Tag: kobo

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Barnes & Noble relabels PubIt! as Nook Press, adds web-based publishing tool (Engadget) 2. Turow on the slow death of the American author (NYT) 3. How Kobo kicked Google’s butt (Digital Book World) 4. “Next time, I’ll self-publish” (Indie Reader) 5. BajaLibros, a big Spanish-language e-book store, comes to the U.S. (PaidContent.org) 6. 5 […] 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 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 Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. 3 states reach $69M settlement with publishers over alleged e-book price fixing (Businessweek) 2. Amazon inks deal to sell digital books through other retailers (CNET) 3. Kobo to sell e-books and e-readers through indie U.S. booksellers (WSJ) 4. U.S. government […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Comparison chart of e-readers and tablets (paidContent) 2. Kindle Fire to include “Newsstand” with 400 magazines and newspapers (MinOnline) 3. Survey: iPad trumps Kindle, Nook tablets (MediaPost) 4. How independent bookstores sell e-books (paidContent) 5. LA Times publishes first e-book: ‘A Nightmare Made Real’ (Los […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. “It’s a known fact in advertising circles that only idiots click on ads” – Felix Salmon (Wired) 2. Mexico’s largest university to post nearly all course materials online (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Is it Game Over for Nintendo DS and Sony PSP? (Flurry) 4. Kobo offers […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Amazon’s $79 Kindle costs $84 to make (Mainstreet) 2. Kobo acquired by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten for $315 million (paidContent) 3. Barnes & Noble’s upcoming Nook Tablet to challenge Amazon’s Kindle Fire (VentureBeat) 4. Amazon adds self-published Amanda Hocking to “Kindle Million Club” […] more »

by Carla King

For authors and publishers already overwhelmed, last week’s news about the Google eBooks store and Amazon’s Kindle for web only added to the waterfall of controversy pouring into an already raging river of e-book and publishing hype. The big takeaway from these two announcements, and a recent “Books in Browsers” event that I attended, is […] more »