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Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?

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Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot?

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In Germany: Ebooks Less Than 10% of Market, Tolino Grows

Ronald Schild

Ronald Schild, CEO at Germany’s MVB, discusses developments in German ebook sales — which still command just a single digit market share — and the Tolino ebook platform.

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Pigeonhole Offers Subscriptions for Serialized Ebooks

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Pigeonhole a young, digital-only publisher in the UK, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.

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OpenBooks: A Self-Publishing Bookstore Where You Read First, Pay Later

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With Poland’s OpenBooks.com readers can download and read self-published books for free and decide to pay for them only if they want.

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Bad News for Kindle Unlimited in France?

Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communication (Photo: ActuaLitté)

France is once again putting pressure on Amazon, this time through ebook subscription. Ironically, France’s homegrown subscription services may suffer more.

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Ebook Pricing in Australia, Germany, India: Infographic from ePub Direct

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How much does an ebook cost in Australia, Germany or India? EPub Direct offers an infographic with key statistics on ebook pricing and more.

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PP for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Ebook 2.0

Ben Denckla

Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria is a translation of Benjamin Denckla’s article, “If Ebooks are Software, It’s Time for Version 2.0.”

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Scribd Adds 10,000 Comics and Graphic Novels

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Ebook subscription service Scribd has expanded its library to one million titles with the recent addition of more than 10,000 comic books and graphic novels.

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Digital Love Stories for Valentine’s Day from Africa

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Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.

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Changing the DNA of the Book: India’s Papertrell

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India’s Papertrell seeks to ‘change the DNA of books by conceptualizing and building content to have a two-way dialog creating true interactivity.’

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