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AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Upcoming novels by Sue Grafton, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb are among 40 fall and winter releases excerpted in a free e-book. "Bu...

6 Reasons Why Amazon Is Going to Rule the Book World

Daleen Berry | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Daleen Berry

(**Or, "How My E-book Rose to Number Two at Amazon Kindle, and Found Its Way Into the Hands of 33,703 People in Three Days") I've spent the last 15 m...

A New Way To Make Money From Old Books?

Posted 05.21.2012 | Books

Unglue.it is a new website that launched on Thursday with a unique proposition: it wants people to come together and pay copyright holders to release ...

How To Stop Book Piracy

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.15.2011 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

Previously, publishing has been about creating engaging, affordable physical storytelling experiences that fill our bookshelves and share our lives.

Buy A Hardcover, Get An eBook Free?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

How do you help brick-and-mortar stores sell books? Throw in an e-book. That is the idea of one publisher, Algonquin, which began a promotion in 30...

Free eBook Of The Day

eBookNewser | Dianna Dilworth on June 13, 2011 1:39 PM | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

To promote its new video game Rock Star Games teamed up with Mullhollad Books to put out a collection of short stories called L.A. Noire last week. ...

5 Free eBooks Every Writer Needs

There Are No Rules | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

The following resources have been mentioned on this blog, in various forms, since 2008. Now I'm rounding them up in 1 place....

Yes, People DID Buy A Heck Of A Lot Of eReaders Over Christmas

The Digital Reader | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

You’re looking at data collected by Google. You can probably guess that the lines on this chart represent how often the search terms are entered int...

New Free eBooks Site For Mobile Devices

eBookNewser | Nate Hoffelder on March 18, 2011 12:30 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This past week saw the launch of a new cloud based free eBook website. The site, eBook.taggedzi.com, is specifically designed to work on small screens...

Best Places To Get Free eBooks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since over a year ago free eBooks have been a hot topic in the publishing market. Last week, however, The Washington Post reported that Amazon has be...

Indie Ebook Author Brian Pratt Earns $25,000 in Three Months

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

Pratt started writing because the series authors he enjoyed reading weren't completing their series fast enough. So he started writing books he'd like to read himself.

Should A Book Pass The "Dead Tree" Test?

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Do you feel strongly enough about the impact of what you have to say that you can live with cutting down trees to make your book?

Does Free Sell?

David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Carnoy

I recently re-issued the free app as a lengthy excerpt and posted 150 pages of "Knife Music" on Scribd.com. Since then some folks have asked me whether giving away the whole book or these extended free samples has helped sell books.

Where Marketing, Mission, and Marijuana Meet

Kate Rados | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kate Rados

With our reputation for mission-based publishing and the 'sticking it to the man-ness' of the stunt, readers knew our free eBook wasn't just a tchotchke: this was a call to arms.

Top 10 Bestselling eBooks On Kindle Are All Free

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you want to pick up one of the bestselling books for the Kindle, you don't have to save your spare dollars or even your pennies -- the 10 top Kindl...

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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...

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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...

Penguin To Give Free eBooks To Needy Kids

Penguin Group | Mark Nieker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We Give Books enables anyone with access to the internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. The free...

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

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

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...

Free And Cheap Digital Short Stories Used As 'Literary Appetizers' For Novels

The Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a sign of how digital technology is influencing traditional book publishing, Ballantine Books and Harlequin Teen each plan to issue short standalon...

Kindle Bestseller List Will No Longer Include Free eBooks

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For some in publishing it may be a curiosity, for others a point of contention -- Amazon's practice of including free downloads in its list of most po...

Amazon, Macmillan Buy Buttons, Gavin De Becker's eBooks, And More Free eBooks

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The latest developments on the Amazon front include Macmillan, free eBooks and an exclusive deal with a bestselling author. Last week, we were on th...

Ian McEwan Short Story eBook Available FREE From Waterstone's

thebookseller.com | Graeme Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Waterstones.com is offering customers a free Ian McEwan short story as an e-book ahead of the release of his latest novel....

Free eBooks For Kindle: How To Find Them

CNET | John P. Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[F]ear not, Kindle owners: you too have access to many of the ... public domain titles, numbering in the thousands. The problem is finding them. While...

Book Publishing Predictions For 2010

idealog.com | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It is customary for those of us who do crystal-ball gazing to make some calls about the year ahead at around the time the celebrants head for Times Sq...