Morning Roundup: Evolution of the Nook. Reddit book recommendations in a bookstore

By Joanna Cabot
August 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Evolution of the Barnes & Noble Nook– in Pictures (GoodeReader) Today, we are going to take down memory lane and look at every single model they ever released and talk about important milestones. *** San Francisco Creates Reddit Book Recommendation Wall (GalleyCat) Reddit user [...]

Morning Roundup: Kindle Paperwhite tricks. Reddit having trouble defining news and more

By Joanna Cabot
February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Paperwhite Tricks, Touchpad Settings and Flashcards (Lifehacker) Readers offer their best tips for resetting the time remaining on books or chapters, discovering touchpad features, and flashcard apps. *** Pocketbook to Launch Waterproof eBook Reader, the Aqua (The Digital Reader) New ereader [...]

Morning Roundup: Sherlock Holmes drama; test-driving Oyster; more

By libertyc
September 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Reddit’s Crowd-Sourced Media is a Lot Like The Regular Kind—Good at Some Things, Not so Good at Others (GigaOM) This time, Reddit was the one that avoided naming the wrong suspect, while mainstream outlets bungled the story — but the bigger picture is that both traditional media and [...]

In the changing marketplace, authors have so many more choices

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Several days ago, author Aubrey Rose wrote a blog post about Amazon Publishing. She was offered a publishing deal through its romance imprint for her book Me, Cinderella? This sounds great for any author, and even Rose was excited about the opportunity. “Naturally, I was thrilled. A real [...]

Kickstarter reacts too late to stop offensive ‘seduction guide’ from funding

By libertyc
June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Self-publishing can tend to attract sleaze (as Amazon could attest after having distributed not one but at least two different self-published pedophilia guides), and it is sometimes tricky for a self-publishing distributor or enabler to keep track of everything it’s allowing. The latest business [...]

Four new can't-miss interviews!

By libertyc
June 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

It seems like everyone on my RSS feed was doing interviews yesterday. Here are three which are worth a look and listen: 1. Levar Burton | via GalleyCat • Burton, beloved Star Trek actor and host of the children’s show Reading Rainbow, discusses his favorite children’s books. [...]

'This is a Bookshop' Sign Goes Viral

By libertyc
May 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

An image has been making the rounds on Reddit of this clever bookshop sign, spotted on the door of The Albion Beatnik in Oxford. Reaction seems to be mixed; some people see such gimmicks as incredibly pretentious. Others are more sanguine and feel, as I do, that it’s meant to be a little [...]

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 [...]

New media needs to take responsibility and credibility seriously

By libertyc
April 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Rise of the Digital New Media Entity panel at the paidContent Live conference was one of the more interesting ones on Wednesday. The moderator was Jim Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group. He weaved current events into the discussion to talk about how these new platforms [...]

Digg Readying a Google Reader Replacement

By libertyc
March 15, 2013 // 2 Comments

Well, that was fast. Digg announced yesterday that they are building a Reader replacement. Apparently they’ve been planning it for a while—they’re just moving it up the priority list. Good for them! I’m liking this part of the announcement: We hope to identify and rebuild the best of [...]

The CEA's Gary Shapiro to host a Reddit AMA tomorrow

By Dan Eldridge
February 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

The modern phenomenon known as the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session is perhaps a perfect example of the sort of knowledge acquisition that is only possible because of the Internet. But you know that already. Here’s something you probably don’t know: A gentleman by the name of Gary [...]

Weekend Roundup — News and other must-reads

By Dan Eldridge
February 2, 2013 // 4 Comments

Create your own pulp magazine covers with Pulp-O-Mizer (i09) Husain urges publishers: ‘act now to keep bookshops’ (The Bookseller) Macmillian’s Tor Books Now Accepting Direct Author Submissions (People Who Write) Attention ‘artisan authors’: digital self-publishing [...]

Is Reddit a Breeding Ground for E-Book Authors?

By libertyc
September 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ll admit to not having been familiar with the story of horror writer and now-legendary Reddit user Dathan Auerbach until I read about him in a recent blog post by Matthew Cavnar, the vice president of business development at Vook—one of our favorite e-book publishing companies. Cavnar, [...]

Redditors discuss why they pirate e-books

By libertyc
July 27, 2012 // 11 Comments

Reddit has an interesting thread soliciting reasons (or rationalizations) from people about why they pirate e-books. There are people who say things like “I’m poor and I like to read, but I can’t pirate food, so I pirate everything else,” or “I limit myself to pirating things that [...]

Reddit debunks Wikipedia-fooling college class hoax in 26 minutes

By libertyc
May 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

I wrote, a couple of April Fool’s Days ago, that the rash of fake stories on April 1 might serve as good practice for us to use all year ‘round in figuring out whether that story our friends emailed to us is true. It turns out that redditors—the denizens of news discussion forum site [...]

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