Juli Monroe

Heard About The Book Radio Show?

By Juli Monroe
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 [ on]

Toddler Tablet Time Bad? Maybe Not

By Juli Monroe
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 [ on]

Creating Collections on the Kobo Reader

By Juli Monroe
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 [ on]

Making the Switch from Laptop to Tablet

By Juli Monroe
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 [ on]

Authors United and ABA Call For DOJ Investigation of Amazon

By Juli Monroe
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. [ on]

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 [ on]

Review: Inateck 2 Port Car Charger With Lighting Connector

By Juli Monroe
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, [ on]

Scribd Adds More Macmillan Titles

By Juli Monroe
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 [ on]

How Important Are Fonts and Typography On eReaders?

By Juli Monroe
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!” [ on]

Accessory Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

By Juli Monroe
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” [ on]

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