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 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
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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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
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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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
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
You just finished reading PRH “Discounts” Library eBook Prices, But the New Prices Are Virtually Identical to the Old which was published on The Digital Reader.
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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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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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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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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