Tag: oyster

by Julie Keck

1. The strategic use of book giveaways and how they can increase earnings potential (via Jane Friedman) 2. The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur (William Deresiewicz / The Atlantic) 3. Amazon releases Kindle Convert, its first paid conversion app for the Kindle (via Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. Competition in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Macmillan signs on with e-book subscription services Oyster & Scribd (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. The e-books vs. print books debate arises again, and this time, there’s talk of digital “dying out” (Emma Cueto / Bustle) 3. Cutting out Amazon: Why direct-to-consumers hasn’t taken off (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 4. Long live the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital watermarks take the publishing world by storm (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Oyster adds user curated e-book recommendations to drive discovery (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 3. Al Jazeera web comic looks at big data and the future of privacy (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 4. 7 reasons Twitter isn’t building […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. App markets may be the savior of e-readers (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Write nonfiction? Can’t command mega-advances? Think about self-publishing (William D. O’Neil / The Digital Reader) 3. The next wave of tech change: Self-publishing & libraries (James LaRue / Library Journal) 4. 5 lessons in publishing success from Bella Andre (Jane […] more »

by Carla King

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Much at stake in Amazon-HBG fight (Publishers Weekly) 2. Oyster tops half a million titles, looks to get social (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 3. The fight to save endangered e-books (Adi Robertson / The Verge) 4. Should self-publishing authors hire editors, producers and cover designers? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 5. Why […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon takes half of UK’s online retail spend (The Bookseller) 2. E-book self-publishing: Brave new words (Vivian Wagner / TechNewsWorld) 3. Softcover is a new self-publishing platform aimed at technical authors (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. Oyster offers Spritz speed reading technology (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 5. Most Americans now reading e-books? (Rich […] 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. 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. E-book best-seller prices tick up after all-time lows (Jeremy Greefield / Digital Book World) 2. iStorytime debuts a “Netflix for e-books” for kids (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 3. Self-publishing a legal casebook: An e-book success story (Eric Goldman / Forbes) 4. Oyster, a Netflix for e-books, a promising rival for Apple, Amazon (Salvador Rodriguez […] more »