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Dedicated principal adds over 800 parents on WeChat

CHINA — Zhou Peili, a primary school principal in Ningbo, Zhejiang province has added almost every student’s parents on WeChat, reported …

Pacific Rims author Rafe Bartholomew: "My time in the Philippines was the best three years of my life"

It’s no secret that New York native Rafe Bartholomew, author of the first ever book on Philippine basketball P<i>acific Rims</i>, lived in the Philippines …

Samantha Sotto, mompreneur-turned-Random House-published author

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> What's it like to have your first novel published by Random House, the largest English-language trade book publisher in the US? Samantha …

3 ways to keep your book sales up as eBook sales slow down

Survey says: print books are here to stay<p>According to a recent study called “<i>The Evolution of the Book Industry: Implications for U.S. Book</i> …

e-Book Cover Design Awards, December 2013

Welcome to the e-Book Cover Design Awards. This edition is for submissions during December, 2013.<p>This month we received:<p>72 covers in the Fiction …

Book Design & Page Layout Software: A Guide for DIY Authors

You’re an author, and you want to self-publish. After all, the juice seems to be flowing toward self-publishers, more authors are rethinking their …

ISBN for Self-Publishers: Answers to 20 of your Questions

One of the areas that I get the most questions about is the use of the <b>ISBN</b>, the unique numeric identifier that’s used around the world to identify …

Top 10 Worst Self-Publishing Mistakes---Explained!

I learn a lot from the comments readers leave on the blog. People have pointed out errors, shown me resources I hadn’t heard of, and made connections …

A Step by Step Guide to Evaluating Your ePub Files on Kindles, iPads, and Smartphones

By Jeff Bach (@jjbachauthor)<p>Most of us don’t think about converting our books to ebooks until after they’re completed and ready for publication. In …

Personalization In Publishing: Books Written Just For You

Today, you can get nearly anything you want made just for you.<p>You want your car with power windows and in red? Easy — and has been for years. Don’t want your cell phone to look exactly like every other black rectangle that everyone else is carrying? Get a personalized cell phone case from companies …

World's biggest touchscreen display is 82-inch beast | ZDNet

As touchscreens make their way from smartphones to tablets to even desktops, one company has created a device that enables the technology to impact …

Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices

article<p>en_US<p>https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/discover-more-than-3-million-google.html<p>Official Google …

The real villain in the ebooks case isn’t Apple or Amazon — it’s publishers’ addiction to DRM

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>After much back-and-forth, a verdict came down on Wednesday in the Apple (s aapl) ebooks case: a judge found the company …

Enhanced ebooks v. Collector’s Hardcovers

July 7, 2013<p>Enhanced ebooks have been the talk of publishing for quite some time, primarily because I believe publishers thought that they could halt …

The E-Book Conspiracy Comes to a Close

A typical conception of antitrust laws is that they protect consumers from monopolies, preserving competition at the expense of the biggest, most prominent player in a given market. But that’s not always the case. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote ruled, in a …

eBookstores Now Dropping Prices on SOME Random Penguin Solutions eBooks | The Digital Reader

It's been nearly 7 months since Penguin settled with the US Dept of Justice, but it wasn't until today that the prices finally started …

Gigaom | Months after settlement, retailers start cutting Penguin ebook prices

Advertisement<p>Over six months after Penguin settled with the Department of Justice in the ebook pricing case, retailers have begun discounting its …

Gigaom | When can a book be digital-only, and when does it need to be print too?

Advertisement<p>Book publishers are increasingly experimenting with digital-first and digital-only initiatives, where they publish a book only as an …

Are Books Obsolete? Thoughts on the Printed Word

I was browsing Etsy one day, and I noticed someone selling a book that I loved as a child. It was ‘Half Magic,’ by Edward Eager, but the title of the …

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Teachers: Level up, be tech savvy

VIBE Technologies CEO Gaspar Vibal is proud of the Philippine-developed V-Smart app.<p>Technology is the key to the future of teaching.<p>This was the …

Smart loads schoolbooks into SIM cards, wins big in Cannes Lions - Pinoy Tech Blog - Philippines Tech News and Reviews

Late last year, Smart Communications along with creative agency DM9JaymeSyfu took on an initiative called Smart Txtbks. This campaign uses mobile …

Can Libraries Survive the E-Book Revolution?

More than 20 years ago, when Jamie LaRue took over the library system in Douglas County, Colo., few people outside that patch of Rocky Mountain …

Survey Says — eBooks Are Good for the Book Business

“Of course they are!”<p>Perhaps these statistics aren’t all that surprising, but according to the New York Times, eBooks were good for the book business …