MediaShift and PBS are releasing a new line of e-books (and print-on-demand books) based on content from the MediaShift network of sites. We aim to keep our books simple, helpful and timely. The content is based on insightful stories from MediaShift, updated and expanded for reading on your favorite e-reader or tablet device. We plan to add more books in the coming months. If you have suggestions on topics or authors (who are published on our site), please use our feedback form.

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Your Guide to Online Privacy

By Various Authors

In the wake of the NSA surveillance outcry and ad companies tracking you online, what can you do to protect your privacy when you go online? This collection of stories, tips and guides will help you do just that. It includes in-depth stories that ran on the PBS MediaShift website over the past few years, as well as sections from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense Guide, updated for today’s environment. There’s also a lengthy chapter about using encryption from the Freedom of Press Foundation, written by Micah Lee. Rather than feel helpless, you can help protect yourself in the digital sphere with tips from this important guide.

$4.99 e-book / print coming soon!

Amazon (Kindle)
Apple (iBookstore)
Kobo
Google Play (Android devices)

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The Rise of Global Free Speech in the Digital Age

By Various Authors

Social media, texting and the Internet have given oppressed people the power to organize, communicate dissent and help lead revolutions throughout the world. While the Arab Spring in 2011 brought attention to “Facebook revolutions” in Tunisia, Egypt and other nations, the rise of global free speech around the world was happening in many more places for many more years. This collection of PBS MediaShift stories from 2006 to 2013 goes from China to Burma to Russia to Southern Sudan and beyond, looking at how average people used technology and social media to discuss and organize in places where governments cracked down on free expression.

$3.99 e-book / $8.99 print book NEW!

Amazon (Kindle)
Apple (iBookstore)
Kobo
CreateSpace print book

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Your Guide to Cutting the Cord to Cable TV (Updated 2013 Edition)

By Mark Glaser, with essays by Dan Reimold and Seth Shapiro

Does the soaring price of cable and satellite TV have you down? This easy-to-use guide helps you cut the cord to those expensive services, while providing a tour of the best software, hardware and services so you can watch the TV shows and movies you want. “Your Guide to Cutting the Cord” helps make the process painless, while also including essays and deeper thoughts on how the rise of Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon and other streaming services will change how we all get entertainment into our homes in the future.

$2.99 e-book / $6.99 print

Available Now (e-book):

Amazon (Kindle)
Apple (iBookstore)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Google Play (Android devices)
Kobo

Print Book — NEW!

CreateSpace Store

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How to Self-Publish Your Book

by Carla King

Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.

$3.99 e-book / $7.99 print book

Available Now (e-book):

Amazon (Kindle)
Apple (iBookstore)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Google Play (Android devices)
Kobo

Print Book — NEW!

CreateSpace Store