Shebooks: do we need a place for strictly female readers?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
January 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new digital publishing company made itself known this week when Shebooks announced it was entering the e-singles market. The company essentially wants to be the place women can go buy original fiction, non-fiction and journalism by women. “Women writers are looking for new outlets for their [...]

Amazon launches imprint StoryFront for short fiction

By libertyc
December 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon has launched a new imprint offering short fiction – StoryFront. StoryFront launched with 43 stories, including a couple that were featured in Day One, Amazon’s new weekly literary digital magazine. “Based on the continued success of short fiction on Kindle as well as the enthusiastic [...]

Longreads looking to reach 5,000 members

By libertyc
October 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

E-singles and longform stories have found a place on the digital world. People have enjoyed reading content longer than a typical blog post and getting in-depth information on a specific topic. It also helps kill time. Mark Armstrong founded Longreads nearly five years ago. The site caters to those [...]

My DRM-Free Year, Month 7: Humble Bundle and other subscription fun

By libertyc
August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Read all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec * * * July was a busy reading month for me. Some of my reading time was sucked up by the textbook-free online course I was taking, and I was surprised at how [...]

Morning Roundup: Free Obama e-single; Canada's best-read city; and more

By libertyc
August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

3 Reasons Educational Book Publishing is Booming (Digital Book World) Creative breakthroughs are happening in educational publishing like never before. Justin Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Amplify, thinks he knows why. * * * The Sun (UK) Launches Innovative Digital [...]

Amazon Launches Kindle Single Interviews

By libertyc
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

I do like what Amazon is doing with short-form writing, and the Kindle Singles Interviews is a good addition to the Singles family. The series debuts with an interview with Shimon Peres, the President of Israel, and it’ll set you back a whopping $0.99. I know: You can get entire novels for [...]

Review: Star Dispatches eReads

By libertyc
May 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve written before about the Toronto Star newspaper’s new-ish eReads program, Star Dispatches. But I’ve never written about it as a subscriber—I signed up two weeks ago, and am pleased to report that, in my mind at least, the service is a big hit! The program is simple. A [...]

Toronto Star Recognized for Success in E-Book Experiment

By libertyc
May 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

I wrote previously about Star Dispatches, an e-book subscription service being produced by the Toronto Star. According to this article on The Star‘s website, they’re being recognized for this series with two Online Media Awards. The service has an intriguing set-up where, for a nominal [...]

SL eBooks Turns Hollywood's Best Unproduced Screenplays Into E-Singles

By Dan Eldridge
May 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

Over the past two or three months, you may have begun to notice that nearly every time you get around to catching up on your digital publishing news, yet another media outlet is announcing their new e-book division. And that’s definitely a good thing—don’t get me wrong. But so many of [...]

Toronto Star's New 'Star Dispatches' Series: An E-Book Experiment

By libertyc
April 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Media Shift has a great write-up of the Toronto Star‘s new monthly e-book subscription, called Star Dispatches. I know I’ve mentioned the Star‘s e-book experiment before, but this particular article goes into a lot of detail about how the series was created, and how its unique [...]

Tim Waterstone wants to avoid the slush pile with Read Petite, his new digital imprint

By libertyc
April 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tim Waterstone is embarking on a new e-book project. It kind of involves owning a bookstore again. Sort of. Waterstone talked about his new venture, Read Petite, with The Guardian this week. It will be officially announced to the public at the London Book Fair next week. Read Petite is a digital [...]

Is The Millions primed to become one of the e-book world's weirdest publishers?

By Dan Eldridge
January 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

If the true definition of entrepreneurship is the process of finding a need and filling it, then it must also be true that C. Max Magee, founding editor of the online literary magazine The Millions (photo at right), is a publishing hustler of the highest order. Yesterday, the 10-year-old site, [...]

Penguin launches e-singles

By libertyc
November 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Moco News: Penguin is the latest publisher to test out e-singles with the launch of Penguin Shorts, an ongoing digital series of original fiction and nonfiction titles from authors like Colm Toibin and Anita Brookner. The program is launching in the UK first, with nine titles being released on [...]

The Guardian launches “Guardian Shorts” e-singles

By Chris Walters
August 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

Another news outlet has decided to sell short pieces on current events as standalone ebooks, reports paidContent. UK newspaper The Guardian has launched Guardian Shorts as , and the first title is Phone Hacking: How the Guardian broke the story. Although the series is Kindle only for now, the first [...]

Check out “A journalist’s guide to eBook publishing” from Online Journalism Review

By Chris Walters
July 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Over the past couple of weeks, Robert Niles at OJR has posted a series of guides to help journalists self-publish their content in ebook form. He starts with suggestions on how to choose good content for epublishing, then moves into technical issues like formatting and listing content with [...]

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