Tag: ibooks

by Carla King

Blurb has long been known for its focus on high-quality, full-color, print-on-demand books, and it also has arguably the easiest-to-use DIY tools for building color books. These two features have long attracted authors despite the prohibitively high cost of color POD. But before the release of new features and services in April, I could only […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Maybe you’ve always had an idea for a book but were too daunted by the traditional gatekeepers of agents and publishers. Well now you can dust off the manuscript and get read to publish, because the growth of self-publishing services and social media makes it easier than ever to self-publish your book. But whether you […] more »

by Miral Sattar

At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: “How much will self-publishing really cost me?” Because the book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, it’s going through a quick transition. As a result of this shift, authors no longer need to go […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google+ users spent about 7 minutes there in March (Mashable) 2. Many air passengers never turn off electronics, says survey (NYT) 3. Who said what about the White House’s executive order on open data? (E Pluribus Unum) 4. Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’ (GigaOm) 5. Politico to test pay wall in 6 states […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple’s iBooks push raises 6 questions about future of self-publishing (Fast Company) 2. Is Nook Simple Touch the best e-reader? (Gizmodo) 3. Franzen on e-books and the end of books (LA Times) 4. Open Road teams with ProPublica to publish […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Stanford, Columbia share $30 million digital-media gift (Chronicle of Philanthropy) 2. Apple’s new iBooks won’t school college bookstores any time soon (Wired) 3. Knight Center course teaches journalists in digital world how to cover disasters, crises (Knight Center) 4. The forgotten role of […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self publishing 1. Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring (GigaOM) 2. New York Post launches new Kindle Fire App (FishbowlNY) 3. Do tablet apps and e-books spell the end of pop-up books? (The Daily Beast) 4. […] more »

by Carla King

In a previous article I described how self-publishers can easily create, market and sell e-books. In this article we’ll discuss the differences and steps required to create more complex enhanced e-books and apps based on books. In a nutshell, an e-book is a digital snapshot of a book, an enhanced e-book adds multimedia and interactive […] more »