Morning RoundupThe New Gatekeepers Are Economists
(The Scholarly Kitchen)
Today’s gatekeepers are no longer the big media companies (defined as organizations that invest in and distribute content: books, magazines, television, journals, movies) but the huge technology companies that have learned how to profit from others’ content:  Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook.
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Fiction eBooks to Overtake Print by 2014 (Good e-Reader)
Nielsen is reporting that they have it on good authority that Fiction eBooks will overtake print by 2014.
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Google Will Sell and Rent Digital Textbooks Starting in August (GigaOM)
Google will start selling and renting digital textbooks through the Play store next month, in a move that could help it compete against Amazon’s Kindle textbook business.
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Online Media and Analytics: Attracting & Engaging New Readers  (Digital Book World)
The online publishing industry has been using analytics to convert available information about its readers from multiple sources into actionable insights. However, many publishers can use analytics to get deeper insights than they are currently getting. Book publishers can use the same principles to attract and engage readers.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick deWitt (and 3 others)


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