Tag: e-books

Replacing My Print Library?

Joe Konrath, successful thriller author and promoter of self-publishing, recently blogged about getting rid of some of his [paper] books.  According to Konrath, he has replaced a number of them with e-books, and plans to replace many of the remaining books. Judging by the 150-plus comments he’s gotten, he struck… Read more »

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Gatekeeping in Publishing

The Digital Reader blog has posted an interesting opinion piece on the value and role of gatekeeping in e-publishing.  The author, Rich Adin, makes an interesting point: sales rank and/or sales figures for an e-book title (particularly one with a low price point) do not necessarily correlate to number of… Read more »

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E-book Sales Overtake Traditional Formats?

CNN reports that, according to an Association of American Publishers study, February’s e-book sales topped sales for “all other formats” for the first time ever.  This isn’t particularly surprising, given the number of e-reader devices and e-books currently available.  Unfortunately, the figures are less than informative.  The study depended not… Read more »

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First DRM e-books on my Sony Reader

I’m very proud of myself!  I figured out how to:  1)       download Adobe Digital Editions, so I could download ePUB books with DRM from the Borders and Kobo bookstores (both free books and books I buy.) 2)       authorize my computer on Digital Editions, so I can actually open DRMed books… Read more »

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Recommended: Adin’s “Valuing E:Books”

Rich Adin has an interesting post about e-book pricing over on The Digital Reader blog.  In “Valuing E-books: Is It a Sensory Problem?”, he compares e-books to things like Starbucks coffee and movies, which we are willing to pay premium prices for, and wonders why the same isn’t true of… Read more »

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Developments on the E-book Horizon

Some interesting developments in e-reader technology were on display at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, according to an article by CNN. I was intrigued, so I took a look at the websites for two new e-readers. If you’re looking to try the e-reader experience, but don’t… Read more »

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Libraries Without Books?

Recently, my attention was drawn to a Boston Globe article about Cushing Academy, a New England prep school. It seems that headmaster James Tracy has made the decision to remove almost all books from the school’s library. The library will instead be a place where students can access information electronically…. Read more »

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