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Monetizing Serialized Fiction | Lindsay Buroker

Monetizing Serialized Fiction | Lindsay Buroker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
E-publishing is making ways of sharing stories feasible that weren't when physical books were the only option for self-publishers.
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Cat Person is 'mundane', Austen is 'dross': why do so many men hate female writing?

Cat Person is 'mundane', Austen is 'dross': why do so many men hate female writing? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Giles Coren hates Jane Austen so much he’s made a TV show about it, and men are tweeting their disdain for Kristen Roupenian’s New Yorker short story. It’s all part of a modern literary witch-hunt
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Buk lets authors and readers enhance e-books with deep hyperlinks 

Buk lets authors and readers enhance e-books with deep hyperlinks  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
History books with Wikipedia built in? Instant social media sharing of quotes? Korean startup Buk.io is betting big on deep hyperlinks
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Literary fiction under threat, ACE report concludes 

Literary fiction under threat, ACE report concludes  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Arts Council England has pledged to engage with more bookshops, fund more writers and lobby the government to provide tax relief to independent publishers following a report finding that “the general trend for literary fiction is a negative one”.
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Engaging with Sensitivity Readers: A YPG Panel

Engaging with Sensitivity Readers: A YPG Panel | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Members of the Association of American Publishers’ Young to Publishing Group gathered on December 7 in New York City for a panel discussion on the role of sensitivity readers in bringing diverse and authentic stories to children and teens.
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15 diagrams that show how a book is made

15 diagrams that show how a book is made | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
These book diagrams show the parts of the print book, different bookbinding types, and step by step instructions on how to bind a book.
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A Look Back at 2017 Publishing Headlines: 5 Issues Raised for Authors 

A Look Back at 2017 Publishing Headlines: 5 Issues Raised for Authors  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Issues touched on: Barnes & Noble woes, the maturity of the self-publishing market, Wattpad profits, traditional publishing's problem launching blockbusters
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On Industry Tactics in Digital Times: Curation as the Publisher's Service

On Industry Tactics in Digital Times: Curation as the Publisher's Service | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
UK publisher and commentator Michael Bhaskar talks of the centricity he sees in curation as the essential service and activity of publishers.
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Publishers Survey: The State of Production Automation and Workflow Modernization (PDF)

The publishing industry has undergone vast change in recent years. The dramatically expanding use of digital devices has created an expectation among consumers that content will be available to them on demand in multiple formats. At the same time, book and journal publishers have endured significant threats to their business models: The ubiquity of online content has made it more difficult for publishers to profit from their products, while new online-only competitors, unburdened by legacy print processes, have arrived to disrupt the status quo.
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I spoke to 300 VR audience members over 48 hours - here's what they want 

I spoke to 300 VR audience members over 48 hours - here's what they want  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you are a publisher
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Amazon is encouraging authors to advertise their ebooks

Amazon is encouraging authors to advertise their ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has just sent out an email to authors and publishers that states "eBook season is just getting started. With so many new E-readers being unwrapped this month, there's never been a better time to start promoting your eBooks." If you are not aware, Amazon is referring their own pay per click advertising program that helps with discoverability when users are typing in keyboards in the search bar or a text/image based ad unit. Amazon sold over 412 million Kindle books in the United States last year and controls roughly 85% of the entire market. If you are an author or publisher it makes sense to advertise where the vast majority of readers are. [adrotate banner="6"]
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Okay authors,, get ready! It's almost Christmas, so if you want a book boost, check out Amazon's PPC (pay per click) advertising program. You can spend very little or a lot. It's up to you.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***
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The Next Wave of Children’s Bookstores

The Next Wave of Children’s Bookstores | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The number of independent bookstores in the U.S. has risen 35% since 2009, and children’s specialty stores have contributed to the increase, with new outlets popping up and establishes stores finding buyers.
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FutureBook 2017: Contributions of Publishing's Conference Contrarians

FutureBook 2017: Contributions of Publishing's Conference Contrarians | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At a time of political tumult, FutureBook 2017 was a comparatively steady event, rocked only occasionally by the contrarian views that make sparks fly.
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Readwise makes your e-book highlights and notes work harder

Readwise makes your e-book highlights and notes work harder | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The founders of new Silicon Valley startup, Readwise, want help non-fiction e-book readers "read better, read more, and forget less".
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Stability in the book marketplace does not mean commercial publishers continue to maintain their share

Stability in the book marketplace does not mean commercial publishers continue to maintain their share | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing reporters doing wrap up stories occasionally call me for impressions. From those conversations I have gleaned that the prevailing impression of where the book business is now is of “stability”. The consensus about adult trade is that ebook sales have stalled or perhaps even receded, that print is strong, and that the big publishers …
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The Seven Biggest Things to Understand About Self-publishing Today

The Seven Biggest Things to Understand About Self-publishing Today | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Now you’re ready to write a book, and wonder what's next? Here are the 7 biggest things you need to understand about self-publishing.
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Ticking Down: Year-End Observations on Trends From 'Beyond the Book'

Ticking Down: Year-End Observations on Trends From 'Beyond the Book' | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With 2017 now so old it almost creaks, Copyright Clearance Center's 'Beyond the Book' podcast series lines up points of interest in the year now ending.
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How Indie Presses Are Elevating the Publishing World

Three independent publishers discuss their mission
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American reading habits in 2017 (infographic)

American reading habits in 2017 (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Americans read in 2017 slightly less than in 2016, with 41% devoting the same time to reading as a year before. The…
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A 2017 Trends Report for Publishers From Canada's Wattpad

A 2017 Trends Report for Publishers From Canada's Wattpad | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Wattpad's data team's 2017 trends' indications for publishers are about timeliness, engagement, reader loyalty, and social care.
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How publishers can F.A.I.L. faster (because life's too short...) | The Bookseller

How publishers can F.A.I.L. faster (because life's too short...) | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At the FutureBook conf
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Diversity in publishing – still hideously middle-class and white?

Diversity in publishing – still hideously middle-class and white? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Two years ago, we called publishers to account for the glaring lack of diversity in the industry. Pledges were made and initiatives set up. Have things improved?
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Global Reading Scores Are Rising, But Not for U.S. Students

The good news from the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study is that basic literacy is at an all-time high worldwide and a majority of countries have seen rising reading achievement in the last decade. The bad news is that students in the United States are bucking the trend.
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Why Independent Bookstores Work in the Age of Amazon

Why Independent Bookstores Work in the Age of Amazon | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The independent bookstore, once thought endangered, returns from the ashes.
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