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iTunes users spend a lot on apps and music, not so much on ebooks (chart)

iTunes users spend a lot on apps and music, not so much on ebooks (chart) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Besides the future of iOS and OS X, we’ve recently learned a lot from Apple about the state of iTunes. We can also know how much users are spending on apps and music, and how little they’re spending on video and books.
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Shopping at Barnes & Noble was never like this. Bring comfy clothes, a suitcase, a friend and lots of stamina for the world’s biggest book sale

Shopping at Barnes & Noble was never like this. Bring comfy clothes, a suitcase, a friend and lots of stamina for the world’s biggest book sale | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest book sale? Two million books at discounts of up to 80%? Where would we be without Amazon?
Only, this has absolutely nothing to do with Amazon.
This is the Philippines debut of the Big Bad Wolf event, the ten day 24/7 book sale that is taking SE Asia by storm.



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How to Sideload EPUB eBooks on Microsoft Edge

How to Sideload EPUB eBooks on Microsoft Edge | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Microsoft unveiled a fully functional e-book reader system into the Edge browser last year. Since then, they have released a series of development builds to insiders that bring new features to the reading experience. In this video you will learn how to sideload in your own ebooks into the Edge and some of the features
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Bookstore Sales Fell 37% in the Last Decade

Bookstore Sales Fell 37% in the Last Decade | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Here's a bit of news that will put a damper on future stories about the revival of bookstores. PW reported yesterday that preliminary estimates show sales at US bookstores fell last year: A slump in the second half of 2017 led a decline in bookstore sales in 2017 compared to 2016. According to preliminary estimates released Wednesday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales dropped 3.6% last year compared to 2016. Sales in 2017 were $10.73 billion, down from $11.14 billion in 2016. After rising in the first part of 2017 over 2016, bookstore sales ended 2017 on a five-month losing streak, capped by a very soft December. Sales in the last month of 2017 were $1.18 billion compared to $1.29 billion in December 2016. The weak end to 2017 mirrors to some degree the experience of Barnes & Noble which reported a 6.4% decline in sales in the nine week period ended December 31, 2107 compared to the same period a year ago. There are two details worth noting. The first is that these figures include everything a bookstore sells, and not just books. The second detail is that bookstores sales have declined almost every year since 2007, when they [...]
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“A library as large as a city” Iran’s Fidibo offers ebooks to commuters on the Tehran Metro

“A library as large as a city” Iran’s Fidibo offers ebooks to commuters on the Tehran Metro | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Iran is not a country topping the priority list of most publishers and authors, and there are challenges to publishing and distribution in Iran many in the west would find uncomfortable. But we would be wrong to dismiss the Iranian book market out of hand.
This, after all, is the country that has t
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How can we help more authors reach more readers? 

How can we help more authors reach more readers?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What do authors really think about what publishers can do better?
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8 best audiobook apps you can use on your Android phone or tablet

8 best audiobook apps you can use on your Android phone or tablet | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An overview of the most popular and advanced Android apps that will enable you to play audiobooks. Google Play Books, Audible, LibriVox, Kindle, Libby, and more.
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Will people buy audiobooks and ebooks from Walmart?

Will people buy audiobooks and ebooks from Walmart? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Walmart and Kobo announced a strategic alliance a few weeks ago, where the retailer will stock Kobo e-readers in hundreds of their stores in the United States and sell audiobooks and ebooks online. Walmart and Kobo will be running a co-branded app for Android and iOS to listen to your purchases. Will Kindle and Nook
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Special People and Book Publishing

Special People and Book Publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It is a safe contention that few people whose primary career motivation is “to get rich” go into book publishing. What attracts folks to our business are other life objectives. Over the six decades I’ve been interacting with publishing professionals, I have come to see that reality as a feature, not a bug. It is …
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Charkin tells IPA Congress: 'Big tech companies need copyright education' 

Charkin tells IPA Congress: 'Big tech companies need copyright education'  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin says the world’s biggest tech companies need educating about the importance of copyright, and that publishers must talk to them and not "just to each other".
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EDITORIAL POWER MEANS BLOWING UP THE MACHINE FROM THE INSIDE

EDITORIAL POWER MEANS BLOWING UP THE MACHINE FROM THE INSIDE | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Many of us aren't surprised by the revelations of sexual misconduct and abuses of power that have recently come to light, and as editors, we have long expected similar reports of sexual discrimination and abuse in the literary world. Literary Hub decided to bring together nine women editors to have a discussion about
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Macmillan celebrates 175 years of publishing

Macmillan celebrates 175 years of publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan is celebrating 175 years of publishing in 2018 with an initiative for independent booksellers, roundtable events and the reissue of "one of the most successful anthologies in literary history".
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Is Offset Printing the Future for Indie Authors?

Is Offset Printing the Future for Indie Authors? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and the hybrid print book production-distribution method known as print on demand. Each of these technologies reduces the financial risk inherent in book publishing. This is especially important for print books, where print on demand has eliminated the need for …
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“The ebook is a stupid product. Our business consists of saying no to three thousand manuscripts and saying yes to one”

“The ebook is a stupid product. Our business consists of saying no to three thousand manuscripts and saying yes to one” | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Arnaud Nourry has been CEO of Hachette Livre since 2003, so has overseen Hachette’s response to the digital revolution and to the rise of Amazon’s dominance of the Anglophone print and digital markets.
For Nourry, that dominance is less a problem than to some publishing houses, as France-based Hach
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Bookstore Sales Declined by 3.6% in 2017

Bookstore Sales Declined by 3.6% in 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Print is making a resurgence over the course of the past few years, as ebooks have experienced a massive decline. According to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales dropped 3.6% in 2017 compared to 2016. Total sales in 2017 were $10.73 billion, down from $11.14 billion in 2016. One of the big
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The Netherlands' Sweek Adds a Spanish-Language Contest With PRH Grupo Editorial

The Netherlands' Sweek Adds a Spanish-Language Contest With PRH Grupo Editorial | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Now with more than 100 contests as part of its writing-and-reading mix, the Dutch platform Sweek is working a Spanish-language competition, #Soytalento, into the program.
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Scribd brings back its unlimited ebooks and audiobooks subscription

Scribd brings back its unlimited ebooks and audiobooks subscription | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Scribd has announced that its subscribers will once again be able to access the entirety of its vast library of ebooks and audiobooks. However, here’s a catch: voracious readers will find themselves throttled if they read or listen to too much.
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10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever

10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Celebrate National Library Week and read how these passionate and savvy educators are supporting schools and students every day.

Via Bookmarking Librarian, Luciana Viter
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A third of erotic audiobooks downloaded by men

A third of erotic audiobooks downloaded by men | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
More men are listening to erotic audiobooks, making up almost a third of the market, with a quarter of all Fifty Shades of Grey downloads from male listeners.
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Textbook Rentals Tackle Skyrocketing Costs

Textbook Rentals Tackle Skyrocketing Costs | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
College costs have risen by as much as 1200% in the past three decades, as tuition, books, housing, and miscellaneous fees have all skyrocketed. Those increases are coupled with shrinking incomes, at least from the standpoint of wages typically not mirroring increased inflation over the years. While a number of sources
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"It's kind of stagnant": Entrepreneurial guru Gary Vaynerchuk thinks the book trade needs to step up 

"It's kind of stagnant": Entrepreneurial guru Gary Vaynerchuk thinks the book trade needs to step up  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We asked the entrepreneur and bestselling author to turn his disruptive eye on the book industry - and he didn't hold back.
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How a kid cartoonist avoided Scholastic's digital sharecropping trap 

How a kid cartoonist avoided Scholastic's digital sharecropping trap  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I’m an 8th grade middle school student at a public school in NYC. In my humanities class we are studying muckraking journalism, and we have an assignment to write a muckraking article about a…
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Adult Sales Up, Kids' Sales Down In First Nine Months of 2017

Adult Sales Up, Kids' Sales Down In First Nine Months of 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimated released by the AAP’s StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 3.5% in the nine-month period compared to 2016.
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Adult Nonfiction Drives Sales Gains Once Again

Adult Nonfiction Drives Sales Gains Once Again | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, print unit sales were 6% higher in the week ended Feb. 4, 2018, than in the comparable week in 2017.
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