Free ePub Book Shows Potential of Local Librarians as Content-Providers (Video)

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Whale Bombings, Pearl Harbor and Other Stories Enliven Q&A with Now-Dead Airman * * * Some unlucky whales died in certain stretches of the Pacific because inexperienced U.S. airmen mistook the [...]

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 [...]

Canongate responds on EPUB correction for e-book formatting

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Following my earlier review in TeleRead of Canongate‘s edition of “Things That Are” by Amy Leach, the publisher responded promptly to my comments there about the formatting in the [...]

Nook Doesn't Play Nice With EPUB Format

By libertyc
July 17, 2013 // 14 Comments

Consider this a cautionary tale for both readers and authors. Readers, if a book doesn’t display well on your Nook, don’t automatically blame the author/publisher for being sloppy. [...]

A question for our readers: Is the Mac price premium still worth it?

By libertyc
July 14, 2013 // 14 Comments

Here’s a question the ‘Tablet Revolution’ has me asking: Is it still worth it to buy a Mac over a PC? It used to be a slam-dunk “yes” for me. Every PC laptop I have ever [...]

Kobo Mini on sale for $39.99 until July 18

By libertyc
June 23, 2013 // 6 Comments

Want to do a “little” reading? Kobo has just put its Kobo Mini 5” e-ink reader on sale for 50% off until July 18th—$39.99 rather than $79.99. Light, touch-sensitive, Wi-FI capable, and 2 GB [...]

Interview: Piotr Kowalczyk of Ebook Friendly on the development of the e-book market in Central and Eastern Europe

By libertyc
June 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

Poland’s Piotr Kowalczyk is an “iPhone artist, digital storyteller and self-publisher” with a self-reported download count of 150,000 and rising for his “short stories for [...]

Poetry Breaks the Bank, Doesn’t Bring the Book Backlash

By libertyc
May 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

Much publicity has surrounded the record prices fetched for poetry manuscripts at an auction held by Bonhams in London as part of The Roy Davids Collection of Poetry, Poetical Manuscripts and [...]

Overdrive Media Console (App Review)

By libertyc
March 16, 2013 // 6 Comments

At the end of January, I wrote an article on the Overdrive overhaul, and how users weren’t completely happy with the new interface. To follow up on that, I decided to try the Overdrive Media [...]

It's a 33% off sale at BooksOnBoard!

By libertyc
March 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

BooksOnBoard is having a great sale: 33 percent off all HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette e-book titles. I just checked my Amazon Wish List, and I only had two books by the right [...]

Using Calibre for E-Book Management, Chapter 11: Even More Plugins!

By libertyc
March 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

This post is part of TeleRead's "Using Calibre for E-Book Management" Guide: Ch. 1 | Ch. 2 | Ch. 3 | Ch. 4 | Ch. 5 | Ch. 6 | Ch. 7 | Ch. 8 | Ch. 9 | Ch. 10 | Ch. 11 TeleRead’s Juli Monroe [...]

Using Calibre for E-Book Management, Chapter 10: Plugins

By libertyc
March 2, 2013 // 4 Comments

This post is part of TeleRead's "Using Calibre for E-Book Management" Guide: Ch. 1 | Ch. 2 | Ch. 3 | Ch. 4 | Ch. 5 | Ch. 6 | Ch. 7 | Ch. 8 | Ch. 9 | Ch. 10 So far everything we’ve written [...]

Morning Links — Layoffs coming soon to Nook Media?

By libertyc
March 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

Nook: Cost Cutting Coming (Digital Book World) New Service Offers Watermark DRM to Indie eBookstores (The Digital Reader) The Publishing Industry Has a Problem; ePub is not the Solution (TOC) [...]

Should self-published authors use an e-book conversion service?

By libertyc
February 12, 2013 // 7 Comments

I’ve written plenty on this site about e-book conversion (most recently here and here), and I almost skipped over the Bowker press release. I’m glad I decided to investigate further. [...]

Flipick To Allow ePub3 from Adobe InDesign

By libertyc
February 7, 2013 // 7 Comments

E-book formatting is a challenge, as I’ve written about in previous posts. Later this month, Flipick is launching a tool that might make it easier. From their press release: Flipick is a new [...]

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