Self-published ebooks are a growing part of the trade book market, but have you considered where that growth might lead? Earlier today Publishing Perspectives posted a startling prediction from one panelist at the Women’s Writing Festival: Continue reading
Bleeding Cool reports that iVerse was showing off a new app last week at NY Comicon that BC is describing as the iTunes of digital comics. Not only will the app support the digital comics sold by iVerse, it will also support CBZ and CBR formats. Continue reading
When Bilbary burst on to the digital publishing scene in late 2011 it got a lot of attention for its novel ideas, including plans for a rental ebook platform. Sadly, it now seems novel ideas were all the company had going for it, which could explain why the company quietly went bankrupt earlier this year. Continue reading
- Amazon Will Slash Your Royalties! (A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing)
- Apple updates iBooks Author, adds in support for importing ePub and InDesign files (TNM)
- Are Digital Magazines Dead? (WIRED)
- Should You Convert Your Ebook Yourself, Or Hire A Professional? (Learn Out Live!)
- Why the subscription dream of a ‘Netflix for books’ still has its limits (The Observer)
Krugman’s specialty is international economics, and his book (with Maurice Obstfeld and Marc Melitz) on the subject is a standard text. But he’s also good on most other economics subjects. If you invest in bonds you’ve done a great deal better over the past few years following his advice than that of the famous (and mega-rich) “Bond King” Bill Gross. As Krugman has often stated, that’s not because he has some special insight; it’s because he relies on economic models that make sense and have been tested against the real world. It’s science in action, making rigorous and efficient use of available information.
Amazon announced in the monthly KDP newsletter today that they were boosting the monthly pool for a second time: Continue reading
Boersenblatt and the WSJ are reporting that Amazon has come to terms with Bonnier in Germany and S&S in the US, respectively. The specifics of the new contracts have not been disclosed, but the CEO of Bonnier’s German subsidiary is quoted as saying: Continue reading
Remember last November when TechCrunch said that the Kindle “Ice Wine” would feature improved typography and a much better screen? I didn’t believe parts of that report at the time, but there have been moments over the past few days where I think TC may have understated the case.
Amazon’s latest Kindle, the Voyage, arrived at my door on Friday and now that the embargo has been lifted on Monday I can finally tell you what I think. Three days isn’t really enough time to write a review, but I do have a few thoughts. (I got my unit later than some of the other reviewers.) Continue reading
In addition to direct support for loading files from iCloud, Goodreader also gained a couple new features which iPhone 6 owners will appreciate. The iPhone version of Goodreader now supports a double-page view for PDF files, and there is an option for page rotation (landscape to portrait and back). Continue reading
I just got my unit on Friday and am still working on the review, but other bloggers got their units earlier. So far I have 8 reviews to share, and they should offer plenty of detail for the discerning reader. Continue reading