Eleanor Catton uses NZ Post Book Award to fund Kiwi writers reading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, youngest ever winner of the UK’s Man Booker Prize with her novel The Luminaries, has also won two of the top prizes in the New Zealand Post Book Awards. And [...]

Hugh Howey launches petition letter thanking readers for their support

By Chris Meadows
July 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

You know that open letter I mentioned Douglas Preston circulating? Self-published author Hugh Howey has just launched one of his own, as a petition from self-publishing writers, thanking [...]

TeleRead selected as an Essential Site for Voracious Readers

By Dan Eldridge
February 22, 2013 // 2 Comments

TeleRead was the recipient of a rather flattering honor earlier this week. On Wednesday, we were informed that we’d been featured on the just-published list of 100 Essential Sites for [...]

The lessons of Fifty Shades for bookstores, publishers, and media

By libertyc
July 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey continues, and people keep trying to make sense of it. The Bookseller’s blog had a couple of interesting posts lately on the phenomenon. Scott Pack writes of [...]

Differences in screen vs print reading contributing to illiteracy?

By libertyc
March 16, 2012 // 18 Comments

Do we read faster on paper than on the screen? Bob Sutton feels he gets better comprehension out of paper books, and so often buys both paper and electronic copies of volumes he needs to read for [...]

John Scalzi: Publishers DO consider readers their customers

By libertyc
December 30, 2011 // 6 Comments

There’s a long-running argument about whether publishers consider readers to be their true “customers”. It’s probably rooted in the way that, before e-books came along and changed the market, [...]

Competing with Free: eBooks vs. eBooks

By libertyc
July 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

My to-be-read pile of ebooks keeps growing. Unfortunately for publishers, however, it keeps growing with free offerings from both publishers and self-publishers. I admit that a lot of the free [...]

3M working on its own ereader device for libraries

By Chris Walters
July 10, 2011 // 3 Comments

Next month, 3M’s recent investment in German ebook device company txtr will bear fruit in a pilot program in Minneapolis. reports that the library system there will test [...]

Why genre fans are the vanguard of the ebook revolution

By Chris Walters
July 8, 2011 // 1 Comment

In a new article on, Vancouver Free Press took a look at the recent BISG report that identified where ebook adoption rates are growing the fastest—particularly among readers of genre [...]

Publishers need to interact more meaningfully with readers

By libertyc
April 27, 2011 // 6 Comments

I’ve brought up a number of times the idea that publishers need to do more to connect with the general audience. On Publishing Perspectives, Amanda DeMarco writes that the same holds true in [...]

Magazine publishers still not happy about iPad; iPad users prefer ads to fees

By libertyc
January 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

The New York Times has a piece summing up the unhappiness magazine publishers feel with Apple’s current limitations on e-magazine apps. Though it does not mention the “thou shalt not” that [...]

The iPad and the future of e-text: lockdown vs. openness

By libertyc
April 28, 2010 // 1 Comment

Jeremy Kaplan at the Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” blog offers an interesting discussion on the two possible futures of e-text: the iPad-like lockdown, where digital text can be carried around [...]

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