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Print Copies of JK Rowling's Secret Mystery Novel Sell Out

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 8 Comments

This quickie newsbite at paidContent reports the unsurprising news that JK Rowling‘s outing as the author of a mystery novel called “The Cuckoo’s Calling” has caused huge demand for the book, and that its paper copies have sold out, driving price wars on eBay and elsewhere [...]

What does it take to turn your Tumblr into a book?

By libertyc
April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tumblr has millions of active users, creating 90 million new posts a day. There are informative sites, funny sites and reflective sites. Throughout the years, some of Tumblr’s sites have become so popular some have even gotten book deals – well, 70, to be exact. Tumblr CEO David Karp revealed [...]

Reddit apologizes for 'online witch hunts'

By libertyc
April 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Initially, Reddit didn’t seem to want to take responsibility for the user-generated content on its website—even as users acted as Internet sleuths, trying to find clues in the Boston Marathon bombing. When Reddit’s Erik Martin (pictured at left) was asked at the paidContent Live event last [...]

Blackstrap's business model takes the digital publishing revolution backwards—but in a good way

By Dan Eldridge
April 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

We’ve watched with interest as a few new digital publishing-related startups have launched seemingly out of the blue over the past few weeks. Thin Reads, a fantastic new website that runs reviews of e-singles, is definitely one of our favorites, and we’re clearly not alone; the site has [...]

Goodreads CEO Speaks Out About Amazon Merger

By libertyc
March 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

By now, we’ve all heard about Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads, the popular social media hub for book fans. I’ve seen a lot of speculation–including here at Teleread–about what this means for the future of Goodreads. This article at Paid Content is the first to [...]

Bookboard announces paid subscription model for streaming children's books

By libertyc
March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

After launching a free public beta late last year, Bookboard is ready to put itself on the market. The iPad app features a way to stream children’s books and uses incentives to unlock achievements. The company announced the start of paid subscriptions with premium features on Thursday. In [...]

Weekend Reading Roundup — Is book discovery only a problem for publishers?

By Dan Eldridge
February 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s the problem with publishers’ book discovery problem (Paid Content) Why Stephen King was wrong to publish ‘Guns’ as a Kindle Single (NY Daily News) Amazon to Investigate Claims of Worker Intimidation at German Centers (New York  Times) Publishing is tough these days [...]

Inkling Habitat's media-rich e-book platform is now free for all

By Dan Eldridge
February 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

The news, released today, that the San Francisco-based Inkling has decided to give away for free its “collaborative digital publishing environment” known as Inkling Habitat was probably the e-publishing community’s most eyebrow-raising story of the week thus far. As Laura Hazard [...]

Survey Says: E-Readers Are Racing Toward Extinction

By libertyc
December 25, 2012 // 8 Comments

I can’t even begin to count the number of articles I’ve seen over the past few weeks about the swiftly growing popularity of tablet computers. A week or two after the holiday season has ended, I suspect we’ll start seeing solid proof—one way or the other—in the form of sales [...]

Nostalgia Publishing—Can it Pay?

By libertyc
November 15, 2012 // 3 Comments

From Paid Content’s Laura Hazard Owen comes this story about Scholastic Books and their upcoming re-release—in e-book form—of the hit 80’s series “The Babysitters Club.” What makes this story interesting is that the first seven books are, in fact, already available as [...]

Toronto Star Latest Paper to Announce Paywall

By libertyc
October 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Toronto Star has just announced that they will be launching a subscription model (aka paywall) for their website in the coming weeks. This is hot on the heels of their competitor, The Globe & Mail, rolling out the same thing last week, to decidedly mixed reviews. Complete details, such as [...]

Pew Research Center: Young Americans prefer reading e-books on cell phones and computers

By libertyc
October 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

If you haven’t had a chance to look it over just yet, here’s the link (PDF) to the Pew Research Center’s recently-released study on the reading and library usage habits of young Americans. If you’re simply looking for the study’s bottom line—the take-away, as it [...]

Brief notes from the Frankfurt Book Fair

By libertyc
October 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Paid Content’s Laura Hazard Owen is currently in Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Earlier this morning she filed a brief post about the changes Barnes & Noble and Kobo are experiencing as they continue moving their retail operations abroad. Apparently Michael Tamblyn, Kobo’s EVP of [...]

Changes in e-book pricing settlement payouts: Here's what you need to know

By libertyc
October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you’re one of the many e-book customers who’s expecting a payment or credit as a result of the 49 states’ recent $69 million settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, you should be aware that “the states have slightly modified the way those [...]

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