Tag: kindle

by Ian Lamont

Late last year, my publishing company released a dud. After a string of successful releases of “In 30 Minutes” technology guides, this new title had absolutely zero e-book and sales in the first three weeks of release. None. Nada. 沒有. As a small, bootstrapped operation, my company could have written it off as an embarrassing [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-book best-seller prices jump to highest level in months (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 2. Companies emerge to connect authors with readers on works in progress (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 3. E-books are changing reading habits (Bob Minzesheimer / USA Today) 4. Amazon Matchmaker mashes cheap Audible audiobooks with Kindle e-books (Jared [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Horse-ebooks is human after all (Susan Orlean / New Yorker) 2. Amazon overhauls its Kindle lineup, introduces new faster tablets (Om Malik / GigaOm) 3. Why doesn’t Popular Science fix comments instead of killing them? (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 4. No new TV viewers or newspapers subscribers are being born, says BuzzFeed president (Andrew [...] more »

by Julie Keck

  1. With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon finally bundles print and e-books (Forbes) 2. 6 things to know before you self-publish (Huffington Post) 3. Japan’s e-reader industry struggles to keep up as Amazon takes the lead (NYT) 4. Kindle Paperwhite gets an upgrade as sales of e-readers keep dropping (Huffington Post) 5. Is social reading the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bad earnings for Barnes & Noble: Nook revenues plunge 20% (GigaOm) 2. Why are publishers the new villain in the digital age? (Guardian) 3. Do you ever own your e-books? (Motherboard) 4. KDP Select launches lending in Japan: What this means for authors (Good E-Reader) 5. Opinion: Amazon Kindle: Why I finally went over [...] 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 Janet Asteroff

The joke going around right now is that nothing will change at the Washington Post, but in two years you’ll only be able to read it on a Kindle. After seven consecutive years of declining revenue, the Graham family has sold the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As reported in the Washington Post, Post [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Self-publishing an e-book? 4 ways to leave Amazon’s 30 percent tax behind (Forbes) 2. Amazon, Overstock race to the bottom in book price war (BuzzFeed) 3. 5 reasons social media will always sell more books (Digital Book World) 4. Kindle Singles: Growing but maintaining focus (Publishers Weekly) 5. How print-on-demand is transforming self-publishing (Forbes) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon adopts Apple ‘VoiceOver’ for Kindle on iPad, iPhone (GeekWire) 2. Long live the book: An Interview with the director of the documentary “Out of Print” (IndieReader) 3. Opinion: E-books and democracy (NYT) 4. Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its e-books available to libraries nationwide (PaidContent.org) 5. Codex Group: E-books to level [...] 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 »