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A closer look at the proposed Apple e-book agreement - Tech Times

A closer look at the proposed Apple e-book agreement - Tech Times | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Tech Times A closer look at the proposed Apple e-book agreement Tech Times In July 2013, Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired with publishers in a price-fixing scheme in which the tech company sold e-books well above the market standard...
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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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Trends in Children’s Publishing at Guadalajara's Rights Exchange

Trends in Children’s Publishing at Guadalajara's Rights Exchange | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
From Brazil, Norway, Canada, the UK, Lebanon, and Turkey, we gather observations from Guadalajara International Book Fair's Rights Exchange fellows.
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A brief history of ebooks (infographic)

A brief history of ebooks (infographic) | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ten years ago Amazon released the first-generation Kindle. This single device successfully introduced digital reading to the mass imagination. See also: The…
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Ten Tips on self-publishing

Ten Tips on self-publishing | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to self-publish your book. here's my ten tips for success.
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The top 10 most useful ebook writing software 

The top 10 most useful ebook writing software  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The age of handwriting your ebook and typing it up later is long gone. While I am a lover of beautiful stationery, an ebook writing software can be much more useful. In our selection, we review the best editing, writing and converting toolscurrently at the market. Some of them practically take you from the first idea to the virtual bookshelf, and others …
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The inside story of how the Kindle was born

The inside story of how the Kindle was born | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Early development team reveals untold details on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary
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Hupsi is a musical children’s picture-book for the digital generation

Hupsi is a musical children’s picture-book for the digital generation | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hupsi is an adorable, watercolour-tinged musical children's book for the digital-age preschooler, and worth a look even if you're all grown up, too.
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VR, games and books unite in Jason Segel and Kristen Miller's Otherworld 

VR, games and books unite in Jason Segel and Kristen Miller's Otherworld  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Too many schools are producing non-readers at an alarming rate, but it doesn't have to be that way. Pernille Ripp and I talk about how to change things.
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Multi-Layered Readers and How to Reach Them

Multi-Layered Readers and How to Reach Them | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
When I thought about my readers, I lumped them all into one huge bucket. When I sent an email newsletter to my 500 readers, I couldn’t understand why some didn’t open and others didn’t click. . .As an indie author, identifying your readers offers opportunity to brainstorm new ways to connect with her.
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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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Top Trends in Book Cover Design Forecast for 2018 | The Digital Reader

Top Trends in Book Cover Design Forecast for 2018 | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Vontz, 99designs Grabbing a reader’s attention isn’t easy when there are hundreds of books on the shelf. But one way to make a book stand out? A great cover. A great book cover should feel current, on-trend, and push the envelope. But what does that mean in 2018? What are the hot, exciting trends we can expect in the new year? With the help of one of 99designs’ top book cover designers, Meg Reid, we’ve identified the following trends we believe will dominate the bookshelves (both in store and online) in the upcoming year: Keeping it bold... Bold typography - the kind that jumps off the shelf and grabs the reader by the collar - has been a steadily rising trend over the past few years, and it looks like that trend is going to continue into 2018. With the bold typography trend, the majority of the cover is dominated by the title text, drawing in your attention and making a serious statement. This design trend has been a heavy favorite with well-known authors and indie publishers alike, but 2018 will see the trend evolving in some new and interesting ways. White Tears cover uses a letterpress overprint [...]
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Enriching Book Metadata is Marketing in the Digital Age 

Enriching Book Metadata is Marketing in the Digital Age  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A study of how enriching keyword metadata improved sales of 4 publishers points to changes in how we should view marketing of books online
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Judge a book by its cover … and its typesetting

Judge a book by its cover … and its typesetting | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Of course the cover is important – you don’t need me to tell you that, but I think the internal pages of a book are just as important. In this blog I’m going to advise about the internal design of books. There are plenty of designers, far better than me, who can advise on good …
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Los libros electrónicos implican cambios en el mercado: informe sobre el eBook del Parlamento Europeo

Los libros electrónicos implican cambios en el mercado: informe sobre el eBook del Parlamento Europeo | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Katsarova, I. [Report] E-Books: Evolving markets and new challenges, European Parliamentary Research Service, 2016. Texto completo Podemos decir que la edición de libros a principios del siglo 21 es una empresa de dimensión global, llegando a un valor estimado de 51 millones de dólares. Si bien el libro electrónico representa una porción aún poco importante dentro de esta cifra global, ya que a excepción de algunos…
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European Publishers Slam 'Unwarranted Delay' in VAT Reform for Books

European Publishers Slam 'Unwarranted Delay' in VAT Reform for Books | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Citing the EC's year-old proposal to allow member-states to tax print and digital book formats equally, the Federation of European Publishers demands action
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Volume: a new publishing platform for lovers of print

Volume: a new publishing platform for lovers of print | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With the appearance of the Internet, the world of publishing has totally changed in a few decades. Some publishers disappeared within a decade, others have
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A View from the Outside - Trends and Challenges Consultants See in Scholarly Publishing 

A View from the Outside - Trends and Challenges Consultants See in Scholarly Publishing  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Input from more than a dozen consultants portrays an industry struggling to adapt to a dramatically different and rapidly changing information economy.
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India's misfire on predatory publishing hits open access

India's misfire on predatory publishing hits open access | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In trying to thwart predators, the government is penalizing researchers who publish in genuine open-access journals.
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