Other posts by Piotr Kowalczyk
Next generation interactive book [cartoon]
August 31, 2012 | 11:00 am
Check all Ebook Friendly cartoons. Feel free to share them on your site (Creative Commons licence). Piotr Kowalczyk Founder of Ebook Friendly. Ebook enthusiast, technology geek, iPhone artist and self-published author from Poland. His short story collections were downloaded across the web more than 150,000 times....
Overview of Barnes & Noble Nook for Web
August 30, 2012 | 5:00 pm
A couple of weeks ago Barnes & Noble introduced a new feature called Nook for Web. If I had to compare it to an Amazon property, I'd call it a cross between the Look Inside feature and the Kindle Cloud Reader. First, Nook for Web lets you instantly preview free samples of Nook books before you buy them. You don't have to be logged in, and you don't even have to be a registered user. Just browse for books in the Nook Store, and you'll have instant access to the content of the book you're interested in. In fact, not only is it similar...
IFTTT recipes for ebook users
August 30, 2012 | 7:30 am
IFTTT is an awesome tool, which lets users automate several daily web tasks. Some of them are related to e-books, and I'll list them in this post. The name is an acronym for "if this then that" ... which is a decent explanation of what, exactly, the service can do for you. For example: If there's a new item on my Pinterest board, then upload it to a specific Facebook photo album. If I shared a new photo on Instagram, then download this photo to Dropbox. If there's a new free app of the week on iTunes, then send me an email. There are a...
Free e-book samples [cartoon]
August 29, 2012 | 4:35 pm
This is how free e-book samples look to me most of the time. How about you? Check all Ebook Friendly cartoons. Feel free to share them on your site (Creative Commons licence). Piotr Kowalczyk Founder of Ebook Friendly. Ebook enthusiast, technology geek, iPhone artist and self-published author from Poland. His short story collections were downloaded across the web more than 150,000 times....
A Look at Kindle Daily Deal’s First Year – facts, tips and commentary
August 29, 2012 | 1:05 pm
A year ago, on August 24, 2011, the Kindle Daily Deal was launched. The first featured book was The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Yesterday' price - $5.59, today's discount - $4.20, Kindle Daily Deal price - $1.39. Since that time, the discount mantra comes back every night around 12:00 AM, Pacific time. It's interesting to observe how Kindle Daily Deal is doing and how it evolves, as it is Amazon's important tool in turning Kindle owners from occasional users into frequent visitors. What's more important: frequent visitors who buy a lot more than just e-books from Daily Deal. In October of last...
Get free Nook Daily Find RSS or email updates
July 2, 2012 | 8:15 am
If you’re a Barnes & Noble customer and the owner of the Nook eReader or any device with a Nook app installed, you probably check out the Nook Daily Find page pretty often. For daily updates off Nook Daily Find you can connect with Barnes & Noble Nook profiles on Twitter or Facebook. You can also get official email notifications, but B&N doesn’t offer RSS feed, which for me personally, is the most convenient way to pull all what’s important to my RSS reader. Some time ago we created an RSS feed for Kindle Daily Deal, and have decided to make a similar...
The new iPad killer [cartoon]
June 20, 2012 | 9:10 am
WSJ explains the economics behind lending Harry Potter ebooks by Amazon
June 19, 2012 | 9:22 am
Amazon has just started lending Harry Potter books to their Prime members via Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. In this interesting video from The Wall Street Journal we can learn more on why Amazon decided to go into this deal with Pottermore, despite the fact, that they probably have to pay the full price of the book each time it’s borrowed. Via WSJDigitalNetwork – YouTube. Read an ebook. Get one from Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. (Via Ebook Friendly » Tips & More.)...
Ebook Design: Interview with Joel Friedlander
June 14, 2012 | 9:56 am
In his book, Joel Friedlander helps writers go through the process of self-publishing the book, including ebook design I’m honored to share with you an interview with the self-publishing guru and the definite number one person in promoting good practices in ebook design, the prolific blogger and writer, Joel Friedlander. The amount of knowledge Joel shares on his blog is enormous. If you want to find information about almost any subject related to self-publishing and publishing in digital times, you have to check his blog, The Book Designer. Today, Joel gives insightful answers related to ebook design. There are a lot of professional designers who...
June 11, 2012 | 9:36 am
Reasons to buy a tablet [cartoon]
May 21, 2012 | 10:20 am
International ebook antitrust lawsuits [infographic]
May 17, 2012 | 9:17 am
Popular Soda, one of our favorite sites with ebook news, tips and reviews, have put together an interesting overview of ebook antitrust lawsuits against big publishers for an alleged ebook price-fixing scheme. Click on the image to enlarge and check the original post for the list of sources. Via Popular Soda. Read an ebook. Get one from Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. (Via Ebook Friendly » Tips & More.)...