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Morning Roundup: Sony issues Reader updates, How to measure success and more
April 4, 2014 | 9:00 am


Morning Roundup: eBooks should be MORE expensive? Amazon introduces Fire TV and more
April 3, 2014 | 9:00 am

eBooks should be more expensiveContent Pricing Consultant: eBooks Should Be (Much) More Expensive (Digital Book World) “Ebooks are terribly misnamed,” said Luby. “They’re not a product. They’re a reader service.” *** Editor’s Note: Yes, I can imagine your reactions to this were much like mine. (Check date. No, not April 1.) Nor was it persuasive enough to make me go raise all my eBook prices. *** Creators Need Beyond 'Copyright' to 'Copy-Credit' (Digital Book World) Content creators and rights holders need to move beyond the business model of simply exploiting intellectual property rights to survive and grow, according to Jeff Jarvis, author of multiple books on media, professor of journalism...

Morning Roundup: Author’s Guild allows self-published authors. Ever heard of BookTube? and more
April 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

author's guildA Beginner's Guide to BookTube (Book Riot) BookTube may sound like a root vegetable, but it’s actually an incredibly vibrant community of people who vlog (that’s video blog for those of you who are unfamiliar with the lingo) about books on YouTube. *** Author's Guild Expands Embrace of Indie Books, Authors (Indie Reader) CJ Lyons, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, will be the first self-published author to serve on its executive council. *** Apple Abandons Higher Education Reseller Program in Canada (GoodeReader) The essence of the reseller program is to give discounts to University and College bookstores to stock iPads, Mac...

Morning Roundup: New update for Nook Glowlight. Publish or perish?
April 1, 2014 | 9:00 am

new update for nook glowlightSchool Libraries Adapt or Face Closure in Digital Age (GoodeReader) An article today for The Bookseller highlighted one school library system in the UK, North Yorkshire County, that will be closing its school library service effective March of 2015. The reason? Lack of use on the part of schools. *** Amazon's Literary Journal Day One is Seeking Submissions (GalleyCat) Amazon’s literary journal Day One is seeking submissions. *** Barnes & Noble Rolls Out New Update for Nook Glowlight (The Digital Reader) Poking holes in the rumor that they fired their entire hardware staff, Barnes & Noble released a new update today for the Nook Glowlight, their latest...

Morning Roundup: E Ink revenues declining. Amazing Stories relaunching and more
March 31, 2014 | 9:00 am

einkE Ink Expects Revenues to Drop Next Quarter (The Digital Reader) With tablet sales up year after year, ebook reader sales have been declining, much to the dismay of E Ink. This screen manufacturer is predicting that their revenues will decrease over this quarter and the next as a result of seasonal drops in ereader sales. *** Why eReaders Are Not Innovative Anymore (GoodeReader) The constant innovation was directly attributed to the sheer amount of e-readers shipped between 2010 and 2012. Why the lack of innovation? e Ink, the largest company devoted to e-paper screen technology has become complacent. *** Amazing Stories Relaunches on April 1...

Weekend Links: Two months with a Chromebook. Choosing right iOS notetaking app
March 30, 2014 | 11:45 am

chromebookMy Two Months with a Chromebook (Dear Author) I like to try out different types of computers, especially laptops. I’ve needed the portable form factor since I was in graduate school and through the years I’ve tried them all. *** How to Choose the Right iOS App for your Notetaking Needs (GigaOM) With so many note apps in the app store it is hard to pick the right one. Making the correct choice depends on what you are looking for as the best note apps have features all their own. *** More Bad Advice on Piracy for Authors & Readers (The Digital Reader) It is easy...

Morning Roundup: Writing publicity campaigns, Kobo adds to children’s section and more
March 28, 2014 | 9:00 am

writing publicity campaignsThe Business Rusch: Publicity Campaigns (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) First, you have to make an overall decision on your marketing. Are you marketing yourself or your books? Because there’s a huge difference between being a famous writer and having written a well-known novel. *** Harriet the Spy Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary with Art Exhibition (GalleyCat) Louise Fitzhugh’s classic children’s book Harriet the Spy turns 50 this year and to celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting an exhibit. *** Kobo Bulks up Children's Section with Nickleodeon and Blue Apple (Digital Book World) Top series like Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage...

Morning Roundup: BooksOnBoard files lawsuit. UK court says electronic information is not property
March 27, 2014 | 6:46 am

BooksOnBoard files lawsuitDefunct Indie eBook Retailer BooksOnBoard Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, 5 Publishers (The Digital Reader) BooksOnBoard may have abruptly gone out of business last April but that doesn’t mean it’s completely gone. Some remnant is still active, and last week it filed an antitrust lawsuit. *** UK Court Says Information Stored Electronically is Not Property (Techdirt) It confirms that the property of "intellectual property" is of monopoly rights, not of the information in the creative work. And since that information cannot be possessed, it therefore cannot be stolen, despite what copyright maximalists would have us believe. *** Even the Biggest and Smartest Digital Publishers Still Have...

Morning Roundup: Diesel eBooks shutting down, Why and how to keep a journal
March 26, 2014 | 9:00 am

diesel ebooks shutting downHere's the Google vs. Amazon Pricing Breakdown (GigaOM) God bless RightScale. It did the math to calculate how Google’s new price cuts compare with current Amazon Web Services pricing so I didn’t have to. *** Complete Humble Bundle eBook Lineup Revealed (Boing Boing) Four more books have been added to the final week of the third Humble Ebook Bundle. *** It's Official---Diesel eBooks is Shutting Down in Four Days (The Digital Reader) When I reported the speculation yesterday that Diesel eBooks might be shutting down in 5 days, I was hoping that I had gotten the story wrong. Sadly, that’s not the case. *** Why You Should Keep a...

Morning Roundup: Authors fight book ban in UK prisons, UK eBook prices could increase due to taxes
March 25, 2014 | 8:56 am

book ban in uk prisonsCanadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013 (Digital Book World) BookNet Canada has released the 2013 edition of its annual market report, The Canadian Book Market. The report compares English-language print book sales in 2013 to 2012, and includes market stats, in-depth data for over 50 categories, and pricing and format trends. *** New Tax Laws Could Increase UK eBook Prices by as Much as 20% (The Digital Reader) The Guardian is reporting that the next budget for the UK includes a rather nasty clause that closes the Luxembourg tax loophole enjoyed by Apple, Google, Amazon, and other online sellers. *** Authors Fight Ban on...

Morning Roundup: Tips for a Little Free Library, China as the next big ebook market and more
March 24, 2014 | 9:00 am

little free library5 Tips for Running a Little Free Library (Book Riot) So. You’ve been hearing about these Little Free Libraries and are intrigued, possibly even considering putting up your own. Or maybe you just love living vicariously and want to know more about what I’ve learned from my Little Free Library in the months it’s been up. Either way, I’ve got you covered. *** China: The Next Big eBook Market (Digital Book World) Roughly 42% of China’s nearly 1.4 billion people use the Internet. In the early part of 2013, China surpassed the U.S. in terms of how many people in the country were using...

Weekend Roundup: Buying best seller list status? What to do with Android tablet with broken screen
March 23, 2014 | 11:21 am

best seller listWhat's Wrong with Buying Your Way Onto the Best Seller List? (The Passive Voice) PG is inclined to think that, if one or more companies offer to place a book onto the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal best seller lists, those best seller lists are gamed on a regular basis. *** The Problem with Pandora and Why It's Time to Clean Up the Digital Music Mess (GigaOm) A court ruled that Pandora should pay songwriters about the same amount as AM/FM stations. The ruling may seem fair, but it disguises the much deeper problems of an outdated system for compensating musicians. *** Beyond the...