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'Lean In,' 'Gone Girl' NYPL's most checked-out books in 2013

'Lean In,' 'Gone Girl' NYPL's most checked-out books in 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” the book that started a movement, was the most frequently checked-out nonfiction book in 2013 by patrons of the New York Public Library.
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Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-Book Program

Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-Book Program | Acquiring | Scoop.it
After entering the library e-book market last April with a pilot, Simon & Schuster is expanding its program to more libraries, and adding OverDrive as a vendor.
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The New Year for Ebooks

The New Year for Ebooks | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Ahh, 2014 has finally arrived. A lot of people got really excited when it began, so they must know something I don’t about how exciting the year is going to be.
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Best Ebook Publishers in 2013 — Hachette, Penguin Random House on Top of Publisher Power Rankings

Best Ebook Publishers in 2013 — Hachette, Penguin Random House on Top of Publisher Power Rankings | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Making a best-seller list even once is a great feat for any publisher or author, considering the ever-growing number of choices readers have and the growing competition for their attention.
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Shebooks Is New Digital Publisher With Ebooks for Women

Shebooks Is New Digital Publisher With Ebooks for Women | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release]
Shebooks, New Women’s E-Book Publisher, Launches
Shebooks, short e-books by and for women, bridges the gap between magazines and books with carefully selected e-singles designed for women’s busy lives
NEW YORK, Jan.
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Discoverability, Not Discovery, Is Publishing’s Next Big Challenge

Discoverability, Not Discovery, Is Publishing’s Next Big Challenge | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Discovery has been and continues to be a regular buzzword at publishing conferences. Sadly, we saw no breakthroughs in 2013. Instead we saw the acquisition of Goodreads by Amazon and the very sad demise of Small Demons.
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9.7 million PS4 games sold so far, PS Plus subscriptions up 90 percent

9.7 million PS4 games sold so far, PS Plus subscriptions up 90 percent | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Apple’s Latest Tablet, iPad Air

Apple’s Latest Tablet, iPad Air | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Apple Announces iPad Air—Dramatically Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful iPad iPad mini Features Stunning Retina Display & 64-bit Apple-designed A7 Chip SAN FRANCISCO—October 22, 2013—Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest...
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Big Publishers Push Indie Authors Off Best-Seller List

Big Publishers Push Indie Authors Off Best-Seller List | Acquiring | Scoop.it
For the second week in a row, not a single self-published title made it on to the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. Not surprisingly, the average price of a best-selling ebook ticked up as well.
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Spending Too Much on Ebook Copies of Fifty Shades? Libraries Respond

Spending Too Much on Ebook Copies of Fifty Shades? Libraries Respond | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Digital Book World reported that a library system in Ohio spent nearly $24,000 on ebook copies of Fifty Shades of Grey (Libraries and Ebooks: Spending Big on Fifty Shades of Grey).
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OverDrive to provide digital content to Chinese libraries and retailers

OverDrive to provide digital content to Chinese libraries and retailers | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Recently OverDrive CEO Steve Potash was in Asia for a number of events including the IFLA annual conference as well as the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF).
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HarperCollins: Getting Back to Square One

HarperCollins: Getting Back to Square One | Acquiring | Scoop.it
In fiscal year 2013, HarperCollins saw significant revenue and profit gains versus a year ago.
 
The company brought in $1.369 billion in revenue and $142 million of EBITDA (a common measure of corporate profit).
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Simon & Schuster Launches Pilot to Sell Ebooks Into Classrooms

Simon & Schuster Launches Pilot to Sell Ebooks Into Classrooms | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Simon & Schuster joins Hachette and Random House in going after the elementary, middle and high-school ebook market.
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Harlequin to publish Orange Is the New Black actress’s memoir

Harlequin to publish Orange Is the New Black actress’s memoir | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Harlequin has signed a six-figure deal with Laverne Cox, LGBT activist and star on the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Cox, a transgender actress who plays an inmate named Sylvia, was approached by Harlequin to write her memoir.
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E-Reading Expansion Continues

E-Reading Expansion Continues | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Amidst flattening ebook sales at publishers, more Americans are reading ebooks than ever before, according to new data from the Pew Internet & American Life project.
Some 28% of Americans are now reading ebooks, up from 23% a year ago.
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Top Ten Ebook and Digital Book Publishing Stories of 2013

Top Ten Ebook and Digital Book Publishing Stories of 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Before we officially move on to 2014, let’s take stock in the year that was.
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A New Year’s Vision of the Future of Libraries as Ebookstores

A New Year’s Vision of the Future of Libraries as Ebookstores | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Could this library be a vibrant local ebookstore?
As the New Year approaches, I have a vision of the future that brings bookstores to every town and invigorates libraries. In this vision, libraries of the future are our local bookstores.
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Books to Movies, a look back at 2013

Books to Movies, a look back at 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
I’ve noticed a theme in Hollywood lately, and it’s an interesting one.
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Zola Acquires Bookish for Technology Staff and Recommendation Engine

Zola Acquires Bookish for Technology Staff and Recommendation Engine | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Start-up ebook retailer Zola has acquired start-up book retailer Bookish in a cash deal that closed today and will see roughly half of Bookish staffers absorbed into Zola, along with the site’s touted recommendation engine.
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How publishers should learn to stop worrying and love library ebook lending

How publishers should learn to stop worrying and love library ebook lending | Acquiring | Scoop.it
How publishers should learn to stop worrying and love library ebook lending
My latest Locus column, Libraries and E-books, talks about the raw deal that libraries are currently getting from the big...
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Link courtesy of Adam Masson, Circulation Services, Saint John Free Public Library.

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Macmillan adds over 9,000 titles to OverDrive Marketplace

Macmillan adds over 9,000 titles to OverDrive Marketplace | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Macmillan has added 9,300 eBook titles to their existing offerings available for library lending in OverDrive Marketplace.
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BISG releases revision to Field Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books, Available as a Free Download

BISG has released a revision of its popular Best Practices publication, Field Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books, authored by the BISG Content Structure Committee and edited by Dave Cramer of Hachette Book Group.
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Scribd, HarperCollins try out Netflix model for e-books

Scribd, HarperCollins try out Netflix model for e-books | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix's success story as it sets out to create the world's largest subscription service for digital books.
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3M Parnters With Library Vendor Innovative Interfaces

3M Parnters With Library Vendor Innovative Interfaces | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] 3M Cloud Library and Innovative Interfaces Now Offer Integration of eBook Lending Service with Encore —- New Discovery Option Live and Available Now 3M Library Systems and Innovative Interfaces have completed integration of 3M Cloud...
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Bonnier Launches Adlibris Mondo Ebook Store and Library in Sweden

Bonnier Launches Adlibris Mondo Ebook Store and Library in Sweden | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Adlibris, a leading ebook store in Sweden, has added a library or locker-like functionality for its users called Mondo.
Anyone with an Adlibris account has access to Mondo, where they can store audiobooks and ebooks.
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