Ray Bradbury relents, allows 'Fahrenheit 451' to... →
At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and long-time enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday.
British Library scans 18th and 19th-Century... →
infoneer-pulse: Four million pages of newspapers from the 18th and 19th Centuries have been made available online by the British Library. The public will now be able to scan the content of 200 titles from around Britain and Ireland. These will include historic events such as the wedding of Victoria and Albert and the rise of the railways. Four million pages of newspapers from the 18th and...
Amy Wilkins: New BISAC Codes and Why They Matter →
amy-wilkins: Ebook geek-out time! BISAC codes are used to categorize books and ebooks for online sites. With so many books on the market, accurately categorizing a book with the right BISAC code is essential for readers to find the books they’re looking for. For those of us who deal with the metadata,…
All of the in-game books in Skyrim are now...
iheartchaos: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is full of books. Sooo many books, everywhere you go. They’re all pretty interesting and add quite a bit to the story, but what if you just want to read the books by themselves? Thankfully, someone has extracted all the book text from the game and made them available as free files for your e-book reader. -Skyrim books for Kindle (MOBI) -Skyrim books for...
Animated Covers - The new ebook foil and emboss? →
click through for more examples of animated comic covers by Kerry Callen.
The Future of Books According to Science Fiction →
From Asimov to Dr Who books have a future, both “e” and print. Ryan Britt writes a nice piece on Tor.com.
The Kindle Monologues: The Kobo Vox launches in... →
thekindlemonologues: Oh Sweet Jesus Fuck now I have a dilemma. I’m of the opinion that the current Kindle Fire won’t be launching in the U.K. at anypoint - I think we’ll get the next version [albeit a lesser capable model, due to the lack of Amazon Streaming services in the U.K.]. I also suspected that the Vox might…
Library Journal: Penguin Restores Kindle Lending,... →
libraryjournal: The Digital Shift provides an update: Penguin Group (USA) has backtracked from at least part of its recent decision to limit library lending. OverDrive posted the following on its Digital Library blog Wednesday morning: ‘Get for Kindle’ for all Penguin eBooks in your catalog has been…
Library Renewal: This Deal Is Getting Worse All... →
A second major publisher has altered the deal by which libraries can lend ebooks via libraryland über-vendor Overdrive. In February, the first publisher, Harper Collins, restricted the number of checkouts of its ebooks. Yesterday, word came down that Penguin Group USA is suspending libraries’ lending of the publishers’ new ebook titles. Given that with Kindle format ebooks, both new and...
Newest Airport Security Threat - Will X-ray... →
As if you didn’t have enough to be worried about in airports this holiday season. Real risk or an Apple disinformation plot?
Will the future of reading be more like playing...
killscreendaily: With the winners of the 2011 Interactive Fiction Competition recently announced, I thought I’d mention this interactive book cover. While it is only a promo stunt for the novel Daylight Savings, it really makes you think about the future of reading, and the possibility of literature being rewritten by programming and, yes, maybe even combined with videogames, as they enter the...
Bleep,Bleep,Bloop,Bloop: Rekindle My Love for... →
wowzerz: So recently I gave in and purchased the new kindle touch. I’ve got to say I quite enjoy it. Although, I’ve always had a conflicted view on the emergence of ebooks and ebook readers and I still do. I love the feeling of holding and reading a printed book. The feeling of turning the pages as you…
Intimate Experience with Nook Tablet →
yohandanu: What is nook Tablet ? What do you know about Nook tablet ? What is the price ? Experience the difference
Success Stories →
This is a very good blog post on what real - realistic - success is for a self published digital author: readership, recognition, and feedback. If you want to be a writer to get rich play the lottery instead the odds are better, but If you want to be a writer because you have something to say digital publishing gives you a fighting chance to be heard.
jewbagless: DRINKme-EATme-READmeby Constantine Konovalov
The Naked Innovator: Content Valuation →
thenakedinnovator: I was adding a book to my Amazon wish list, when I thought of something that probably a few others have thought of before: How could there be secondary market for electronic books? Notwithstanding the fact that electronic media is infinitely reproducible, this launched an enthusiastic discussion…
Harlequin Books: Dragging people to the digital... →
harlequinbooks: by Carina Press Executive Editor Angela James For years my motto, appearing on my email signature, website, Twitter and Facebook pages has been “dragging people do the digital dark side, one reader at a time.” When I first started using that line, digital really was the dark side and I…
What happens to ownership as the world goes... →
The launch of Amazon’s new “lending library” feature through its Kindle devicesthis week means that another form of content or media — namely books — is becoming something that we rent or stream, Netflix-style, rather than owning a physical copy of.
What do we actually need an ereader to be able to... →
eBookanoid asks, “Do we need endless Apps, full coloured screens, video playback capablity and so on to make our ereaders into small computers?”
Digital Readers, an essay by Kathryn Pope →
An excellent essay on reading digitally and otherwise by author, editor, and educator Kathryn Pope - worth reading in any format. In LA, I read books from the library, bought used books on Amazon. I read books on my Palm Pilot. Later, I read on cell phones and laptops, desktops, iPods, and Kindles. I listened to audiobooks on CDs and MP3 players. I listened to a chunk of Middlesex while walking...
Former Borders employees show creative innovation... →
When Borders began liquidating its 399 stores this summer, nearly 11,000 employees lost their jobs. Today a handful of these individuals took to the streets of New York City to sell books again—this time, their mission, to communicate to businesses that it’s time to adapt to the digital age or else risk the same fate as their former employer. From Tuesday, November 1 to Thursday, November 3,...
bibliofeminista: New Ebook Publisher Takes On... →
bibliofeminista: Could Amazon and big publishers have new competition? This past week, Hyperink, a new niche ebook publisher that creates content completely by-demand, turned heads when it announced raising $1.2 million from investors (primarily venture capital firms). A kind of long-form content mill, Hyperink…
My Ebook Confession
realta: As much as I adore having a real book in my hand, if it wasn’t for my ebooks I’d be dead from boredom. I didn’t have room to pack books in my luggage and even I had I would have to reread the same books over and over. I have devoured over 50 books since coming to Japan. I love my Kobo, and I love e-books.
Kindle Lending Library Takes a Chance With... →
shrinkinglibrarian: “Amazon unveiled a long-rumored ‘Netflix-for-books’ digital lending library Wednesday. Via yet another enhancement for Amazon Prime, subscribers who also own Kindles can borrow one (and only one) book per month from about 5,000 available titles. Once borrowed, you keep the book for as long as you like — there is no due date after which DRM will cripple the file.”
Quebec - Free Digital Library →
museumstudies: “La bibliothéque électronique du Québec offre en libre téléchargement des livres aux formats pdf, 2 versions 1 pour grand écran et l’autre pour liseuse, et epub. Des classiques du 20ème siècle et de la philosophie notamment. En format pdf, ces livres peuvent être lus par une voix de synthèse. “ (via Lien) Over 1300 books for download at Quebec’s digital library… Cheers!