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Readers Remember Less on Kindles than on Paper

The anti-memory device?

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

Saraiva Mega Store

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?

The anti-memory device?

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

Just one of Tang Jia San Shao's 12 books, which has earned him a staggering $4.3 m

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

Amazon Vs. Hachette

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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Augmented Reality and the Future of Publishing

Anomaly

Publishing consultant Bruce Harris sees numerous opportunities for publisher to use augmented reality, which he calls ‘a true amalgamation of digital and print.’

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FastPencil Offers Self-publishing Services to Evernote Users

Fast Pencil

FastPencil partnered with Evernote to offer the ability to self-publish Evernote notes as print and ebooks, as well as offer distribution and sales.

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Chinese Book Market Snapshot: Bestsellers, E-publishing, Translation

Chai Jing, one of China's best known TV interviewers, has sold 3 million copies of her book Kanjian (Insight).

Xiaoying Chu at Charlesworth (Beijing) Information Services details the booming Chinese digital publishing market and the strides being make by online booksellers.

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Amazon Explains Why It Thinks $9.99 is the Right Price for Ebooks

Amazon

On the Kindle forum, Amazon said it wants to price most ebooks at $9.99, claiming lower prices will sell more books and return more money to authors. Many disagree.

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“Beat Amazon!” Is Not a Business Plan for Startups

Craig Mod

At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.

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