• EBooks for Kids? New Study Says Maybe Not

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    To study ebook adoption by kids and school libraries, School Library Journal and Follett School Solutions recently released the Sixth Annual Survey of Ebook Usage in the U.S. School (K-12) Libraries (September 2015). Optimism about ebook adoption in schools has run high for the last few years, but this study provides some interesting news. Depending ...

  • KDP Kids: Kindle Kids Book Creator

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    Amazon's Kindle publishing program has just announced some new features that will affect children's books and publishing. Kindle Kids Book Creator KDP has a new program designed to handle fixed layout ebooks with large full-page illustrations. In other words, children's picture books. I downloaded the program and had a look around. It appears to be an ...

  • Kobo Writing Life: Publish Your eBook with Ease

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    For the last few years, the best options for Indie publishers to publish an eBook have been Kindle, Nook and Apple iBooks. Now, there’s another big competitor on the scene, Kobo Books. Kobo’s Writing Life opens the market to authors and provides exciting new opportunities. Especially exciting is the collaboration with independent bookstores and the American ...

  • Selling Ebooks: Hard Data and Daily Deals

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    Selling ebooks is as hard as selling a print book and the biggest problem is "discoverability," the new buzz word these days. Even once a reader discovers your book, how much should you charge? Mark Stoker, head of Smashwords, a service that distributes ebooks, has done some hard statistics and lets the data speak for ...

  • Are Epub Picture Books Still 32 Pages?

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    DOES EPUB CHANGE THE 32-PAGE ILLUSTRATED PICTURE BOOK? The gold standard for printed, illustrated children’s picture books is 32 pages. It has to do with the way paper folds: eight sheets will fold nicely into what is called a signature. More than that, the ends of the pages don’t align well. Four signatures is 32 pages, ...