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Língua portuguesa em risco na era digital

Língua portuguesa em risco na era digital | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
A língua portuguesa corre o risco de perder relevância na era digital caso não seja reforçado o investimento em programas científicos nesta área, alertou esta sexta-feira, em Lisboa, o coordenador de um estudo europeu.
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Readium Epub3 App Released for Windows, MacOS, Linux

Readium Epub3 App Released for Windows, MacOS, Linux | Leituras Digitais | 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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What is Your Favorite Reading App?

What is Your Favorite Reading App? | Leituras Digitais | 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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Ebook Magicks –

Ebook Magicks – | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Melissa deJesus, an associate production editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A fuller bio is at the bottom on this piece. I finally made the pilgrimage to ebookcraft. You…
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Amazon is Shutting Down Its Crowd-Sourcing Platform, Kindle Scout

Amazon is Shutting Down Its Crowd-Sourcing Platform, Kindle Scout | Leituras Digitais | 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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Large eReader Roundup (March 2018)

Large eReader Roundup (March 2018) | Leituras Digitais | 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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Online Piracy Is More Popular Than Ever ... Says Company That Sells Anti-Piracy Services

Online Piracy Is More Popular Than Ever ... Says Company That Sells Anti-Piracy Services | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Piracy is such a huge problem that several industries reported record revenues last year. TorrentFreak brings us news of a new global piracy report from Muso that shows record high levels of piracy: A broad and detailed report from piracy tracking outfit MUSO shows that visits to pirate sites went up last year. The company recorded more than 300 billion visits in 2017, which suggests that "piracy is more popular than ever." TV remained the most popular category and most pirates prefer streaming over torrents or direct downloading. Despite the growing availability of legal options, online piracy remains rampant. Every day pirate sites are visited hundreds of millions of times. Piracy tracking outfit MUSO has documented the piracy landscape with data from tens of thousands of the largest global piracy sites. In its latest report, the company recorded more than 300 billion visits to pirate sites last year alone. This is an increase of 1.6 percent compared to 2016. More than half of all these visits (53%) are going to streaming sites, making that the most popular piracy tool. Torrent sites and direct download portals still have a significant user base, but follow at a respectable distance. Most of the pirate visits came from the [...]
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La venta de ebooks crece un 52% en América Latina y España

Nos complace compartir a continuación un avance preliminar de las principales conclusiones de la cuarta edición del “Informe Bookwire sobre la evolución de los libros electrónicos y audiolibros en América Latina y España”, elaborado por Dosdoce.com en colaboración con Bookwire.es, la principal plataforma de distribución de libros electrónicos y audiolibros en los mercados en español
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Issue #1 in Gutenberg-Holtzbrinck case: Push for max copyright everywhere, not U.S. vs. German law

Issue #1 in Gutenberg-Holtzbrinck case: Push for max copyright everywhere, not U.S. vs. German law | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Editor-Publisher's note: Why aren't library leaders and educators everywhere caring more about the legal assault on Project Gutenberg? Listen to Eric Hellman, an ex-OCLC director and master techie! The threat isn't just to PG. D.R. By Eric Hellman, president of the Free Ebook Foundation Reproduced from Go To Hellman under the equivalent of CC BY SA (read to…
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What’s coming next in CSS is going to blow your mind —

What’s coming next in CSS is going to blow your mind — | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
ebookcraft speaker Jiminy Panoz shares some of the radical changes CSS is
currently going through that will help you overcome tough challenges and
save you a lot of time, headaches, and Twitter rants.
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Fun with Formats, Part I: ePub2 vs. ePub3

Fun with Formats, Part I: ePub2 vs. ePub3 | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
What is the difference between different formats of ebooks? We’ve talked about the difference between mobi and ePub. But what about the other major format labels and specifically, what’s the difference between ePub2 and ePub3?
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BIC Slams Wrongful Use of Metadata Fields for Book Promotion

BIC Slams Wrongful Use of Metadata Fields for Book Promotion | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Condemned as 'hugely confusing for the book-buyer' and the publishing supply chain, the practice of using of subtitle and/or title metadata fields for promotion prompted the UK's BIC to issue a cease-and-desist message to publishers.
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NYTimes Launches Audiobook Best-Seller List

NYTimes Launches Audiobook Best-Seller List | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
The New York Times is launching an audiobook best-seller list on Thursday. The lists, which combine digital and physical audio sales, will debut online on Thursday, March 8, and in print in the Sunday Book Review on March 18. Moving forward, the Best-Seller Lists, which previously published online on Fridays, will now publish on Thursday mornings. “The vibrant growth of audiobooks in the industry has created a need for an impartial, reliable source for tracking and reporting the top-selling audiobooks across the country,” said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. “The Times recognizes the increased reader and listener interest in audiobooks, as well as in the Book Review's increasing depth of coverage of audiobooks, and we’re thrilled we’ll be able to provide them independent data they can rely on.” The Book Review will continue to publish in print the Combined Lists and Hardcover Lists each week. The third page will highlight other Best-Seller Lists on a weekly rotating basis, including the following categories: Paperback (Trade Fiction and Paperback Nonfiction), the four Children’s Books lists, and Audiobooks. The Children’s Books Lists and Paperback Lists will continue to be updated and posted weekly online, and in response to [...]
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What we are seeing today is actually the second renaissance of indie bookselling, not the first

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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An #eprdctn Noob’s First-Time at Ebookcraft –

An #eprdctn Noob’s First-Time at Ebookcraft – | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
This guest post is from Laura Bowman, Publicist and Ebook Production Manager at Pajama Press. Thank you @ebookcraft for a fantastic conference, and thank you to all the industry experts for being s…
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Kobo Clara HD Clears the FCC

Kobo Clara HD Clears the FCC | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Kobo's next ereader has shown up on the FCC website, but unfortunately that is just all I can tell you about it right now. According to the paperwork, the Clara HD is going to be made by Netronix, just like Kobo's previous ereaders. Judging by that one screenshot in the paperwork, it will have an E-ink screen and Wifi, and it will run Kobo's software. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the screen size or whether the  Clara HD will be waterproof. But it's worth noting that Kobo's last ereader was the 6.8" Aura H2O2, and before that they released the 7.8" Aura One, which suggests this is a 6" model. I can't even tell you the launch date with any certainty (the embargo ends in September, leaving a long possible launch window). But I can tell you this first of April that Kobo has a new ereader coming. I can't wait to see it, can you? FCC   Check These Out!
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Tools to Help Assess Ebook Accessibility –

Tools to Help Assess Ebook Accessibility – | Leituras Digitais | 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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Review: Onyx Boox Max 2 13.3″ e-ink Android tablet

Review: Onyx Boox Max 2 13.3″ e-ink Android tablet | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
For the last couple of weeks, I've been trying out the Onyx Boox Max 2 e-ink Android tablet. A quite capable little device, this $800 tablet offers a 13.3" e-ink screen about four times the size of my 6" Kindles, with both capacitive touchscreen and WACOM pen layers, coupled with 32 GB of onboard storage,…
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Waterproof eReaders Currently on the Market

Waterproof eReaders Currently on the Market | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Amazon has popularized waterproof ereaders, but they are far from the first company to release one. Over the past 4 years quite a few ereaders have been released by a bunch of companies. The first official release of a waterproof ereader came from Pocketbook, followed by Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and finally Amazon last October. Here's a list of ereaders that are currently available in various markets around the world.   Amazon Amazon's flagship ereader, the Kindle Oasis 2, is the first Kindle to have a 7" screen and it is also the first Kindle to be released with waterproofing. It has an IPx8 rating, meaning it is certified for up to 60 minutes immersion in up to 2 meters of water. Netronix Netronix makes several waterproof ereaders, including a couple models for Kobo and the previous Nook model. Barnes & Noble’s last Nook model, the Glowlight Plus, is waterproof and has an IP67 rating. It’s still available on Amazon for $119 (new) and $104 (refurb). B&N sells refurbished units for $79. Kobo also carries a couple waterproof ereaders made by Netronix. The Kobo Aura One features a 7.8" screen. It has waterproof guts that give it an IPx8 rating, meaning [...]
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Agora sim, a imunidade para e-books e e-readers está 100% garantida

Agora sim, a imunidade para e-books e e-readers está 100% garantida | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Em março do ano passado, a indústria do livro comemorava a decisão unânime do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) em comparar os livros impressos aos e-books e e-readers e, portanto, garantindo a esses novos suportes a imunidade fiscal garantida ao livro físico pela Constituição Federal. O que poucos souberam, no entanto, é que a União, uma das partes envolvidas no processo, entrou com um recurso de embargo de declaração, alegando que a sentença incidiu em erro e omissão. No início de fevereiro, o Tribunal rejeitou o recurso e, finalmente, na última segunda-feira (19), o processo finalmente transitou em julgado, ou seja, nenhuma das partes poderá mais recorrer da sentença.
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How to Use Text-to-Speech with Kindle for PC | The eBook Reader Blog

How to Use Text-to-Speech with Kindle for PC | The eBook Reader Blog | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
Last year Amazon added text-to-speech support to their Kindle for PC application for Windows computers. Kindle for PC is free to download and use, so if you have a Windows computer and need a text-to-speech program you don't have to buy a separate device to read Kindle books aloud. Not all Kindle books support TTS but
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List of Hacks, Mods and Add-ons for Kobo eReaders | The eBook Reader Blog

List of Hacks, Mods and Add-ons for Kobo eReaders | The eBook Reader Blog | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
There's a new post over at MobileRead with a long list of hacks and utilities available for Kobo ereaders. There are a ton of add-ons and mods for Kobo ebook readers so the list is quite helpful if you want to tweak your Kobo. Some of the stuff I haven't heard of before, and a lot of it probably doesn't interest most
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BookFusion Hosts Your eBook Library Online

BookFusion Hosts Your eBook Library Online | Leituras Digitais | 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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Five Highlights From BookNet Canada's 2017 Sales Performance Report

Five Highlights From BookNet Canada's 2017 Sales Performance Report | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
BookNet Canada's 2017 report on the country's English-language market shows fiction unit sales dipping by 8 percent—and Rupi Kaur's work powering a 79-percent increase in poetry sales.
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Onyx Boox Max 2 as E Ink Monitor Gets Touchscreen Support (Video) | The eBook Reader Blog

Onyx Boox Max 2 as E Ink Monitor Gets Touchscreen Support (Video) | The eBook Reader Blog | Leituras Digitais | Scoop.it
With a 13.3-inch E Ink screen, the Onyx Boox Max 2 is an ebook reader and computer monitor in one. It's the only Onyx device to feature an HDMI port to connect it to a computer to use as a secondary monitor display. Normally the Max 2 works as a display only when used as a monitor, but some people at MobileRead have
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