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Digital Book Printing Offers Revenue Opportunity as e-Reader Sales Slow 

Digital Book Printing Offers Revenue Opportunity as e-Reader Sales Slow  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the United States, the Association of American Publishers reported that e-book sales declined 18.7 percent over the first nine months of 2016, with paperback sales up 7.5 percent over the same period, and hardback sales up 4.1 percent.
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Readers Have Borrowed More Than 1 Billion Books Through OverDrive

Readers Have Borrowed More Than 1 Billion Books Through OverDrive | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Overdrive just announced on their blog that they have loaned a billion ebooks since they first started lending ebooks in 2003. From OverDrive: One billion. It’s a defining number that’s hard to fathom yet understood as a massive milestone. There are very few things that can use the number 1 billion to describe what they represent. Recently, digital library checkouts through OverDrive became one of them. On February 10, Team OverDrive watched as our all-time checkouts surpassed 1 billion, officially joining the three comma club. We’re proud of this accomplishment, but it’s not something we ever could’ve reached on our own. The librarians and staff at the 40,000 library and school partners we work with around the world deserve all the credit for spreading the word and evangelizing the joys of digital reading. Because of their tireless work, this isn’t the end of a journey, but rather the first step toward billions more moments of reading happiness. At PLA this week, we’ll be celebrating our Billion Book Bash with hundreds of our closest librarian friends. If you’ll be in Philadelphia for the conference, we hope you’ll join us. A billion is a lot, but I think it's worth noting that OverDrive [...]
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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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Bring order to your workflow on the way to accessible EPUBs 

Bring order to your workflow on the way to accessible EPUBs  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kevin Callahan tells us how to use an InDesign workflow to create born-accessible ebooks.
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Big, Bold Moves at Bologna

Big, Bold Moves at Bologna | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which will run from March 26 to 29, is updating its facilities and reaching out to new audiences—including, for the first time, booksellers.
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Feminist Presses Are Seizing the Moment

Feminist Presses Are Seizing the Moment | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Sales from three of the largest feminist presses have surged in recent years, and publishers are feeling optimistic about the future.
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Who Should Lead ALA?

Who Should Lead ALA? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether our next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree.
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5 things inspiring Penguin's head of creative responsibility Siena Parker right now 

5 things inspiring Penguin's head of creative responsibility Siena Parker right now  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Siena Parker, a ru
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Recorded Books has incorporated streaming video in their RBDIGITAL App

Recorded Books has incorporated streaming video in their RBDIGITAL App | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Recorded Books has just launched a new streaming video service that is available for libraries that do business with them. It provides unlimited viewing of shows made possible through an innovative, new pricing model for libraries. With the new streaming video service, library patrons can binge-watch videos the same
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Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Dips in February 2018 as the Per-Page Rate Rises

Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Dips in February 2018 as the Per-Page Rate Rises | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Audible Romance is causing chaos in the audiobook market, but KU's impact on the ebook market is another story. Amazon announced on Thursday that Kindle Unlimited's funding pool shrank in February (just like it does most years). Amazon will pay out $20 million for pages read by KU subscribers in February, plus bonuses. That is a decrease of just under a million dollars from the funding pool for January 2018, but it's still good news for authors. Chriss McMullen notes that the KU per-page rate rose to $0.00466 in February 2018 from $0.00448 for January. From KBoards: US: $0.0047 (USD) Germany: €0.0032 (EUR) UK: £0.0036 (GBP) Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy: €0.0046 (EUR) Canada: $0.0046 (CAD) Brazil: R$ 0.0112 (BRL) Japan: 0.5776 (JPY) India: 0.0906 (INR) Australia: $0.0040 (AUD) Mexico: unknown P.S. Here's a list of the monthly funding pools. It does not include the bonuses paid out each month. July 2014: $2.5 million (Kindle Unlimited launches early in the month) August 2014: $4.7 million September 2014: $5 million October 2014: $5.5 million November 2014: $6.5 million December 2014: $7.25 million January 2015 - $8.5 million February 2015: $8 million March 2015: $9.3 million April 2015: $9.8 million May 2015: $10.8 million June 2015: $11.3 million July [...]
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5 iOS apps for creative mobile storytelling 

5 iOS apps for creative mobile storytelling  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Marc Settle, smartphone trainer, BBC Academy, lists some of his go-to apps, as well as some of his new finds
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Is Amazon Shutting Down Liquavista?

Is Amazon Shutting Down Liquavista? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There is an unconfirmed report coming out of the Netherlands today that Amazon is shutting down its screen tech subsidiary. Citing unnamed sources, tech blog Bits &Chips claims that Amazon decided last year that it would close Liquavista.  Amazon is reportedly busy dismantling the startup, and plans to phase out the staff in the course of the coming year. Amazon was asked to comment on this story about 3 hours before it was published, but has not responded. For the past decade or so Liquavista has been developing a low-powered screen tech to replace LCD screens. Their designs were based on electrowetting technology, which is a fancy way of saying that each pixel in a Liquavista screen contained 3 liquids (red, green, blue), and that the color shown by a pixel depended on the amount of power fed into each liquid. The tech was originally developed at Philips, before Liquavista was spun out in 2006. Over the following decade the startup showed off demo screens on several occasions, but it never put the screen into production, and it was never closer than a perpetual two years away from releasing a screen unit to market. And now it looks like it never will be releasing that first screen. [...]
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Poland's Ebook and Audiobook Subscription Service Legimi Plans IPO for International Expansion

Poland's Ebook and Audiobook Subscription Service Legimi Plans IPO for International Expansion | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Announcing an IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange's NewConnect index for this year, Poland's Legimi ebook and audiobook subscription pursues development in Germany, China.
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Booksellers Without Borders Names 12 Book Fair Scholarships to Frankfurt, Torino, Guadalajara

Booksellers Without Borders Names 12 Book Fair Scholarships to Frankfurt, Torino, Guadalajara | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Twelve booksellers from the United States will be going to book fairs in Germany, Italy, and Mexico this year to meet their counterparts, become more familiar with the international industry, and network. One of them is sponsored by Frankfurter Buchmesse.
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3 Ways Scrivener Makes Self-Publishing a Breeze

3 Ways Scrivener Makes Self-Publishing a Breeze | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Professional creators should use professional tools. After all, how would you feel if you went to a restaurant and noticed the food was being cooked in cheap
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Publishing Suicide: Indie Authors Turn into the Bullies |

Publishing Suicide: Indie Authors Turn into the Bullies | | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the years, this news site has covered far more news of author bullying than any site should ever have to. The articles on bullies who turn on authors--especially indie authors--never fail to draw the trolls and naysayers out of the woodwork, and this article will most assuredly be no different. This time, it's
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Trends to Watch in Bologna

Trends to Watch in Bologna | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
We asked agents and scouts attending this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair to tell us about trends they are seeing in books for young readers, both in content and international demand.
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Sales in Juvenile Categories Continued to Rise in Early March

Sales in Juvenile Categories Continued to Rise in Early March | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Unit sales of print books in the week ended Mar. 12, 2018, inched ahead 1% over the comparable week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.
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Hachette is betting that people will listen to audiobooks on Vinyl 

Hachette is betting that people will listen to audiobooks on Vinyl  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Hachette is getting really bullish on vinyl and they intend on launching dozens of titles in 2018. The first titles announced are Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter's 2016 book Hamilton: The Revolution, Miranda and McCarter; Amanda Palmer's 2015 effort The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let
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Complete fiction: why 'the short story renaissance' is a myth 

Complete fiction: why 'the short story renaissance' is a myth  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
With soaring sales, viral hits like Cat Person and a cameo by Tom Hanks, the form seems to be staging a comeback. But did it ever go away?
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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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BookFusion Hosts Your eBook Library Online

BookFusion Hosts Your eBook Library Online | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon, Google, and a couple other companies give you free online storage for your personal ebooks and let you read the ebooks in their apps/ereaders. (Another, Libreture, charges 3 pounds per month.) Another competing service just crossed my desk. BookFusion is a 3-year-old ebook startup, and one of the things it does is enable organizations and institutions to host and maintain private ebook and document libraries (Bluefire has a similar service). There is also a consumer option which is free at this time. The neat thing about BookFusion  is that you can upload DRM-free Epub ebooks, store them in a personal library, and then use its Android, iOS, and browser app to read them. I'm still testing the system, but it looks nice so far: With Amazon dominating the ebook market, there will never be a huge market for this idea in the US, although other markets centered on DRM-free or watermarked ebooks (Netherlands, Poland, etc) could use this type of service. And frankly, so long as Amazon continues to neglect their version of this personal ebook library idea, there will be a market for this. The thing is, Amazon has been hosting ebooks uploaded by its customers since 2011, but [...]
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8 popular audiobook bestseller lists to explore

8 popular audiobook bestseller lists to explore | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Explore the most popular audiobook bestseller lists: the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Audible, Google Play, Scribd, Nook, and Kobo.
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How to Publish a Book Absolutely for Free

How to Publish a Book Absolutely for Free | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This is an amazing tool to learn about self-publishing! The best part is that it took me through a step-by-step process, encouraging me to actually complete the steps, with an outcome of being a published author Mr.
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What happens when a prop-maker and CGI expert decide to make books? 

What happens when a prop-maker and CGI expert decide to make books?  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This Hertford-based startup puts "stories in motion" using CGI... and crafting.
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