I was updating my post on Chrome as a reading platform this morning when I came across a previously unannounced Chrome app. The 3M Cloud Library (which is now owned by Bibliotheca and needs to be rebranded) now has an app for Chromebooks.
Instagram had 400 million monthly active users and captured the attention of 20% of all Internet users as of March 2016 and can be a strategic application for indie authors to use. The post Instagram Primer for Indie Authors appeared first on The Book Designer.
We've looked recently at things publishers want researchers to understand better. Are there things researchers in turn want publishers to understand better? Charlie Rapple opens a discussion.See it on Scoop.it, via Ebook and Publishing
Self-publishing savant and scourge of seamy publishing practices David Gaughran has launched a broadside on Twitter against publisher and book fair support of vanity press and promotional scams targeting naive self-publishing authors.
The SF/Fantasy publisher Baen Books reminded us again this week why they are the only decent ebook retailer outside of Amazon. Baen has added a new download option to its ebookstore, BaeneBooks.com. We have long had the option of downloading an entire order's worth of ebooks as a single ZIP file of DRM-free ebooks, and now Baen is letting customers organize a volume download of any of the ebooks in a customer's account. Want to download just the 14 ebooks from a certain author? You can do that, and in fact Baen will let you download up to 100 titles at a time, in your choice of DRM-free formats. And here's a nifty feature: after you've downloaded the ebooks, they are rotated to the end of the list of ebooks in your account.This saves the top of the list for ebooks you have yet to download. Here's the download page: This is a nice contrast to B&N, which took the download option away in September 2014, and Kobo, which had to be shamed into letting you download the ebooks you bought. And yes, this feature is one of the reasons why many ebook buyers say Baen is the only decent ebook retailer. The [...] You just finished reading Baen Books Adds Multiple Book Download Option which was published on The Digital Reader, a blog that needs your support. If you liked what you read, how about joining the discussion?
On April 12, the Book Industry Guild of New York held a panel discussion with four women in book publishing to discuss their professional experiences and challenges faced within the industry. The discussion, titled “Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave,” was moderated by Karen Romano, Thomson-Shore’s director of business development, and featured Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books, Janet McCarthy Grimm, vice president of Lindenmeyr Paper, and […]
It may be hard to remember this in 2016, when the Paperwhite has become the archetypal ebook reader, but there was a time when ereaders all used to have page turn buttons. The first Kobo ereader, the first Nook, the first four Kindles, and all the Sony Readers all had page turn buttons (even Google's ereader had page turn buttons), but then touchscreens started taking over about five years ago. Manufacturers started phasing out page buttons in favor of minimalist designs, and now physical page buttons are so uncommon that they are a rarity on new ebook readers. Sure, some device makers like Onyx, Pocketbook, and Boyue keep releasing ereaders with page turn buttons, but for a lot of people the first new ereader they've seen with real page turn buttons (and this doesn't include the faux buttons on the Kindle Voyage) is the new Kindle Oasis. Some readers, including this blogger, prefer the convenience and feel of real page turn buttons. In fact, we like buttons so much that we seek out reading apps for smartphones that let you repurpose volume buttons as page turn buttons. We find it easier to maintain a one-handed grip, and turn the page simply by pressing down rather than [...] You just finished reading Do You Want Page Turn Buttons on Your eReader? which was published on The Digital Reader, a blog that needs your support. If you liked what you read, how about joining the discussion?
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) is pushing back against Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry's suggestion that proposed vast exceptions to copyright law for libraries, would devastate European publishers.
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