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Can Wikipedia Influence the Developing World?

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Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.

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Forget Your Preconceptions About Teenagers and Reading

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The children’s book market has grown 44% in the last decade. Why? Because, as Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit detailed, kids and teens still read — a lot.

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Hachette Tests if Gumroad Can Sell Books on Twitter

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Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.

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Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again

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Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.

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In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

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A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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The Book Launch and the Aftermath

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Veteran author Warren Adler discusses how digital publishing defies traditional norms that dictate the average life span of a book.

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Is Social Media Marketing Heaven or Hell?

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HarperCollins UK’s Sam Missingham argues there’s no better way to promote books than social media, but you really have to work at it.

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Playing to the Crowd: The Publishing Journey of a Rollergirl

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Margot Atwell, ex-publisher of Beaufort Books, discusses the appeal of Rollerderby and her efforts to publish a book about the sport via Kickstarter.

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East African Writers Embrace Self-publishing and Promotion

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Author Aleya Kassam explains how Kenyan writers are embracing the idea of branding and taking control of their careers.

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Infographic: Digital Roadmap for Libraries

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This infographic, The Digital Roadmap for Libraries, offers the possible applications of the new generation of technologies in library services, well beyond ebooks.

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