Sockpuppet Scandal! Ectaco Called Out Online

By libertyc
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

There’s an interesting story brewing at Mobile Read about two user accounts which were banned for ‘sock puppet’ activities–these were posters who created regular accounts and posted as regular users, but were actually employees at Ectaco who were posting as such and trying [...]

Is The Sky Really Falling on NOOK Media?

By Brian Howard
July 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Editor’s note: The following opinion piece, written by former Book Business editor-in-chief Brian Howard, originally appeared on the Book Business website back on June 26. The subject this piece covers is, by now, relatively old news. But it’s also a very well-written and smartly [...]

A Note About TeleRead's New Rating System for Reviews

By Dan Eldridge
July 7, 2013 // 2 Comments

By now, we’re assuming the majority of our TeleRead regulars have probably noticed that we recently added a small but nevertheless significant new feature to our reviews: a five-star-style rating system. We quietly introduced the feature in a film review by Joanna Cabot that ran on July 2. [...]

Look Who's Talking: Book Business' New Video Chat Series

By Lynn Rosen
May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last week, NAPCO‘s Publishing Media Group launched its new video chat series, Literally Speaking Publisher Chats. The chats will take place every Friday at 11 a.m. EST, and I will be speaking to a variety of publishing people. The fun new video platform Shindig is hosting our events. On [...]

Follow that Story: TeleRead Slays the Blognix Beast!

By Dan Eldridge
May 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

Some of you may remember a post we ran last Wednesday, May 1, about a ridiculous website calling itself Blognix, and which had seemingly cloned TeleRead’s entire site—content, design and all. Well, I suppose I was remiss in mentioning that just two days later, and without too much of a [...]

Wondering what to do with all those cell phone photos and digital videos? A new e-book has the answer.

By Dan Eldridge
April 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mike McEnaney spent nearly 10 years working as both an editor and a publisher of B2B photography and digital photography magazines for North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), the same organization that owns and operates both TeleRead and the Technology Tell network of websites. Very recently, [...]

TeleRead Goes to Vegas

By Dan Eldridge
January 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Those of you who read TeleRead regularly probably noticed that our coverage was a little bit thin last week … but not to worry! I’ve got an alibi: I was in Las Vegas since last Sunday, covering the 2013 International CES for NAPCO—my employer, and TeleRead’s parent company. This [...]

Read the digital edition of Book Business magazine online

By libertyc
September 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

The digital edition of the September/October 2012 issue of Book Business magazine just went online, and it features a couple e-book-specific stories you may be interested in. The cover story, for instance, “Inside the Ebook Test Kitchen,” takes a good long look at some of the e-book [...]

Publishing Business Conference: Keynote 10 predictions for the future of book publishing

By Paul Biba
March 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

Marcus Leaver, President, Sterling Publishing: Will be three different businesses in the future: immersive text, illustrated text for children, illustrated text for adults. Future not half as scary as people make it out to be. Beautiful objects: quality will be the most important predictor of [...]

Publishing Business Conference: Keynote The art of the turnaround

By Paul Biba
March 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Josh Tyrangiel, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek: At his magazine things are much better than they were. Greatest weapon is not taking things for granted. Started in 1999 at Time, which was considered the “top” magazine.  Had 450 editorial employees, but 7 years later this fell by about [...]

Thousands of Book and Magazine Publishing Executives to Convene in NYC for the Largest Publishing Event of Its Kind

By Paul Biba
March 7, 2012 // 2 Comments

That’s the title of a press release from our owners.  I will be there covering programs I think will be of interest to our readers. Thousands of publishing executives from the book and magazine publishing industries will convene at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square, March 19-21, [...]

iPad 16GB review: Plans and preconceptions

By libertyc
April 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

The other day, our point of contact at our parent company NAPCO contacted Paul and me and asked if we would be interested in reviewing a 16-gigabyte iPad NAPCO had received. Paul suggested I should be the one to review it, and you could have knocked me over with a feather when I learned that I [...]

Next Monday I’m off to Publishing Business Conference & Expo; I’m moderating a panel

By libertyc
March 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Another one! Monday through Wednesday of next week I’ll be in New York covering the NAPCO annual Publishing Business Conference & Expo. This is a bit of a different duck than the others as it has two tracks – books and magazines. There are also going to be some high powered [...]

TeleRead sold to North American Publishing Company—but you’ll still see familiar bylines except for mine

By libertyc
February 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

TeleRead, the oldest English-language site devoted to general e-book news and views, is now owned by the Gadgetell subsidiary of North American Publishing Company (NAPCO). We closed the deal today. I’m leaving as editor-publisher, but Co-Editor Paul Biba (left photo) will remain—as full [...]

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