Writing a book is a great accomplishment. It can take years of meditating, creating, editing, querying, marketing, and tweaking to get it published. It’s an effort that absolutely deserves praise. But what are we supposed to do when someone we personally know, even care about, writes a bad one?
The Teleread Take: The last person I know who showed me their book surprised me: it was better than I thought it would be. But many of us in this age of self-publishing have been there! Book Riot has some valuable tips on good friends who write bad books.
Samsung is rumored to be just weeks away from introducing a larger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, featuring a 5.5-inch display that would match Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, and may even use the same “Plus” moniker.
The Teleread Take: This would not surprise me at all. I am a public transit user and see more ‘big phones’ out there every week!
Amazon will be joining a long line of retailers that have added private-label products to boost store sales.
The Teleread Take: I don’t think anyone should find it surprising that Amazon intends to branch out. But I think there are some legitimate competition law issues about whether Amazon will give their own brand preferential search results or otherwise marginalize competitors.
As newsstand and advertising revenues plummet, magazine companies are desperately seeking new streams of revenue to plug the holes.
The Teleread Take: The article points out the problem: people have tried to make a new revenue model, but nobody has succeeded yet…
Kindle Daily Deal: Throne of Glass (and others)