Big Publishing’s latest author discovery wheeze: YouTube celebrity deals

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Next Big Thing in author discovery, according to a Wall Street Journal article anyway, is YouTube. Book promo videos have been a coming thing for a while now, as any fule kno. But now Big Publishing is turning the equation round, by using the power of rich social media to discover rather than [...]

Simon & Schuster launches social media initiative with Milq … who?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

In a news item that made it all the way to the top slot on Publishing Talk Daily, Simon & Schuster has just demonstrated how totally well it gets this social media stuff by announcing an exclusive book publisher partnership with Milq. That’s right: Milq. Yes, you heard it: Milq. In case [...]

No Names, No Jackets: E-Book Discovery Site I Really Like

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now this is a good idea! No Names, No Jackets is a news(ish) e-book discovery site I saw referenced in several places today (including in a comment to my post from yesterday). I had to check it out, and I like it. The idea is simple. The site is a list of sample chapters. No author names, no [...]

The Book Elf: Another Attempt to Share E-Books

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 25, 2013 // 5 Comments

Ah, will it never cease? Darn you readers for wanting to treat e-books like paper books, and wanting to actually share them! So, yet another e-book sharing method is coming. It’s called The Book Elf (cute name), and while they are starting out with public domain books, they say they’ll [...]

Are e-book discovery studies missing important avenues?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 24, 2013 // 8 Comments

I was drafting an article in response to one of our Morning Roundup articles (the one on the exaggerated death of the paperback), and I was looking for studies on e-book discovery to disprove one of the points in the article (that e-books aren’t discovered online). Unfortunately, every study [...]

Why the Failure of Books on Board Should Worry Authors

By Joanna Cabot
April 8, 2013 // 2 Comments

In today’s Morning Links was a great essay from Michael Kozlowski on the ‘death’ of the indie e-bookstore. Books on Board was killed by the agency pricing model, and a failure to innovate and provide better customer experiences such as mobile browsing and more refined search [...]

Check out Book Bub, a great book recommending service

By Joanna Cabot
March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

On the advice of a TeleRead commenter, I’ve spent the last two weeks trying out a book recommending service called Book Bub. So far, I’m enjoying it. Book Bub’s premise is simple: When you register (it’s free), you select from an offering of genres that interest you, and [...]

Meet WebBytez, a new method of e-book discovery

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

E-book discovery by readers has been much in the news lately, and it’s definitely an issue for authors, especially those who are self-published. While readers continue to find their next great book in online stores, some still browse brick and mortar bookstores. Wouldn’t it be nice if [...]

Bookish Impressions

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 7, 2013 // 4 Comments

Bookish has launched with much fanfare. Some good. Some bad. Nate over at The Digital Reader had an amusing look at their terms of service. DBW has three reasons they will succeed and three reasons they will fail. Hedging their bets much? So I decided to try using the site and assess it from a [...]

Barnes & Noble's two new tablets want to help you find your next book

By a TeleRead Contributor
September 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook HD tablets, priced starting at $199, aim to stand out from the pack with reader-centric features and enhanced reading experiences for magazines and catalogs. The company’s goal is to drive book discovery and purchasing through the tablets in new ways. Barrnes & [...]

Are you drowning in e-books? Here's a solution.

By Dan Eldridge
September 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Those of you who work professionally in the publishing biz have probably been reading, hearing and talking about the art and science of ‘e-book discovery’ for years now; it’s been a slowing growing industry trend for as long as I can remember. But unless I’ve suddenly been [...]

Small Demons builds concordance to aid book discovery

By Chris Meadows
November 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

I ran across another one of those guest posts on Publishing Perspectives where the founder of a publishing-related business is invited to talk about the idea behind that business. This one seems to involve a method for enabling discovery of new books in the age of the e-book. Small Demons, explains [...]

Amazon settles Discovery patent lawsuit

By Chris Meadows
November 16, 2011 // 3 Comments

Amazon has settled a 2009 patent lawsuit from Discovery, the company behind the Discovery Channel, the Military Channel, and others, PaidContent reports. (We mentioned the lawsuit here and here.) The patent, filed for in 1999 and granted in 2007, had to do with e-book copy protection and secure [...]

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