Juli Monroe

TeleRead Editor-in-Chief Juli Monroe resigns to focus on consulting and fiction-writing

By David Rothman
August 4, 2015 // 6 Comments

Over the past two years, TeleRead has been lucky enough to employ Juli Monroe as editor in chief. But two other Julis exist: one a social networking whiz and another a novelist. And this week Juli told me that old and valued consulting clients were now tugging at her for more of her time. What [...]

Theresa Horner to join Scribd as Vice President of Strategy and New Content Verticals

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Scribd announced today that Theresa Horner, former VP, Digital Content at Barnes and Noble will be joining them as their Vice President of Strategy and New Content Verticals. They have a Q&A with her on their site, and it has some interesting tidbits, like the fact that Horner has been reading [...]

Heard About The Book Radio Show?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was approached to be a guest commentator for The Book Radio Show, a weekly podcast stuffed full of interviews with authors and a short spot on the state of the ebook industry. I’ve done two spots now and will be recording the third later today. Kari is an excellent host, and [...]

The easiest way to break in your new tablet—for work, fun or mixes of the two

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

So you’ve bought that shiny new tablet and fired it up. Now what? You’ve got a bunch of app icons, and you know it should be a great tool. But how do you learn to use it? This article assumes you’re new to the tablet world. If you’ve changed operating systems, like moving from an iPad to an [...]

Editor Chris Meadows on e-books, DRM, and lots else—for Kindle Chronicles podcast

By David Rothman
August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chris Meadows, our new editor, spoke out on e-books, DRM, TeleRead and lots else this week, as a guest on The Kindle Chronicles podcast. Hosted by Len Edgerly, TKC is one of my favorite podcasts. Editor-in-Chief Juli Monroe has been on twice (here and here). A veteran e-booker, Chris goes back to [...]

Toddler Tablet Time Bad? Maybe Not

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Gizmodo had a fascinating article yesterday on tablet time for toddlers and whether limiting their time was actually a good idea. Tablet time and TV time are often lumped together as screen time, but the article makes the point that while TV time is passive, tablet time often isn’t. She talks [...]

Chris Meadows becomes Editor of TeleRead; Juli Monroe to remain Editor-in-Chief

By David Rothman
July 17, 2015 // 6 Comments

Related: A hearty ‘Welcome back’ to Joe Wikert: An e-book-hip publishing pro returns to TeleRead as a contributing writer. Chris Meadows, TeleRead’s first paid staff writer as well as host of our new podcast, will become Editor effective immediately. Juli Monroe will [...]

Creating Collections on the Kobo Reader

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

We’ve written about creating and managing Collections on Kindles and the Kindle app, but did you Kobo readers know you can also create collections? It’s easy. 1. Go to your Kobo Home Screen and Select Library–>My Collections 2. Select New Collection 3. Name your new Collection [...]

Making the Switch from Laptop to Tablet

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 15, 2015 // 8 Comments

I was meeting with a client recently, and she was admiring my iPad + Bluetooth keyboard combination. She pulled a massive laptop out of her bag and said she’d been meaning to make the switch from her laptop to her new iPad. We got to talking about what was involved in making the switch from [...]

Authors United and ABA Call For DOJ Investigation of Amazon

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 14, 2015 // 14 Comments

I was going to stay out of this fight. I really was. But two statements are so wrong that I just couldn’t. Okay, context first. Remember Authors United, the group which last year talked about sending a letter to the Department of Justice calling for an investigation of Amazon? You remember. [...]

TeleRead Podcast #3 coming shortly

By Chris Meadows
July 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our third episode will be recording live at the top of the hour—3 p.m. today. I should have posted something about this earlier, but it slipped my mind. I’ve been having a hard time getting things together this week, I’m afraid. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to talking to Juli again, and [...]

Review: Inateck 2 Port Car Charger With Lighting Connector

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

The folks at Inateck have sent me another device, a 2 port car charger with an Apple Certified Lighting Connector. With this device, you can charge one iDevice and two other devices all at the same time. The package comes with a micro USB cable as well, so out of the box you can charge two devices, [...]

Scribd Adds More Macmillan Titles

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 9, 2015 // 5 Comments

Earlier year, Macmillan gave Scribd about a thousand titles as a trial run. Looks like they were happy with the results because now they’ve given them another thousand. In case you don’t keep tabs on such things, Tor is one of Macmillan’s imprints, so fantasy and science fiction [...]

How Important Are Fonts and Typography On eReaders?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 8, 2015 // 11 Comments

Digital Book World had an article yesterday on fonts and typography on ereaders. The author was not impressed with the new Bookerly and Literata fonts: Commentators have tossed around celebratory remarks like, “the Kindle finally gets typography that doesn’t suck” and “e-readers rejoice!” [...]

Accessory Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 7, 2015 // 5 Comments

When Amazon sent me a Paperwhite 3 to review, they included an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, and I’ve been using the cover for a couple of weeks now, long enough to form some impressions. I like the cover. It feels good in the hand, and it has a tiny bit of extra “cush” [...]

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