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Lack of E-books on UK Bestseller List Causes Problems

(publishingperspectives.com): In a convincing post at The Bookseller, Scott Pack, publisher of The Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins, notes that the lack of e-book sales integration into the UK bestseller lists cases a "whole host of problems," not the least of which is that it might undermine a books ability to hit the list. Until recently, e-book sales in the UK were relatively modest, but they are growing significantly.
   
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Should eBooks Restrict Your Ability To Copy&Paste?

(mediabistro.com): Should publishers restrict your ability to copy and paste highlighted sections in your favorite eBook? After underlining 25 passages in a brilliant Kindle book this weekend, this GalleyCat editor received a "Clipping Limit Exceeded" message and could not view (nor share) online the highlights he made inside a $13 eBook.
   
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Gartner: E-text use almost par with print

(gmanews.tv): The time that people spend reading on a digital screen is now almost equal to the time spent reading text printed on paper, according to a recent survey by research firm Gartner. The huge majority of tablet and iPad users say they find screen reading either easier than reading printed text (52 percent) or about the same (42 percent).
   
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Canada must fix `awful' academic-integrity system: experts

(canada.com): Canada needs a system with much sharper teeth to deal with doctors and researchers who fake data, plagiarize and engage in research misconduct, says the country's leading medical journal. According to a recent editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, misconduct investigations are now cloaked in secrecy and protect the identity of people who break the rules, a situation that must change.
   
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Does digital text create a cognitive gap?

(radar.oreilly.com): Ereaders are changing the face of reading across the board, and experiments in creating more economic-friendly textbooks for students are increasing. The results, however, are not all positive. As students attempt to incorporate electronic text into their studies, issues with e-textbooks are starting to emerge - and the problems go beyond poor annotation and sharing tools.
   
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