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ePubDirect Offers Irish School Own Ebook Platform

A St. Columbia's Student using eShelf

ePubDirect has developed a proprietary digital ebook platform especially for its local primary school, St. Columba’s, in Cork, Ireland.

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Your Cheat Sheets to 2015’s Translated Fiction in English

Translated Literature 2015

Typographical Era has produced a visual guide to 2015’s translated fiction, while Three Percent has updated its database and PEN UK surveyed its publishers.

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Dutch Court Shutters Ebook Resale Site…For Now

Tom's Kabinet

A Dutch appeals court has forced the closure of online ebook reseller Tom Kabinet until the company can prove all books for sale were legally obtained.

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Oui, French Readers are Just as E-Trashy as Everyone Else

France

French readers like many trashy books just as much everyone else; Americans are the most unlikely to finish a book…and more insights from e-book pros.

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A Data Scientist Explains Some Approaches to “Big Data”

Hilary Mason

Context is everything when it comes to analyzing data, says Hilary Mason. Are you selling a million copies of a book, or one copy of a million books?

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How the New York Times Measures “Love”

James G. Robinson

The key to reader analytics in the newsroom at the New York Times is asking the right questions, says James Robinson.

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In Colombia, Facebook Partners with 24symbols for Free Books

Justo Hidalgo of 24 Symbols is "ecstatic" about the mission of Internet.org

For the first time, Facebook’s Internet.org app has bundled free ebooks with its services, starting in Colombia with 24symbols.

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Considering Alternate Views of “Je Suis Charlie”

Sudanese/Egyptian author Leila Aboulela, left, with former Random House UK International Sales Director Simon Littlewood.

The discussion of the murders in Paris includes those who disagree with Charlie Hebdo’s agenda even as they respect the cartoonists right to expression.

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How Qatari Literary Life is Growing and Sprouting Branches

Claudia Lux, Project Director of Qatart National Libhrary.

A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.

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Argentina’s BajaLibros Aims to Sell Ebooks to All of America

Bajalibros

In an effort to defy difficulties at home, Argentine e-bookseller BajaLibros is aiming to sell ebooks throughout Latin America as well as the United States.

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