eBooks and Legal Issues →
Good outline of the legal issues involved with eBook and Antitrust assertions tofias: Via Tyler Cowen.
As I said, I’m reading War and Peace on my iPhone. But you can’t tell I’m...– Clive Thomsen, in this great interview on POD publishing, e-reading devices, and the future of reading. (via millionsmillions)
You never actually own the books themselves,” says publishing consultant David...– 10 Things E-Books Won’t Tell You: Why ereading is far from perfect. (via allthingslibrary)
i bought an ebook
yellowdecorations: i can read it on my tablet, i can read it on my phone. i can read it on my computer, i can read it on the go. i can read it on my lunch break while i am at work. i can read it during class and pretend i’m not a jerk. i can read it in public andno one knows my shame
Really Canada? No more pennies? We just finished up pricing to 0.99.
The most important thing is sitting and talking with your children,” said...– Bringing Up a Young Reader on E-Books - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)
20% Of Global Readers Bought eBook In Past 6... →
E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in... →
h0ld3n: January 2012 was a banner month for the book trade with e-book revenue growth leading the way.
There is a lesson in here somewhere. Perhaps it’s that eBooks made reading cool...– K.D. Rush - A Hunger for Books is No Game (via calimae)
APPLE vs ANDROID + Gadgets : Live Updates: Harry... →
apple-vs-android: [Android Central] How is it the old saying goes — the best things come to those who wait? The wait for the Harry Potter eBook series to go on sale has certainly been long. Originally we were expecting them back in October. But, for whatever reason that date slipped, and slipped, and now…
Ursula K. Le Guin On The Death (or not) of the... →
There certainly is something sick about the book industry, but it seems closely related to the sickness affecting every industry that, under pressure from a corporate owner, dumps product standards and long-range planning in favor of ‘predictable’ sales and short-term profits. As for books themselves, the changes in book technology are cataclysmic. Yet it seems to me that rather than dying,...
Agnostic, Maybe: Schrodinger's eBook →
“Is an eBook a book?” […] Seriously, this should be the only question being discussed at this time because it is the most fundamentally important one. How can the other questions as posed by the presentations mentioned above be answered if we (the book expert people of all stripes) cannot come to a united conclusion as to whether an eBook is actually a book or a computer file or something...
WSJ: Work Wear: Office Style at Simon & Schuster →
Somehow this doesn’t seem to help the Big 6 PR wise. Makes the solution to their concerns about the retail and margin of digital books and how it is impacting trade publishing seem to be as simple as a Target gift card and a coupon for Payless Shoes. (Apparently Club Monaco is the place you have to shop if you are in publishing…) luckypaperstars: Over at this unnamed publishing...
Squeak.: My problem with HarperCollins →
prairiehamster: Is a bad service one. I was reminded of it today, when my friend was complaining about how HarperCollins wants to institute lending limits on e-books in libraries. Which is, obviously, uncool. But I’m used to shit from them. A while back, I bought a book from them! It was a Diana Wynne Jones…
Just downloaded kindle app, just so I can get the...
Why eBook publishers and retailers need to drop DRM.
Celebrated Filmmaker Spike Jonze and Designer... →
[click through link for full film] Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side) The star-crossed love story of a klutzy skeleton and his flame-haired amour plays out amidst Le-Tan’s illustrations of iconic first-edition book covers. “It’s such a beautiful and romantic place,” offers Le-Tan of the antiquarian bookstore. “The perfect setting for our story!”
Growing up, my parents had a few different sets of reference books: a children’s...– Wired’s Tim Carmodyon the difference between the appearance of knowledge and knowledge itself, and what really killed Encyclopedia Britannica. To that end, what are we to make of “coffeetable tweets” and “coffeetable Tumbles,” content reteweted and reblogged and otherwise passed around for...
Jeff Bezos defends the Kindle Fire (from Conan O’Brien)
Thing A Magazine Can Do That A Kindle Can't #1
Make you look manly.
How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Made →
For all you young people, before ebooks this is what print publishing was like…
Connor: I like ebooks better sometimes... more convenient :P
Me: I can't do that :( I like to feel accomplished with every flip of a page.
InOrderofImportance: I'm Sorry, Books Cost Money →
inorderofimportance: The potential Department of Justice action against Apple and five major publishers over ebooks prices has raised the issue of ebooks pricing again. The agency model they developed was a way to prevent Amazon from pricing ebooks so low, they completely undermine print book sales and completely…
What I actually want, ideally, is ebooks which can turn into paper books when I...– Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World on eBooks
MY Life Among The Kindles →
CNET gives a great overview of the entire Kindle family… In less than a year, I’ve gone from mocking e-books to never wanting to buy a print book again. Blame the Amazon Kindle. I’ve found it a great way to read. A new generation of Kindles came out at the end of last year, including the Kindle Fire tablet. Here’s how I’ve found them to measure up against each...
REVIEW: The Sony Wi Fi PRS T1 - The best ereader... →
I have to use a lot of different eReaders and Tablets for my job but I have an old Sony PRS 700 at home and I am constantly surprised how much I like it better than all the newer models for actual reading. Sure it doesn’t have Wi Fi but so far that has never been an issue. Yes it doesn’t have a browser, no it is not in color, but it works flawlessly and has a nice sturdy feel without...
eBook with 11 alternate endings →
screengeek: Remember those choose your own adventure novels you were obsessed with as a kid. Well they have been taken to a WHOLE new level with the emergence of tablet and eReaders and the opportunities they present for storytelling. Check out this video of the digital novel “99 reasons why” which places the fate of the characters end directly in the hands of the readers.
Oh My Goodness!
maraudersmafioso: A terrible thing has happened (not really, but to me it’s terrible). I find myself converted to the ways of the e-reader. I am comparing the nook and kindle online and I can’t stop! My birthday’s in 2 weeks and I think that’s what I’m going to ask for. I never thought I’d live to see the day where I betray myself in this way. Now the question is: Nook or Kindle? And which...
Transfer books to Sony eReader →
asusonystudentambassador: The push towards ebooks has steadily become more and more popular as people become accustomed to reading off of screens and the ebooks themselves become more efficient and more attractive to consumers. The one issue with owning an ebook and dealing with ebooks, is that often times each company who creates their own ebook will demand the files be of a certain kind, so...