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Nielsen’s BookInsights: UK Publishers Sold £2.2 Billion in 2014

Nielsen's Jonathan Nowell

UK publishers sold £2.2 billion of books in 2004, with ebooks accounting for nearly half UK fiction sales—though print in other categories proved resilient.

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Is Metabook the Next Evolution of the Book?

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‘We are creating a new thing for a new generation of readers…this is the future,’ says Benjamin Alfonsi of Metabook’s new ultra-enhanced ebooks.

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Salon du Livre Paris: Indie Intros a Success, Authors Continue Protests

Talented Indies

At the Salon du Livre in Paris, a new program introduced indie publishers to agents and scouts, while authors continued protesting poor contracts.

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Losing Your Illusions About Selling Ebooks On Your Own Site

Selling ebooks from your own site may seem appealing...at first.

Deborah Emin of Sullivan Street Press discusses the challenges of selling ebooks from her own web site and why she moved to using an ebook distributor.

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To Automate or Not to Automate the Rights Business?

On Friday, rights professionals gathering at the Penguin Random House Building in New York to discuss trends and issues in the global rights business

At a Publishers Weekly event in NYC, rights directors and agents discussed how automation and standards would improve the book rights business.

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Amazon Publishing France: How Will the French Respond?

Is Clement Monjou the smiling assassin of French publishing? Non!

The Amazon Publishing France has hired its first employee, Clément Monjou, who will start by publishing a pair of translations under the Crossing imprint.

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5 Tips for Online Book Marketing Today

Derrick Schultz

Testing first, remaining flexible, and hanging out on Twitter are all best practices for to online book marketing today, says Derrick Schultz of Atavist.

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Study Reveals the Relationship Between the French and Reading

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Nine out of ten French read books last year and on average people read 16 books a year: 14 in print, 2 digital. Still, the French see room for improvement.

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Mondadori and RCS Libri: An Italian Publishing Coup in the Making?

Marcello Vena is the founder of media consultancy AllBrain

Marcello Vena discusses the offer Mondadori has made for RCS Libri, which would merge two of Italy’s strongest education and trade publishing groups.

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Ebook Distributor Bookwire’s Plans for Global Expansion

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German ebook distribution platform Bookwire’s international expansion is rolling across Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

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