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Jan.21.2011
   Amazon Extend 70% Royalty To CanadaBy Dianna Dilworth  Amazon has extended the 70% royalty option from the Kindle Digital Text Platform, Amazon’s self-publishing tool, to include books sold to Canadian customers. This means that authors and publishers around the world can now receive a 70...
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Jan.19.2011
  WHO’S ATTENDING DIGITAL BOOK WORLD? Digital Book World has drawn a diverse group of professionals from commercial publishers, non-profits, educational institutions, organizations, service suppliers and media. Professionals from five continents representing all areas of book acquisition,...
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Jan.17.2011
I actually saw my first Kindle in use the other day - on the bus. A young lady was studying (it looked from my sly glances) a business text.       Nora Roberts passes 1m Kindle sales by Graeme Neill Nora Roberts has become the third author to sell more than one million e-books through Amazon's...
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Jan.10.2011
Reading the paper, an article catches my eye: A best-selling author has decided to turn all of his out-of-print books into e-books. The idea is dizzying, the ramifications stunning. Is it possible that dead books can be resurrected, their spirits shape-shifted by the technological forces of...
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Jan.10.2011
Meet Mega Bestselling Indie Heroine Amanda Hocking   by Tonya Plank   Amanda Hocking is really something of a wunderkind. At only 26 years old, the Minnesota native has written a total of 17 novels. Since self-publishing eight of those books in April 2010, she's sold over 185,000 copies,...
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Jan.09.2011
Have We Reached A Tipping Point Where Self-Publishing Is Better Than Getting A Book Deal?from the trend-watching dept Ross Pruden points us to a recent post by author Joe Konrath (whose musings on why authors shouldn't fear file sharing, as well as his own experiments with "self-piracy"...
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Jan.08.2011
  Larsson, Gilbert Top OverDrive's Most Downloaded Library E-Books List As ALA Midwinter kicks off in San Diego, e-book, audiobook, music, and video digital distributor OverDrive, which provides digital distribution services for more than 13,000 libraries, retailers, and schools, has...
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Jan.07.2011
        Let's start by saying, we all love real books and indie bookshops who know how to categorise them. We love libraries for their quiet, their mystique and their community value. But you'd have to live in a cave in deepest Siberia not to know the bookworld is fast...
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Jan.06.2011
Santa bestowed me with an iPad. At first I thought the Jolly Old Elf had imbibed in a bit too much celebratory nog. After all, I’ve got a Mac laptop, two Mac desktops, a PC desktop, a BlackBerry, a Gameboy and a Wii. Do I really need another electronic device? Well, it turns out I do. Although the...
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Jan.04.2011
I’m repulsed by the idea outlined in a recent New York Times article that Kindle e-books have so-called “popular highlights” in which the ‘quotable’ phrase is highlighted for you before you even read the book.  As a writer, I want each reader to experience the work on their own terms and not be...