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Paperback Books Turned the Publishing World Upside Down

Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.


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The Kindle Has Transformed Publishing

Without any middlemen or gatekeepers, with virtually no costs involved, and with self-marketing possible through social media and other Internet channels, electronic publishing is creating a robust market for new writers and books.


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Publishers Cash in On Self Publishing

Penguin USA will provide the service through its genre-fiction online community, Book Country, which launched in May offering wannabe authors the opportunity to post their work online and receive feedback.


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E-Book Trends That Will Change Publishing

From the front lines of the e-book revolution, here are five trends Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional, is watching.


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Ol’ Blue ‘Eye’?

The device fits comfortably over the ear, the company says, and points wherever the wearer looks.


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The iPad Book Publishing Secret

No permission required,” CTO and co-founder Michael Ashley told me in a phone interview.


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Vanity Press Goes Mainstream

Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books.


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Get Your e-Book On The Ipad (And Keep All The Royalties)

The copyrights all remain in the artists’ hands, as do the revenues; after paying the flat fee, 100 percent of the payout returns to the artists.


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Self-Published E-Books On Apple’s iPad

But smaller publishing houses are making the move, too, including self-publishing service Smashwords.


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Internet Prompts Publishing Itch In Over-60s

Some 31 percent of people over 60 are keen to go online to publish short stories and join book clubs, the survey by charity Booktrust in Britain found.


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