Tag: kindle

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. The glory days of American journalism are now (Slate) 2. Time Out Chicago to nix print, go all digital (Sun Times) 3. RSS isn’t dead: the best Google Reader alternatives (The Verge) 4. Amazon launches “Send to Kindle” button (PaidContent.org) 5. DoJ investigations spark meta media coverage at Reuters and WSJ (The Observer) 6. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Authors face change as Amazon tightens affiliate policy on free Kindle books (PaidContent.org) 2. The real cost of self-publishing (Bloomberg) 3. Bookshelves in the age of e-books (Washington Post) 4. Osprey reworks 80s games books for digital (TheBookseller) 5. Amazon wants to sell used e-books; everyone is confused (EContent)   Subscribe to the E-Books […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Millions gets into the e-book business (LA Times) 2. Gumroad adds publishing features and boasts $100k profits for certain authors (TechCrunch) 3. Kawasaki to self-publishers: Start with a good book, then market with all you’ve got (Forbes) 4. Kindle challenges Kobo in Canada with Paperwhite release and store opening (PaidContent.org) 5. Amazon touts […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. New York Times launches e-book programs (Publishers Weekly) 2. How a tech entrepreneur became a best-selling Amazon Kindle author (VentureBeat) 3. Macmillan CEO: no, we won’t settle with the DOJ in the e-books case (paidContent) 4. Simon & Schuster open to selling e-books […] 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 »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Sorry, but e-readers aren’t dead (paidContent) 2. Will Kindle e-books leave blind students behind? (Yahoo) 3. The wrong war over e-books: publishers vs. libraries (Forbes) 4. Start-up Ganxy launches e-book bundling option for publishers to sell direct (dbw) 5. Amazon launches Kindle store in […] more »