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EU council allows removal of VAT from e-books | The Bookseller

EU council allows removal of VAT from e-books | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) today agreed on a proposal which will allow all member states to give e-books the same VAT-free status as printed books.
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Cómics digitales animados en Spotify

Cómics digitales animados en Spotify | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Algunas veces hemos señalado que las plataformas digitales tenderían a diversificar sus contenidos para llegar a un público más amplio, y una vez que ya tienen fieles usuarios y suscriptores que pueden apoyar iniciativas diferentes. Un ejemplo es el de Spotify, que ha llegado a un acuerdo con Archie Comics para ofrecer los seis primeros... Read More
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You can now borrow Overdrive ebooks on ALL Kobo e-readers

You can now borrow Overdrive ebooks on ALL Kobo e-readers | eBooky things | Scoop.it
If you love to borrow ebooks from the public library and have a Kobo e-reader, there is some really good news.Kobo has just added Overdrive functionality to...
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Amazon Changes Payment Terms for German Distributors

Amazon Changes Payment Terms for German Distributors | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Amazon has quietly changed the terms offered to several German ebook distributors, bringing them into line with most other ebook distributors. SelfPublisherBibel.de reports that ebooks distributed to the Kindle Store via Bookrix, Neobooks, or BoD will now earn royalties similar to the rates...
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US audio booms by 29% but overall publishing sales dip | The Bookseller

US audio booms by 29% but overall publishing sales dip | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
American publishers’ total industry sales dipped slightly in 2017, but audio downloads continued to boom, rising by 28.8% year-on-year.
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Amazon (Officially) Launches Support for Arabic-Language eBooks on Kindle

Amazon (Officially) Launches Support for Arabic-Language eBooks on Kindle | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Amazon officially launched support for Arabic-language ebooks today. Said ebooks could be read on the Kindle since early this month, and were available in the Kindle Store since last November. Amazon announced today that Kindle customers around the globe can now enjoy reading from a growing selection of more than 12,000 Arabic language Kindle books on Kindle devices and the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Fire Tablets. Starting today, readers will find a large digital selection of popular Arabic language titles in the Kindle Store including books from leading authors like Naguib Mahfouz, and Nizar Qabani, best-sellers like Al Aswad Yaliko Biki and Harbo Alkalbi Athania (winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction), classics like Ibn Khaldoun’s Muqadimah, Al-Mutanabbi’s anthology, and Kalila wa Dimna as well as translated English language bestsellers like How to Win Friends and Influence People, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, A Tale of Two Cities and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Customers can shop for Arabic language Kindle books on existing Amazon websites including www.amazon.com/KindleArabic, www.amazon.co.uk/KindleArabic, and www.amazon.de/arabischeEbooks. Check These Out!
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Si quieres montar tu empresa, ¿qué obligaciones fiscales tendrás? | Economía

Si quieres montar tu empresa, ¿qué obligaciones fiscales tendrás? | Economía | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Si trabajas por tu cuenta o tienes una empresa, desenmaraña el ovillo de impuestos, modelos y declaraciones y no te pierdas en él laberinto tributario
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How Lizzie Bennet Got Her Books

How Lizzie Bennet Got Her Books | eBooky things | Scoop.it
In Regency England, a novel cost about $100. Subscription-based circulating libraries became a way for women of modest means to gain knowledge.
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The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson – review | Books | The Guardian

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson – review | Books | The Guardian | eBooky things | Scoop.it
A terrorist and a president vie for supremacy in Bill Clinton’s daft fiction debut
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Wonderbly signs TV development deal for Lost My Name | The Bookseller

Wonderbly signs TV development deal for Lost My Name | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Wonderbly, the publisher of the personalised Lost My Name books, is partnering with animation studio Sixteen South and Walker’s Helen McAleer to create a TV series.
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iBooks Renamed to Apple Books, Gains Reading Now Tab, Bookstore, Audiobook Section

iBooks Renamed to Apple Books, Gains Reading Now Tab, Bookstore, Audiobook Section | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Apple is making its big announcements today at WWDC, and they shared a few details about Apple's ebook app. iBooks is getting a huge update as well as a new name when iOS 12 is released. It is now called  Apple Books, and it's going to feature an updated library view that puts a better emphasis on...
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iBooks has been rebranded as Apple Books

iBooks has been rebranded as Apple Books | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Apple iBooks is going to receive a tremendous redesign when iOS 12 comes out later this year. It has been rebranded as Apple Books because of the synergy between Apple News and Apple Music.There is going to be a reading now function which will show you what audiobook and ebook you are currently engaged...
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Something is Happening to the Basic Kindle

Something is Happening to the Basic Kindle | eBooky things | Scoop.it
It appears Amazon is doing something to or with the basic Kindle, and no one is sure what's going on. Edit: And the basic Kindle has been restored to the menu and the comparison page. Weird. My competitor noticed that Amazon has removed the basic Kindle from its menus and from the comparison chart...
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Inside the inaugural Female Founders Alliance accelerator: Eight startups, one hope for the future –

Inside the inaugural Female Founders Alliance accelerator: Eight startups, one hope for the future – | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Female Founders Alliance started as an online community for women CEOs and startup leaders just 18 months ago. But it has turned into something much more, and that evolution was on full display Thursday evening during the first-ever Demo Night for Ready Set Raise, its new accelerator program for early-stage women-led startups.
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Walmart and Kobo take on Amazon in the US | The Bookseller

Walmart and Kobo take on Amazon in the US | The Bookseller | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Rakuten Kobo is making strides into the US e-reading market through a partnership with Walmart which sees the multinational offering e-books to its customers.
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9 Amazing Books That Go Beyond UX Design –

I decided to put this list together after I realised I had read a lot of books (for me) over the past few months. I don’t usually hang onto books I’ve read either, but I noticed I was accumulating a…
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Audiobook publishers and retailers are trying to go DRM-Free

Audiobook publishers and retailers are trying to go DRM-Free | eBooky things | Scoop.it
The audiobook market is dominated by Audible and in the United States they control 90% of the market. Audible sells audiobooks directly, but they also are the largest distributor to Apple iBooks.
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Hasta un 40% de los 225 millones de libros editados en España se devuelve | Cultura

Hasta un 40% de los 225 millones de libros editados en España se devuelve | Cultura | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Los miles de ejemplares sin vender del último Diccionario de la RAE, publicado en 2014 por Espasa, revelan los problemas de un sector que publica 86.000 títulos al año
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Los libros más vendidos de 2018 en Internet (en España) | Escaparate

Los libros más vendidos de 2018 en Internet (en España) | Escaparate | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Las almas de Brandon , un recopilatorio de poemas, cuentos e historias breves escrito por el último ganador de Got Talent España , es el título más demandado entre las principales cadenas de comercio electrónico
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Apple Unveils New Book App

Apple Unveils New Book App | eBooky things | Scoop.it
With the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and audiobook sales. The new operating system, set to hit in the fall, will replace Apple's long-serving iBooks app with a new Apple Books app.
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TRIBUS OCULTAS | "Rotundamente, no: La Feria del Libro de Madrid no se irá del Retiro"

TRIBUS OCULTAS | "Rotundamente, no: La Feria del Libro de Madrid no se irá del Retiro" | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Existían tantos rumores entre libreros y editoriales que tuvo la alcaldesa de Madrid, Manuela Carmena, que visitar la Feria del Libro de Madrid para aplacarlos. Sin embargo, sus palabras sonaron como las de un presidente de equipo de fútbol a punto del descenso ratificando al entrenador. Repreguntamos en esta entrevista a Manuel Gil, director de la Feria del Libro, y nos da un no rotundo: "La Feria no se irá del Retiro".
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Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges

Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges | eBooky things | Scoop.it
From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market, a panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry.
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Wattpad Studios Names Lindsey Ramey Director Of Content Development Amid Video Push

Wattpad Studios Names Lindsey Ramey Director Of Content Development Amid Video Push | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Wattpad plans to add 40 positions this year to support its international entertainment business -- as well as to ramp up machine learning and interactive storytelling features.
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Storytel in Spain: When Entering the Audiobook Market Means Making New Serials

Storytel in Spain: When Entering the Audiobook Market Means Making New Serials | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Creating original serialized content—as in the case of streaming on-demand services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix—holds the key to success for audiobook subscriptions, says Storytel España in a new report.
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Amazon is discontinuing the Kindle

Amazon is discontinuing the Kindle | eBooky things | Scoop.it
Amazon is in the process of discontinuing the entry level Kindle. This is the e-reader is primarily aimed at new users and normally costs $79. Amazon has removed it from the Kindle Family page and the only readers they are marketing is the Paperwhite, Voyage and Oasis.
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