Tag: ebooks

CourseSmart Survey: college students are relying more and more on ebooks

CourseSmart has been working with publishers, educators and students since 2007 to integrate ebooks and digital content into college technology ecosystems, bringing digital course materials directly to faculty and student bodies. While they’re certainly biased towards digital over dead-tree media, they have used Wakefield Research – an independent research firm – to conduct a survey about students and their …

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DRM is for Suckers

I recently read a diatribe by an author about how great and wonderful DRM is.  And how it saved the music industry. And how they believe they “added something unique to the market, and I believe I deserve to be paid for my work.” And how ebooks are in decline.  And how “a lack of …

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eBooks sell better through Apple’s App Store than through iBookstore. Go figure.

I had wondered about this for awhile; having an interest in photography, I’ve got a copy of Master Your DSLR Camera.  When I went to the BetterBook site, I noticed that the ebook was available as an app.  It’s an ebook.  It’s for sale on iTunes.  It’s #1 in the iBookstore, but way lower on the …

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From Alli: How Indie Authors Can Get Their Books Stocked in Bookshops

ALLi is the Alliance of Independent Authors, the professional association for self-publishing writers.  They host an EXCELLENT self-publishing advice blog HERE. Roz Morris has posted an article about how she got her book into brick-and-mortar bookstores.  From the article: Indie author Roz Morris explains how she got her novel stocked by bricks-and-mortar bookstores – and how …

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Forbes: Quick-To-Market Ebooks Now Norm, Not Exception

Forbes has taken note of how quickly eBooks can rise up the charts, and – as better and better tools become available through places like Vook, Division, and Byliner – we will see books hitting the eShelves as fast as the authors can type them. In the example cited, it took the author 72 hours to write …

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