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Self-publishing Strategies for Success w/ Mark Coker | Self-Publishing Advice

Self-publishing Strategies for Success w/ Mark Coker | Self-Publishing Advice | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Mark Coker's presentation on smart self-publishing strategies for The Alliance of Independent Authors (Great publishing success tips!
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Self-Censorship in Publishing: Book Industry Leaders on this Challenge

Self-Censorship in Publishing: Book Industry Leaders on this Challenge | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From the director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse to the founder of a Thai publishing house and a Norwegian publisher who was shot in Oslo: sharp cautionary remarks about self-censorship and its dangers.
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Why primary schools need to embrace picture books

Why primary schools need to embrace picture books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
I love picture books. I would go as far as to say I am obsessed by them. And because of that – because I use them all the time in my teaching and rave about them in our school – I know something that those schools less keen on picture books do not: they are an absolutely essential tool for boosting literacy. 

But let’s clarify what I mean by picture books. I’m talking about books where the art and the words work together to create meaning so that, without either, the story is nonsensical.

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I agree with the value placed on Picture Books.  I also need to check out the list of books cited as examples of the books with pictures and words acting together to tell the story. One without the other is nonsensical.
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The Big Five Publishers and the Nutri-Matic Drink Dispenser

The Big Five Publishers and the Nutri-Matic Drink Dispenser | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The recent interview that Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry gave to Indian news site Scroll.in has been a sort of nine-day wonder of the ebook world lately. In this interview, Nourry called the ebook a "stupid product" because it's "exactly the same as print, except it's electronic. There is no creativity, no enhancement, no real digital…
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Tracking the trends in Taipei | The Bookseller

Tracking the trends in Taipei | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Non-fiction titles dominated the Taipei International Book Exhibition, with food and drink, lifestyle and dog books proving particularly popular.
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Barnes and Noble Should Take a Lesson from Waterstones

Barnes and Noble Should Take a Lesson from Waterstones | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Waterstones was a bookstore that was getting battered by Amazon and ebooks. Every quarter they saw a decline in print sales and in 2011 was $219 million in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. That's when Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut, a banker and investor, in a surprise move purchased the chain for for $68
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France's Arnaud Nourry and that 'Stupid Product' Description of Ebooks

France's Arnaud Nourry and that 'Stupid Product' Description of Ebooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
While many in the industry have reacted to Arnaud Nourry's description of the ebook as 'exactly the same as print, except it’s electronic,' others might suggest that that's precisely what the consumer wants from digital reading.
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Entale helps publishers ride the audio wave with smart new software 

Entale helps publishers ride the audio wave with smart new software  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Entale's formidable team wants to create "a rich, enhanced listening experience" for both audiobooks and podcasts.
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Augmented reality, educational games for science textbooks, and a Youtube channel

Augmented reality, educational games for science textbooks, and a Youtube channel | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela book festival in Dhaka is among many other things an opportunity for publishers to release new books, and every day the list of new titles has been mounting.
But this past week three innovative new additions to the list came in the form of a Youtube video, a sci
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The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble

The entirely unnecessary demise of Barnes & Noble | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
“Whether the Andrea Gail rolls, pitch-poles, or gets driven down, she winds up, one way or another, in a position from which she cannot recover. Among marine architects this is known a
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Bright prospects for children’s publishing in India

Bright prospects for children’s publishing in India | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
One of my highlights of visiting India as a kid was to buy an obscenely large number of Tinkles and Amar Chitra Kathas. I was so accustomed to reading Western children’s literature that to me these books with stories (and stereotypes as I later discovered) rooted in India and free of stuffy British aristocracy felt like kindling a…
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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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When Good Links Go Bad: Link Rot in Ebooks 

When Good Links Go Bad: Link Rot in Ebooks  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Teresa Elsey, an #eprdctn regular. The February 14 edition of the #eprdctn chat focused on link rot. The below is just a piece of the whole wide-ranging conversation; as u…
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Two Nigerian ebook start-ups prepare to challenge Okada

Two Nigerian ebook start-ups prepare to challenge Okada | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Nigeria is not an easy place to buy ebooks. None of the Big 5 western ebook retailers have any presence in this English-speaking nation of 180 million people, leaving the door open for local initiatives.
Just last September Publiseer launched, offering a uniquely positioned self-publishing portal f
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People Are Finally Paying for Content. Here’s How Publishers Are Capitalizing

People Are Finally Paying for Content. Here’s How Publishers Are Capitalizing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers are capitalizing on the consumer trend toward less, but more relevant and trusted, content with a return to paywalls.
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Backlists, trends and data: the strategies behind The Works' bookselling success

Backlists, trends and data: the strategies behind The Works' bookselling success | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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‘The ebook is a stupid product. No creativity, no enhancement’: Arnaud Nourry, Hachette CEO

‘The ebook is a stupid product. No creativity, no enhancement’: Arnaud Nourry, Hachette CEO | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An interview with Arnaud Nourry about the future of digital publishing, why he took on Amazon as an opponent and the market potential in India.
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eBooks are a Stupid Product, and Other Blinkered Ramblings

eBooks are a Stupid Product, and Other Blinkered Ramblings | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Lagardère Publishing CEO Arnaud Nourry gave an interview to Scroll.in this weekend that showed both that he was remarkably ignorant about his products as well as how and why consumers value his products. FYI: Lagardère is the parent company for Hachette Book Group (US) and Hachette (UK), and Hachette Livre (France). The interview also showed that his PR staff needs to be fired (Nourry should never have been allowed to say this). It’s been a little over ten years since ebooks came to the market in the form of Kindle. You mentioned a small decline – do you think the market has plateaued? Are there formats other than ebooks that publishers should be looking at? There are two different geographies to look at for this. In the US and UK, the ebook market is about 20% of the total book market, everywhere else it is 5%-7% because in these places the prices never went down to such a level that the ebook market would get significant traction. I think the plateau, or rather slight decline, that we’re seeing in the US and UK is not going to reverse. It’s the limit of the ebook format. The ebook is a stupid product. It is exactly [...]
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Romania on-line book market to grow 15%-20% in 2018

Romania on-line book market to grow 15%-20% in 2018 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With Romania’s overall book market valued at around EUR 100 million ($124 million), on-line book buying is expected to grow as much as 20% this year, with books the third most popular online purchase.
In an interview with Business Review, Laura Teposu, director of business development at Libros.ro,
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Mary Shelley's Handwritten Manuscripts of Frankenstein Now Online for the First Time

Mary Shelley's Handwritten Manuscripts of Frankenstein Now Online for the First Time | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Thanks to the newly-opened Shelley-Godwin Archive, you can read
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We visited Amazon and Barnes & Noble bookstores to see who does it better — and the winner is clear

We visited Amazon and Barnes & Noble bookstores to see who does it better — and the winner is clear | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has a better business model, but Barnes & Noble is a better bookstore.
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Bookstore Sales Fell 3.6% in 2017

Bookstore Sales Fell 3.6% in 2017 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A slump in the second half of 2017 resulted in bookstore sales falling to $10.73 billion last year, down from $11.14 billion in 2016.
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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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