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Emission invisible

Received wisdom may suggest that digital books are a lower-emission option than print, but the truth is far more complex—and must be scrutinised Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-15 08:39:13 UTC ]
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PineNote E-ink tablet runs Manjaro Linux

Reading devices with E-ink displays are an absolute must for hardcore readers. Can you read books using a traditional Android tablet or Apple iPad? Sure, but the screen can cause eyestrain. An E-ink reader, such as Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, makes reading digital books much more enjoyable --... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2021-08-16 21:49:10 UTC ]
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Reading is Magic Festival returns with Cowell, Rosen and Biddulph

The Reading is Magic Festival, a children's digital books festival created during last year’s lockdown and inspired by Cressida Cowell, will return this autumn as a five-day event. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-24 03:36:26 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Up 16% Through February

Higher sales of print and digital books and a decline in returns contributed to a solid net sales increase in the first two months of 2021 over the comparable period in 2020 for publishers that report to AAP. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Denmark’s Lindhardt & Ringhof Reports ‘Vast Growth in Revenue’ in 2020

'Readers want both digital books as well as the "old-fashioned" print book,' says Lindhardt & Ringhof's CEO. The post Denmark’s Lindhardt & Ringhof Reports ‘Vast Growth in Revenue’ in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-02-23 12:58:26 UTC ]
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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closuresSee all our coronavirus coverageSales of digital books by British publishers are set to hit an all-time high this year as the public turns to reading to escape pandemic cabin fever.However, the ebook and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-14 07:00:02 UTC ]
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S&S Has Gains in Sales, Earnings in Q3

With sales of both print and digital books rising in the third quarter, revenue at Simon & Schuster increased 28.5% over the quarter ended September 30, 2109, and profits were up 5.5%. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers Worry as Ebooks Fly off Libraries' Virtual Shelves

Checkouts of digital books from a popular service are up 52 percent since March. Publishers say their easy availability hurts sales. Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2020-10-01 11:00:00 UTC ]
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US publishing bodies protest against Amazon tactics

Key trade bodies in the US – the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Guild and the American Booksellers Association – have sent a letter to Capitol Hill to protest against "anti-competitive tactics" which they say give Amazon "extraordinary" market dominance in the digital books market. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-17 13:53:48 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Update: The UK Scraps Its 20-Percent VAT on Digital Books

A rare benefit of COVID-19, the UK's government finally–and suddenly–has wiped out the market's punishing tax on digital publications. The post Coronavirus Update: The UK Scraps Its 20-Percent VAT on Digital Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-30 16:03:25 UTC ]
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These are 2019’s most-borrowed digital books.

Rakuten OverDrive, a platform for digital books (used by more than 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide), has released a list of its most-borrowed ebooks and audiobooks in 2019. There are no real surprises on the list, besides maybe the fact that so many people want to listen to a woman tell... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-08 19:19:19 UTC ]
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Konnie Huq and 90 MPs call for end to 'reading tax' in UK

TV star joins delegation to the chancellor of the exchequer demanding an end to VAT on digital books, which traditional publications escapeChildren’s laureate Cressida Cowell and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq have joined 90 MPs calling on the government to scrap the “reading tax” on... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-31 15:01:27 UTC ]
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Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent

Warsaw's cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels. The post Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-09-17 05:30:49 UTC ]
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Inception Announces Bookful, an AR Platform Licensing Penguin Random House Brands

Inception's Bookful app has the advantage of the beloved Beatrix Potter content and other Penguin Random House brands on which to base its first six digital books. The post Inception Announces Bookful, an AR Platform Licensing Penguin Random House Brands appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Levelling the field for books

Philip Jones considers the impact that EU finance ministers' decision to reduce VAT rates on digital books will have on publishers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Strong Q3, HMH Trade Sales Continue to Roll

Sales in the period for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade group rose 11.7%, over the comparable period in 2016. The publisher said the gain was thanks, in large part, to a jump in sales of both print and digital books. Sales in HMH's education segment fell by $6 million. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Revenue From Retail Products Up, in Q1, at Amazon

Sales of retail products at Amazon rose 15% in the first quarter of 2017 over the comparable period last year. Among the many items sold in the sector are print and digital books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AllRomance.com's sudden closure hits authors hard

Romance ebook distributor is proposing to slash writers’ royalties after falling victim to downturn in digital reading marketOne of the biggest genre ebook distributors in the US has closed suddenly, leaving thousands of authors in the UK and US out of pocket. AllRomance.com and its sister... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sourcebooks Signs New Deals for International Expansion

Sourcebooks has signed with Baker & Taylor, Melia Publishing Services, Copia and Vearsa to distribute its print and digital books in overseas markets. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Worldreader Named One of the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016

Literacy nonprofit Worldreader was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the year's most innovative companies for its work using digital books to fight poverty. The post Worldreader Named One of the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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