Articles by Dan Eldridge

Weekend Roundup: Amazon Wants to Give Away Its Rumored Smartphone for Free

By Dan Eldridge
September 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Amazon Wants to Give Away Its Rumored Smartphone for Free (Gizmodo) We’ve been hearing rumors about Amazon developing its own smartphone for years. Now, a new report from Wall Street [...]

The Life & Times of the Travel Guidebook (Infographic)

By Dan Eldridge
September 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Could it actually—finally—be a real possibility that the printed travel guidebook is not long for this digital world? As a former full-time guidebook author myself, I honestly never thought [...]

Morning Roundup: E-book customers receive price-fixing settlement letters

By Dan Eldridge
September 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Ebook Customers Receive Price-Fixing Settlement Letters (TidBITS) Users of Apple’s iBooks app who have purchased books from Apple’s online iBookstore and purchasers of Kindle books from Amazon [...]

Weekend Roundup: Are E-Books The Social Networks Of The Future?

By Dan Eldridge
September 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Are E-Books The Social Networks Of The Future? (FastCo Labs) In the future, e-books will act just like social networks. We’ll use them on our phones, share and comment right inside e-reader apps, [...]

Weekend Roundup: Kindle refund more than doubles; 5 Walter White-approved bios; more

By Dan Eldridge
August 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Kindle refund more than doubles in e-book settlement (CNET) Amazon Kindle customers could get more than double what was previously estimated from the recent Apple e-book lawsuit settlement, the [...]

Mega Weekend Roundup: Why the future of books is safe; new Salinger books on the way; much more

By Dan Eldridge
August 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

New biography claims new Salinger books due out (ABC News via AP) The authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography are claiming they have cracked one of publishing’s greatest mysteries: What [...]

Weekend Roundup: Twitter fights; 7 sci-fi publishing misconceptions; and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remembering Elmore Leonard, A Writer Who Hated Literature (NPR) Elmore Leonard was a writer who hated — and I don’t mean disliked; Elmore had a contempt for putting pretty clothes on hard, [...]

Weekend Roundup: 7 literary hoaxes, 10 unreliable narrators, 7 Edinburgh book fest souvenirs, and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

My Edinburgh Book Festival Experience in 7 Souvenirs (Adam Marek) I just got back from three days at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where I was talking about The Stone Thrower at an [...]

Weekend Roundup: Ubuntu makes history; The Strand gets snarky; Neil Gaiman gets his own road; and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

How The Strand sells print books to ebook readers (Boing Boing) Avi Solomon snapped this pic of the window display at NYC bookstore The Strand lauding the virtues of their “Real books priced [...]

Hey TeleRead! What happened to my comment?! (And other site updates)

By Dan Eldridge
August 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

Hello readers! At some point over the past seven or eight days, some of you may have noticed that the comments you’ve written and attempted to post to a particular article here have failed to [...]

Morning Roundup: Amazon launches Amazon Art, Why Donald Graham sold the WaPo, Elmore Leonard has a stroke, and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon launches Amazon Art with over 40K works (Engadget) Amazon has just announced the Amazon Art marketplace, giving users access to 40,000 pieces of fine art from over 150 dealers and galleries. [...]

Morning Roundup: Feedly goes pro, Apple goes free

By Dan Eldridge
August 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Apple Store Offers Free Downloads Through its iOS App (Mashable) Now the Apple Store app comes with a little extra oomph: a free download. Starting Friday, Apple will offer one free [...]

Weekend Roundup: Landing a library job, the romantic smell of chocolate, and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

How to Land a Library Job (Publishers Weekly) I don’t claim to be an expert in much, but when it comes to securing a library job I’ve got hard-won advice worth sharing. For much of my career I [...]

Weekend Roundup: Ms. Pac-Man in the library

By Dan Eldridge
August 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

5 Reasons to Turn to Traditional Publishers Rather than Self-Publishing (Writer Unboxed) Meg says, “It took me 10 years to get my first novel published, and yet I can’t imagine how different my [...]

Weekend Roundup: Amazon declares war; the bizarre art of binding books in human skin; 19 book cover clichés; and more

By Dan Eldridge
July 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Amazon ‘declares war’ on the book industry (Melville House) Has the vicious end-game scenario we discussed just yesterday — whereby a government-sanctioned [...]

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