Will the acquisition of BookLamp make Apple a credible Amazon competitor?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 6, 2014 // 10 Comments

Chris covered BookLamp last year, and he wasn’t impressed. Last month, the news broke that Apple had bought BookLamp in April. Honestly, I didn’t pay much attention to the story because, although my books are available there, I don’t really think of Apple as having a credible [...]

Booktrack Combines Music with your E-Books

By habrams
September 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

I am a daily commuter, and as such I always my e-reader with me so that I have something to read on my daily train rides. However, the train is far from a quiet library, and as a result I have gotten in the habit of listening to music while simultaneously reading. However, it’s no easy task [...]

No Names, No Jackets: E-Book Discovery Site I Really Like

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now this is a good idea! No Names, No Jackets is a news(ish) e-book discovery site I saw referenced in several places today (including in a comment to my post from yesterday). I had to check it out, and I like it. The idea is simple. The site is a list of sample chapters. No author names, no [...]

Are e-book discovery studies missing important avenues?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 24, 2013 // 8 Comments

I was drafting an article in response to one of our Morning Roundup articles (the one on the exaggerated death of the paperback), and I was looking for studies on e-book discovery to disprove one of the points in the article (that e-books aren’t discovered online). Unfortunately, every study [...]

Luzme: Another Way to Track E-Book Prices

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 7, 2013 // 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed eReaderIQ as a way to track Kindle e-book prices. Several readers encouraged me to try Luzme, and so I gave them a look today. Their big advantage over eReaderIQ is that Luzme allows you to track prices from multiple stores, in five countries (U.S., UK, Canada, [...]

Bookish Impressions

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 7, 2013 // 4 Comments

Bookish has launched with much fanfare. Some good. Some bad. Nate over at The Digital Reader had an amusing look at their terms of service. DBW has three reasons they will succeed and three reasons they will fail. Hedging their bets much? So I decided to try using the site and assess it from a [...]

Barnes & Noble's two new tablets want to help you find your next book

By a TeleRead Contributor
September 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook HD tablets, priced starting at $199, aim to stand out from the pack with reader-centric features and enhanced reading experiences for magazines and catalogs. The company’s goal is to drive book discovery and purchasing through the tablets in new ways. Barrnes & [...]

Are you drowning in e-books? Here's a solution.

By Dan Eldridge
September 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Those of you who work professionally in the publishing biz have probably been reading, hearing and talking about the art and science of ‘e-book discovery’ for years now; it’s been a slowing growing industry trend for as long as I can remember. But unless I’ve suddenly been [...]

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