In the end, whether the Kindle Fire will compete with the Apple iPad remains to be seen. But Amazon lowering and improving its line of e-readers mean that late, cost-conscious adapters of the e-book revolution will now join the party, more readers either cutting back on or eschewing print altogether.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed a new line of tablets on Wednesday morning including one, Kindle Fire, that unleashes a clear warning shot across Apple's bow. It could even score a direct hit.
I received an email today from Zac Moffatt, Mitt Romney's Digital Director. Zac's a good guy, taking time out as he did to send me an email informing ...
With @author, readers can ask questions directly from their Kindles while they are reading a book, and the questions get sent to authors' Twitter accounts as well as to their author pages at Amazon for all to see.
With the publishing of this NY Times story, the whole review process has been thrown into doubt. What's real and what's not?
The number of self-published e-books has surpassed and will continue to surpass books published through the time-honored process of editing and distribution that has been the practice of publishing companies for centuries.
As the news agenda goes into warp speed, it becomes ever more difficult for authors writing about current events to keep their books timely and relevant.
The hot-button item this year has been e-books, and how digital textbooks save cash and lighten loads. But are e-textbooks really the answer to education woes? I think we have a ways to go.
For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.
With today's tools, the idea of waiting for approval from the minions of a multinational sounds as lazy and self-defeating as a band that won't burn CDs until they get a major label record deal.
Four months ago, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a series of changes to The New American Bible that the church had determined would help clean up certain passages.
I don't remotely see ebook readers as a dire challenge to books. Because what they hold are -- books. Whether a book is on paper or digital circuitry, the craft that went into writing it is the same.
Here's the function that the book -- the paper book that doesn't beep or flash or link or let you watch a thousand videos all at once -- does for you that nothing else will: It gives you the capacity for deep, linear concentration.
Yes, we will sell more books and end up a stronger community, if we support one another. So what are you waiting for?
Father's Day is almost here. If you're like me you've procrastinated, mainly because Dads can be hard to buy for. But if your father loves wine, here are five gift ideas he's sure to enjoy.
The American Booksellers Association has unfortunately failed to provide effective support and leadership in realizing a sustainable model for the future of independent bookselling.
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