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What digital readers mean for business

What digital readers mean for business | The business of books | Scoop.it

First of all, note the evolving language: the term online readers is now passé as it morphed into digital readers. The shift reflects two trends: a broader range of device types and, in news consumption, the spectacular rise of mobility. Today, we'll focus on a recent set of surveys that quantify these trends. And we'll take a look at their impact on business models and strategies.

The first survey was released last week in Paris by Havas Media, a major European advertising player with a 25% market share in France. Last May, the polling company CSA surveyed a panel of 600 people reading 20 major French publications: national dailies and weeklies. Because the French rate of ownership for digital devices is comparable to what happens in other markets, the survey's findings can be safely extrapolated outside of France.

Here are the key findings: [...]

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Google To Digitize 250,000 British Library Books

Google To Digitize 250,000 British Library Books | The business of books | Scoop.it
Google is working to digitize some 250,000 out-of-copyright volumes from the vast holdings of the British Library.
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The Writers' League of Texas Agents Conference

The weekend of June 10-12 about 300 writers, agents, editors, consultants and others with an interest in the book industry gathered at the Writers' League of Texas Agents Conference at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Austin.
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Usability study finds many iPad apps still need to work on their UI

Usability study finds many iPad apps still need to work on their UI | The business of books | Scoop.it
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Unbound | books are now in your hands

Unbound | books are now in your hands | The business of books | Scoop.it
Unbound is a new way of bringing authors and readers together. We believe both deserve a greater say in which books get published.
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The Atlantic Launches Twitter-Based Book Club

The Atlantic Launches Twitter-Based Book Club | The business of books | Scoop.it
The Atlantic announced the first selection for 1book140, an online book club that will span the publication's presences on Facebook and Twitter, as well its website.
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Sign up for two important (and free) TOC webcasts - O'Reilly Radar

Sign up for two important (and free) TOC webcasts - O'Reilly Radar | The business of books | Scoop.it
A handful of publishing startups will show off their products on May 31, and Kobo's Michael Tamblyn looks at what ereader customers really want on June 2. Registration for both webcasts is free.
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Earn a Little Extra Money Lending Your E-Books Via Lendle

Earn a Little Extra Money Lending Your E-Books Via Lendle | The business of books | Scoop.it
Kindle e-book lending service Lendle has added an interesting new feature to its service today: the ability for users to earn a little money when they lend their e-books via the site.
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LinkedIn Groups for eBook Authors, Publishers & Readers - eBookNewser

LinkedIn Groups for eBook Authors, Publishers & Readers - eBookNewser | The business of books | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Groups for eBook Authors, Publishers & Readers...
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Writer Beware™ Blogs!: Literary Agencies as Publishers: An Accelerating Trend

Writer Beware™ Blogs!: Literary Agencies as Publishers: An Accelerating Trend | The business of books | Scoop.it
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The New Faces of Digital Readers

The New Faces of Digital Readers | The business of books | Scoop.it
First of all, note the evolving language: the term Online Readers is now passé as it morphed into Digital Rea...
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7 Platforms Changing the Future of Publishing

7 Platforms Changing the Future of Publishing | The business of books | Scoop.it
Cutting out the middleman, or what the Nobel Peace Prize has to do with harnessing the potential of tablets.
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Barnes and Noble Simple Touch Nook Review: The E-Reader You Want

Barnes and Noble Simple Touch Nook Review: The E-Reader You Want | The business of books | Scoop.it
Barnes and Noble's Simple Touch Nook is not a reinvention of the e-reader in any way. It's a refinement, and a very good one at that.
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What If Everyone on Twitter Read the Same Book?

What If Everyone on Twitter Read the Same Book? | The business of books | Scoop.it
Social activity around books used to be limited to Oprah-style book clubs, but Jeff Howe -- the author and journalism professor who coined the term "crowdsourcing" -- wants to take that concept into the future by using Twitter to create the world's...
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There Are No Rules - 6 Key Components of an Online Author Platform

There Are No Rules - 6 Key Components of an Online Author Platform | The business of books | Scoop.it
Dasblog tool. Welcome to my Blog. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions.
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There Are No Rules - 3 Publishing Trends Writers Must Stay On Top Of

There Are No Rules - 3 Publishing Trends Writers Must Stay On Top Of | The business of books | Scoop.it
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Digital Reading: To Do Digital Books Right, Writers Will Learn to Talk Tech | Digital Book World

Digital Reading: To Do Digital Books Right, Writers Will Learn to Talk Tech | Digital Book World | The business of books | Scoop.it
Writer and digital book producer Peter Meyers gives insight into how digital reading is changing writing and how authors and technologists can meet in the middle.
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A Rejection Is a Rejection

A Rejection Is a Rejection | The business of books | Scoop.it
If you're curious about what goes on inside the submission process of publishing, here are 8 edited examples of the rejection notes I got, through my agent, for 25,000 words of a memoir.
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