Posts tagged TeleRead
Quick Note: Minimal postings tomorrow – it’s a national holiday
July 3, 2012 | 4:47 pm
Closed for the holiday
May 27, 2012 | 2:38 pm
Some TeleRead statistics
May 9, 2012 | 8:13 pm
Here are some numbers that I dug out this evening: Total number of posts since TeleRead started using WordPress: 20,367 Total number of comments since TeleRead started using WordPress: 47,973 Number of Tweets since TeleRead started using Twitter: 9,618 Number of followers: 2,493 Number of attempted spam posts since May, 2010: 724,737 Biggest month for spam: November, 2011, 78,875 attempted posts...
… and now for a word from our sponsor
December 17, 2011 | 9:01 am
Something new has been added to the site. In the right-hand column you will see one or more boxes labeled "Amazon.com". They will be showing various ereader-related products. If you click through to Amazon from the boxes and order something, TeleRead will get a small percentage of the price. Your purchase price will not increase. Even if you don't buy the stuff shown in the box, anything you buy from Amazon after clicking through will help the TeleRead out with a percentage. So if you have any shopping to do with Amazon, from telescopes to computers to clothing to dog food,...
New commenters need to be approved before comment goes up
September 15, 2011 | 12:35 pm
For any of you commenting for the first time, in order to avoid spam the comments from first-time commenters are automatically held for my approval. After the comment is approved then all your subsequent comments will go up immediately. I check comments several times a day, but there may be a delay in getting your comment up if I am out and about. Rest assured it will appear. Also sometimes our spam filter will catch your comment and I will have to approve it. No telling why the filter does this, but it will occasionally catch even long-time commenters. Just something we...
Old comment system has been restored
September 12, 2011 | 10:30 am
In response to your feedback, we have re-implemented the commenting system we used on TeleRead prior to the change we made in late June. All comments previously posted using the new tool still exist on TeleRead posts, but now readers will post comments using the tool they were accustomed to when TeleRead relaunched earlier this year. Readers will still be able to react to posts and to share TeleRead content to their social media fans and followers using the share...
Where are TeleRead’s Twitter followers?
August 28, 2011 | 4:22 pm
Picked this up from a tweet by Richard Nash. Twocation is a service that will locate your followers geographically. Here is a breakdown of those places that represent 1% or over of followers of @paulkbiba (despite the name this account is only used for TeleRead, not for any personal stuff of mine): France 2.2% India 2.2% New Zealand 1.1% Spain 1.3% United States 50% South Africa 1.3% Netherlands 1.6% Jersey 1.1% Italy 2.7% Canada 6.5% Australia 3% Brazil 1.6% United Kingdom 12.4% We also have followers in 33 other countries, each of which accounts for less than 1%...
No malware at TeleRead
August 1, 2011 | 5:16 pm
I have received a number of reports from readers about supposed malware on the site. I sent them to our IT people and received the following reply: This was not malware, but a coincidence error message that we found and fixed. I had our hosting provider run a malware and virus protection scan on the site, and it came back clean. Thanks to all who cared enough to let us know....
Get More Social on TeleRead – more information on new website commenting tools
June 29, 2011 | 10:05 am
I know how TeleRead's readers feel about privacy so I've asked our owners, North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), to provide a detailed explanation of how our new commenting system will work. One important take-away is that you can still participate in comments but bypass the new system if you post your comment as a Guest. Here's what they say: You likely have noticed a new share toolbar, social sign-on functionality and commenting system we are testing. It is done through a company called Gigya, which powers many websites such as Reuters, USA Today and CBS.com. We have implemented the new website social...
TeleRead forums are on the way!
June 6, 2011 | 5:20 am
Good news! We are in the process of implementing a full set of forums for TeleRead and, if the programming gods allow, are targeting to have them up and running this month. In that regard, I'd like your comments on what topics you'd like to see. We're currently planning to have all the categories we currently have on TeleRead (they appear towards the top of very page), plus some others. Our current thinking is: Around the World Copyright Libraries Publishing Ebooks The Ereaders category will be broken into: Ereaders - general Apple devices Android devices Kindle Kobo Nook Sony Anything else you want to see? We want to keep it fairly simple at first and can...
Editor’s pick of the week
March 25, 2011 | 10:19 am
Why Penguin and Diane Duane just lost a sale, by Chris Meadows Flip book publisher joins the digital age The annual ebook spring cleaning: what I learned this year, by Joanna Georgia (US) history ebook project, by Gary Price Publishers in danger of losing hearts and minds of readers, by Chris Meadows Widescreen TVs, black bars, and e-books: Why complications can cause consumer conniptions, by Chris Meadows Publisher eStar Books responds to our requests for publisher input Reports on the changing bodies of books, by Matthew Hayler It’s like making sausage: if only ebook pricing were an intuitively obvious task, by Mary Anna Evans Memidex...
Comments of first-time commenters held for approval
March 17, 2011 | 5:57 pm
If you are making a comment for the first time it will be held for my approval before it appears, in order to prevent spam. The approval can happen quickly, or it might take as much a half a day if I'm away. Don't post a duplicate comment, as your original will appear in good time. After your approval, your next comments will go up right away....