eBooks

Publishers to blame for poor ebook sales

Readers have their say on why the ebook has failed to replace printed books in the world’s affections<p>Your feature on the failure of the ebook to take over the world (‘Kindles now look clunky and unhip’, G2, 27 April) did not mention one of the most obvious reasons – the lack of any realistic price …

Publishing

Make it your hone: the ebook that you are forced to edit as you read

On each page of A Universe Explodes by Tea Uglow, owners are required to add one word and remove two – which amounts to an odd reading experience<p>It opens with a woman reaching up for a cereal bowl and closes with a new beginning – or at least it does for the moment. By the time you get to read it, …

From baths to bookshelves: 10 reasons ebooks suck

So ebooks are not, in fact, the end of Western Civilisation. This is despite what some doom-mongers predicted when the Amazon Kindle e-reader launched in 2007. There were fears that beautiful old libraries would become obsolete, and our homes would become minimalist prisons empty of well-thumbed …

Books

How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip'

Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence?<p>Here are some things that you can’t do with a Kindle. You can’t turn down a corner, …

Publishing

Ebooks or paperbacks? A kindle reader and a book lover fight it out

For decades, we have been divided into two categories: those who love books, and those who aren’t ‘big readers’.<p>But now, the readers of us are …

Books

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Britons shun ebooks due to 'screen fatigue'

British sales of ebooks are waning, trade figures revealed Thursday, suggesting readers were suffering from "screen fatigue".<p>Britain's publishing …

Physics

Online eBook Creator FlipHTML5 – Create & Self Publish eBooks Online

“online eBook creator”<p>FlipHTML5 makes it easy to create the online eBook which prepared everything needed for users. It is free to download and …

Publishing

40% off Marshall Berman Bookshelf

<b>40% off Marshall Berman's new essay collection Modernism in the Streets and other available books from Marshall Berman.</b><p>Marshall Berman was one of the …

Books

New trailer for Tulip Fever starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz

A new trailer has debuted for the upcoming historical romantic drama <b>Tulip Fever</b>. Directed by Justin Chadwick, the film is an adaptation of Deborah …

Azure Billing Reader role and preview of Invoice API

Today, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new in-built role, Billing Reader role. The new Billing Reader role allows you to delegate access …

Project Management

Why Google Books Deserves Better Than These Obituaries

When scholars of the future look back at the early 21st century, they'll point to technology milestones like the first iPhone and the Tesla Roadster. …

Google

Sick of people telling you the UK can’t afford Labour’s plans? Show them this

[Image: Phil Noble/Reuters.]<p><b>Thanks to Eoin Clarke for the research on this. It’s only right that I publish his tweet so you can share it directly if</b> …

United Kingdom

Stop! Don’t Make These Mistakes If You’re Self-Publishing a Book

I spent 5 years in the digital publishing industry helping authors get their books into ebook formats.<p>I watched as hundreds of would-be authors …

Publishing

Where to Get Cheap or Free Kids Books - Toot's Mom is Tired

Kids books are so expensive that you wonder why you haven’t written an 8 page book with 20 words in it to sell for $14.99. And of course, your child …

Kids

BookLovers: Book lovers can be e-book lovers, too

The times they are a’changin’ in terms of the format that many people prefer to consume their favorite titles, and the popularity of e-readers cannot …

Publishing

Does Anyone Miss Having Word Games and Apps on Kindles?

A few years ago there used to be a variety of word games like Scrabble and apps like notepads available for E Ink Kindles that Amazon called Kindle …

Apps

Amazon's Bookstore Plans Make Lots of Sense

In the last 10 years, Amazon has gone full circle in the book world.<p>In 2007, <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched Kindle, a revolutionary e-reader, ramping up pressure on traditional bookstores. Borders folded in 2011 and <b>Barnes & Noble</b>has steadily been closing bookstores in recent years as book-buying …

Amazon

Easy Illustrated eBooks Review – How To Produce Illustrated Books For Amazons’s Kindle The Easy Way

<b>How To Produce Illustrated Books For Amazons’s Kindle The Easy Way</b><p>Тhе bеѕt іdеаѕ аrе оftеn thе ѕіmрlеѕt оnеѕ аnd thе bеѕt оf thеѕе аrе thе ѕеt аnd …

Anger

How To Create A High-Converting Ebook From Start to Finish For Every Budget - Foundr

In 1971, the term “ebook” first entered our collective vocabulary with the founding of Project Gutenberg. In the 40 years since, the humble ebook has …

Content Marketing

Dirt Cheap Ebook: Dragons Wild by Robert Aspirin

Welcome to another installment of Dirt Cheap Ebooks: a semi-regular feature in which I highlight a great read at a ridiculously low price. Today’s …

How To Generate Leads From Your Kindle Book | Marketing Your Website Successfully | Better Traffic, Dream Clients

You’ve written your book – woo hoo! Well done. Getting your first book done is a big achievement. The next step, of course, is being able to generate …

Viral Marketing

How Do Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Behave (And How Does it Impact Authors)?

5. Do Kindle Unlimited Subscribers purchase books outside of the KU Library?<p>Yes! 77% of KU subscribers say that they still purchase books even if …

Publishing

E-books and Kindles! The Perfect Solution for Expat Bookworms

<b>E-books and Kindles!</b> <b><br>The perfect solution for expat bookworms</b><p>First published June 2011, last modified January 2017<p><b>Note: I wrote this article back when</b> …

Kindle

Thalia is Selling eBooks in Store

The German bookseller Thalia has achieved the booby prize of bookselling: it is now selling ebooks in its brick-and-mortar stores.A reader can select …

Sony's new superthin E Ink tablet costs just $700

Despite being the only horse in the niche race, Sony continues to develop E Ink devices. The company has tried to sell higher-end professionals on edit-friendly displays since it released the 13.3-inch Digital Paper in 2014, which cost a whopping $1,100. The latest version, DPT-RP1, incrementally …

Tablets

Orbital Sanders from Dewalt, Makita, Festool, Bosch and Metabo

Makita BO5031 Makita 5" Random Orbital Sander The BO5031 Makita 5" Random Orbit Sander has a lightweight body with ergonomically designed …

Woodworking

The Best E-Book Readers for Bookworms Who Travel Light

Today's smartphones and tablets have stunning displays, yet they can't match the reading experience that a quality e-book reader can deliver. If you are an avid bookworm, you should consider these excellent options.<p>Unlike smartphones and tablets that tote bright and crisp LCD or OLED displays, …

Gear & Gadgets

Kobo acquires Shelfie to help turn your physical library into a digital one

Why it matters to you<p>If your physical bookshelf is overflowing with titles, it may be time to digitize it. Kobo has acquired Shelfie to help you do …

How to sniff out the best reading matter

Claire Armitstead’s article (8 April) on the smell of books is delightful: I can often recall my first reading of a book when I smell it. But she focused on the paper and didn’t touch on the pungent and very different smells of ink.<p>Writing to the TLS more than a decade ago, the Australian poet John …

Literature