Amazon established a marketplace for teachers to sell their self-made course materials

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Teachers create plenty of course material for their students, especially for lessons that are under constant change and development. Workbooks and other resources are of course available for teachers, but focused, tailored packages for a specific topic can be difficult to … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: ebooks on Instagram, new EU laws troubling Google, circumstances that make readers

News on ebooks, writing and copyright

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French and German publishers unite to fight Google’s refusal to pay them copyright fees

Get ready for a long fight between major newspapers and Google (in Europe, at least). EU approved a new copyright directive earlier in … Read the Story

Scribd provides digests of nonfiction books for readers who have subscription

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Scribd is an online ebook service that lets people read as many books as they have time to (certain restrictions apply)after they have paid a monthly subscription fee. The difference between this service and many other book subscription services is that … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: slow news, first time at a book fair, writers need a Plan B

News on ebooks, writing and self-publishing

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Why slow journalism and limited amount of news is growing a following

Nieman Lab has a story that you should read slowly and digest properly because a new trend is developing: slow journalism. Information overload and excessive … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: myths of publishing, ebook subscription service hacked, download free audiobooks

News on ebooks, indie publishing and copyright

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Myths Versus Facts in Book Writing and Publishing

Booher Research Institute makes good points in this article about common urban tales in book publishing. The only thing I would like to remind our readers across the … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: library on the border, authors and videomakers disagree, Notting Hill bookshop

News on ebooks, writing and self-publishing

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How to Write Even When Life Gets in the Way

Writing long works, like books requires persistence and patience. Excuses don’t advance a project. Write Nonfiction Now has tips for writing even when difficult … Read the Story

The new EU copyright law takes a stance for rights owners like authors and publishers

The Parliament of European Union has accepted the new Copyright Directive proposed by the Commission. The EU Parliament, Commission and Council will negotiate the details, aiming at having the law proposal ready for EU member states by the end of 2018. … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: peer support for writers, how traveling professionals avoid loneliness, free ebooks

News on ebooks, writing, photography, copyright on April 13, 2017

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5 Reasons Fellow Writers Are Essential to Your Writing Life
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Peer support, sharing experiences and information can help every writer at some point of a writing life. Writers are not always extroverts … Read the Story