Tag: e-readers

by Julie Keck

1. Are e-readers environmentally friendly? (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Opinion: Sorry, but books will be like Netflix, with revenue as cliffhanger (Jonathan Blum / The Street) 3. Next-generation book publishing: Of the HTML, by the HTML, for the HTML (Sanders Kleinfeld / Digital Book World) 4. Video games inside of e-books: An idea [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major e-book retailers with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased by consumers and at what price point. The full methodology is available here. Following up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 e-book [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books an increasingly popular holiday gift (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. “Self-publishing my nonfiction as e-books makes sense” (Anthony Howard / Guardian) 3. Almost 50 percent of parents intend to buy e-reading devices for kids this season (J. Alison Bryant / Digital Book World) 4. Sixteen to twenty-four year-olds say e-books are too expensive [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E Ink records a quarterly profit as e-reader sales increase (Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. The photobook format is up for grabs (Pete Brooks / Wired) 3. E-books continue surge at Hatchette, driving revenues increase (Digital Book World) 4. Bowker: Smashwords in the top producer of e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Disruption 101 for self-publishers (Suw Charman-Anderson / Forbes) 2. Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook, offers digital copies of physical books (Chris Welch / Verge) 3. Taking NaNoWriMo direct to distribution (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers (Laura Miller / Salon) 5. Tablet and e-reader ownership update [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon, Kobo and Sony petition FCC to exempt e-readers from accessibility laws (GigaOm) 2. Hachette strikes deal with Follett to sell e-books in school libraries (Digital Book World) 3. Publishers object to U.S. restrictions on Apple in e-books case (Reuters) 4. E-books strain relationships between libraries, publishing houses – AUDIO (NPR) 5. Kindle surprise [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Live analysis of the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage (NYT) 2. Do we need more kinds of social media that self-destruct the way Snapchat content does? (GigaOm) 3. TV industry-backed second screen app ConnecTV raises $1.4 million (VentureBeat) 4. Journalist search platform Spundge partners with Getty Images and Reuters (Journalism.co.uk) 5. American Society of News Editors census finds 2,600 newsroom [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon KDP Select: Is it worthwhile for authors? (JaneFriedman.com) 2. E-books sales bolster publishers’ bottom lines (Publishers Weekly) 3. Amazon to launch cover creating tool for self-published e-books (Digital Book World) 4. Heartbreak for Harlequin authors as judge tosses e-book case (PaidContent.org) 5. Whispersync for Voice connects audiobooks to e-books (Indie Reader) Subscribe to the [...] more »

by Joshua Davis

‘Tis the season for reading — both print and e-books. But can the two really coexist? For this video report (below), I checked in with three bookstores in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., and asked store managers and customers whether they preferred print or e-books. Click to read the whole series. Some of their answers [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

If you thought e-books, e-readers and tablets dominated the last holiday season, you haven’t seen anything yet. For one, this year it’s easier than ever to give e-books as gifts, and, thanks to a recent partnership with Kobo, it’s now even possible to support your local independent bookseller while giving them. And, according to the [...] more »