New Dylan Thomas Centenary website goes live

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

As a prelude to the start in November of Dylan Thomas 100, the centenary year of the great Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas (another of those classic writers whose in-between copyright status makes his work available for free download in some countries, but not in others), his granddaughter [...]

BookLikes, a New Social Reading Platform: Do we really need another?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 17, 2013 // 3 Comments

DBW featured a press release for BookLikes, a new social reading platform that is supposed to combine the features of Tumblr and Goodreads. I consider one of my roles here is to involve trying things out, and potentially wasting my time so you don’t have to waste your. And my reaction to this [...]

Social Site BookLikes is Now Open for Business

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

BookLikes has been in beta version for quite some time, but the website has now launched its full release. The site seems to combine different aspects of social media sites such as Tumblr and Goodreads to become a place for readers to share thoughts and reviews. BookLikes is not just limited to [...]

Pottermore's Winning Digital Publishing Strategy

By Joanna Cabot
May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Futurebook is reporting that Pottermore, JK Rowling’s portal for all things Harry Potter, was a big winner at The Bookseller Industry Awards. As author Philip Jones explains, the thrust of the message they are hearing now is that there is no longer such a thing as ‘digital [...]

Want to Compare E-Readers? Try Reader Rocket

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Buying an e-reader has become more complex, with several solid options, both in E Ink and tablet-like lines. So how do you choose? That’s where a brand-new, just-launched-yesterday website called Reader Rocket wants to come in. The site is simple. Put two different e-readers head-to-head, and [...]

Digital Book World is back online

By Dan Eldridge
February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Digital Book World website has been down since at least 9:00 am EST this morning, for reasons unknown even to its editorial staff, from what we understand. But DBW’s IT team has been hard at work on the problem—whatever it was—for the majority of the day, and the site now seems to be [...]

iPhone/iPad e-book app review: iSilo

By Chris Meadows
May 19, 2010 // 4 Comments

If you’re wondering whether the iSilo reader (v5.17) for the iPhone and iPad is worth the hefty $9.99 cost, the answer depends on whether you’re within its target audience. If you need to mirror web documents or sites on the iPhone with an absolute minimum of time and effort, particularly those [...]

Newsweek redesigns website, moves to Amazon cloud

By Chris Meadows
April 26, 2010 // 2 Comments

To cut back on expenditures, Newsweek is making some changes to the way its website is hosted. MediaWeek reports that the magazine is ceasing to host its own website, instead moving to the “cloud”—outsourcing web hosting to Amazon. Newsweek estimates this move could save them $500,000 yearly. [...]

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