Articles by Joanna Cabot

Fun reading vs. research: The Kindle Unlimited angle

By Joanna Cabot
August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I love Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. I can just press a button on my Kindle, type in a subject and download a book without paying tons of tiny fees. Until recently, however, I hadn’t noticed how [...]

The trials of downloading a Kobo book

By Joanna Cabot
August 21, 2015 // 6 Comments

All these years into my e-book journey, there is one question the Kobo people still have not been able to answer for me: Why does it have to be so hard? Why, Kobo? The Beloved has an office manager [...]

Our customers of the future: Writers and other creators must look ahead

By Joanna Cabot
August 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

Who is your future customer? The magazine cover to the left is off target; the masses don’t fly around Buck Rogers style. Instead they surf the Web. How to get the future right? For writers [...]

Sampling: How a research fiend saves money on e-books

By Joanna Cabot
August 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

New hobbies can wreck a teacher’s budget, especially if she’s a research fiend. How to afford the books that will bring me up to speed on my new interests? I’m already a constant buyer. [...]

Library vending machines for books in the e-book era?

By Joanna Cabot
August 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Toronto Public Library is considering whether to install library book vending machines in popular transit hubs and library lobbies, according to the Toronto Star. These machines can dispense [...]

Confessions of a notebook addict

By Joanna Cabot
July 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

I follow several folks in the art blogging community, and became aware, too late, of a fabulous little venture called “One Book July.” The premise was for all the notebook addicts out [...]

How is online learning still so terrible?

By Joanna Cabot
July 27, 2015 // 5 Comments

I have written previously about my summer online courses. The first time I did so was way back in 2009 when I complained that the online textbook severely crippled the learning experience. Since [...]

When You Name After a Book Character

By Joanna Cabot
July 16, 2015 // 4 Comments

We’ve covered the Harper Lee story here before on Teleread. Now that her new book is out though, its unexpected discovery is having an impact on an unexpected group: the parents of children who [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Find Kindle Unlimited Books

By Joanna Cabot
July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is something which took me longer than it should have to figure out how to do: filter a Kindle search result to show only books which are available on Kindle Unlimited. Ready? On Your Computer [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Use the Send to Kindle App

By Joanna Cabot
July 7, 2015 // 12 Comments

There are many ways to send personal content such as ‘side-loaded’ (aka non-Kindle) books to your reader. You can email them to yourself, use a Calibre plug-in, or you can use the Send To [...]

Writer Inc: Month 2

By Joanna Cabot
July 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

It has been an exciting first month for me on the Kindle store. I sold 5 books, and released my latest title just before the weekend. I am learning a lot about the eBook business as I go! Here are a [...]

Etsy and Review Extortion

By Joanna Cabot
July 3, 2015 // 8 Comments

I wrote last year about an experience I had on Amazon with a seller trying to game the review system by offering cash prizes to people who left only five-star reviews. Well, now I have had the [...]

Why DRM Leaves Such a Sour Taste in My Mouth

By Joanna Cabot
July 1, 2015 // 10 Comments

I have made no secret in the past about my hatred of DRM. Well, now the sour taste it leaves in my mouth is literal and not just figurative. With the death, early Monday morning, of the Keurig [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Adjust the Brightness on Your Kindle Paperwhite

By Joanna Cabot
June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is another ereader tip: did you know that the brightness on your Kindle Paperwhite can be adjusted? It can! It all happens via the top=of-screen tool bar. Tap in the middle of your screen to [...]

What Indie Authors Can Learn from Big Retail

By Joanna Cabot
June 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

As a relative Twitter newbie, I have been burning up my Kindle Unlimited downloads this month on social media guides for authors. How much to tweet? What to say? How to say it? It all felt so [...]

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