The Intangibility of Books: The Digital Bibliophile

By Eric Burns-White
October 7, 2015 // 9 Comments

Hadley Gibson is one of the newest bloggers at Cambridge Editors’ Blog, a house organ and mouthpiece for Cambridge Editors, which perhaps not shockingly is an editorial service for hire. 1 They offer line editing, critiquing, proofreading — in short, all the services that a writer might [ on]

Small e-book store agency pricing lawsuit to move forward again

By Chris Meadows
September 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

Did you know there’s another agency pricing Apple lawsuit? This one hasn’t gotten as much press, though Nate has covered it at The Digital Reader and we touched upon it once in regard to a ruling by Judge Cote on the legality of removing DRM. It was filed by three booksellers: Australian e-book [ on]

Are publishers getting ready to publish globally?

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Mike Shatzkin’s latest column looks at some of the big publishers’ recent promotions of e-book-related executives into higher positions and suggests they might mean publishers are starting to think more globally when it comes to book releases. They’re finally starting to realize that it’s [ on]

Why we need an e-book DRM DMCA exemption

By Chris Meadows
October 30, 2014 // 3 Comments

It’s that time again. Ars Technica reports that the Copyright Office is accepting petitions on activities to exempt from the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions, making it legal to crack DRM for certain restricted purposes. We’ve reported on this procedure a few times over the last few [ on]

In B&N's closure of Fictionwise, Canadian customers lose big

By Joanna Cabot
November 16, 2012 // 9 Comments

We reported yesterday on the sad news that e-book pioneer Fictionwise will be shutting down at the end of the year. I feel very bittersweet about this. The sweet is that I’m very proud of the revolution that little company started, and I love that e-books are a commonplace, normal thing, and [ on]

Barnes & Noble to shutter Fictionwise, eReader, and eBookwise

By Chris Meadows
November 15, 2012 // 26 Comments

Found via an email from Ed Howdershelt to the Ebook Community Mailing List: the swan song for e-book stores Fictionwise, eReader, and eBookwise. Barnes & Noble has emailed Fictionwise publishers and authors that it is shuttering the long-running e-book stores and will be offering US and UK [ on]

GenCon Interview: Self-publishing author Michael Stackpole (Part One)

By Chris Meadows
September 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here is the first ten minutes of the thirty-minute discussion I had with Michael Stackpole at GenCon last month. I will be posting the other two parts in days to come. Stackpole is best known for his extensive work in writing BattleTech and Star Wars tie-in novels, and he also wrote the [ on]

Barnes & Noble to add autograph function to Nook

By Chris Meadows
April 27, 2011 // 4 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I covered Autography, a prototype system for autographing digital books involving an iPad 2. Now Barnes & Noble is about to release an upgrade to the Nook reader that will allow Nook owners to have authors sign their e-books using a stylus. (Presumably via the [ on]

Gear Diary on craziness of e-book format proliferation

By Chris Meadows
March 20, 2011 // 5 Comments

Gear Diary blogger Douglas Moran has an entertaining and extremely true rant on one of the big problems with the commercial e-book world these days—the proliferation of differing formats, each of which requires its own reader application. On TeleRead, we call this problem the “Tower of [ on]

Apple enforcement of in-app purchase clause may imperil e-book apps

By Chris Meadows
January 24, 2011 // 16 Comments

A shot fired by Apple in the ongoing e-magazine controversy could end up having profound implications for reading non-iBooks e-books on iOS devices. It’s no surprise that speculation has been rife about whether Apple was going to kill other e-book apps on its iOS platform ever since in-app [ on]

Unshelved at the celestial library: The Last Ghost vs. Edge of Time

By Chris Meadows
December 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve been distracted for the last few days. A story idea got into my head for one of the Internet fiction series I contribute to occasionally, and it’s been hard to concentrate on anything else until I could get it out of my head. Unfortunately, I’m still not happy with the end results. [ on]

Len Riggio defeats Burkle Barnes & Noble board bid

By Chris Meadows
September 29, 2010 // 6 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that Ron Burkle has lost his bid to seat himself and his chosen nominees on Barnes & Noble’s board of directors. Barnes & Noble shareholders elected founder Len Riggio and his nominees for the other two available seats to the Board of Directors. Barnes [ on]

Backlist e-publisher E-Reads offers advances on e-book royalties

By Chris Meadows
September 28, 2010 // 1 Comment

In a blog post on its own website, backlist e-publisher E-Reads points out that it is now paying advances for e-book rights (and actually has been for several months). It notes that in a Publishers Weekly article looking at e-book publisher royalties, of all the publishers surveyed only E-Reads was [ on]

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