Reminder: TeleRead podcast—live at 7 p.m. Eastern—with Editor Chris Meadows and Writer Susan Lulgjuraj

By David Rothman
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows discusses this past week’s news with staffer Susan Lulgjuraj, another veteran e-booker (photo). Ask them questions and share your own opinions. And remember, you [...]

The archivist’s conundrum: History is written by the lucky

By Chris Meadows
July 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

An article a friend posted on Facebook got me thinking. It involves recently-discovered evidence about a historical figure, Prince Edward of Woodstock, suggesting that a putative “massacre” he [...]

Amazon wants co-op payments, and also concessions in the UK

By Chris Meadows
June 24, 2014 // 3 Comments

So, thanks to a leak, we’ve finally found out what the Amazon/Hachette spat is over. The New York Times reported a couple of days ago that an anonymous source within Hachette says that Amazon wants [...]

Beware Author Solutions, and never ever pay for publishing

By Chris Meadows
March 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

If this isn’t Rule One of self-publishing, it should be: You should never, ever, ever pay someone to publish your work for you. Full stop. End of sentence. Now, it’s fine to pay for useful [...]

Small press publisher IntoPrint brings out-of-print books back into print

By libertyc
November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

“From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors” has an interview with Anny Rusk, publisher for IntoPrint Publishing. “Cynsations” has another such interview that covers a lot of the same [...]

Espresso Book Machine comes to South Africa

By libertyc
July 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

South African IT news site IT Web reports that the University of Johannesburg has just acquired an Espresso Book Machine of its very own. Most of the article summarizes what we already well know [...]

Mike Shatzkin discusses the motives of Amazon

By libertyc
April 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin’s latest column is a look at the motives behind Amazon’s competitive behavior, and how it might end legacy publishing. Perhaps the most interesting thing here [...]

The other Amazon-publisher disagreement: print on demand

By libertyc
April 29, 2012 // 10 Comments

Everyone is paying attention to the e-book pricing fight against Amazon right now, but Bloomberg Businessweek reports there’s another disagreement going on between Amazon and the publishers behind [...]

The Evolution of E-books and Interlibrary Loan in Academic Libraries

By libertyc
January 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Title: The Evolution of E-books and Interlibrary Loan in Academic Libraries Author: Heather Wicht (U. of Colorado) Source: Collaborative Librarianship (3.4, 2011) Abstract: As academic libraries [...]

Library of Alexandria makes 19,000 titles available on the Espresso Book Machine

By Chris Walters
July 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Egypt’s Library of Alexandria has announced that it’s placed 19,000 works from its collection on the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) network, and plans to add another 150,000 Arabic titles [...]

J.A. Konrath addresses proposed bookstore boycott

By libertyc
May 22, 2011 // 6 Comments

I just posted about how Amazon, via self-publishing and agent-based publishing, poses a threat to publishers who still haven’t updated their business model to compete. Here’s a post from [...]

In an e-book age, is print self-publishing still worth it?

By libertyc
April 3, 2011 // 2 Comments

On the Self-Publishing Review blog, self-publishing author Rich Evans ponders whether it’s time to go e-book-only on his next self-published title. His first book, Asylum Lake, was self-published [...]

Lightning Source expands POD to Australia

By libertyc
September 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

From the press release: Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific market by establishing a full-scale Lightning Source print-on-demand book [...]

Espresso Book Machine poised to expand locations, COO Tom Allen says

By libertyc
September 13, 2010 // 8 Comments

A few days ago, Book Business ran an interview with Chief Operating Office Tom Allen of On Demand Books, the manufacturer of the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) “ATM for books”. We have covered the [...]

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