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The Author Uprising Against Big Publishing

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

At the heart of every revolution is a loss of faith in the prevailing regime. And a revolution is brewing that will topple Big Publishing as we know it.

The Coolest Book Apps For Reading, Getting Free eBooks And Organizing A Digital Library (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Are book apps books, or something else? It's like being at the birth of a new form. We love books, but these apps are getting pretty cool. Electron...

iPad in the Dark

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

Funny how with all the advanced technology of the iPad, all it takes is one tiny feature to change the experience.

eBook Pricing Deals May Violate Antitrust Laws; CT Attorney General Launches Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Book publishers' eBook deals with Apple and Amazon may violate competition laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Connecticut Attorney General...

Erotic eBooks Removed From Apple's iBookstore

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Apple has been accused of censorship after four erotic novellas disappeared from the iBookstore chart....

11 Of The Coolest Cases For Your eReader (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With the advent of the eReader--the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook--comes the inevitable paraphernalia, and finally they're starting to get creative out t...

Ryu Murakami To Release Novel Directly To iPad

The Wall Street Journal | Yoree Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Let the nightmare begin. Novelist Ryu Murakami plans to release his latest novel exclusively for digital bookworms through Apple Inc.'s iPad ahead of ...

Better Than iBooks Or Amazon? Google Editions Makes Your eBook Library Accessible From Any Device

ZDNet | Christopher Dawson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home

Google Editions has been on my radar for a while now, primarily for its potential applications to educational technology. After all, while the Kindle ...

Penguin eBooks Are No. 1 On iPad, But Publisher Gets Zero Love From Amazon

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On the one hand, Penguin (PSO) has many reasons to feel good right now. A preliminary first-quarter earnings report released by its parent company, Pe...

eBook Bestsellers From Kobo: The Top eBooks From Fiction To Freebies And More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For a long time, Amazon was the only real option out there for buying eBooks. But a lot has changed in the eBook business recently. Barnes & Noble bec...

Amazon Kindle App For iPad And iPhone Gets Audio And Video Capabilities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amazon's Kindle app for the iPad and iPhone may have just rendered Apple's own iBooks app irrelevant. Over the weekend, Amazon announced a new functio...

Random House Gives Up eBook Rights To Styron's Works

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After publicly staking a claim to the right to publish electronic versions of books that already have a long history in print, Random House appears to...

iPad eBook App Problems: How To Fix Today's eReaders

Gizmodo | Craig Mod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This essay considers two sets of questions: 1) What's wrong with our current e-readers and how do we rebuild them? 2) What meta-data do we create when...

eBook Bestsellers From Kobo: The Top eBooks From Fiction And Nonfiction To Freebies And More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For a long time, Amazon was the only real option out there for buying eBooks. But a lot has changed in the eBook business recently. Barnes & Noble bec...

Fairy Tale iPad App Is Pure Magic (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Imagine a picture book in which rain drops trickle from the page, steam rises from a plate of "hot cross buns," and animals scurry across the text. A...

Kobo's 'A Year In the Life of Selling eBooks' (VIDEO)

David Colbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Colbert

Just posted to the web: video of a must-see presentation by Michael Tamblyn, VP Content, Sales and Merchandising at the ebook bookseller Kobo.

Will Kurzweil's Blio Change eBooks As We Know Them?

The New York Times | ASHLEE VANCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mr. Kurzweil argued that the existing e-readers and tablets had limitations in the text formats they support and the way they handle the original imag...

11 Bestselling Book Apps For Adults And Kids

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When you go to the app store, look for the best books. Yes, instead of searching for Twitter, Facebook, a navigational or weather app for your iPad, i...

Enhanced eBooks Could Polarize Publishing Industry

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Enhanced e-books could polarise the publishing industry, delegates were told at LBF's "Winners and Losers in the Digital Jungle" seminar. Karolina Sut...

Can The iPad Topple The Kindle And Save The Book Business?

The New Yorker | Ken Auletta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On the morning of January 27th--an aeon ago, in tech time--Steve Jobs was to appear at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in downtown San Francisco,...

iPad And iPhone Revolutionize Book Marketing, If You Know What To Do

Daily Finance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Whether or not you think the iPad is the "magical and revolutionary device" Apple (AAPL) wants you to believe it is, the tablet computer has people ex...

TOR Offering Free Award-Winning Science Fiction Stories For The iPad

The Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The website of science fiction imprint Tor is making some of its most-lauded works of 2009 available as free e-books. Four stories, all awards finalis...

iPad's Appeal To Book Lovers

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Apple's iPad debuted on April 3, it was greeted in some quarters of the tech world by a chorus of critiques. With no phone, no camera and no mult...

The Rejection Letter of the Future Will Be Silence (And Why This is a Good Thing)

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathan Bransford

One of the more challenging aspects of being a literary agent is dealing with the incredible deluge of submissions that pour in every single day, twen...

Seth Godin: Amazon Needs A $49 'Paperback' Kindle | Seth Godin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Steve Jobs reports today that Apple is selling an iPad every three seconds. This is a pretty urgent moment for my friends on the Kindle team, so here...