TeleRead to launch live podcast; here’s how to take part

By Chris Meadows
June 14, 2015 // 6 Comments

TeleRead is planning to launch a weekly live podcast soon, possibly as early as next weekend. The plan is to begin with a panel discussion of the previous week’s most interesting stories, and possibly invite guests once we’re sure things are going smoothly. We will then open the floor to [...]

50 latest TeleRead posts: Just scroll down and see the links in the right sidebar (Updated)

By David Rothman
June 7, 2015 // 3 Comments

TeleRead community member Lee Fyock, one of the pioneers of the e-book business, as a software guy at Palm, made a first-class suggestion the other day. "It’d be great,” Lee wrote of TeleRead, “if the articles ‘stuck around’ on the site, perhaps on a sidebar, rather than [...]

Our anti-spam Dobes: Please e-mail us if they delete your valuable comments

By David Rothman
June 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is LSD in the virtual dog food of our anti-spam Dobermans—well, actually the Akismet service? The Dobes have killed valuable comments from veteran TeleRead community members such as Frank Lowney and Michael W. Perry. Anyone know of some Dobe trainers out there? We’ll investigate the [...]

‘Google and the World Brain’

By David Rothman
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose—to create a higher form of intelligence, [...]

Meet TeleRead's New Editor-in-Chief

By libertyc
October 3, 2013 // 11 Comments

I’m sure many of you have noticed the lack of Dan’s touch over the last few weeks. That’s because Dan Eldridge, former editor-in-chief of TeleRead, has moved on to (hopefully) bigger and better things. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that he will be missed. While I [...]

Smashwords Releases 250,000th Indie E-Book

By libertyc
September 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

One of the first posts I had ever read on TeleRead was about Smashwords. This is going back several years—the post was about Smashwords’ end of the year address. I remember the day clearly. I sat in my car, reading the post on my phone while trying to avoid going to the gym. The post discussed [...]

Futurebook looks to spook 91 percent of publishers with digital disruption headline

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 7 Comments

The UK’s Futurebook, the digitally-focused offshoot of The Bookseller, has just put up a highly alarming (or conceivably alarmist) headline: “Will you be in the nine percent of publishers that survive?” Courtesy of social technology consultant, journalist and blogger Suw [...]

Hey TeleRead! What happened to my comment?! (And other site updates)

By Dan Eldridge
August 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

Hello readers! At some point over the past seven or eight days, some of you may have noticed that the comments you’ve written and attempted to post to a particular article here have failed to appear. Pretty frustrating, right? Right. But contrary to what you may have recently read on message [...]

Tablets vs. Laptops: Which Are Better For Mobile Computing?

By libertyc
August 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

This past week seems to have been the week to discuss tablets vs. laptops. Business Insider had an article on replacing tablets with laptops, and our sister site, TeleRead, posted an article on the subject the following day. Because it’s a topic I particularly enjoy writing about, I thought [...]

A TeleRead editor in the blogosphere

By Dan Eldridge
July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed about e-books, e-reading and digital publishing trends by the team at eReflect, an Australia- and Philippines-based educational software company. eReflect also operates a network of blogs that cover the same topics their software aims to teach: vocabulary, memory skills, [...]

TeleRead, Now on Pinterest!

By libertyc
July 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

One of the common refrains we hear from e-book fans is the need for filters—so many books, self-published and otherwise, hit the ‘net each year. Publishers used to function as valuable screeners, weeding out the ‘good’ books from the bad. But now that anyone can get a book on [...]

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. [...]

Thanks to TeleRead and NPR, 'Cli-fi' is now an official literary term

By libertyc
May 28, 2013 // 9 Comments

A little more than a year ago, I wrote a piece for TeleRead that was headlined, ‘‘Cli-fi ebook to launch on Earth Day in April.” The article was about a cli-fi novel by Tulsa writer Jim Laughter titled Polar City Red. In the year since his novel hit the book-ordering sites, it [...]

Say hey to Paul St John Mackintosh, our newest contributing writer

By libertyc
May 18, 2013 // 3 Comments

My life on the borderland between text and tech started in adolescence as a sci-fi nerd, dreaming of a future that started to come true around the release of the first Star Wars film, and has since been outstripping most fancies from that era year on year, hand over fist. As a writer and editor, [...]

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 [...]

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