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  • March 24, 2012
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Self-publishing writers traditionally have to do or contract done everything themselves: writing, editing, layout and graphic design, and so on. Now you can add “translation” to the list. On PaidContent, Laura Hazard Owen reports on romance author Barbara Freethy, who has had three novels translated into foreign language editions that she can self-publish alongside the…

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  • March 23, 2012
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O’Reilly TOC general manager and occasional TeleRead contributor Joe Wilkert has a piece up on O’Reilly Radar looking at a survey O’Reilly recently conducted of its e-book customers, asking on what devices and in which formats they planned to do most of their e-book reading. Wilkert reports that the most popular non-PC e-reading device, with…

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  • March 23, 2012
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The emergence of search engine optimization (SEO) significantly changed the way that web content is created. Will the digitization of e-books, and the offering of free sample chapters, change the way that books are plotted and written? This is the question asked by Alan Jacobs in an article on The Atlantic. And he finds that…

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  • March 22, 2012
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EBookNewser reports that social e-reading platform Copia is about to expand into Australia, in partnership with the Australian Publishers Association. The platform is going to allow booksellers to offer customized e-book and e-reader services to their customers under the APA’s “TitlePage” brand, based on localized content. It’s interesting to see these smaller brands expand internationally…

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  • March 22, 2012
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The Bookseller reports that Google is about to launch an e-book store in France, as part of its Google Play entertainment portal. The search giant has emailed publisher partners of its Google Livres books search with an offer of a contract amendment that would give Google 48% of the price of e-books sold directly to…

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  • March 21, 2012
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Found via eBookNewser: OverDrive has temporarily postponed library pre-sales of the forthcoming Harry Potter e-books. Overdrive Public Relations and Social Media Specialist Michael Lovett writes: We’re excited about the forthcoming launch of Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks for library lending. We’re working with Pottermore to introduce this compelling series, and as part of the…

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  • March 21, 2012
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Venture Galleries has an amusing little anecdote called “Arrogance Doesn’t Become You,” by author Stephen Woodfin. It follows a dialogue between a pair of retiree readers on a Florida beach—one reading a Kindle, the other a printed book. Though the anecdote is fictional, it’s clearly drawn from real life examples. “I’ve seen a Kindle before,…

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  • March 20, 2012
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Laura Hazard Owen has a PaidContent post on a survey of the habits of over 1,100 “US Internet consumers” conducted by Citi analyst Mark Mahaney. Fully 23% of those surveyed own a Kindle-branded e-reader (which is really pretty impressive when you think about it). Perhaps more impressively, a July survey pegged Kindle owners at 12%,…

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  • March 20, 2012
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On the blog The Bliss Quest, a blogger who goes by Athena writes a lengthy, thoughtful post looking setting a price for her self-published book. After her last publisher offered her a contract that would only pay her 5% of the book’s cover price (and her editor actually told her “Writers don’t write to make…

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  • March 19, 2012
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Journalism.co.uk has an article discussing how newspapers and magazines are finding that they can mine their existing catalog of material to produce longer-form works they can sell as e-books. One in six Londoners are estimated to own an e-reader of some kind, and a number of UK and other publications are taking advantage of this….