UK Author Returns to Her Self-Publishing Roots

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

An interesting article came my way about a UK author who began in self-publishing, got a contract with a legacy publisher, and then returned to self-publishing afterward. Author Polly Courtney has an [...]

It's 2025 and print newspapers have disappeared…

By libertyc
June 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

Imagine this: It’s 2025 and print newspapers have disappeared, except for a few big city tabloids and free give-away shopping papers. So how do you get your news and opinion [N&O] [...]

TED Talks: How Books Can Open Your Mind (Video)

By Dan Eldridge
June 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

For anyone who hasn’t yet had a chance to watch the video of Lisa Bu’s beautiful TED Talks lecture about the power of books, and the life-altering affect they had on her own life, give [...]

[Video] First Look at the Hisense Sero 7 Pro Tablet

By Jeremy Hill
May 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Ever since Google released the Nexus 7, it has been a challenge for other companies to release low-priced tablets with similar specs. One of the latest competitors to enter the fray is Hisense. [...]

The Longest Word in the English Language Takes 3.5 Hours to Pronounce

By Dan Eldridge
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yes, this is a few months old, but nevertheless, a kindly tip o’ the hat goes out to GadgeTell editor Matthew Marchesano, who just alerted me to the bizarre YouTube video we’ve embedded [...]

Wondering what to do with all those cell phone photos and digital videos? A new e-book has the answer.

By Dan Eldridge
April 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mike McEnaney spent nearly 10 years working as both an editor and a publisher of B2B photography and digital photography magazines for North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), the same organization [...]

A Commercial Message from the First ‘Honest’ Cable Company (NSFW Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all dealt with our fair share of ridiculousness, bestowed complimentary-style from our local Internet service providers. Hidden fees, promotions [...]

Morning Links — Meet the Pyrus Mini

By Dan Eldridge
March 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pyrus Mini eBook reader Review (The E-Book Reader) Publisher Pulls Jonah Lehrer’s “How We Decide” From Stores (The Daily Beast) and Open Book Publishers Announce New [...]

Want a pair of Google Glass specs? Here's how to get 'em…

By Matthew Marchesano
February 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

So we’re all hip to Google’s latest consumer mega-project, Glass, right? The company that’s synonymous with ‘looking things up on the Web’ hasn’t released much information on its [...]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD One-Ups iPad Retina Screen in New Ad (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
February 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

“You may not be able to tell the difference,” says the advertisement’s narrator, as both the iPad and the Kindle Fire HD sit side-by-side displaying the same images. “But your wallet [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By libertyc
November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

CNET has a 3-minute video that bills itself as a “Buyer’s Guide” for tablets and e-readers, though it primarily focuses on tablets, and mostly the more expensive tablets—the iPad, the Galaxy [...]

Khan Academy can hook students on learning

By libertyc
November 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

This in-depth Wired feature article by Clive Thompson is a few months old, but I ran across it in an old print issue of Wired Magazine today at work and was completely fascinated. It does not have [...]

New application lets you “read” movies on your Kindle

By Chris Walters
July 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Anyone familiar with the latest crop of EInk readers knows that there’s no good way to display animation or video in a satisfactory way. BBC developer Mark Longstaff-Tyrrell’s [...]

Star Trek digital download expiration: Why should media be like milk?

By libertyc
December 22, 2010 // 8 Comments

While this is not specifically about e-books, it is about an experience in transitioning from physical to digital media, and it should provide a lesson to all fields that are taking these [...]

Libraries will survive, YouTube video proclaims

By libertyc
November 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

It’s no surprise that libraries are coming under increasing budget pressures, both in the US and the UK. If e-book publishers can ever get their act together so that libraries can make them [...]

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