Russian eBook Market is Hampered by Rampant Piracy (Good e-Reader)Morning Roundup
The digital ebook market in Russia is growing according to the Russian Association of Online Publishers. The ebook market has almost doubled over the course of 2012 with $8 million in sales. This is a dramatic increase from the $4.1 million generated in 2011. However, ebooks still represent just 1% of the total Russian book market, which is on par with the digital publishing net worth in Vietnam.
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Are Traditional News Outlets Really Ready for Innovation? (Media Shift)
As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing the words “innovation” and “disruption.” But do they really understand the complexities and the costs (both financial and cultural) of innovation and disruption?
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Pubmed Central Spends Most of its Budget Handling Author Manuscripts (The Scholarly Kitchen)
PubMed Central (PMC) costs US taxpayers about $4.45 million per year to run, according to documents recently obtained by an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
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JK Rowling’s Secret Book Shoots Up Bestseller Lists After She is Outed on Twitter (Paid Content)
J.K. Rowling has been outed as the author of a mystery, The Cuckoo’s Calling, published under a pseudonym in April. Now the book is #1 on ebook bestseller lists, despite selling under two thousand copies in the U.S. up to now.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Deadly Stakes” by J.A. Jance (and 3 others)


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