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The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges

The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it
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The eBookChallenge is an online resource designed to help orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of ebooks and ebook technology


The site contains Case studies, reports, infographics and statistics that can aid academic staff to more easily understand and evaluate the true impact and opportunities offered by ebooks.


The work done circles around three main ebook interest areas: 

creation, curation and consumption



A useful and well-organized reference for anyone involved in planning and organizing the integration of ebooks in the academic curriculum.


Resourceful. Organized. 8/10



Find out more: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/ 


Main report: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/report/ 





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Eternity's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:29 AM

This sums it up for responsive designs and content for future - for ebooks!!

Aracy Campos's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:06 AM

Uma referência útil e bem organizada para qualquer pessoa envolvida no planejamento e organização da integração de ebooks no currículo acadêmico.

Yaros Perez's curator insight, February 23, 2016 1:08 PM

Muestra de una manera gráfica y y facil de entender el futuro de los Elibros.

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Future Predictions for Self-Publishing And Ebooks Indie Publishers for 2012

Future Predictions for Self-Publishing And Ebooks Indie Publishers for 2012 | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are curious to find out what may be awaiting indipendent ebook publishers in the coming months, this good article cum video interview should fill some of your expectations.


Key highlights: 

  • ”2012 is the year things get bad for traditional publishing industry”.
     
  • ...for publishers going digital the problem is pricing and customers think the price has to be low. 99c – $4.99 which in some cases still doesn’t cover the costs of all the editing, design etc.
     
  • Penguin opening up to ‘self-publishing’ is actually more like vanity publishing.
     
  • Kindle Select. It’s basically a way for self-publishers to put their book into the Kindle Prime lending program where members can borrow books.
     
  • Amazon moving into international markets. I specifically want India to come online as a huge English speaking market.
     
  • Advertising in ebooks. Authors will do it and Amazon is also putting ads on the Kindle.
     
  • Seth Godin with the Domino Project did get companies to sponsor the book and give it away for free.
     
  • Authors will also be able to advertise in each others books.
     
  • As indies getting on everything other than Amazon KDP, our options are Smashwords and BookBaby, that’s about it.


Read the full article: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2011/12/18/self-publishing-ebook-predictions/ 

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