Does Amazon Have an Acquisition Hit List?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

There’s been a lot of speculation lately around Amazon’s long-term strategic intentions and its overall modus operandi. David Streitfeld’s New York Times blog opined that, “it has made the future of bookselling seem as if it will inevitably be owned by Amazon.” Others [...]

Amazon announces three new fulfillment centers in Texas

By Dan Eldridge
February 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon last week announced plans to open three new fulfillment centers in the state of Texas, creating more than 1,000 jobs. The sites, which will utilize advanced technology to help fulfill customer orders, will be located in the cities of Coppell, Haslet and Schertz.  Coppell and Haslet are [...]

Official Kindle 3.01 software update ready and going to all Kindle 3 users

By Andrys Basten
September 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

The v3.01 update is now final and ready for download from Amazon servers, for all Kindle 3’s.  Apparently, their private feedback was as good as feedback seen on the Amazon forums. See yesterday’s original report of the v3.01 update for the details that were in that. At the linked [...]

An interview with self-publishing author Patricia Ryan

By Joanna Cabot
September 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

I posted some earlier comments from Patricia Ryan (pictured at the left), who is part of a wave of emerging self-publishers who are releasing not new books, but rather, their own print backlists. Patricia was kind enough to answer some further questions on how she went from published category [...]

Kindle 3 preview release of software update 3.01 available at Amazon

By Andrys Basten
September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Amazon wants feedback on an “early preview of the next software update” for Kindle 3 and refers to this update-preview as software update version 3.01. They stress this is offered so that “Customers who want to try this early release of the software and provide feedback can [...]

Is this the time to take the plunge? New reading devices appear

By Rich Adin
September 7, 2010 // 18 Comments

Within the last 60 days there has been a bevy of announcements of new ereading devices. Amazon announced what is popularly called the Kindle 3 and Sony has announced 3 new models — the 350, 650, and 950. How far behind other makers will be is hard to tell, but the upcoming holiday season should [...]

Easiest 3 ways to self-publish an ePUB ebook

By Jason Davis
August 30, 2010 // 9 Comments

   1. Smashwords Smashwords continues to kick goals in self-publishing. In an increasingly crowded market, I just don’t think you can beat Smashwords for ease of use, price (you can’t do better than free), and distribution. Fling your words to Smashwords, and you’ll quickly end up with an [...]

View from Down Under: The ebooks and the damage done

By Jason Davis
August 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: I am proud to announce that Australian journalist Jason Davis will be contributing a regular column to TeleRead on the state of “e” in Australia and New Zealand. This content will be exclusive to TeleRead. Jason also runs the BookBee and EbookAnt websites. PB. This [...]

How a publisher can get me to buy more books

By Chris Walters
August 19, 2010 // 13 Comments

 I’ve spent too many days this summer visiting this page on Amazon’s Kindle store, waiting for the price of the latest book from Charles Stross to drop to $9.99 (as of the date of this post, it’s $11.99). Clearly, it’s not going to happen until the publisher feels it’s notched as many [...]

Iowa Western Community College will not purchase books in the future

By libertyc
August 16, 2010 // 3 Comments

 You can add Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) to your list of libraries going “bookless” or “all electronic.” The article linked below quotes IWCC president, Dan Kinney, saying it’s all cyber from this point forward and the college will stop acquiring books. We’re not sure if [...]

Kindle for PC updated with long-awaited features and a new look

By Andrys Basten
August 14, 2010 // 4 Comments

 The Kindle for PC app has been quietly updated.  Some have chosen the option to have it updated automatically when they open the program and an update is available. I like to choose the time, but then I didn’t get a notice that there was an update waiting to be ‘noticed.’ I [...]

Sony, Sony – wherefore art thou?

By Rich Adin
August 12, 2010 // 29 Comments

  The “big” news ebook reading devices recently has been Amazon’s new Kindles with their Pearl screen. OK, ebookers got the point: Amazon is moving right along in its attempt to capture the wallets of all ebookers. Which raises the question, here in the United States, “Sony, Sony (and [...]

Digital publishing and POD: what’s “good enough”?

By Joe Wikert
August 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

Over the course of this summer I’ve read a couple of great Yankees books: Munson and The Bronx is Burning.  The former was read on my iPad and the latter, because it’s not available digitally, was read from a dead tree.  After seeing countless references in both to another Yankee [...]

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