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Haven’t Finished Reading that Bestseller? You’re Not Alone

The Goldfinch

Kobo has released data about how many people finish ebook bestsellers and data indicates that purchasing a book is no indication of willingness to read it.

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Colombian Online Library El Libro Total Expands Into Print

Alejandro Navas

Colombia’s El Libro Total, a free multimedia online library of more than 45,000 titles, is now expanding into mobile and print editions.

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If Ebooks are Software, It’s Time for Version 2.0

Ben Denckla

Low-cost ebook conversions enabled massive growth of the market, but there were many errors. It’s now time to upgrade those ebooks to a higher quality.

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Worldreader: Mobile Publishing and Reading South of the Sahara

A Ghanaian woman reads South African independent publisher Modjaji's Love Interrupted on her mobile phone.

Despite numerous challenges, people in emerging African markets are engaged in mobile reading, and reading more, writes Alexander Polzin of Worldreader.

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Mexico’s Conaculta Launches Book Sales Website

Librosmexico

Mexico’s arts and culture council (Conaculta) launched librosmexico.mx, a book sales platform designed to solve production and distribution challenges.

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The Strange Beauty of Murkami’s “The Strange Library”

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The hardcover edition of Haruki Murakami’s new short novel, The Strange Library, earned raves for both the text and the design.

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BookMachine Brings Together Veterans from Planet Startup

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BookMachine convened pros in New York for a public forum to talk about how a writer can navigate the maze of ebook publishing, self-published or otherwise.

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HarperCollins Tests Bundling Packs With Australian Booksellers

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The Bookseller notes that HarperCollins Australia and Kobo have teamed with two indie Australian booksellers to sell print and digital titles together.

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UK’s FutureBook Conference 2014: The Penguin Random House Show!

Tom Weldon

The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference found the UK publishing industry focused on issues of marketing, ebook subscriptions and direct sales, among others.

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Data Conversion Laboratory: Making the Long Tail

Mark Gross, CEO, Data Conversion Laboratories

Data Conversion Laboratory’s Mark Gross argues that digitizing even the most esoteric material and making it searchable can create a market for it.

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