Posts tagged MobileRead forums
How to fill your Kindle with free and discounted titles
June 19, 2015 | 9:42 am
No, this isn't the obvious call to go to Gutenberg and download out-of-copyright titles, handy as that is. But it is a testament to how useful a good grasp of the deal alert resources out there - and by no means only for the Kindle Store - can be if you want to build a great library for nothing, or almost nothing. I'm a daily user of the Deals, Freebies, and Resources forum at Mobileread.com, one of Teleread's peers in the pro-ebook online community. This is updated daily with tips from fans and regulars on discounted or free-offer titles available for...
New OverDrive Site Not Meeting User Expectations?
January 30, 2013 | 2:49 pm
Late last year, OverDrive began rolling out a new look to their site. My own library in Fairfax County had a "New Look Coming" banner up for several weeks. When I tried it out for the first time, my reaction was, "Not great, but I can live with it." I wasn't crazy about the new thumbnail view of the catalog. Maybe it's just me, but I find it easiest to process information in lists, not in blocks of images. I also missed the feature that told me exactly where I was in the hold line. The old site would tell me,...
What we can learn from the troubles of Martha Stewart
November 13, 2012 | 12:54 pm
I've seen reporting pretty much everywhere about the troubles facing Martha Stewart and her company these days. She's laying off staff and folding magazines, she's reporting a 17 percent decline in revenues and she's taking for herself the lion's share of her company's earnings. But is this just about money management and changing media directions, or is something else going on? An article in the Hamilton Spectator offers an intriguing secondary hypothesis. The trouble with brands based on a living person, they say, is that they come with a "high risk of calamity" as they rise or fall on the escapades...