TeleRead Store: Sony 55″ 4K Ultra HD 120Hz TV on sale for $1,200. E-book display for some? Writing tool, too? Here’s why.

By a TeleRead Contributor
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

TeleRead is a site for booklovers, but plenty of us are movie-lovers, too. So here’s something on Amazon to check out—a well-reviewed Sony 55″ 4K Ultra HD 120Hz TV on sale for [...]

TeleRead Links: E-books by phone and candle? Apple Siri and music hassles. Streaming vs. ripping.

By Chris Meadows
July 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

Indoor candle device is designed to keep phones charged (Phys.org) An emergency generator for your phone at time of power outages? That’s an offer in the form of a crowdfunded-campaign item [...]

TeleRead Links: Powell’s Bookstore, selling standalone books, Minion Yellow, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Why Powell’s Bookstore Will Outlive the Kindle (Condé Nast Traveler) About half of the books on Powell’s shelves are used, most in very good condition. Loading up on used volumes with friendly [...]

Want to enjoy e-books more and retain more from them? Here are my e-book literacy tips. Your own?

By David Rothman
July 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ned Ludd, the tech-hater, is dead. But critics of e-books live on, and they are not entirely wrong. Many people do not retain as much from e-books as from p-books, nor are they as comfortable reading [...]

Authors Guild complains about publishers’ low e-book royalties

By Chris Meadows
July 11, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Authors Guild has issued the opening salvo in its Fair Contract Initiative. The organization has released a lengthy report to its membership detailing the inadequate royalties authors are [...]

TeleRead Links: U.S. lags in E Ink reader development—why? ePub creation tips. Why Zuckerberg and Musk read utopian sci-fi.

By David Rothman
July 11, 2015 // 7 Comments

1. Why is there no e-ink innovation in the U.S. (MobileRead) The TeleRead take:  Why is the Kindle line—well, so meh? All kinds of E Ink goodies are on sale from companies in Asia and European [...]

TeleRead Links: New Harper Lee novel excerpt online for free. Exotic e-readers on Amazon. Wattpad as a sales-booster for writers.

By David Rothman
July 10, 2015 // 6 Comments

By popular demand, TeleRead Links will remain even if our links roundups won’t appear as often, or at a regular time. Our fare today: 1. This morning Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman finally [...]

Kindle news: New iOS app update—plus rumor of Voyage 2 in November

By David Rothman
July 9, 2015 // 5 Comments

A Kindle update for the iPad and iPhone, version 4.10, is rolling out with an “About the Book” feature, according to Nate. The really, really fun news of the day is a rumor—passed [...]

E-book insanity at the Washington Post: Michael Rosenwald’s e-bashing just won’t stop. Lively stories vs. the truth.

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 6 Comments

Albert Einstein supposedly nailed down a good definition of “insanity.” It’s “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That fits Washington Post [...]

Cellphone e-reading on the cheap? Amazon Fire phone just $60 today if you subtract $99 Prime Membership credit from $159 sale price

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Usually going for $450, Amazon’s unlocked 4.7-inch Fire Phone is a steal today at just $60 if you subtract the $99 Prime Membership credit from the $159 sale price as a Deal of the Day. I own [...]

Use mouse or physical keyboard with your next e-reader? Bluetooth could make it happen

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

One of the great hits of TeleRead right now is Chris Meadows’ post on using a Bluetooth mouse with an Android tablet. I’m not surprised. But what about E Ink machines like the [...]

Michelle Rhee is just as clueless about e-books as she is about ‘school reform’

By David Rothman
July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Michelle Rhee, the so-called school reformer, is a female Gradgrind who used to run the schools in Washington, D.C. Like Dickens’ headmaster in Hard Times, Rhee has dedicated her life to [...]

New e-book software on the way from New York Public Library: Relief ahead for DRM-tortured patrons in your city, too?

By David Rothman
July 6, 2015 // 5 Comments

“Tired of DRM and customer log-in schemes used to sell you more stuff? Simply enter your library card number…once…and start reading, from your library, for free. If you don’t [...]

What e-reading gadgets and software should Sony crowd-source under the new First Flight program?

By David Rothman
July 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Liliputing and Nate report Sony is experimenting with crowd-sourcing in Japan. A remote control device with an E Ink display will be the first goody to come out of the experiment, if it goes into [...]

Self-published? Here’s how to get into libraries—via SELF-e, Smashwords and ebooksareforever

By David Rothman
July 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

With perhaps as many as 600,000 indie books appearing each year, the library market is a tough nut to crack for the self-published. But what if Library Journal vetted your e-book [...]

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