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Should TeleRead drop its daily links? Time better spent on more original stuff?
July 9, 2015 | 2:55 pm

'Morning Links' will be 'TeleRead Links' TeleRead News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topicsNo one in the TeleRead community has spoken up in the wake of our post saying we'd swap "Morning Links" for "TeleRead Links." Does this mean we made our case---thus, no objections? Or that link-oriented posts just do not matter as much as our news and commentary exploring topics in depth? My own theory is that TeleRead regulars are a sophisticated  bunch and get news headlines anyway through Google News and elsewhere. What they do care about most, I suspect, is detailed and authoritative analysis of the important and the interesting. That's exactly what the TeleRead crew---all of them passionate e-bookers for years---can provide. But who needs theory? Just tell us, directly, what you're thinking. Should...

‘Morning Links’ will be ‘TeleRead Links’—and normally show up in the afternoon
July 8, 2015 | 11:36 am

family8I started TeleRead in the '90s to promote, among other things, the use of digital technology for family literacy. Notice the F word. It only makes sense that the operation of the TeleRead site itself should be family-friendly. So effective immediately, we're swapping "Morning Links" for "TeleRead Links," so our people don't have to spend so much of their evenings poking around for fodder for this a.m. feature. Running the Links normally in the afternoon will cut less into family time. It will also help distinguish TeleRead from other e-book sites, which are so morning-centric. If need be, in fact, the Links will appear in the early evening....

Morning Links: Death to passwords? Who the Big Five publishers REALLY are. ALA conference.
July 6, 2015 | 3:24 am

incorrectPWHow to kill the password: Don't ask for one - Read/Write Web Streamlined blogging platform Medium rolled out a new login process...that throws the trusty old password out the window. Instead, you simply enter an email address or phone number, and a temporary login link lands in your inbox or phone---just like password reset or account verification links used by sites when you first sign up. The TeleRead take: For something as sensitive as an e-mail account, I'd still feel safer with a user name, a password and two-step verification. That said, yes, for less important kinds of accounts, I love the idea of doing away...

Morning Roundup: Tips for proofreaders; Chinese piracy; public domain artwork; and more
August 23, 2013 | 9:09 am

The Floating MouthProofreaders-to-Be: Loving Books Isn't Enough (Louise Harnby) I recently received a phone call from someone thinking about a career in proofreading. “I just wondered if you could spare five minutes to tell me how to go about starting a proofreading business.” * * * Piracy a Major Threat to Digital Publishers in China (Good e-Reader) As it has been the case anywhere else in the world, publishers in China too are waking up to the impact that digital publishing is expected to have in the domestic publishing industry in future. However, publishers fear the rampant piracy prevalent in the country could cast a pall...

Morning Roundup: Opinion pieces about digital watermarks, losing bookstores, and Macbook Air batteries
August 16, 2013 | 10:34 am

Morning RoundupWhat Happens to Your Macbook Air Battery in a Year (GigaOM) When a PhD student charted his Macbook Air’s battery for its first year of life, the level of decay he saw surprised him. * * * Kobo Discounts Their Arc Tablet Line (Good e-Reader) Kobo has severely discounted the price of their 2nd generation e-Reading tablet, the Arc. The 16GB model now starts at $130, while the 32GB model is selling for $180 and the 64 GB edition for $200. * * * Losing Bookstores is a Much Bigger Deal for Publishers Than it is for Readers (The Shatzkin Files) Start with this. You’re kidding yourself...

Evening Roundup: The SF Chron’s Paywall Goes Bust; An Interview with the CCC’s Roy Kaufman; and more
August 15, 2013 | 5:20 pm

paywallAn Interview with Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center (Scholarly Kitchen) About 18 months ago, Roy Kaufman, Wiley’s Legal Director, left us for a new role as Managing Director of New Ventures at the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC has paid more than $1.3 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the past 10 years. * * * The Biggest News of the Summer (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) The marvelous Tom Dupree, one of the best people I’ve ever worked with in traditional publishing, wrote a great blog last month.  In it, he claims that the biggest news of the summer so...

Morning Roundup: Equating Piracy with Lost Sales is Baloney
July 31, 2013 | 8:43 am

Morning RoundupWriter of 'Daredevil' Comic Books: Equating Piracy with Lost Sales is Baloney (Techdirt) It's been pointed out here on multiple occasions that one pirated item does not equal one lost sale. It's a fallacy various rights holders have used for years in order to exaggerate losses (helpful when asking the government to write legislation favoring clunky business models) and to justify stupid, restrictive DRM (helpful for punishing paying customers). * * * B&N & Amazon Offering Best-Selling eBooks in the UK for 99P (Good e-Reader) Barnes and Noble announced a new promotion in the UK yesterday that gives some solid eBook deals. The company is offering...

Morning Roundup: How booksellers can combat showrooming; Kobo’s new 10-inch tablet; and more
July 29, 2013 | 8:26 am

KoboKobo Has a 10-Inch Tablet in Production Code Named Macallan (Good e-Reader Canadian-based Kobo has started to release a number of new e-Readers every year, and a growing tablet line. The Kobo Arc was released at the tail end of last year and saw modest success in Canada. This makes two different tablet computers they have released and they are trying new things with a 10 inch tablet that will be released in September. * * * Privacy as the Next Green Movement? Study Says Companies Will Compete on Data Practices (GigaOM) Remember the 1990′s when companies rushed to brand their products as “enviro-friendly”...

Morning Roundup: Indie publishing on Kickstarter; hackers attacking universities; and more
July 18, 2013 | 8:48 am

KickstarterHow Book Covers Have to Evolve in the Digital Age (Good e-Reader) As publishing adapts to changes in the technology of books, one area that still remains to adapt is the all-important cover art. Two unrelated articles today highlighted the serious considerations that authors and publishers need to make when designing the face that will ultimately help or hinder consumer purchases. * * * Ripping Off Indie Authors? Let Us Count the Ways (Indie Reader) Three years ago, when no one took self-publishing seriously, indie authors only had to worry about being ripped off by a vanity press, and that’s only if they were...

Morning Roundup: Russian e-book market hampered by piracy
July 16, 2013 | 8:52 am

Morning RoundupRussian eBook Market is Hampered by Rampant Piracy (Good e-Reader) The digital ebook market in Russia is growing according to the Russian Association of Online Publishers. The ebook market has almost doubled over the course of 2012 with $8 million in sales. This is a dramatic increase from the $4.1 million generated in 2011. However, ebooks still represent just 1% of the total Russian book market, which is on par with the digital publishing net worth in Vietnam. * * * Are Traditional News Outlets Really Ready for Innovation? (Media Shift) As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing...

Morning Roundup: Why indie publishing beats a mainstream book deal; what makes a book readable; more
July 10, 2013 | 9:08 am

Indie Publishing Goodreads Users Reveal What Makes a Book Readable (Good e-Reader) Goodreads is not only one of the top sources for online book discovery, but the buzz platform also commissions a number of surveys that provide very real insight into what reading consumers are thinking. Asking their users detailed questions from how they are most likely to find new titles to what makes the choose a cover, actual useable information comes through via their surveys. * * * Why Indie Publishing Beats a Mainstream Book Deal (Huffington Post) The gatekeepers are gone. The agent, the editor, the lawyer, and the publishing house are no longer our end-all...

Morning Roundup: The future of books, the e-book market in France, and more
July 8, 2013 | 9:08 am

Morning RoundupeBooks Now 3% of French Market (The Digital Reader) eBooks might be seeing immense popularity in US and UK but they’re not having the same luck in France. There’s a new report out this week that shows that ebooks are still a negligible part of the french book market. * * * Self-Published Children's Author Shares Advices (GalleyCat) Author Tim Cohorst was the first children’s book author to crack our Self-Published Bestsellers List this year. Since its publication last year, His Jocomo book has always hovered near the top of the Smashwords charts. * * * The Future of Books: Library Apps (Book Riot) I recently got...

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