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Full of dross or not, Smashwords still a boon to libraries

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 10 Comments

Funny how quick some people jump to conclusions. On Good e-Reader, Michael Kozlowski slams Smashwords’s new public library program to bring curated lists of its e-books to libraries inexpensively via OverDrive. Kozlowski feels that Smashwords is a slush pile, plain and simple, and it seeks to [...]

Self-publishers should call themselves whatever they want

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 8, 2014 // 14 Comments

Yep, I’m the jerk who clicked on the link because I thought the headline was idiotic. Then, I read the post and still thought everything about it was idiotic. Now, if you have read my previous posts on Teleread, I tend to aim for a balanced approach to things, usually sticking to the news of a [...]

Do You Pre-Order Your E-Books?

By Joanna Cabot
July 29, 2013 // 12 Comments

Over the weekend came the news that Smashwords is rolling out the ability to pre-order its titles in the major bookstores. Yay? Or meh? Before we get too excited, Michael Kozlowski asks the necessary follow-up question: Do people actually use this shopping method? Do you out there in Internetland [...]

A War Against the Indie Author?

By Joanna Cabot
June 18, 2013 // 18 Comments

First came this one, at one of my favorite e-book blogs, Good e-Reader: ‘Self-Published Authors are Destroying Literature.’ Then, a day later, this one from the same writer: ‘The Vast Majority of Indie Authors Will Never be Taken Seriously‘. So … what’s going [...]

Hey, Andrew Franklin: Self-published books enhance my world

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 13, 2013 // 6 Comments

I went through a phase where I wanted to become a book reviewer. Not just the books everyone else was reading, but indie books as well. My plan was to read a self-published book one week and a traditionally published book the next. I intended to go back and forth that way for quite some time. I [...]

Is this the first-ever TV commercial about e-book lending?

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Good e-Reader ran an interesting post earlier today about Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System, which took the unprecedented step back in December 2012 of advertising its e-book lending services on broadcast television. According to the post, the 60-second spot was developed by the library [...]

Video Highlights from the 2013 DBW Conference + Expo

By Dan Eldridge
January 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

This year’s installment of the Digital Book World Conference + Expo came to a close two days ago, and not surprisingly, video highlights from the event have been popping up online all week long. Those of you with a bit of extra cash to spare (or, more realistically, a corporate account) [...]

E-Readers and the Public School Problem

By Dan Eldridge
September 20, 2012 // 4 Comments

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the trouble public libraries can find themselves in if they make the mistake of purchasing tablets or e-readers that aren’t accessible to the disabled. Both the Sacramento Public Library and the Free Library of Philadelphia, for instance, have [...]

Morning Roundup — Links to Start Your Day

By Joanna Cabot
September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Kindle Fire HD Roundup of Reviews {via The Digital Reader} Newspapers See Disappointing Print & Digital Ad Revenue {via Good E-Reader} Man Booker Shortlist Turns its Back on ‘Readability’ {via The Telegraph} Bye Bye 9.99 {via An American Editor} Kindle Daily Deal: Collision of [...]

GoodEReader reviews the Kobo Vox

By Paul Biba
October 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

They have gotten a pre-release view of the unit: Kobo will be releasing their first tablet dubbed “Vox” this Friday at Chapters/Indigo locations and from their website in the USA. It will be priced at $199 and is competitively priced vs. the Kindle Fire. We just got back from Toronto, where we [...]

Good e-Reader starts a radio show

By Paul Biba
June 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Good e-Reader blog: Welcome to the leading tech radio show with your host Markus! Twice a week i bring you the latest news on e-paper, digital publishing, ebooks, e-readers, tablets and slate computing and a whole lot more! During the shows we also give you bonus segments such as live [...]

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