Morning Links: What Is a Book? Pebble Time Review

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Book is a Book: What is a Book? (Dear Author) When you hear the word book, what comes to mind? TeleRead Take: It’s a fair question. eBooks have been challenging the question. I think about it when I “report” finished books to Goodreads. Most of the time, I don’t bother [...]

E-book gouges and other risks TO profit-crazed publishers

By David Rothman
June 4, 2015 // 17 Comments

Nate and Good E-Reader are on the money in blasting Big Five houses for bloated publocracies and the inevitable result. Overpriced books—to pay for the waste. We know, too, that the B5 are trying to protect their investment in pulped-wood publishing, by way of e-book gouges. Sigh. They never [...]

Morning Links: Changing tablet story. Kindle iOS draining batteries

By Joanna Cabot
May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Tablet Story Isn’t Over—But It’s Changing (Re/Code) It’s hard to argue with the narrative — larger phones are impacting tablet sales. This absolutely seems to be the case. *** Publishers Weekly Will Digitize Entire Archives (GalleyCat) Publishers Weekly, which reviews [...]

Another Argument in Favour of ‘Print Books Will Never Die’

By Joanna Cabot
April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

I saw several posts this morning which linked to the adult colouring books story I had in the Morning Links a few days ago. I was amused to see this story go so viral, in part because I have been enjoying a revival in my art skills this year and have used some of these books. But I also find it [...]

Before They Become Movies: 8 Books to Read Right Now

By a TeleRead Contributor
April 1, 2015 // 7 Comments

By Julie Ellis Are you planning your next Kindle download? Are you looking for new books to add to your wish list on Good Reads? If you prefer to read a book before it is made into a movie, now is a good time to adjust your reading list. There are several books that are going to be turned into [...]

Weekend Links: Book market contracting? Lessons from a day unplugged

By Joanna Cabot
March 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is the Book Market Contracting? (Dear Author) In the past few months, three of the big five traditional publishers have posted a downturn in sales: Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Reading these reports has felt alarming to me. *** Reading on a Tablet is Bad for Your Neck (GoodeReader) A recent [...]

Taking stock “After Woodstock”

By Dan Bloom
March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Age doesn’t stop Elliot Tiber from penning his memoirs, and now just about to turn 80, he just keeps writing and writing. His new memoir, “After Woodstock,” covers his life after the famous Woodstock concert, from 1969 to 1999 and with an epilogue bringing readers up to the [...]

Productivity Book of the Month: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

By Joanna Cabot
February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Welcome to a new monthly feature! So many of our readers are writers, aspiring writers, librarians, teachers and other reading and writing professionals. We all want to learn to work better! So I thought I would highlight one book a month which can help us all do that. For my January pick, [...]

Japan earthquake at epicenter of new memoir

By Dan Bloom
January 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Marie Mutsuki Mockett is a Japanese-American writer whose overseas relatives were at the epicenter of the tragic March 11, 2011 killer earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The author of a novel titled [easyazon-link asin=”1555975763″ [...]

Publishers should offer e-book bundles for lengthy series

By Chris Meadows
December 25, 2014 // 8 Comments

Merry Christmas, everyone! If you celebrate it, I hope you’re enjoying it; if you don’t, I hope you’re at least enjoying the day off you probably got on account of someone else’s religion. This year, I gave a number of books to people, including a Nero Wolfe novel to my father. And it got [...]

Morning Links: The year in technology. Where to donate books

By Joanna Cabot
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Year in Tech: Net Neutrality, IoT Grows up, Uber Turns Heads (GigaOM) As 2014 draws to a close, the technology world seems a little weary. *** Where to Donate Your Books (Book Riot) The best book people problem is just having too many books. *** Simon & Schuster Expands Library eBook Loans [...]

The mystery of the book artist continues to inspire

By a TeleRead Contributor
December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Article by Colin Mackenzie, owner of The Butterflies In addition to Scotland’s most famous mystery, the Loch Ness monster, the mystery of the amazing book sculpture artist  continues with another magnificent donation. The  artist, who has become an internet phenomenon for their free [...]

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