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Would You Pay For A Book After You've Read It?
www.bustle.com

The publishing industry is still trying to adapt to the digital age

6 Questions To Ask Before Publicizing Your Book
publishingperspectives.com

Effective book publicity relies on planning ahead and defining success for you and your book

What Are YA Books? And Who Is Reading Them?
www.theguardian.com

Which books count as Young Adult, and which as teen or New Adult is ambiguous, and their readership is equally hard to define

Plague Fiction – Why Authors Love To Write About Pandemics
www.theguardian.com

From Michael Crichton and Dan Brown to Shelley and Boccaccio, the theme of infectious disease is not a new affliction

A Bookmark That Reminds You To Read Via Twitter
www.brandingmagazine.com

Smart bookmark that should help readers keep in touch with book's storyline

Digital Media Rise Pushes Print Suppliers To The Brink And Beyond
www.forbes.com

The demise of print media has been widely publicized

The Advantages Of An E-reader
goodereader.com

The ideal device for your lifestyle

How Amazon Brought Publishing To Its Knees
mashable.com

And Why Authors Might Be Next

How Will Kindle Unlimited Impact The Publishing Industry?
thinkprogress.org

A Thorough Investigation

NYT: Will Fiction Influence How We React To Climate Change?
www.nytimes.com

Will "cli-fi" movies and novels make a difference in how people react to global warming?

The 35 Writers Who Run The Literary Internet
flavorwire.com

Some people in the literary world are excellent at using Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and even Instagram or Pinterest to communicate with readers and get people interested in what they're writing

The Joys, Jolts And Jingoism Of Old Children's Books
www.irishtimes.com

Looking back on comics and books from the 1970s and earlier, the prejudice and sexism jump out at you

Outlander: Is This The Next Game Of Thrones?
www.telegraph.co.uk

Outlander, a TV series based on the hugely popular books by Diana Gabaldon, will combine swashbuckling and Scottish politics

Metadata Tools For Self-published Authors
www.digitalbookworld.com

Crafting good metadata is crucial for success

Album Spins Closer Towards Its Final Track As A Viable Format
www.theguardian.com

Sales continue to fall and streamed playlists dominate. But like vinyl, talk of LP's extinction may be premature

Some Practical Steps Toward D2C Marketing
scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org

D2C is on its way to becoming a growing marketing channel for academic publishing

How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally
publishingperspectives.com

Book prizes can be key to spotlighting talent for the global market

A Totally Definitive Ranking Of Fonts
www.huffingtonpost.com

Even ebooks and online articles contain elements of visual design that influence our reading experience

Australian TV Pirates Refuse To Play The Waiting Game
www.cnet.com

Why are Australians such prolific pirates of TV shows?

Five Things You Should Know About Metadata
www.digitalbookworld.com

1. Metadata isn't a new concept

Where Do Publishing Professionals Get Their Books?
www.publishingtrends.com

41.7% of all the comments noted that they were no longer buying from Amazon

Nervous Supermarkets Left With Miles Of Aisles They Don't Want
www.theguardian.com

Tesco and Asda raced to add retail space for two decades. Now the shoppers have all gone elsewhere

Will Amazon Ever Be Profitable?
www.telegraph.co.uk

Jeff Bezos has built Amazon into the biggest online retailer in the world, but investors are becoming frustrated at the lack of profits

Read Or Dead: Is This The End For The Ereader?
www.techradar.com

Could ereaders be reaching their final chapter?

What's Your Book Shelfie Style?
www.huffingtonpost.com

The book shelfie is, at its most basic, a photo of your bookshelf


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Book Trade News

WH Smith At Waterloo Branded London's Hottest Shop
www.standard.co.uk

But not in a good way

Apple Getting Into Ebook Subscriptions?
www.digitalbookworld.com

Does the Acquisition of BookLamp Signal Apple's Entry Into the Ebook Subscription Service Market?

Introducing BackTypo, A Self-Publishing Tool With Italian Flair
publishingperspectives.com

BackTypo, a self-publishing tool from Italy, promises to help authors build beautiful books simply and easily

Apple Settlement Won't Be Modified
www.publishersweekly.com

Judge expressed concerns with a proposed deal to settle damage claims

HBG Sales Rise 5.6% Despite Amazon's 'Punitive' Actions
www.publishersweekly.com

Sales of 903 million euros for the first half of 2014

Lost Dr Seuss Stories To Be Republished
www.theguardian.com

Early appearances by the Grinch and Horton the Elephant recovered from old magazines due out in September

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