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10 Things You May Not Know About Ebook Prices - Luzme

10 Things You May Not Know About Ebook Prices - Luzme | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
An analysis of ebook prices in 2013, based on sales data at Luzme (10 things you probably didn’t know about ebook price segmentation: http://t.co/CBakFvAenG)...
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Amazon is Shutting Down Its Crowd-Sourcing Platform, Kindle Scout

Amazon is Shutting Down Its Crowd-Sourcing Platform, Kindle Scout | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon informed authors on Monday that they were no longer accepting new submissions to Kindle Scout. Dear valued scout, As a member of the Kindle Scout voter community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming changes being made to the Kindle Scout program. As of April 3rd, Kindle Scout will no longer accept new submissions, and you will no longer be able to start a new Kindle Scout campaign. Once the current campaigns end their voting period, you will have until May 31st to log into your Kindle Scout profile, redeem free copies of your selected nominations, and save any info you may want. If you have any questions about your Kindle Scout account, please contact our Customer Support team at kindle-scout-review@amazon.com. We appreciate the support that you've provided over the years. Thanks to readers like you, hundreds of books have been selected for publication since Kindle Scout was started in 2015: http://amzn.to/2jciThO Please continue supporting debut and emerging authors on Goodreads and Amazon.com by submitting reviews on each. Warm wishes, The Kindle Scout team Launched in 2014, Kindle Scout was a hybrid publishing project where Amazon used crowd-sourcing to select titles to publish. Authors who were accepted were [...]
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Strand Bookstore Launches Its First eReader, the Strindle

Strand Bookstore Launches Its First eReader, the Strindle | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
New York City's most famous bookstore is getting into the ereader market. The Strand has announced that their first ereader will be called the Strindle. Boasting that the Strindle will "never runs out of battery - it's powered by the white-hot rage of book lovers all over the world", the Strand says their ereader will: Search our 18 miles of e-books for a title Add that book to your library Or a book pretty similar to that book Or a book a Strand employee says is way better than that book Plus six or seven other books you didn't know you wanted but now have The Strindle has unique hardware features not found on any other ereader, including a rear screen that automatically displays the title of a very impressive and grown-up book - whether you're actually reading it or not. You can find more info on the Strand's website. Check These Out!
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People Spend more Money on Movies and Music than Books

People Spend more Money on Movies and Music than Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The popularity of iTunes, Netflix, Spotify and other services are now outpacing book sales for the first time ever. Consumers in the United Kingdom spent a record £7.2bn last year on all forms of music, video and games, from CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. That surpassed the £7.1bn spent on the audiobooks, books, ebooks,
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5 Hidden Kindle Features Every Student Should Be Using

5 Hidden Kindle Features Every Student Should Be Using | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to e-readers, the Amazon Kindle is a popular choice among students due to its convenient, user-friendly and accessible functions. This tablet harnesses the vast bandwidth of Amazon on a compact mobile touchscreen, so you can find research materials, take lecture notes and catch up on textbook chapters
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Readium Epub3 App Released for Windows, MacOS, Linux

Readium Epub3 App Released for Windows, MacOS, Linux | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
After five long years of arduous development, the official industry standard Epub reading app has finally been released as a desktop app. Initially released in February 2012, Readium was supposed to become the core component for all third-party ebook apps. Alas, it took so long to develop Readium that by the time it was ready for public use, most developers had come up with their own simpler solutions. And according to a couple developers I know, the Readium code was so complex and proved so difficult to check for errors when compiled that it wasn't worth the hassle. As a result, over the course of 5 years Readium had only been officially released as a Chrome web app. (Bluefire, the ebook developers who wrote most of the Readium code, also used Readium in their Cloudshelf app.) But now, thanks to EDR Lab, an alpha version of Readium for Windows, Linux, and macOS has been released: One year ago, the European Digital Reading Lab started working on an important missing piece in the set of reading systems developed by Readium: a desktop application. Students use intensively their PC or Mac to access textbooks; visually impaired people commonly use a PC with a “screen reader” [...]
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Amazon Releases Kindle Lite e-reading App |

Amazon Releases Kindle Lite e-reading App | | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon has officially released a lightweight e-reading app called Kindle Lite. It is only 2MB in size and is designed for Android Go. Basically Go is a stripped-down version of Android designed to run on entry-level smartphones. It's comprised of three optimized areas — the operating system, Google Play Store, and
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What is Your Favorite Reading App?

What is Your Favorite Reading App? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you search in Google Play or iTunes for reading apps, you’ll find dozens, possibly hundreds of different apps to choose from (and that's just counting the apps for reading ebooks). Between iBooks, Adobe Acrobat, Pocket, and what have you, there are so many reading apps these days it can be hard to find the best one, and to make matters worse a lot of them aren’t even worth using. So why don't we narrow things down a bit by crowd-sourcing a list of favorite reading apps. Personally, I don’t use reading apps very often because I usually read on my Fire tablet - which, come to think of it, is actually running the Kindle Android app. But when I do use another app, I generally stick to Instapaper (because I am catching up on saved articles, or doing research) or I use Adobe Acrobat to read PDFs. Obviously, some types of content simply work better in an app than on a dedicated ereader with a grayscale screen. Comics, for example, or other types of graphics heavy books, are going to look better in an app on a color screen. So tell me, what’s your favorite reading app? And what [...]
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How Listening to Audiobooks Has Changed The Way I Read

How Listening to Audiobooks Has Changed The Way I Read | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A few things one reader learned about how she experiences stories, both aurally and visually, and some of the ways listening to audiobooks has helped her enjoy reading--in all formats.
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Kindle has the highest retail visibility in the US |

Kindle has the highest retail visibility in the US | | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The United States is one of the largest ebook markets in the world and e-readers play a huge role in driving growth. The Amazon Kindle is available in the companies growing chain of bookstores, Best Buy Staples Target and Walmart. The Barnes and Noble Nook is only in the bookstore and Kobo will soon be available at all
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Audible Responds to Audible Romance Royalty Fiasco With Form Letters, But No Real Communication or Solutions

Audible Responds to Audible Romance Royalty Fiasco With Form Letters, But No Real Communication or Solutions | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When Audible revealed in late February that they were going to pay a 57 cent royalty for a ten-hour audiobook in the Audible Romance subscription service, authors were understandably dismayed. This new royalty represented a huge drop in earnings compared to an audiobook sale, enough to make romance audiobooks simply uneconomical for the average self-published author. Authors have been left with questions like how Audible is going to fix the program, whether they can get out of it, and how this is going to affect the romance audiobook market. As far as this blogger can tell, none of those questions have been answered. I have sent five emails to Audible, and received no answers, and I do not know of a single author or narrator who has had their questions about Audible Romance answered. For example: Hey @audible_com you haven't answered any of my emails (4) requesting removal from a program I never signed up for! What's up with that? https://t.co/YwFbPkH8tO — Nya Rawlyns (@Nya_Rawlyns) March 30, 2018 And: Hey @audible_com Your representative lied on a Facebook post about the Romance Package so listeners don't find out how you are ghosting #authors and #narrators . I've checked my email. You are [...]
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What we are seeing today is actually the second renaissance of indie bookselling, not the first

What we are seeing today is actually the second renaissance of indie bookselling, not the first | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing and digital change consultant Bill Rosenblatt — always worth paying attention to — pointed his contacts last week to a podcast from NPR celebrating the current renaissance of independent bookstores. The history reported as part of what was really the celebration of very recent events is useful to ponder, even if it was sometimes a …
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Canceled Deals and Pulped Books, as the Publishing Industry Confronts Sexual Harassment - The New York Times

Canceled Deals and Pulped Books, as the Publishing Industry Confronts Sexual Harassment - The New York Times | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers are grappling with how to respond to a cascade of allegations of sexual harassment against authors.
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Almost one-fifth of Americans now listen to audiobooks

Almost one-fifth of Americans now listen to audiobooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
According to a new Pew Research survey, the share of American adults who listen to audiobooks has increased to 18%.
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‘Self publishing is set for an incredible explosion in India’

India is one of the top 10 publishing markets in the world and also the third largest from the English language standpoint.
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On The Sobering Uses Of Literature 

On The Sobering Uses Of Literature  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Jean-Paul Sartre was working furiously on his second play, Les Mouches (The Flies), while finishing his major philosophy treatise, L’Être et le néant (Being and Nothingness). Jean Paulhan had convi…

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Large eReader Roundup (March 2018)

Large eReader Roundup (March 2018) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon may balk at releasing a Kindle with anything larger than a 7" screen, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other options for large screen ereaders out there. There have never been a lot of choices for larger ereaders but we've always had at least a few options. For example, Irex released the first true large-screen ereader in 2006. That was the 8" Illiad, and it was soon followed by other Irex models, and then the Kindle DX in early 2009. Here’s a roundup of the larger E-ink ereaders that are currently available in March 2018. Amazon The Kindle oasis 2 has a 7" screen. That hardly qualifies as a _larger_ ereader, although it technically is larger than the Paperwhite. You can buy the Oasis from Amazon for $249. Remarkable Released in late 2017, the Remarkable is a brilliant writing slate with limited ereader abilities. It has beautiful hardware built around a 10.3" screen with a great stylus, but its software is still limited and it is not really a very good ereader. You can buy one today for $499. Pocketbook Pocketbook has released a couple 9.7" and 8" ereaders over the years, but its current plus-sized catalog is [...]
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Tools to Help Assess Ebook Accessibility

Tools to Help Assess Ebook Accessibility | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Once you’ve got your ebook workflow down, paying attention to the nuances of accessibility, how do you check that work? There is no substitute for experience, but I have a couple of tools that can …
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Why Children's Book Publishing in China Is Growing So Fast

Why Children's Book Publishing in China Is Growing So Fast | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In an interview during the Bologna Book Fair, Haiyun Zhao from SAPPRFT and Xueqian Li of CCPPG discuss the rapid development of children's book publishing in China.
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Go To Hellman: Holtzbrinck has attacked Project Gutenberg in a new front in the War of Copyright Maximization

Go To Hellman: Holtzbrinck has attacked Project Gutenberg in a new front in the War of Copyright Maximization | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
As if copyright law could be more metaphysical than it already is, German publishing behemoth Holtzbrinck wants German copyright la
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Google Adds Bookmarks, Speed Controls, and More to Audiobooks in Google Play Books App

Google Adds Bookmarks, Speed Controls, and More to Audiobooks in Google Play Books App | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Google rolled out an update today for its Play Books app that fixed the frustrating experience of listening to audiobooks in that app shortly after Google started selling audiobooks two months ago. According to Google's blog post, the new changes include: Never lose your place with Smart Resume. Interruptions happen all the time, and sometimes you need to pause your audiobook in the middle of a sentence or word because your mom calls or maps tells you to turn in 200 feet. When the book picks back up, you have no idea what’s going on. Smart Resume for audiobooks will intelligently rewind you to the beginning of the word or sentence when you pick up your audiobook again, so you’ll be able to jump right back into where you left off. Revisit your favorite moments with Bookmarks. Now you can save all of your favorite moments with Bookmarks in the Google Play Books app. While listening on Android or iOS device, just tap the bookmark icon to save this spot and revisit your favorite quote anytime. Fit in more reading time with routines on the Google Assistant. Every morning you may type in your work address to Google Maps to see traffic, check [...]
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Testing Reading Experiences

Testing Reading Experiences | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Join us in testing reading experiences for accessibility, to provide feedback to developers and help make the world of reading more usable for everyone, including people with disabilities.
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The Effect of e-Books on College Students

The Effect of e-Books on College Students | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the age of the Internet, everything has become accessible. Any information that only two decades ago was under seven locks, today can pop up on anyone's computer screen. Given that the Internet has presented us with an easy access to any data, books have no longer become something that is hard to find. Besides, we
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Macmillan’s median gender pay gap is 34% in favour of women | The Bookseller

Macmillan’s median gender pay gap is 34% in favour of women | The Bookseller | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan Publishing International Limited (MPIL) has revealed that it’s median gender pay gap is 34% in favour of women.
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Is #DeleteFacebook Going to Change Academic Life and Scholarly Publishing?

Is #DeleteFacebook Going to Change Academic Life and Scholarly Publishing? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What might the recent backlash to revelations about how Facebook was exploited mean for the scholarly ecosystem?
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A concise history of publishing (infographic)

A concise history of publishing (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ribbonfish, a platform that offers innovative solutions for modern publishing, has released an infographic that guides us through milestone moments in the…
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