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If Publishers Can't Cover Their Costs With $10 Ebooks, Then They Deserve To Go Out Of Business

With the legal dispute over ebook pricing going on, one thing we've heard over and over again from the traditional publishing industry and their supporters is that higher prices for ebooks make sense because of all of the "costs" 

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#Ebook Sales now 21% of #Hachette Revenue

#Ebook Sales now 21% of #Hachette Revenue | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it

While that might look astounding, it shouldn’t be a surprise. Our last report from Lagardere indicated that ebooks accounted for 20% of Hachette’s revenue in the first half of this year. Today’s news is still a sizable increase, yes, but not an earth shattering kaboom.

But there is a bit of news that odes qualify as earth shattering. US ebook sales are great, but in the UK they account for 9% of revenue. Given that the UK market is significantly less well developed than the US market, 9% is a surprising chunk of change.

Just to put these numbers into perspective, Wiley reported that ebook sales nearly tripled last quarter, Simon & Schuster reported ebooks at 17% of revenue, and Penguin reporting a doubling in ebook sales recently.

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A lot of facts, and even more questions raised by @msuster about the future of #tv

A lot of facts, and even more questions raised by @msuster about the future of #tv | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
I will be giving a speech today on The Future of Television at the PaidContent conference in LA.
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It's true: #YouTube to take on cable with A-list celebs #tv #cutthecord

It's true: #YouTube to take on cable with A-list celebs #tv #cutthecord | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
All the reports about YouTube heavily investing into original content are true: The site will be launching a number of curated and scheduled channels with contributions from stars like Madonna, Rainn Wilson, Shaq, Tony Hawk and others.
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Here’s how #Apple could finally put the “TV” in Apple TV #film #tv #itv

After reinventing the mobile phone (iPhone) and personal computer (iPad), it makes sense for Apple to eventually apply its magic to the living room.
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Netflix And Amazon To Enter Video Streaming Battle In Europe #film

Movie and TV streaming service Netflix is to launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, according to the company today.
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How Do We Benefit From Streaming? Can We? #music

How Do We Benefit From Streaming? Can We? #music | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
There’s been quite a raging controversy over Spotify over at Hypebot as musicians across the industry chime in with their opinion on the streaming service.  Zoe Keating, Cellist and brilliant DIY musician, talks about how independant artists are...
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How @Spotify's Business Works #music

How @Spotify's Business Works #music | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Still losing money, but will be profitable eventually.
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Warner Bros. closes HBO window #film

Warner Bros. closes HBO window #film | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. has confirmed its movies won't disappear from streaming sites when they hit HBO's pay TV service.
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I am really curious to understand what actually triggered #Netflix backtracking - #film

I am really curious to understand what actually triggered #Netflix backtracking - #film | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Netflix came under a lot of heat when it announced plans to separating its DVD service and re-brand it Qwikster.
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Paramount cuts out the middlemen: Offers direct streaming rentals of new Transformers film #film

Paramount cuts out the middlemen: Offers direct streaming rentals of new Transformers film #film | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Film studio Paramount Pictures is experimenting with a new digital distribution model for the most recently released Transformers movie.

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Ooyala Now Allows Publishers To Sell And Rent Premium Video On Facebook

Ooyala Now Allows Publishers To Sell And Rent Premium Video On Facebook | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Video publishing platform Ooyala is adding a social component to its videos today with the launch of Ooyala Social, a new HD-quality Social TV experience that brings video sharing and and viewing to Facebook.
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GameStop Has An Android Tablet On The Way

GameStop Has An Android Tablet On The Way | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
We've mentioned a few times the possibility that GameStop would be launching its own GameStop-branded tablet. Turns out, this mystery tablet is already in the testing phase, says GameStop President Tony Bartel.
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#Kobo Books Sold to #Rakuten for $315 Million #ebooks #sale

Details are still scarce, but the press release is already out and it covers the basics. Rakuten will be buying out everyone, including Indigo Books, who will be getting somewhere around $160 million for their chunk of Kobo. Not much will change after the sale. It’s already been announced that Kobo will continue to operate as an independent company and keep their offices in Toronto, NYC, and their other locations.

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@Google Is Looking To Roll Out A Pay #TV Service #paytv

@Google Is Looking To Roll Out A Pay #TV Service #paytv | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Google is considering rolling out a pay TV service that would distribute stations directly over high-speed fiber optic lines.

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Amazon.com: Kindle Owners' Lending Library #ebooks

Thousands of Kindle books, including more than 100 New York Times best sellers, that Amazon Prime members who own a Kindle can borrow with no due dates.
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On the death of book publishers and other middlemen #publishing #disrupt

On the death of book publishers and other middlemen #publishing #disrupt | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
As Amazon and other e-book distributors like Kobo transform themselves into publishers, does that mean traditional publishers are extinct? No.
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#Apple Is Building #iTV Prototypes, And You Can Probably Expect A 50" iTV #film #tv

You can probably expect to be able to buy a TV made by Apple in late 2012 or early 2013., according to the most widely trusted Apple analyst in the industry, Piper's Gene Munster.
We're guessing this TV will be called iTV.

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Google Music store tipped to include song-sharing feature #music #google

Google Music store tipped to include song-sharing feature #music #google | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Remember that ‘twist’ in the upcoming Google Music store that we wrote about earlier this week?
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UltraViolet reviewers hate Hollywood's digital locker #ultraviolet #film

UltraViolet reviewers hate Hollywood's digital locker #ultraviolet #film | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
What do consumers think about UltraViolet, Hollywood's new attempt to preserve its physical disc business, curtail piracy and sell content without Apple's help through a digital file locker?
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Akamai, CDNs face 'hyperconnected' world of devices #cdn

Akamai, CDNs face 'hyperconnected' world of devices #cdn | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The exploding number of devices sucking up rich content poses a challenge for CDN players like Akamai, which previewed technologies to address this issue at a customer event.
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Amazon to sign authors directly #ebooks

Amazon to sign authors directly #ebooks | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Amazon is continuing to disrupt the publishing industry by signing deals with popular authors, and the latest is thriller writer Barry Eisler.
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Yahoo Drops Out Of #Hulu Bidding #tv

Yahoo has dropped out of the bidding for Hulu, reports the Wall Street Journal, leaving only the Dish Network, Amazon, and Google among the companies who are still bidding for the online TV provider.

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TechCrunch | Approaching 10M Unique Visitors, International Video Site ViKi Signs Deals With BBC, Netflix

TechCrunch | Approaching 10M Unique Visitors, International Video Site ViKi Signs Deals With BBC, Netflix | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it
ViKi, an international video site for world TV series and movies translated in 100+ languages by its community, is announcing some major syndication deals and traffic numbers.
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Barnes & Noble Courts HTML Devs With Appcelerator Partnership

Barnes & Noble Courts HTML Devs With Appcelerator Partnership | The Digital Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Appcelerator makes Titanium mobile, an IDE that focuses on web devs rather than hardcore coders. It is a cross-platform development system that allows you to create apps for multiple devices using languages like PHP, Ruby, and standard HTML and has already been used in NBC’s iPad app, among others.

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