By Tom Erik Dale – Sainsbury's eBooks With the holidays come new and improved e-readers, with better screens and more features to make reading more pleasurable. Tom Erik Dale, from Sainsbury's eBooks, has written a helpful guide detailing the pros and cons of the three most popular new e-readers. Read on. E-books are great. Not so much for swatting those off-putting flies, … [Read more...] about E-Reading Reviews: A Roundup of the Latest E-Book Readers
Power Outages and Print Books
I've experienced a number of power outages the last couple years (interestingly, more so in the last two years than the rest of my life so far), and it got me thinking about e-books. … [Read more...] about Power Outages and Print Books
The concept of bundling books is not new. Many trilogies or series are bundled and sold as packages. But, bundling e-books is fairly new. Humble Bundle was the first one to do it, as far as I know, and they started with a package that offered books from Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, and more. The interesting facet of Humble Bundle is that it allows consumers to choose how much … [Read more...] about Bundling E-Books
E-Books in the Global Marketplace
Last November, I attended an interesting webinar co-hosted by BISG and DBW, called E-Books in the Global Marketplace. Though this post is a little late, the information is still relevant, and I think it's worth sharing some of the findings. … [Read more...] about E-Books in the Global Marketplace
What About the Readers?
Readers are important, especially now that reader reviews play a big role in driving online sales. As a reader, how do you find your next e-book to read? What tools would you like to see available? Great post by Alex Laybourne. … [Read more...] about What About the Readers?
12/13/10: This Week in Publishing
Have hope, all of you who have declared print books as dead. According to David L. Ulin, the Los Angeles Times book critic, "print books aren't going anywhere." E-books complement print books, and the real issue "is that we read, that we continue to interact with long-form writing; by altering the conditions of the conversation, e-books and e-readers have already served an … [Read more...] about 12/13/10: This Week in Publishing
12/12/10: This Week in Publishing
In Scandanavia, readers and libraries want more e-books and are getting e-books from other countries. But publishers distrust libraries, thinking they help piracy, and they are facing a dilemma with pricing and copyright protection. SCANDINAVIA: e-Book market uncertainty Even though there's a lot of news about more schools using e-textbooks, a recent study shows that … [Read more...] about 12/12/10: This Week in Publishing
11/29/10: Publishing This Week
California, as a way to save money and improve education, is going to use open source, free textbooks (yay!). Since there's not enough money to give every student a laptop, there's some skepticism as to how well this will work. But it's the first state to try this and something is better than nothing (California K-12 education was ranked 49th in 2009). As a side note, Michelle … [Read more...] about 11/29/10: Publishing This Week