Publishers in danger of losing hearts and minds of readers

By Chris Meadows
March 20, 2011 // 32 Comments

I’ve posted a number of stories over the last few days about increasing consumer disillusionment (including my own) with publishers and their e-book strategies. On the Booku blog “The Smell of Books”, writer/editor Joel Blacklock has been noticing some of the same things, and is wondering if [...]

Ongoing publisher inattention to e-book quality is highly annoying

By Chris Meadows
March 13, 2011 // 25 Comments

Update: Diane Duane has written an interesting piece in response, that I will cover in full when I have time. I was going to bring this up in my review of the Nook Reader app, but realized that doing so would be putting the blame in the wrong place. When I was reading the Young Wizards series by [...]

On fixing (or not) Kindle e-book typos

By Chris Meadows
April 19, 2010 // 8 Comments

Steven Levy at Wired talks about the experience of finding a typo on the title page of a Kindle book. A book entitled I, Sniper opened up on his Kindle as I, Snipper. Levy emailed a friend of his who worked at the publisher about it, and his friend told him that the book was being corrected both [...]

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