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Morning Roundup: 10 steps to creating a book based on your blog

By libertyc
May 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

10 Steps to Creating a Book Based on Your Blog (Media Shift) I recently self-published an e-book based on my blog, and I want to share what I learned. This post focuses on the editorial process; in subsequent posts, I’ll share tips on coming up with a design for your e-book cover, choosing a [...]

Morning Links: Digital Signings, Book Discovery, Online Degrees

By libertyc
May 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

Are We in a Rut? Explaining the Increasing Homogenization of Scholarly & Scientific Publishing (Scholarly Kitchen) When the Internet stormed onto the scene, all bets were off — this revolutionary technology with limitless potential would generate all sorts of creativity, from new article [...]

Morning Links — E-books are getting cheaper

By Dan Eldridge
January 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Newly Discounted Titles Drive Avg. Price of Ebook Best-Seller Below $8.00, All-Time Low (Digital Book World) A Casualty on the Battlefield of Amazon’s Partisan Book Reviews (New York Times) Public Library Users Wants Both Books and Technology (American Libraries) Spar installs Amazon [...]

Morning Links — Tips for self-publishers

By Dan Eldridge
January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

5 Top Tips for Approaching Book Reviewers (Rachel in the OC) Self-Publishing Success Stories: The Anatomy of a Kindle Bestseller (The Creative Penn) More Kids Read E-Books But What Do They Retain? (Digital Book World) The Onion Gets Into eSingles With Joe Biden Autobiography (The Digital Reader) [...]

Morning Links — Big Fat Sunday Edition

By Dan Eldridge
January 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Kim Dotcom’s new file locker “Mega” opens the public (Ars Technica) 3 Key Ideas from Digital Book World 2013 (Publishing Perspectives) 12 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon Founder & CEO Jeff Bezos (Kiss Metrics) 41 New Bookstores Opened Last Year (Galley Cat) How [...]

Morning Links — British Library launches eBook Treasures

By Dan Eldridge
January 19, 2013 // 3 Comments

British Library launches eBook Treasures (British Library website & Amazon quietly introduces Kindle rentals for US readers (Update: Not exactly.) (Engadget) Why a good bookstore is not a money-maker (The Globe and Mail) 5 Top Tips for Approaching Book Reviewers (Rachel in [...]

Morning Links — Barnes & Noble VP on tablets and e-readers

By libertyc
January 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble VP Jim Hilt on Tablets, eReaders & Discoverability (Good E-Reader) iOS Newstand App Offers Early Peek at New Magazines (GigaOM) As Tablets Supplant eReaders, New Challenges Arrise for Publishers (The Digital Shift) Penguin to Distribute POD Books Via Espresso Book Machine [...]

Morning Links — More American kids are reading digitally

By libertyc
January 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

New Report Suggests 54% of US Kids Now Read eBooks (The Digital Reader) Kobo Customers Read 22 Million Pages on Christmas Day (Kobo) In Battle for Listeners, Switches to Audible’s Pay by the Book Model (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Breaking Night by Liz Murray (+ 3 [...]

Morning Links — DBW Conference & Expo starts today

By libertyc
January 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Death of Aaron Swartz and the New Hacker Crackdown {Gawker} eBooks at 50%? (Digital Book World) Bilbary Founder Time Coates on What Libraries Need (Good E-Reader) 2012 Predictions Reviewed (Dear Author) Are the Days of the $14.99 eBook Numbered? (Forbes) Kindle Daily Deals: A Drop of the Hard [...]

Morning Links — Tumblr becoming an online lit destination

By libertyc
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 — RIP Aaron Swartz

By Dan Eldridge
January 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP, Aaron Swartz (Boing Boing) Why Faber Voices is well worth shouting about (The Guardian) Author Services Site Lulu Moves Toward DRM-Free, But Is It What Authors Want? (Digital Book World) The best crap book covers (The Guardian) Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys [...]

Morning Links — DRM, Robotic Librarians and more

By Dan Eldridge
January 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

                  Is This the Most Amazing Library in the World? (Flavorwire) Don’t hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books (Paid Content) An Open Letter to Audible and Amazon: Stop the DRM (ZDNet) NBA Star [...]

Morning Links — A Copyright Snafu from Lionsgate?

By libertyc
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 libertyc
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 – E-Book news you may have missed

By libertyc
January 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Reader’s Digest UK Undergoes Restructuring, Drops 75% of Employees (Good E-Reader) Ebook ‘Lines’ Can be Powerful for Brand Extensions (Digital Book World) New Price List Shows Marked Change in Library eBook Availability (The Digital Reader) eBook Bestsellers Average Price Drops [...]

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