Book Review: Yesterday's Classics E-Book Collection

By Joanna Cabot
August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s my last week of summer vacation, and I’ll be spending it planning for the coming school year. I have been delighted to find a growing niche of publishers that are targeting the back-to-school market with specialized e-book collections, and this e-book collection comes from one such [...]

Baen places e-books in Sony store

By Chris Meadows
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 Baen David Weber, David Drake, and other titles have started to show up. Baen publisher Toni [...]

Canongate responds on EPUB correction for e-book formatting

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 EPUB edition, which in some cases left the page text split by the central gutter in landscape mode on [...]

Nook Doesn't Play Nice With EPUB Format

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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. Authors and publishers, check your EpUB conversions on an actual Nook to be sure everything displays [...]

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

By Joanna Cabot
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 owned has died at exactly two years old, and every Mac has passed the four- or five-year mark [...]

Kobo Mini on sale for $39.99 until July 18

By Chris Meadows
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 of on-board storage. It even has a built-in very basic web browser akin to the Kindle’s. Of course, [...]

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

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 Portraits of Poets. The sale made a total of £750,000 ($1,141,550). The draft of Christina Rossetti’s [...]

Overdrive Media Console (App Review)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 Console app and see how it fares as an e-reading app. My verdict? I want to like it. I really do. But [...]

It's a 33% off sale at BooksOnBoard!

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 publishers, but I did get a good deal on them. If you’ve got books you’ve been thinking [...]

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

By Joanna Cabot
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 did a great job explaining what a Calibre plugin is, and how to install one. But of course, every [...]

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

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 about a number of uses for a default Calibre installation. However, one of the best features of [...]

Morning Links — Layoffs coming soon to Nook Media?

By Joanna Cabot
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) ‘Trusted Friend’ is Top Book Discovery Tool (Galley Cat) Kindle Daily Deals: The Collected by [...]

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

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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. Okay, quick details first. From the release: Once an author has decided to self-publish, the next step [...]

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