Libraries

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A library (from ancient Greek βιϐλιοθήκη: biblio, “book”; thêkê, “deposit”) is the place where an organized collection of books is kept and read. There are private libraries – including rich libraries open to the public – and public libraries. Libraries … Read More

EU book market

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In Europe, publishers are part of a highly competitive media market. The publishing sector deals mostly with newspapers, magazines, books and directories. In 2010, the EU publishing sector was composed of around 90 000 enterprises, collectively employing 900 000 persons … Read More

Benefits of self-publishing

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There are many reasons that can lead a creator to make the decision to self-publish. The pursuit of complete autonomy, the desire to exercise control over the entire publication process, and the desire to offer the audience a more personal … Read More

World-leading publishing companies in book publishing market

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Book publishing is the largest media and entertainment industry. With an estimated value of US$151 billion, books have out-distanced music (US$50 billion), video games (US$63 billion), magazines (US$107 billion) and even film and entertainment (US$133 billion). For a long time, … Read More

Book printing

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Printing is a set of techniques allowing the reproduction in large quantities, on material support, of writings and illustrations, in order to allow mass distribution. Generally, flat supports are used and the most used material is paper or textile. These … Read More

Reading print books vs. e-books

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Reading is considered one of the activities which may possibly reduce the risk of developing dementia. But not all forms of reading prove equally beneficial for human cognitive development. A 2013 study found that readers of a short text on … Read More

Stages of self-publishing

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The self-publisher must know all the stages of traditional publication since he must take the place of all publishing and distribution professionals. However, they can choose to call on professionals from each sector to ensure optimal results or to use … Read More

e-Book publishing market

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Book publishing is the ‘oldest’ of the media and content industries, as it can be traced back to the 1st century AD when the modern book format was introduced. The codex, a book made of a number of sheets of … Read More

Audiobooks

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An audiobook is a book or text that has been recorded to be read aloud; it can also be the result of the use of speech synthesis. The relationship to “reading” is modified by the use of hearing, rather than … Read More

Book trade

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Book trade is an industry that deals with the production and sale of books , in particular printed works, e-books, and other forms of media also so-called non-books. The branch is divided into three branches or trade levels – the manufacturing book trade ( publishing book trade ) , book … Read More

eBook History

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1970s and 1980s In 1971, Michael Hart created the Gutenberg Project with the aim of digitizing a large quantity of books and creating a virtual library offering a collection of electronic documents for free access. With this project, Hart wanted … Read More

Book publishing

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(Printer working an early Gutenberg letterpress from the 15th century. (1877 engraving)) Publishing consists in presenting, reproducing, then legally marketing the intellectual production of an author. Publishing, in the broad sense, covers all forms of content production: literary, scientific, musical … Read More

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