Owners of the new water-proof 7.8-inch Aura One from Kobo will be able to download Calibre 2.65.1 and get a driver that recognize their ereaders. Hooray! Calibre can convert regular ePub to KePub, the tweak which runs more smoothly on Kobo machines than regular ePub. Of course, I'd rather that this complication not exist. What's…
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. Given this historic milestone, it seems appropriate to talk about how publishers can sell books through gift shops at parks and historic sites. Gift shops offer a significant opportunity to publishers, particularly those that create educational content about local history. Millions of consumers visit national …
Kobo has a massive portfolio of over 5 million eBooks and magazines and serves millions of users across the world. The Canadian based company has expressed interest in the audiobook business for the last year and it looks like they offering them as soon as next year. The Kobo Insiders program is a private community [...]
By David Faucheux, a freelance audiobook reviewer for Library Journal. The views are only his and not necessarily LJ's. I've been blind most of my life. But I hold a masters degree in library and information science and am comfortable with tech although I'm not a full-fledged expert. TeleRead asked me in July if I would consider reviewing the recently…
For the second time in eight years of contentious litigation, three academic publishers have appealed a key fair use decision involving the use of unlicensed digitized course readings on college campuses to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Is the growing eBook file converter and distributor Draft2Digital as easy and fast as its advocates say it is?… To find out, I took it for a test run to compare it with its closest counterpart, Smashwords, the leading eBook “aggregator”. An eBook aggregator converts word processing files—preferably Microsoft Word files—into a variety of eBook... [Read More]
Audible has been making audiobooks lately of some very unconventional things. Nothing personifies their new direction then the new partnership with The National Archives and Bloomsbury. Right now you can listen to letters written by Churchill, Catherine Howard, ‘Jack the Ripper’, the Ford Dagenham women and more. Audible, The National Archives and Bloomsbury today debut [...]
Amazon has always been an online bookseller and many people claim that they drove Borders out of business and contributed to the decline in Barnes and Noble’s retail sales. Amazon has experimented with a series of physical bookstores in Seattle, New York and San Diego. They will soon be opening up a location in Portland [...]
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