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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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The 16-year-old Little House fan whom Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter threatened to sue

The 16-year-old Little House fan whom Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter threatened to sue | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
In late 2014, the South Dakota Historical Society Press published Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pre-Little House memoir, intended for adults, Pioneer Girl.  S ...
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Personal letters revealed!

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Libraries may be contributing to decline in e-book sales

Libraries may be contributing to decline in e-book sales | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
According to Forbes, the global e-book industry generated $8.4 billion in revenue in 2013, compared to $53.9 billion in global print revenue. Greenwich Library uses the Overdrive digital library, implemented by public libraries across the country, to allow users to download library books directly to their e-readers. [...] Overdrive has really improved access and library staff at reference desks are comfortable helping our patrons no matter what device they bring in. According to data from the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales dropped 7.5 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. According to the American Booksellers Association, retail sales at bookstores were up almost every month in 2015 compared to 2014.

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I listen to a lot of library audio books, but I buy my eBooks
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Posthumous books could come with a lot of dollar signs - The Boston Globe

Posthumous books could come with a lot of dollar signs - The Boston Globe | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
It’s been a banner year for authors who are no longer around to celebrate their success. A groaning shelf of recently published works by deceased, brand-name writers, or those filling their literary shoes, shows that when it comes to books, gone does not mean forgotten. Or even unpublishable. Not by a long shot.

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17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores

17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
While we all love wandering the aisles, few of us know what goes on behind the scenes.
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Amazon ranks as the No. 1 most reputable company in the U.S., Apple falls to 187th

Amazon ranks as the No. 1 most reputable company in the U.S., Apple falls to 187th | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The company that sells you just about anything online, and delivers books right to your Kindle, has a better reputation among U.S. consumers than any other company in the world.

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How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon

How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Remember The Shop Around the Corner? The charming children’s bookstore tragically had to close its doors in 1998 after Fox Books -- a big box store with lattés, low prices and unbeatable selection -- ran it out of business.

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New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ebook subscription, Neilsen, Subscriptions Late last month I asked whether consumers were buying fewer books after switching to subscription ebook services like Scribd, Oyster, or Kindle Unlimited,

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Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose

Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?


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A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors?

A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
For close to 10 years, Blurb has been a go-to source of high-production family albums and gift-quality photo books. The San Francisco platform now recommends a "Dream Team" of specialists, in an at...

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AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
AbeBooks' Most Expensive Book Sales from 2014 run the gamut from Marx to Gandhi and more.
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New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader

New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The American Association of Publishers announced today that the US ebook market, or rather the segment tracked by AAP member publishers, saw moderate growth in the first 8 months of 2014. Trade revenues for the 1,209 publishers who submit data to the AAP were up 4.4% so far this year ($4.2 billion to $4.3 billion), …

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Americans still spend just as much on print books as e-books

Americans still spend just as much on print books as e-books | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The gap between what consumers spend on books v. e-books is less than a dollar.

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Who Reads Science Fiction?

Who Reads Science Fiction? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Surveys have become my friend, and provided me with an answer to a very important question: who reads science fiction? (Who reads Science Fiction?


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Young read more books than older generation, research finds

Young read more books than older generation, research finds | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Study of American millenials finds 88% of the under-30s read at least one book a year, compared to 79% of their elders Continue reading...

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Yeah, youth!

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The best thing for books is more power to Amazon

The best thing for books is more power to Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Amazon used to set the prices people paid for ebooks. Almost everyone, even the big publishers, would be better off if they got it back.
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List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color

List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

In a previous post, I mentioned my desire to compile a list of journals and presses that exclusively focus on publishing underrepresented voices, such as women, LGBTQ writers, and writers of color. I’ve finally managed to pull something together that hopefully may prove to be a good starting point and resource for those writers who may wish to find a good home for their writing. Or maybe readers who wish to read more widely or diversely.


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50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers

50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Being an award-winning author will help you reach more readers and sell more self-published books. James Minter lists 50 awards that welcome indie authors.


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The 35 Writers Who Run the Literary Internet

The 35 Writers Who Run the Literary Internet | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

The debate as to whether the Internet is good or bad for literature doesn't seem any closer to resolution now than when it began, years ago, but the fact remains that some people in the literary wo...


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9-Year-Old's 'Little Free Library' Shut Down By City

9-Year-Old's 'Little Free Library' Shut Down By City | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
A 9-year-old Kansas boy is fighting for his right to operate a tiny library from his front yard after city officials deemed it an illegal structure.

Spencer Collins built his "Little Free Library" -- one of 15,000 “take a book, lea...
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What does Amazon want from Hachette? Pretty much everything. » MobyLives

What does Amazon want from Hachette? Pretty much everything.  » MobyLives | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Amazon and Hachette have been squaring off for months now, but with neither company saying much to the press, the details of their dispute have been difficult to discern.

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Amazon-Hachette Battle: Another Turning Point? | Digital Book World

Amazon-Hachette Battle: Another Turning Point? | Digital Book World | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The Amazon-Hachette feud has been on going for over a month. Everyone has an opinion. Most of the press and book industry pundits take Hachette’s side; even

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Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff?

Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the battle between Amazon.com and Hachette; it's been all over the media, and ...
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Breaks down the situation as well as presents the realities.

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Panic vs reality, and potential opportunity.

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A Little Perspective on Amazon's Book Business

A Little Perspective on Amazon's Book Business | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
What would happen to Amazon's revenues if its whole book business disappeared?

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Illuminating

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In the Amazon/Hachette Fight, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble Could Be Winners - Motley Fool

In the Amazon/Hachette Fight, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble Could Be Winners - Motley Fool | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
In the Amazon/Hachette Fight, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble Could Be Winners Motley Fool Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS ) have moved quickly to attempt to capitalize on a dispute between Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and publisher...

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A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry

A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
no-appy-polly-loggies asked: (( hey! so you just rebloged my post about globes - awesome! i'm glad you did! but you also added a link to amazon as a way to promote the purchase of the book. while i'm...
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it can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


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It can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


Does Amazon offend you? Do the stories affect your book and other purchases?

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