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Apple should lead the move to DRM-free ebooks - Macworld

Apple should lead the move to DRM-free ebooks - Macworld | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Apple should lead the move to DRM-free ebooks
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I like books. I also own a lot of them. When moving recently, I realized just how many: Even after disposing of a third of my collection, I still have a couple of thousand.
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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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Penelope's curator insight, December 12, 10:07 PM
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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Cambridge University Press Content Sharing Platform in Pilot Launch

Cambridge University Press Content Sharing Platform in Pilot Launch | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Cambridge University Press launches a selection of journals in its Core content sharing program, which offers subscribers read-only links.
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5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks

5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Writing a multimedia ebook or magazine can be a good way for students to illustrate and or further explain portions of fiction and non-fiction stories that they develop. Multimedia publishing tools that include a collaboration component can further help students as they work together with each other or with you to improve their work.

The following five platforms make it possible for students to create and publish multimedia ebooks in their web browsers.

Via John Evans, Carlos Pinheiro
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Ines Bieler's curator insight, December 10, 2:32 PM

Great publishing ideas!

magnus sandberg's curator insight, December 11, 1:55 AM
All five look good, and its is good news (new to me at least) that Book Creator can be used in chrome
Carlos Pinheiro's curator insight, December 11, 6:43 AM
5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks
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New App, Litlong, Lets You Take a Literary Tour of Edinburgh: Features 50,000 Book Excerpts

New App, Litlong, Lets You Take a Literary Tour of Edinburgh: Features 50,000 Book Excerpts | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it


FYI. The University of Edinburgh and Napier University have teamed up to create Litlong, a website and mobile app that lets you explore Edinburgh and its rich literary tradition. Writes the Scottish newspaper The National:
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Hoopla Adds Marvel Graphic Novels and Comics | The Digital Reader

Hoopla Adds Marvel Graphic Novels and Comics | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hoopla offers a subscription service to libraries where a library can pay based on how many titles are used by patrons. It's a "pay-per-use" type of service which includes movies, ebooks, and now digital comics Marvel. Hoopla today announced a new agreement with Marvel Entertainment that adds over 250 collections and graphic novels to the service. Through this agreement, patrons of participating public libraries can now borrow Marvel works like,  Thor: God of Thunder, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. Civil War, and X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Sagavia hoopla digital on their smartphones, tablets and computers. "We're thrilled to be part of hoopla digital and to expand our reach to library patrons across North America. It's a terrific way to connect with our fans and engage with a broader audience on a platform that provides a unique experience for comic book readers through innovative technology," said Marvel's Julie Gerola, VP/GM of Marketing & Digital Operations. "Through this agreement, we are building a digital home for comic book fans where they can find all their favorite characters and have instant access to hundreds of acclaimed works – all with a library card. No collection would be complete without the iconic work of [...]
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Easy listening

Easy listening | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Philip Jones reflects on last week's AudioBook conference, particularly the ongoing debate over audio rights.
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Here are top 100 most popular Kindle books of 2017

Here are top 100 most popular Kindle books of 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Take a look at the full list of Top 100 Kindle bestsellers of 217. Compare average ratings, number of customer reviews, and Kindle Unlimited availability.
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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
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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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Latest CIPFA figures reveal 'catastrophic' scale of library closures 

Latest CIPFA figures reveal 'catastrophic' scale of library closures  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Fresh figures have shown the scale of library closures in Great Britain continues unabated, with 105 closed in the UK last year.
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Germany's Bookwire Partners With HarperCollins Ibérica

Germany's Bookwire Partners With HarperCollins Ibérica | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Bookwire expands its ebook distribution business in Spain. And a new survey finds that American libraries see rising demand for non-English language content
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Hong Kong’s First Public Library Powered Self-Service Print Book Vending Machine Opens, Two More Machines Planned

Hong Kong’s First Public Library Powered Self-Service Print Book Vending Machine Opens, Two More Machines Planned | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From the South China Morning Post: The words are on the street after Hong Kong’s public libraries operator opened the city’s first self-service book station on Tuesday.
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Global E-Textbook Rental Market - Cost-Effective Pricing

Global E-Textbook Rental Market - Cost-Effective Pricing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The global e-textbook rental market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 21% during the period 2017-2021, according to Technavio.
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What Is an Editor's Role in a Changing Publishing Industry? 

What Is an Editor's Role in a Changing Publishing Industry?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I'm a contributor to a new essay collection, WHAT EDITORS DO, edited by Peter Ginna and published by University of Chicago Press.
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