TeleRead Editor-in-Chief Paul Biba resigns


Well, it’s been a good run, but it’s also time to move on.  According to the WordPress back end I’ve done 6,092 posts,  My first post was on July 9, 2007  and my first comment was on September 9, 2006.  The post was a review of the new, industry-changing Sony Reader and the comment was on using a Palm TX as an ereader.

I’d like to thank all our readers and especially those who have been regular commenters and have helped make TeleRead into a community.  I would also like to thank those individuals who have let me reprint posts from their own blogs.  I’m not going to mention any names because I’d be sure to forget someone and that wouldn’t be fair.

Also those who have been along for the ride should be acknowledged heartily:  Chris Meadows and Joanna.  Both have made a huge contribution.

And thanks to TeleRead’s owners, NAPCO, who have allowed me complete editorial freedom.

Finally, thanks to David Rothman who founded TeleRead and “hired me on” as a contributor.  He also taught me the importance of writing a good headline!

No new gig, for now.  I need to do my second cross-country motorcycle trip and then we’ll see what happens.



46 Comments on TeleRead Editor-in-Chief Paul Biba resigns

  1. Good luck, Paul. I will miss your contributions. Enjoy the cross-country trip.

  2. Good luck Paul and thank you for your many contributions!

  3. Thanks for all the great posts, and enjoy the ride!

  4. Well, you went out in style, Paul – with that wonderful Nexus 7 writeup. If your travels ever take you through Northern Virginia, look up me. Thank you for the many hours you devoted to TeleRead, and especially for keeping it alive after my heart attack.

    Happy riding and writing,

  5. Thanks for all the great posts, and for giving us a shout out when we launched something new. Much appreciated. All the best to you. Enjoy the ride!

  6. Thank you so much for hosting this blog! I will miss you much! Enjoy the ride around the country!

  7. nooo! well, good luck to you, sir. i’ve enjoyed your work — keep on reading (and writing)!

  8. Corey Podolsky // July 23, 2012 at 10:11 am //

    Paul, I’ve been a fan for many years. Thank you for chronicling the industry and keeping us informed!

  9. Thanks, Paul. Best wishes on your trip and future endeavors. I’ve enjoyed retweeting your posts.

  10. MarylandBill // July 23, 2012 at 10:41 am //

    Farewell and good luck. May your e-reading device of choice always be at full charge. Hope to see you around.

  11. Best of everything to you. Come back and let us know how your ride is going!

  12. Omigod, Paul! We will miss you so much! Have a happy trip and check in when you can.

  13. May your future be filled with more great adventure and new and wonderful horizons well past your motorcycle adventure.

  14. Thanks for your devotion to your readers, Paul. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

  15. Good luck, Paul!

  16. When you take a break from riding those twisty mountain passes you can park on a scenic outlook, pull your book library out of your pocket and enjoy a good read. Remember to ponder where the term “TeleRead” came from. Enjoy your life and keep the shiny side up.

  17. Thank you Paul! I’ve enjoyed your contributions. We readers will miss you!

  18. Michael Bhaskar // July 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm //

    Paul, all best wishes. That motor bike trip sounds immense, it will be seriously good fun. Thanks for the posts, will miss them.

  19. Thanks for the great work, Paul, and kudos to David Rothman for founding Teleread. When I first starting working on the Smashwords business plan in 2005, Teleread was my primary source for market research and publisher best (and worst) practices, and under your leadership it has continued to be an important resource for me. Safe travels! If your wheels bring you through Silicon Valley, drop me an email and we’ll hook up.

    Thanks, Paul!

  20. Good luck, Paul! And thanks for all your support!


  21. Have a great time!
    I truly believe you earn your free time, after all you have given to your readers. Through following Teleread I always felt fully informed about what was going on in the world of digital publishing and reading.

    Thanks for that.

  22. Thanks and safe travels Paul. You will be missed!

  23. Thank you, sir. I’ve learned so much from your work here on Teleread. Enjoy the journey. cheers.

  24. Paul,
    Good luck in all your future endeavors! Your comments and support for independent authors like myself have been invaluable and cherished!

  25. Wow, Paul, what a shock, but I understand. Thank you for all your hard work and invaluable contribution to publishing and reading! Best of luck!!!!

  26. You will be missed. Thanks for suporting us early adopters through these changing times. Be well on your journey!

  27. Congratulations, Paul. I wishing you the best. I’ve always enjoyed working with you and for your support with my work at GalleyCat, Mediabistro and Gatekeepers. Sending you positive vibes. Let me know if I can ever do anything for you.

  28. Dude! I can’t believe you’re going! You’ve made the place Bibaville, and all my notions of the e-book business have been shaped by your comments. All best luck in the world!

  29. Good luck from the UK.

  30. Thank you for your kind words, Paul. I’ll miss you! Happy travels and stay in touch.

  31. The future of the book is out there. Long Ride!

  32. The future is yours to enjoy, Paul. Good luck with everything you have planned.

  33. I have been an avid reader of Teleread and check your email update first thing every morning in office. You will be terribly missed and leave rather large shoes to fill….. I hope you start a personal blog after your cross-country bike trip…. best regards from India

  34. All the very best, Paul. Once your trip is over, I can’t imagine you’ll be idle for long!

  35. Thanks Paul, always a pleasure to read you all those days! Good luck!

  36. Aaron Pressmam // July 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm //

    Thanks for all your great work, Paul. Have a blast on the ride and good luck with all your future endeavors.

  37. Thanks for keeping us updated on ebook news for all these years. And thanks for publishing me back in 2010. Good luck to you!

  38. So … how do we contact Teleread now that Paul’s email is supposedly defunct ?

  39. Paul, I’m with Shorav. After you get back from your 2nd amazing cross-country trip I hope we can read you on a blog where you’ll keep us up to date on what you’re seeing and thinking on the whole scene. Will miss you here.

  40. My question too, Howard. Is there a new editor? Where should we be sending things?

  41. Good luck, Paul! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts. Hope we’ll get updates on what you move on to next.

  42. Anyone have any info on contact details for the site in future ?

  43. Howard & Joanna: There is indeed a new editor! Stay tuned for his introductory post, which is scheduled to run this Monday morning (July 30). In the meantime, please feel free to send anything you’d like to: deldridge at

  44. I hope we’ll get told who to write to soon … I have received
    “404. The requested page was not found” Teleread internal errors all day when trying to post to the Apple Rejection story.

  45. It’s been a good run, Paul. We’ll miss your articles. When we started working on BookGlutton (Fall of 2006), Teleread was just about the only game in town for ebook information, and we’ve enjoyed reading you over the years.

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