Pay what you want for two science-urban-fantasy books by Mercedes Lackey, Cody Martin

By Chris Meadows
April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s a mini-pay-what-you-want e-book bundle for this month: a pair of whimsical science-urban-fantasy novels from Mercedes Lackey and one of her Secret World Chronicle co-authors, Cody Martin. (I [...]

Tantor Media Launches New Print & E-Books Division

By libertyc
September 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

PRESS RELEASE Tantor Media, one of the largest independent audiobook publishers in the nation, is venturing into the realm of print and e-books. The 12-year-old Connecticut-based publisher—after [...]

Diane Duane puts all her e-books on sale at 60% off through 3/27

By libertyc
March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

I know I mention Diane Duane’s e-book store sales a lot, but I figure that she’s one of very few excellent examples I know of authors who run their own DRM-free multi-format e-book stores and [...]

Does more e-book competition lead to more DRM?

By libertyc
December 22, 2011 // 2 Comments

On PaidContent, Bill Rosenblatt looks at whether we can ever expect a universal format for e-books, equivalent to “MP3” for audio. He doesn’t think so. For one thing, he points out that MP3s [...]

Diane Duane marks her e-books down 50% for today only

By libertyc
October 10, 2011 // 4 Comments

For “absolutely no reason”, Diane Duane is running a 50%-off sale on every e-book in her on-line store, good today, October 10th, only. Use the coupon code NOREASON to get the discount. Duane’s [...]

Mobipocket ebooks no longer supported by OverDrive

By libertyc
October 4, 2011 // 2 Comments

From an email I received from Ed Klopek: E-mail from OverDrive Streamlining the eBook Experience – Eliminating Mobipocket eBooks As part of our ongoing initiative to streamline the user [...]

Amazon confirms Harry Potter e-books to be available for Kindle

By libertyc
July 22, 2011 // 7 Comments

Those worried that Kindle owners might be left out in the cold by Google’s partnership with Pottermore for Harry Potter e-books no longer need worry. On PaidContent, Laura Hazard Owen reports that [...]

Diane Duane will write The Door into Starlight if fans can prove interest

By libertyc
July 17, 2011 // 1 Comment

A number of authors have as-yet-unwritten books that are the subject of inquiries. (I mentioned George R.R. Martin’s experiences of that nature last year.) For Diane Duane, it’s the last book of [...]

Will Amazon’s EPUB move force publishers to dump Adobe DRM?

By libertyc
May 19, 2011 // 6 Comments

My, how quickly fears can change. It wasn’t so very long ago that Amazon was a big meanie who forced everyone to use DRM whether they wanted to or not. (What’s more, it used a different DRM [...]

Blog claims Amazon will allow Epubs on the Kindle!

By libertyc
May 18, 2011 // 25 Comments

That’s, indeed, what the Good E-Reader blog is claiming.  Here’s a snippet. Check out the full story at the site: … It seems many publishers have been told by the company that in [...]

Mobipocket will end publishing for distribution in the Kindle store

By libertyc
December 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Steve Weber of Plug Your Book received the following email from Mobipocket on December 24: Soon, publishing for distribution in the Kindle Store will no longer be available through [...]

The Black Library launches Warhammer e-books, audiobooks

By libertyc
October 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Black Library, the publisher of tie-in novels and audiobooks for Games Workshop’s Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 role-playing game settings, is going digital. To promote the event, the [...]

TeleRead E-book Primer Part Two: Formats

By libertyc
October 25, 2010 // 9 Comments

Related: TeleRead E-Book Primer Part One: What is an e-book? You may be old enough to remember a time when there were two different formats of video tape–VHS or Betamax. If not, [...]

O’Reilly sees percentage of PDF downloads fall, others rise

By libertyc
October 3, 2010 // 3 Comments

Andrew Savikas of O’Reilly has posted a very interesting chart of the breakdown of format downloads by percentage of O’Reilly books for the last two years. The chart shows PDFs falling from [...]

A very basic e-book primer: What should it cover?

By libertyc
September 13, 2010 // 11 Comments

I have lately been thinking about writing an e-book guide for the average consumer—something very simple and basic that breaks down some of the complex issues surrounding e-books into something [...]

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