March 29th, 2014
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Yes, Jean Hanff Korelitz, please expand this to San Francisco!

Yes, Jean Hanff Korelitz, please expand this to San Francisco!

March 29th, 2014
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Video games inside of e-books: An idea that’s already here

“The first guy I’ve seen who has done this prominently is Joe Booth, whose 2013 Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 to create a novel that users could play surpassed his goal and landed at $15,175 worth of dollars being thrown at him for the project.”   (more…)

February 24th, 2014
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Browser-based books.  A new trend.

February 24th, 2014
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"Vook, a digital publishing and distribution platform, has acquired Booklr, a real-time data and analytics service for authors and publishers. The deal will combine Vook’s e-book, app development and distribution platform with Booklr’s ability to deliver real-time data on sales, retailer performance and customer behavior.” (more…)

"Vook, a digital publishing and distribution platform, has acquired Booklr, a real-time data and analytics service for authors and publishers. The deal will combine Vook’s e-book, app development and distribution platform with Booklr’s ability to deliver real-time data on sales, retailer performance and customer behavior.” (more…)

January 21st, 2014
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BookBub alerts you to limited-time free and discounted ebooks matching your interests.

BookBub alerts you to limited-time free and discounted ebooks matching your interests.

January 20th, 2014
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We’re not just a software company. We started as journalists, writers, editors, designers, coders, and of course, fervent readers. We had ideas about what we wanted to create, but we weren’t going to wait for the publishing world to catch up to us. We built Creatavist to publish our own labor of love – The Atavist, a digital magazine featuring award-winning original pieces of longform, nonfiction journalism. But Creatavist is not a tool just for us. We built it so that any individual or group could craft and publish amazing stories. The Creatavist community includes renowned writers like Karen Russell and Joshuah Bearman, established publishers like The Paris Review, TED, the Weather Channel, student magazines, artists, photographers, and more. We think you should be a part of it.
Creatavist - a new digital publishing platform
January 15th, 2014
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Zola Books - Here’s a new twist on how to be a social online bookstore.

December 30th, 2013
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jtotheizzoe:

I give you the newest It’s Okay To Be Smart, a love letter to the universe, and to wine, via the words of the great Richard Feynman.

Raise your glass!

Happy New Year!!

Reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart
December 30th, 2013
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December 27th, 2013
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eBooks vs. Print: Actually a Nonissue

An excerpt from by Kevin O’Kelly’s article in the Huffington Post:

"Could those of us who remember the pre-Internet world take a collective breath and calm down? The physical book is alive and well. Booksale statistics show purchasers of e-books buy printed books as well. A recent market survey found readers under 24, the so-called "digital natives," actually prefer printed books to e-books. Independent bookstores are enjoying an unexpected renaissance. And while I’m disappointed by the decreasing number of paid opportunities for critics and the near extinction of newspaper book review sections, there’s no lack of online venues for quality criticism, such as Full StopThe Critical Flame, and The Rumpus (full disclosure: I review for The Rumpus). As for Franzen’s disdain for “Jennifer-Weinerish self-promotion,” writers have always had to self-promote in some form, whether it’s Ben Jonson writing smarmy poems to the Countess of Rutland or Ernest Hemingway posing for beer ads in Life.”

(read more…)

December 5th, 2013
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"Last year around this time, the average price of a top-25 best selling ebook was near $12.00. Now, it’s closer to $6.00."

(source: Digital Book World, read more…)

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