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Book Business Changing Rapidly

CNN reports that Barnes & Noble executive Marc Parrish said that eBooks are changing the publishing and retail book business faster than many anticpated. From the article:

” If Parrish’s predictions are right and ebooks become the dominant book medium by March 2013, the question changes from who will come out on top, but who will get left behind in the newest race of technological relevancy. “

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The History of eBooks

TeleRead has an interesting InfoGraphic by Piotr Kowalczyk that charts the origins of ebooks and shows the incredible trajectory they are on.

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eBook Trends for 2011

Robin Good at Master New Media has assembled predictions and forecasts for the eBook marketplace in 2011. From the article:

” 2011 will be the first year traditional publishers feel the need to compete against the indie ebook alternative. “

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Random House adopts Agency Model

POD (via Publishers Weekly) reports that publishing power Random House is switching to an Agency Model for eBook Sales. From the article:

” This seems nothing more than a capitulation on the part of Random House that they are only now boarding the e-book train late, having watched the steady growth of digital sales with their competitors, and the damaging affect of not having books widely availably on the critical e-books retail platforms. “

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INTERVIEW: Kate Eltham

Shane Cummings has an interesting interview with Kate Eltham, CEO of the Queensland Writers Centre in Australia. Kate discusses the new challenges facing self-published writers. From the article:

” Do you understand what book metadata is and how to use it to improve discoverability? Do you know how to tag your e-book for better search results? How will you support independent book retailers to sell your books, or libraries to make your ebook available for lending? How are you tracking your ever-proliferating licences and royalty agreements? What’s your pricing strategy? Your social strategy? ”

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Are eBooks the publishing world’s Napster?

Rethink Books has an interesting article about right now being “the Napster Moment” for the publishing industry. Many interesting and valid points. From the article:

” The ‘Napster moment’ here, is a realisation that consumers can’t be manipulated and now demand ‘my world’. They are informed, eclectic, discerning and they can now find needles in digital haystacks and can virally inform and recommend in ways marketers often can only dream of. It is a case of moving from mass marketing to direct marketing in a market you can’t control. “

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Bringing Home the Bacon

Author Marketing Experts provide a good article about how to make money by self-publishing ebooks. From the article:

” With 1,500 books published every day in the U.S. (print, not ebooks) and very few access points for these books, what ebooks have done is offer a way for authors to get published and experiment. They’ll find out right away if readers like their book. With ebooks, authors have quick access to readers and no blocks to distribution, unlike print publishing. “

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