E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: August 15, 2017

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  1. Encyclopedia CD-ROM History: How They Killed Books (Ernie Smith / tedium.co)
  2. The Obsolete Narrative Devices Support Group (Tara Sparling / Tara Sparling Writes)
  3. Russian Government Figures Put Book Piracy at 25 to 30 Percent (Eugene Gerden / Publishing Perspectives)
  4. 7 Ways to Support Your Favorite Authors (Alex Acks / Book Riot)
  5. German Kids Choose Books Over YouTube ( / DW)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: August 10, 2017

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  1. Microsoft Adds Read Aloud Feature to Word (Matthew Humphries / PCMag.com)
  2. 5 Legal Myths That Writers Still Fall For, Debunked (Helen Sedgewick / BookWorks)
  3. What You Need to Know Before You Judge Self-Publishing Authors (Sophie Pyle / liminal pages)
  4. But Where Are the Indie E-Books? And What’s the Best Way to Get Them into Libraries? (Peyton Stafford / No Shelf Required)
  5. 4 Ways To Make Sure Your Writing Is Not Getting Stale (J Westerberg / The Mission)
  6. A 68-Year-Old Aspiring Writer Accuses the Iowa Writers’ Workshop of Age Discrimination (Michael Schaub / LA Times)
  7. Love Bad Book Covers? Here Are Five Blogs Where You Can Get Your Fill (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: August 4, 2017

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  1. Wattpad Takes ‘Chat Fiction’ Beyond Text With Launch of Tap Originals (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch)
  2. Defending the Honor of E-Books (and Innovation) (Mirela Roncevic / No Shelf Required)
  3. 10 Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors (Alison Bavrstock / Publishing Talk)
  4. Why This Superintendent is Banning Homework — and Asking Kids to Read Instead (Valerie Strauss / The Washington Post)
  5. The Shrinking Orphan Works Problem (Joseph Esposito / Scholarly Kitchen)
  6. Does Watermarking Actually Cut Down on E-book Piracy? (Laura Dawson / Publishers Weekly)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: July 25, 2017

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  1. Amazon Titles Dominate Amazon E-Book Bestseller List (John Maher / Publishers Weekly)
  2. When Reader Targeting Goes Wrong (David Gaughran / Let’s Get Digital)
  3. China’s Online Reading Craze Is So Big It’s Challenging Amazon’s Kindle (Jinshan Hong / Forbes)
  4. Taking a Look at Apple’s Six Month E-Book Bestsellers (Cal Reid / Publishers Weekly)
  5. Institutional Licensing: the Next School Textbook Business Model (Arthur Attwell / Medium)
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to be Released as Enhanced Kindle in Motion E-Book (Nate Hoffelder  / The Digital Reader)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: July 18, 2017

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  1. Elsevier’s U.S. $15M “Win” Exposes How Broken Copyright is When Public Research is Involved. (Glyn Moody / Private Internet Access)
  2. Sixty Library Systems are on Pace to Hit One Million Digital Checkouts with OverDrive in 2017 (Adam Sockel / Overdrive)
  3. Great to See Publishers Embrace Alternative e-Book Models in Public Libraries, but Give Credit Where Credit is Due (Mirela Roncevic / No Shelf Required)
  4. Online Publishing Platform Verst Adds Tools For Paywalls and Prettier Websites (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch)
  5. Extra Copyright For News Sites (Julia Reda)
  6. What If You Published Half Your Book For Free Online? (Mike Masnick / Techdirt)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: July 18, 2017

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  1. Elsevier’s U.S. $15M “Win” Exposes How Broken Copyright is When Public Research is Involved. (Glyn Moody / Private Internet Access)
  2. Sixty Library Systems are on Pace to Hit One Million Digital Checkouts with OverDrive in 2017 (Adam Sockel / Overdrive)
  3. Great to See Publishers Embrace Alternative e-Book Models in Public Libraries, but Give Credit Where Credit is Due (Mirela Roncevic / No Shelf Required)
  4. Online Publishing Platform Verst Adds Tools For Paywalls and Prettier Websites (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch)
  5. Extra Copyright For News Sites (Julia Reda)
  6. What If You Published Half Your Book For Free Online? (Mike Masnick / Techdirt)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: July 11, 2017

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  1. Author Blogging 101: Your Quick Guide to Content Curation (Joel Friedlander / The Book Designer)
  2. When Does a Writer Become a Professional? (Passive Guy / The Passive Voice)
  3. Libraries: Be Careful What You Wish For (Bill Rosenblatt / Copyright and Technology)
  4. Why Your Rejection Letter Means Nothing (Dan Burgess / Aerogramme Writers’ Studio)
  5. What’s Wrong with the Copyright Office’s DRM study? (Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing)
  6. O’Reilly Media Has Closed Its E-Bookstore (O’Reilly blog)
  7. O’Reilly Responds to Customer Outcry With Explanation, Promise Restoration of PDF Editions (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
  8. Now You Can Certify That Your E-Books Are Accessible. (Kevin Callahan / DBW)
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