Tag: scribd

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In October, a Colombian graduate student will go on trial for sharing an academic paper online. The paper’s author pressed copyright violation charges against Diego Gomez for posting his research on the document-sharing website […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Macmillan signs on with e-book subscription services Oyster & Scribd (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. The e-books vs. print books debate arises again, and this time, there’s talk of digital “dying out” (Emma Cueto / Bustle) 3. Cutting out Amazon: Why direct-to-consumers hasn’t taken off (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 4. Long live the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital readers have added new dimension to world of fiction (Sara Keating / Irish Times) 2. How e-books may disrupt your sleep (Nicholas Bakalar / New York Times) 3. Copyright law to be amended in Japan to combat e-book piracy (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. 2015 book publishing industry predictions (Mark Coker / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. French watchdog accuses Scribd of e-book piracy (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Book publishers sweep YouTube for a new wave of authors (Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg & Rolfe Winkler / The Wall Street Journal) 3. ALA confronts Adobe on e-book data gathering (Digital Book World) 4. Is e-reading to your toddler story time, or […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. App markets may be the savior of e-readers (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Write nonfiction? Can’t command mega-advances? Think about self-publishing (William D. O’Neil / The Digital Reader) 3. The next wave of tech change: Self-publishing & libraries (James LaRue / Library Journal) 4. 5 lessons in publishing success from Bella Andre (Jane […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon: E-book prices are ‘unjustifiably high’ (Jacob Shamsian / Entertainment Weekly) 2. 4 things I learned from writing on an emerging mobile story platform (Kathryn Stanley / JaneFriedman.com) 3. Why self-published authors are in the Amazon-Hachette fight (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 4. Scribd debuts new browsing platform (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) […] more »

by Carla King

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison […] more »

by Carla King

The advancement in self-publishing tools and technology is a lot to keep up with, so here’s a roundup of the news that I think mattered most to self-publishers in 2013 and will continue to shape the industry this year. 1. Ingram Spark Gives Amazon CreateSpace a Run for Its Money Ingram Content Group finally launched […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Columbia University’s piracy.lab explores the online world of digital piracy (Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Steven King tops e-book best-seller list at discount as prices decrease (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 3. Scribd, HarperCollins launch $8.99 subscription book service (Austin Carr / Fast Company) 4. Opinion: E-books price people out of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is the government shutting down? Quartz will tell you (and drive a little traffic in the process) (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 2. Publishers, AOL partner on subscription service (Mike Rondon / Folio) 3. The limits of Twitter’s TV pitch (Jack Marshall / Digiday) 4. Phony web traffic tricks digital ads (Christopher S. Stewart […] more »