Baen e-book store to drop ‘mail to Kindle’ function

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2015 // 9 Comments

Baen has just sent an email to its customers noting a change to one method of Baen e-book downloads. At the moment, Baen has a form on its web site where you can fill in your Kindle’s Personal [...]

Webcomics: Another new medium of the digital age

By Chris Meadows
August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

New media for broadcast create new forms of media for consumer consumption. The invention of the cinema led to short films, newsreels, serials, and feature films. Later on, the emergence of [...]

Publishing consultants want to foster competition among retailers by making consumers miserable

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 9 Comments

I’m not a publishing industry “insider.” I admit that. I know I pontificate from time to time, and have opinions very strongly expressed, but sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m [...]

Whither the Kindle Killer?

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 14 Comments

Found via Slashdot: Larry Press plaintively wonders why nobody’s come up with a “Kindle Killer” yet. He notes a whole host of ways the Kindle falls short of perfection—lack of voice [...]

Which Hachette books are affected by Amazon spat, and why Kindle users are locked in

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’s some more assorted Amazon/Hachette coverage. First of all, Gizmodo has some examples of the books you find on “Amazon’s hit list,” with charts comparing pricing and availability at [...]

E-book review: The Chronicles of the Kencyrath is fun, dark fantasy

By Chris Meadows
May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for something interesting to read, I’m going to talk about an underappreciated, inexpensive series of e-books from Baen that I’ve grown to love. It’s called the Chronicles [...]

Surprise! Most consumers buy e-books from a single retailer

By Chris Meadows
January 22, 2014 // 15 Comments

At Digital Book World, book industry research firm Codex Group has some news for you that will completely shock and surprise you: in a survey of just over 2,000 people who buy e-books, 86% buy them [...]

Baen’s new mobile site and app show promise

By libertyc
December 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

Today I was reminded that Baen has a mobile version of its website and mobile apps under development. I’ve been trying out the Android version, which can be found in the “Baen Mobile” forum on [...]

Morning Roundup: Baen Books Now on Nook, Setting up Kindle Collections and more

By libertyc
October 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Baen eBooks are Now Available Via the Nook Store (The Digital Reader) If you are looking for a new source for your SF and fantasy fix then I have some good news for you. eBooks published by Baen, one [...]

E-commerce services can let authors avoid the 30% ‘Amazon tax,’ but is that worth it?

By libertyc
August 13, 2013 // 4 Comments

On Forbes, Michael Wolf has an article looking at four ways to avoid the “Amazon tax,” the 30% agent fee (or 65% if your book’s price falls outside a certain range) that Amazon takes for [...]

Baen places e-books in Sony store

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Another brief Baen update: Baen e-books have started appearing on the Sony e-book store. It’s hard to tell how many, because it’s apparently not possible to search by publisher, but a number of [...]

Baen news: Changes to bundle gifting; Baen Bulk fundraiser update

By libertyc
August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here are a couple of news items from the Baen Bar. The first and most important has to do with the way in which Baen e-book buyers are able to pass along freebies to their friends. Until now, the way [...]

New children’s e-book program Nintendo’s first official foray into e-books, but far from first for the Game Boy

By libertyc
July 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Happy Fourth, to those of our readership who observe it! Rocketnews has a comprehensive English-language report on some new Nintendo-related e-book news. Nintendo is launching an e-book program for [...]

Genre fiction is extremely popular in e-books, publishers find

By libertyc
June 26, 2013 // 8 Comments

Speaking of Baen, Wired misses a perfectly good opportunity to speak of Baen in an article about why big publishers seem to think genre fiction is the future of e-books. The article looks at how all [...]

Baen fans organize fundraiser to give Kindles stocked with Baen e-books to injured soldiers

By libertyc
June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Political/military SF publisher Baen and its fans have long been gung-ho about supporting our troops, and since 2009 some fans have been running a yearly campaign called Operation Baen Bulk to raise [...]

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