E-Reading Reviews: A Roundup of the Latest E-Book Readers

By Tom Erik Dale – Sainsbury's eBooks With the holidays come new and improved e-readers, with better screens and more features to make reading more pleasurable. Tom Erik Dale, from Sainsbury's eBooks, has written a helpful guide detailing the pros and cons of the three most popular new e-readers. Read on. E-books are great. Not so much …

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Power Outages and Print Books

I've experienced a number of power outages the last couple years (interestingly, more so in the last two years than the rest of my life so far), and it got me thinking about e-books.  Power outages that occur during storms or hurricanes or other natural disasters, sometimes last days or weeks. During that time, how …

E-Books in the Global Marketplace

Last November, I attended an interesting webinar co-hosted by BISG and DBW, called E-Books in the Global Marketplace. Though this post is a little late, the information is still relevant, and I think it's worth sharing some of the findings. First, here's one view of the number of e-books bought around the world, as well …

What About Readers? (reblogged)

Readers are important, especially now that reader reviews play a big role in driving online sales. As a reader, how do you find your next e-book to read? What tools would you like to see available?

Official Site of Alex Laybourne - Author

The Indie explosion has revolutionized the writing / publishing world. There can be no doubt about it. It has changed my life in many ways. However, everything comes with its drawbacks.

You will see a lot of people online talking about the negative impact this same explosion has had on writers. Sure, it has made getting published that much easier, but at the same time, it has become that much harder to be noticed.

I just completed an interview with T.W. Brown, and in it I broached this very same subject. In fact, it was his question that inspired this post.

I guess we could equate it to the pleasure-pain theory, or to be a little professional for once, let me reference Newton… Sir Isaac (as I am sure his friends called him all the time.)

“When two bodies interact by exerting force on each other, these action and reaction…

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12/13/10: This Week in Publishing

Have hope, all of you who have declared print books as dead. According to David L. Ulin, the Los Angeles Times book critic, "print books aren't going anywhere." E-books complement print books, and the real issue "is that we read, that we continue to interact with long-form writing; by altering the conditions of the conversation, …

12/12/10: This Week in Publishing

In Scandanavia, readers and libraries want more e-books and are getting e-books from other countries. But publishers distrust libraries, thinking they help piracy, and they are facing a dilemma with pricing and copyright protection. SCANDINAVIA: e-Book market uncertainty Even though there's a lot of news about more schools using e-textbooks, a recent study shows that …

11/29/10: Publishing This Week

California, as a way to save money and improve education, is going to use open source, free textbooks (yay!). Since there's not enough money to give every student a laptop, there's some skepticism as to how well this will work. But it's the first state to try this and something is better than nothing (California K-12 education was ranked 49th …