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On the Demise of Readmill and Secondary Orality

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Corey Pressman of Exprima Media links the closure of Readmill to the evolution of post-print culture, or what Marshall McLuhan called ‘the second orality.’

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Amazon Trio: New German Imprint, Kindle Drop, Higher Prime

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Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime.

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UK’s ValoBox: Selling, Sharing Books at Point of Discovery

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UK-based startup ValoBox offers an attractive revenue sharing model for those who use social media as a catalyst to sell books, empowering discovery.

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New Law in Israel Curtails Bookstore Discounts

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A new law in Israel is designed to maintain publisher, bookstore and author profits by limiting discounts in the highly competitive bookselling market.

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Is Binge Reading the New Binge Watching?

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Fifty Shades of Grey started more than just the trend in erotica: it inspired publishers to release books in series in rapid succession.

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Why Image Comics Embodies the Future of the Industry

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Image Comics may be best known as the publisher of The Walking Dead, but its their business model which is truly noteworthy, writes Samuel Sattin.

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Surviving in the Face of Abundance

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Our world is overflowing with media. To argue in favor of more specialization and differentiation seems foolish – but still it is neither avoidable nor impossible, writes Helmut von Berg.

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Will US Publishers Risk Dealing with a Russian Ebook Service?

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Bookmate, a Russian ebook subscription service, wants to attract English language publishers to its platform to cater to developing markets.

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What’s Stopping U.S. Writers from Fighting NSA Surveillance?

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PEN America has issued a report whose title says it all — Chilling Effects: NSA Surveillance Drives U.S. Writers to Self-Censor. But isn’t it within writers to fight back?

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Ether for Authors: Where Is Publishing’s Jetpack?

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A look at a the week’s round of web musing on the future of publishing in concept, creative work, and technical production, after Frankfurt Book Fair.

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