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Authors Protest Internet Archive Pirating Their Books

 

Authors have discovered that the Internet Archive has converted its lending library site into an out and out pirate site, and they are not happy, For the past few yearsContinue reading

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Barnes & Noble Closes 400 Stores

 

Barnes & Noble has joined the many retailers and other businesses which have stopped letting the public in, instead opting to offer curbside service. (My vet adopted this practice aContinue reading

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Amazon No Longer Pays Royalties on Audiobooks Redeemed With ACX Promo Codes

 

For the longest time now Amazon has provided authors and publishers who distributed their audiobooks though ACX with promo codes that could be given to reviewers, shared with friends, andContinue reading

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Canva v Book Brush

 

It's 2020, and authors are expected to be jack-of-all-trades (even traditionally published authors). They're expected to grow their own audience, organize their own book tours, and even run their ownContinue reading

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Amazon Retires Author Rank, Leaving Authors One Less Way to Check Their Social Status

 

A friend just tipped me to the news that Amazon has retired its Author Rank feature. (Thanks, Morris!) I'm still getting a couple reports that people are still seeing Author RankContinue reading

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Morning Coffee – 23 March 2020

 

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning. A few weeks back Macmillan proposed new contract terms for libraries. The ALA's position is that the existing terms areContinue reading

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PRH “Discounts” Library eBook Prices, But the New Prices Are Virtually Identical to the Old

 

I'm sure you read this past week that Penguin Random House is discounting its library ebook prices, but did you notice that none of the coverage actually mentions how muchContinue reading

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What Do the New Chinese Color eReaders Mean for the Amazon Kindle?

 

With news breaking that new color ereaders ( the first in nearly seven years) may be shipping later this week in China, now seemed like a good time to startContinue reading

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Color eReaders Are Being Announced in China (Whether They Are Being Shipped is Another Matter)

 

I am still waiting to hear from contacts in China whether these devices have actually been released to market, but it would appear that E-ink's next-gen color epaper screens haveContinue reading

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Book Expo America To Be Postponed Until At Least July

 

Conferences are now getting canceled faster than the Dixie Chicks after they criticized George H W Bush. Virtually every public event in May has been canceled, and now Book ExpoContinue reading

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Waveshare Now Sells NFC-Powered E-ink Screens in 7.5″, 4.2″, 2.9″, and 2.13″ Sizes

 

Remember way back in June 2013 when I showed you a proof of concept design for a battery-less E-ink screen powered by NFC? The idea never saw widespread adoption, butContinue reading

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