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Amazon’s Entry into Sweden Delayed by Lack of Domain Name

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A businesswoman in Sweden who refuses to sell the domain name Amazon.se to Amazon.com is delaying the imminent launch of the bookseller in the country.

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The Audio Self-publishing Revolution Beckons Entrepreneurial UK Authors

Lauren Fortgang recording for the ACX program.

Audible founder and CEO Donald Katz on why UK rights holders should consider joining in a grand experiment, the Audiobook Creation Exchange.

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Educating Amazon: Brazil Gov’t Seeks Suitors for School Ebooks

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Contrary to many recent press reports Amazon does not have an exclusive deal to distribute digital books to the lucrative Brazilian education market.

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Readers Find Echoes of Malaysia Flight Mystery in 1933 Novel

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The disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 has prompted a return to James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon, the book which gave us the name Shangri-la.

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Book Prices: Have Authors Lowballed Themselves?

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This week Porter Anderson sets up an #EtherIssue discussion on the market implications of bargain-basement book prices and looks at Kobo’s fight for Agency.

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State of Digital Publishing in Canada: The Official Report

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According to a report from BookNet Canada, “Canadian publishers have adapted to the appetite for digital reading and embraced ebook publishing as a new norm.”

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Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon

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Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.

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Amazon Trio: New German Imprint, Kindle Drop, Higher Prime

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Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime.

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Early Korean Literature Goes Digital and Free

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The Literature Translation Institute (LTI) of Korea has placed 20 works of early-modern Korean fiction online for free.

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Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up?

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In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ehter, Porter Anderson preps an #EtherIssue live debate on Hugh Howey’s new AuthorEarnings.com initiative.

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