When I reported yesterday that Baen Books was going to drop the email delivery option from its ebookstore, I downplayed the story by pointing out the context that other retailers and publishers still offered this feature.
Thursday marks the second and final day of the IDPF's conference this year, and as I get caught up on coverage I've found an article with highlighting. The Bookseller summarized yesterday's sessions with an inadvertently funny roundup post this morning. Tell me if you can spot the incongruities: The theme of the International Digital Publishing Forum... Read More »
Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.
With the advances in technology, it is now possible for anyone to become an Indie author and publish a book. Gone are the days when we had to send manuscripts to publishers, only to be at their mercy every step of the publishing way.
The second coming of Readmill has been quite popular since it launched last November, but it was missing something: support for Android. That changed today. Glose has launched a new Android app which brings its social reading platform to Android.
The Authors Guild frequently gets called a puppet of the major publishers, and now they have a chance to prove just how wrong that label is. They've just announced a new educational initiative which will focus on dissecting the boilerplate terms common to standard book publishing contracts and (I hope) detail which terms are appropriate, exploitative, or negotiable. To... Read More »
Academic publishing is a multi-million dollar business dominated by just a few major publishing houses. Many academics and open access advocates believe that’s unfair—publishers simply take researchers’ work and sell it back to them, they say. Stan Correy takes a look at the state of play.
Here's a freebie for those authors who still have an active Nook Press account. I just came away from the Bublish table in the innovation zone here at BEA 2015. It hasn't been widely announced, but Bublish was pleased to share the news that they had signed a promotional deal with Barnes & Noble. Authors... Read More »
Publishers Weekly reported last year the self-publishing industry grew 60 percent in 2012. The trade magazine predicted independent publishing will see widespread acceptance and a "maturing" of the industry in the future.
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