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

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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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Creative Destruction in an Age of…Creative Destruction

Richard Foster

Have no fear of letting go, says Dr. Richard Foster, Lecturer at the Yale School of Management, to publishers looking at bracing for a future of change.

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Oceano Moves Into Ebooks, Mines Smaller Spanish Markets

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Oceano, one of the largest Spanish-language publishers, has finally launched a line of ebook titles out of its Mexico subsidiary aimed at Latin America.

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UK Publishing Pros Ask: “Is Publishing Cool Any More?”

The Panel: Neil Morrison, Lisa Milton, Peter McKay, and Anna Rafferty.

Will the bright, imaginative, tech savvy, book reading (or content devouring) twentysomething choose Gollancz or Google, Faber or Facebook, Orion or O2?

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Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time?

Steve Bohme

Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.

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Are Global Publishers Still Suspicious of Africa?

Angela Wachuka

Kenya’s Kwani? expresses frustration at the reluctance of publishers from the “global north” to deal rights for co-editions or ebooks to publishers from Africa.

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Publishing and Technology Start-ups at BEA 2014

The Next Big Book promises publishers and authors dynamic analytics on sales and social media.

Two data analytics companies, Next Big Book and Qlovi, won startup prizes at BEA, but several others caught our eye and are worth watching through 2014.

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An “Ebook Frenzy” Hits Egypt

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Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.

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Argentine Ebookstore BajaLibros Benefits by Amazon’s Absence

BajaLibros is a fast-growing BA-based ebookstore.

Argentine online bookseller BajaLibros has attracted readers due to several circumstances, including high import taxes and the absence of Amazon.

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Kotobee: Developing Interactive Textbooks in Egypt

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Cairo-based Kotobee, sister company to BookBake, has launched a new tool for developing interactive textbooks in the Arab world.

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