Tag: kobo

by Julie Keck

1. Book revenues are up — but without e-books, they’d be plummeting (Kelsey McKinney / Vox) 2. Why it’s difficult for your library to lend e-books (Adam Vaccaro / Boston.Com) 3. Publishers offer free/discounted e-books of the print books you own with Bitlit (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 4. Should Barnes and Noble and Kobo suspend […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hachette apologizes to authors caught in Amazon dispute (Dan Hart / Bloomberg) 2. On the joy of e-books (Margaret Drabbe / Guardian) 3. The real reason enhanced e-books haven’t taken off (Peter Costanzo / Digital Book World) 4. BitLit, Kobo founder raise seed funding for print-to-e-book app (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 5. How […] more »

by Julie Keck

NOTE: Starting next week, our E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup will come out on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays. Now on Thursdays we will share our weekly Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, leading up to our bi-weekly #EdShift Twitter chats on the first and third Fridays of each month. ***** 1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax / Reuters) 2. ‘OverDrive': app makes it easy to borrow e-books (Marc Saltzman / USA Today) 3. London Book Fair sets digital conference lineup (Publishers Weekly) 4. ALLi, Kobo team up on indie author campaign (Mercy Pilkington / Good eReader) 5. First self-publishing […] 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. Judge appoints a monitor to keep an eye on Apple e-books biz (Josh Lowensohn / CNET) 2. Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, arrives on the iPad (Salvidor Rodriguez / LA Times) 3. Paper powers Disney’s futuristic e-books (Colin Daileda / Mashable) 4. Self-published pornographic e-books cause trouble for Amazon, Kobo (Carolyn Kellog / LA […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. U.S. judge wants external monitor for Apple in e-books case (Reuters) 2. Taking another look at e-book upstart Kobo (Forbes) 3. Self-publishing on a shoestring (Huffington Post) 4. One author on self-publishing: “I was sick of rejection” (Guardian) 5. E-books breathe new life into novellas (Forbes)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your […] 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. Open letter to Jeff Bezos from ex-Washington Post mail room employee (and creator of AllThingsD) Kara Swisher (AllThingsD) 2. Luvit.Me: Bitly lets you tell people how you really feel about links you post (The Atlantic) 3. YouTube’s founders challenge Vine and Instagram with new video app (NYT) 4. Canadian standards body: Journalistic errors must […] 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 »