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Ebooks : 2012 vs. 2013

Ebooks : 2012 vs. 2013

Ebooks : 2012 vs. 2013 Now that 2012 is coming to a close, it is time to have a look at the ebook achievements in the last year. eBooks sales figures have continued to grow at exponential rates, and the end is nowhere in sight, so 2013 looks like it will be the year to confirm that ebooks have been fully embraced by book readers. 2012 has certainly been a banner year for sales, with record ebook … Read entire article »

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The sorry state of ebook samples, and four ways to improve them

The sorry state of ebook samples, and four ways to improve them

The sorry state of ebook samples, and four ways to improve them (via Tools of Change for Publishing) This post originally appeared on Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog (“Rethinking Samples“). This version has been lightly edited. I’m bored with ebook samples. I feel like I’m collecting a bunch and then forgetting about most of them. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, and I’m even more… ebook, pages, entire book, unified ebook format, auto sample delivery, sale, ebook … Read entire article »

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Print Books vs. eBooks vs. enhanced eBooks

Print Books vs. eBooks vs. enhanced eBooks

Print Books vs. eBooks vs. enhanced eBooks The eBook revolution is still going on at full speed, with eBooks overtaking print books in different genres already. Yet, the difference between print books and eBooks is one of reading support mainly, like switching from carving written material onto stone to writing on papyrus, or from handwriting to printing. It certainly makes portability and storage much easier, whereas the process of reading remains pretty much the same. Now, especially when talking … Read entire article »

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Creating a legal framework for eBooks

Creating a legal framework for eBooks

Creating a legal framework for eBooks The legal community is lagging behind when it comes to legislate about new technologies. Last week, the European Union (EU) antitrust regulators today launched a formal investigation to determine if Apple and five book publishers — France’s Hachette Livre, German-owned Macmillan, U.K. publisher Penguin, and U.S.-based Harper Collins and Simon & Schuster – are guilty of price-fixing. Antitrust officials suspect that the book publishers and Apple violated EU laws by entering into … Read entire article »

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Growth in eBook revenue to reach $9.7 billion by 2016!

Growth in eBook revenue to reach $9.7 billion by 2016!

 Good News for Self-Published Writers and for writers in general! The growth of the eBook market has not even begun to slow down, which means that the pool of potential buyers for self-published books is growing faster than ever. Of course, so is the number of available eBooks, but it is still time to catch the wave and get a book out there. Let’s have a look at the numbers. Until 2006, eBooks were an item reserved to … Read entire article »

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