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Canada takes over Alaska in post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel: Now free via e-mail (no DRM)

By Dan Bloom
August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

A new sci-fi novel coming out in September depicts a future some 150 years from now when Alaska has become part of Canada. The Lower 48 States no longer exist as a geopolitical entity. Imagine that! ​When I spoke to my ​law​ professor friend Edward L. Rubin earlier in the year about the [...]

Fancy a bunch of free books on how to do just about anything online or digital whatsoever?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Why I thought you’d say “yes” to free books. And so here they are. Basically, MakeUseOf.com, “a leading destination for digital productivity tips and your guide to cool stuff on the Internet,” has made available a bunch of manuals, guides, and reference works on its [...]

Double App Review: MegaReader and QuickReader for iOS

By libertyc
August 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’m reviewing both of these apps together because they’re so similar; there’s just one feature difference between them. The developer was celebrating five million downloads and in honor of the occasion was offering free versions of the apps to bloggers. Lucky me! Anyway, at their [...]

Is free still an effective marketing tool for authors?

By libertyc
July 11, 2013 // 7 Comments

Offering the first book of a series for free has been a good strategy to create book sales for many authors. Someone reads the first book, then wants to know how the story finishes and—presumably—will buy the rest of the books in a series. I’ve certainly fallen under this spell before. [...]

Are We Devaluing Books?

By libertyc
March 6, 2013 // 14 Comments

It’s a snowy day in our nation’s capital, and watching the flakes fall has made me contemplative. I’ve been reading a number of historical and fantasy books in worlds and times where books were rare, precious and valued. I can’t help but contrast that to today, when people [...]

Free Books! Get Your Free E-Books Here!

By libertyc
February 9, 2013 // 6 Comments

Looking for free e-books for your e-reader? Books on the Knob is a great resource. I’m subscribed to the blog in Google Reader, and every day I receive at least five to 10 posts about free or bargain books. Books on the Knob covers lots of different sites—not just Amazon—so whatever your [...]

Unglue.it Releases Two More Free E-Books (Updated)

By Dan Eldridge
January 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

We’ve written about the Unglue.it project a few times in the past, but here’s a brief explanation for anyone who may not be familiar with the site: It’s essentially a crowdsource-funded campaign that attempts to purchase the copyrights to various books, which it then releases [...]

Kindle Quick Tips: How to Organize Your Free E-Books

By libertyc
January 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

Do you like to “buy” lots of free books, but you don’t want them all downloaded to your Kindle? Not a problem. Try this. 1. Install Kindle for PC (or Mac) on your computer. 2. When you “buy” a free book, have it sent to your Kindle desktop app instead of your Kindle 3. [...]

Free Ebook: A Worker’s Writebook: How Language Creates Stories (by Jack Matthews)

By Robert Nagle
August 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last year I published on Teleread a lengthy interview with author Jack Matthew as well as a preface to his work. I am happy to announce that since that time I have built an author site about his works and am helping him to digitalize old and new works.  The first major work is A Worker’s [...]

Could piracy be helpful? Publishing industry perspectives

By libertyc
November 24, 2010 // 16 Comments

There have been a couple of interesting discussions over the last couple of days on articles pertaining to piracy of e-books. (A lot of piracy-related articles here tend to grow interesting, long discussions—take this one, for instance.) They have brought in a lot of new readers—at least, we [...]

BusinessWeek: iPhone appbooks extremely popular

By libertyc
March 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

BusinessWeek reports on the current popularity of iPhone e-book apps, which now outstrip the number of game apps on the app store by over 1,600 titles. The article mentions appbook creator Michel Kripalani of Oceanhouse Media, who switched over from games to e-books back when there were only 700 [...]

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