Brian Seth Hurst | Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2017

Interview with a VR Executive: Brian Seth Hurst | Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2017 | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Brian Seth Hurst is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at StoryTech Immersive and will be sharing his insights on partnerships with Technicolor at VRS 2017
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Blockchain and Potential Implications for Book Publishing

Blockchain and Potential Implications for Book Publishing | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin has the potential to transform many other industries. In publishing, it could impact sales, rights, contracts, and more.
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'I Didn't Believe It': Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

'I Didn't Believe It': Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Surprise–for Kazuo Ishiguro and industry–mixes with reassurance as the Swedish Academy returns to more traditional interpretations of the literature Nobel.
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Diez consejos para ser muy infeliz - Cultura Inquieta

Diez consejos para ser muy infeliz - Cultura Inquieta | eBooky things | Scoop.it
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Baker & Taylor Launches Publisher Services Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor Launches Publisher Services Business. -- New Unit to Provide Sales, Distribution
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Distribution Expansion: Germany's Bookwire Acquires Brazil's DLD

Distribution Expansion: Germany's Bookwire Acquires Brazil's DLD | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Making good on its plans for Latin American expansion, ebook distributor Bookwire buys Brazil's Distribuidora de Livros Digitals, DLD.
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Audiolibros en español - Dosdoce.com

Audiolibros en español - Dosdoce.com | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Aumenta la oferta de audiolibros en español en un 33% en los últimos 12 meses
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Penguin Random House Canada Launches Internal Audiobook Program

Penguin Random House Canada Launches Internal Audiobook Program | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House Canada has launched their own internal audiobook unit to produce a number of new titles. Seventeen PRHC titles, including 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominees Gary Barwin's Yiddish for Pirates and Mona Awad's Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, are now available on Audible Canada and Kobo Audiobooks. Penguin Random House Canada's first set of audiobooks were produced in 10 studios across Canada, but the publisher has been building their own in-house recording space and it will open in November. "We'll still be working with private studios across the country when we need to record authors in their hometowns, or find local actors who are perfect for a book, and given our level of production, we'll still be recording books with partner studios in Toronto," said producer Ann Jansen who joined PRH from CBC Books. According to Jansen, by the end of 2017, Penguin Random House Canada will have produced over 60 audiobook titles. "Recordings done here in Canada will make up about half of our audiobooks list each year. In addition, there are titles for which we have audio distribution rights in Canada or North America, produced by our international colleagues at Penguin Random House, along with a few other audio publishers," says Jansen. "In those cases, we buy the recording masters for sale in Canada. And we're also selling some of our masters to publishers with rights in other countries. It's a joint effort." Canada is a critical market for audiobook companies. Audible launched a Canadian service a few weeks ago with 100 new titles from Canadian authors in English and French. The company also has a French version of their main homepage and has earmarked $12 million CAD over the next three years to invest in Canadian writers and new voices. Kobo is also focusing on Canada with the launch of their subscription based audiobook store. [adrotate banner="6"]
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María Fasce, nueva editora de Lumen

Sustiuye a Silvia Querini y ha desempeñado cargos de responsabilidad en la dirección de Alfaguara desde hace 10 años
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How eBooks Can Save Banned Books

How eBooks Can Save Banned Books | eBooky things | Scoop.it
It's Banned Books Week, a popular celebration for rebel readers put on by the American Library Association. For thirty-five years, the ALA has encouraged readers to explore the list of books that have been banned or challenged in schools, libraries, and even retail sales in order to exercise their right to read. Unfortunately, in this climate of political angsts and "keyboard commandos," the list of banned and challenged books is growing, not due to their content but due to public outcry over the author. A highlights two series in particular that have faced public backlash that led to removal from the shelves. Bill Cosby's Little Bill books, arguably a delightful, entertaining, and educational series, have been removed in some places due to the allegations of sexual assault against the author; that's obviously reason for individual consumers to not purchase future books if they feel compelled to vote with their wallets, but not a reason for a library to remove books that it has already used its limited budget to purchase. JK Rowling has also faced criticism of her works and calls for her books to be removed (or even burned) due to her outspoken stance against Donald Trump. Again, consumers may choose to not support her if they are not aligned with her politics, but that should have no bearing on a school or library opting to provide quality, non-US politically motivated content for students to read. One innovation that has made banned books more accessible is obviously the ebook. While the point of Banned Books Week is for patrons across the US to proudly demonstrate their support for intellectual freedom, that's a right that not every reader across the globe gets to enjoy. In places where consuming banned content is actually a punishable offense, ebooks are the ideal way to continue to spread new ideas and controversial topics with less risk of ramifications. [adrotate banner="6"]
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