Stuff picks the best e-readers of 2015

By Chris Meadows
August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The UK magazine Stuff has an extensive review of the current crop of e-reader devices from all the major manufacturers available in the UK—the Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage, and basic Kindle, the Kobo [...]

A ‘cool’ image: Amazon’s goal in the UK

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is the Kindle “cool”? Amazon sure wants to make it look that way with the new print and panel ads it’s running in the United Kingdom. The campaign, which also sees full-page broadsheet [...]

TeleRead Links: E-books by phone and candle? Apple Siri and music hassles. Streaming vs. ripping.

By Chris Meadows
July 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

Indoor candle device is designed to keep phones charged ( An emergency generator for your phone at time of power outages? That’s an offer in the form of a crowdfunded-campaign item [...]

Osprey captured by Bloomsbury

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Any Brit kid who grew up with a love of toy soldiers, model making, war stories, military history, roleplaying games, or wildlife – which probably accounts for most of the now-adult population [...]

Amazon wants co-op payments, and also concessions in the UK

By Chris Meadows
June 24, 2014 // 3 Comments

So, thanks to a leak, we’ve finally found out what the Amazon/Hachette spat is over. The New York Times reported a couple of days ago that an anonymous source within Hachette says that Amazon wants [...]

Redesigning the small bookstore

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

What would the bookstore of the future look like? The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine asked four Commonwealth architecture firms to come up with their futuristic vision for a small High [...]

British printers struggle to cope with shift toward digital media

By Chris Meadows
April 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

My friend Michael Brotzman pointed out this story to me from the New York Times, about how the printing industry in Britain is coping with the decreased demand for its services. Even as high [...]

Amazon doesn’t know it’s supposed to fail

By Chris Meadows
March 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

I happened upon a Bookseller piece by Agent Orange (who I’ve mentioned before) noting that UK publishers have been making a lot of noise about the putative foolishness of Amazon’s plans. It’s [...]

Genre lines: Why literary writers won’t self-publish

By Chris Meadows
March 29, 2014 // 7 Comments

I just happened to sit down and read the Robert McCrum article on struggling literary fiction authors that Paul covered earlier this month. It was interesting enough, and I’m don’t think I have [...]

London Bookstore Sets 'Cli-Fi' Table For Climate Books

By libertyc
August 26, 2013 // 6 Comments

During the sweltering British summer of 2013, Foyles bookstore in London did something that was a long time coming: It set up a dedicated ”cli-fi” table with a simple yet eye-catching [...]

Edinburgh's mystery bird sculptor: Is this where she works?

By libertyc
August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

The work—and identity—of Edinburgh’s mystery bird sculptor has been a recurrent theme throughout the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Speculation continues to revolve about who she [...]

Barnes & Noble makes UK blooper with promo deal ad censure

By libertyc
August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Already under fire for its incoherent policy on tablets and e-readers and its continuing missteps versus Amazon, Barnes & Noble has just been formally criticized by the UK’s Advertising [...]

Library legacy cassette collections and the future: What's the answer?

By libertyc
August 19, 2013 // 3 Comments

My younger brother is dyslexic, and an avid consumer of audiobooks on tape and CD. (He’s been unable to get too comfortable with digital downloads and streaming yet, but he’s getting [...]

Barnes & Noble's UK sales strategy is working better than I expected

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’m often highly critical of Barnes & Noble. Part of the reason for that is due to the fact that because I love their hardware, I cringe when they make what appear to be stupid and [...]

Irate UK librarians call for no confidence vote on Minister Vaizey

By libertyc
July 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

A group within the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)—the UK’s professional association for librarians, and not normally a hotbed of sedition—has grown so [...]

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