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Morning Roundup: Has self-publishing become a cult?

By Joanna Cabot
June 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

Self-Publishing Has Become a Cult (Salon) What’s funny is, the adherents would have you believe that once you self-publish, the scales will fall from your eyes and you’ll recognize self-publishing as the One True Path. Traditional publishing will reveal itself to be a lost circle of Dante [...]

Weekend Roundup: BookExpo America '13 is a wrap

By Dan Eldridge
June 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

BookExpo America Report: TED Comes to Town (Vulture) There’s no better place than an industry convention for jargon verging on self-parody, and so it makes sense that Book Expo America, which wrapped yesterday at the Javits Center, was where I first heard the term “artisanal publishing.” [...]

Weekend Roundup: BookExpo America edition

By Dan Eldridge
June 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Stephen King & John Mellencamp Create Interactive eBook (GalleyCat) A week after making news about avoiding an eBook edition of Joyland, novelist Stephen King has created a supernatural digital book called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. — E-Books Are Gripping Story at BookExpo [...]

Morning Roundup: The future of smartphone reading

By Joanna Cabot
May 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

A History of Intellectual Property in the United States (Scholarly Kitchen) The history of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the United States may not seem to be the most interesting topic in the world, but my favorite history podcast, BackStory with the American History Guys, manages to make [...]

Daily Deals Propel Older E-Books to Popularity

By Joanna Cabot
May 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

The New York Times ran a great story over the weekend about the phenomenon of the ‘daily deal.’ Both Nook and Amazon have one—a single book (or a handful of books) promoted at a special discount just for the day. The article points out that many customers are accustomed to such sales [...]

Morning Links: Finally, a tablet simple enough for a woman to use!

By Joanna Cabot
March 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Will Authors get Compensated for Used eBook Sales? (Media Shift) News Corp Plans Publishing Spin-Off (AOL Money) Finally, a Tablet Simple Enough for a Woman to Use (Ars Technica) Army’s First Interactive iPad App Lets You Finger-Swipe Through Afghanistan (Wired) Kindle Daily Deals: The [...]

Morning Links — More Bearish B&N News

By Joanna Cabot
January 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

B&N ‘could close a third of stores in next decade’ (The Bookseller) B&N Aims to Whittle Its Stores for Years (Wall Street Journal) Uncle Sam: eBooks for All (Digital Book World) Have Publishers Won the DRM Debate and Does it Matter? (Dear Author) Magazine Publishers Push [...]

Morning Links — What's the best iPad keyboard?

By Joanna Cabot
January 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Best iPad Keyboard? (Lifehacker) iPads Replace Newspapers in Boston Globe School Donation Program (Paid Content) Younger eBook Readers Three Times More Likely to Discover New eBooks Through Social Media (Digital Book World) MacMillan to Launch Two-Year Library eBook Pilot (The Digital Reader) [...]

Morning Links — Tumblr becoming an online lit destination

By Joanna Cabot
January 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tumbler Now Nurturing Authors (Media Shift) eBook Sales Data, the Truth is Out There (Futurebook) Zinio Laucnes ‘Z-Pass’ Subscription Program (Good E-Reader) Courts Adopt Aggressive Approach in Cross-Border Internet Jurisdiction Cases (Michael Geist) Kindle Daily Deal: The Devil Colony [...]

Morning Links — A Copyright Snafu from Lionsgate?

By Joanna Cabot
January 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

Can Ownshelf, the ‘Dropbox for ebooks,’ sail clear of lending controversy? (The Next Web) Lionsgate Censors Remix Video that Copyright Office Itself Used as an Example of Fair Use (Techdirt) Will Amazon ‘Auto-Rip’ Print Books Too? (The Digital Reader) Random House Australia [...]

Morning Links — Even Polaroid is selling tablets now!

By Joanna Cabot
January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Polaroid Kids Tablet Debuts at CES (Good E-Reader) Your Gadgets Are Slowly Breaking the Internet (Technology Review) Q&A With Atria Books Amy Tannenbaum (Digital Book World) Early Signs Point to a Big Holiday Quarter for Apple (Giga OM) Kindle Daily Deals: The Center of Everything by Laura [...]

Morning Links — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
January 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Irish Newspaper Wants to Charge License Fee for Links (The Digital Reader) What to Watch for in 2012 (The Shatzkin Files) Hearst: Nearly 800,000 Subs a Month, Short of 1 Million Goal (Paid Content) How Neutral Can Kazakh-Language Wikipedia Be? (Techdirt) Kindle Daily Deal: The Color Purple by [...]

Morning Links — Stories you may have missed

By Dan Eldridge
January 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Does Kickstarter Work as a Platform for Books? (Good E-Reader) Apple to Lauch iBookstore in Japan in January 2013 (The Digital Reader) Ohio Man Calls Police When Amazon Package Arrives (Huffington Post) Kindle Daily Deals: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain; The Omnivore’s Dilemma by [...]

Morning Links — An Amazonian Briefing

By Dan Eldridge
December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Goliath vs Goliath … Amazon takes on Apple and Google (The Telegraph) Amazon to See a New Cloud Market in 2013 (The Street) Bookshops can’t compete with Amazon on price. If they want to survive, they have to provide a personal touch (The Telegraph) Kindle Daily Deals: The Art of [...]

Morning Links — The mysterious case of book cover theft

By Dan Eldridge
December 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Collection of Suspiciously Similar Book Covers (Flavorwire) Jennifer Egan: how Twitter inspired my e-book (The Guardian) E-Book Downloads from Libraries Hit Records on Christmas Day (App Newser) Kindle Daily Deals: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming {and} Jewball by Neal Pollack {and} 48 other [...]

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