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How to Establish Robust Trade in Emerging Ebook Markets

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For an ebook distributor to succeed in a developing market they need to adapt to methodologies, in particular payment mechanisms, already prevalent in that market.

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Amazon in Brazil and the Tropical Agency Model

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Amazon’s negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans.

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With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment

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The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.

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EducaTablet: Latin America’s New Mobile-centric K-12 Content Platform

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EducaTablet has launched a digital-content ecosystem where Latin American students can access textbooks from major publishers, in Spanish and English, online and off.

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Infographic: Digital Roadmap for Libraries

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This infographic, The Digital Roadmap for Libraries, offers the possible applications of the new generation of technologies in library services, well beyond ebooks.

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Readers Remember Less on Kindles than on Paper

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Can’t remember the plot of that mystery you just read? A new study determines: maybe it’s your Kindle’s fault.

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Brazil’s Saraiva Evolving Under New Tech-Minded CEO

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Brazil’s Saraiva has brought in a new tech-savvy CEO who is integrating retail and publishing operations, while exploring options in education and tech.

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Is the “Amazon War” Ultimately Pointless?

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In Bloomberg View Leonid Bershidsky suggests the ‘war’ between Amazon and publishers is ultimately pointless, since the future of reading lies elsewhere.

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In China, You Don’t Need a Publisher to Rake in the Big Yuan

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China’s self-publishing portals are offering writers access to vast audiences and earning them staggering royalties, and turning some into multi-millionaires.

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Amazon Returns Fire: The Battle With Hachette and Authors United Continues

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Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United.

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