Tag Archives: ebooks

Penguin teams up with Readmill on booksharing app

The Guardian UK is reporting that Penguin UK has teamed up with the Berlin-based ebook app developer Readmill to bolster direct ebook sales.  From the article: The app allows readers to share ebook highlights and to talk to each other while they’re reading, “liking” one anothers’ updates and discussing the books. The deal includes more than […]

Bowkers continues to fight it’s growing marginalization by publishing silly fact-light statistics

Yes, another quarter … another weird Bowkers “report.” On October 9, 2013, Bowkers issued a ‘report’ with gems like: “…The analysis shows the growing prominence of a handful of companies that offer publishing services to individual authors.  More than 80 percent of self-published titles came to market with support from just eight companies, including Smashwords […]

Calvin and Hobbes FINALLY available as eBooks

Thirty years.  It’s taken Thirty FREAKIN’ years, but Calvin and Hobbes is no available in eBook form! The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, and The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes. Books I proudly have in my physical book collection can now be read on your Kindle, iPad, Nook or tablet. Sorry, Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” isn’t […]

Amazon Source – the best of both worlds

Now customers don’t have to choose between eBooks and their favorite bookstore! Indie bookstores can now work hand-in-hand with Amazon to confront the changing world of publishing.  Bookstore owners often see ebooks and ebook readers as an adversary – and Amazon as the ultimate evil and destroyer of bookstores worldwide.  That’s never been the case; […]

Discount Books Daily Launches Curated Email Newsletter for Book Lovers Seeking Discounts and Variety

Daily email offers subscribers discounted eBooks, paperback books and audiobooks in various genres. Discount Books Daily is a daily email newsletter for book lovers looking for deep discounts on genre-specific audiobooks, eBooks and/or paperback books. Membership is free and subscribers gain access to books from traditional publishers as well as top-notch independent authors. The vision […]