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Apple's New iOS 8 a Game-Changer for eBook Retailing

Mark Coker | Posted 08.03.2014 | Books
Mark Coker

Apple's move will place ebooks just one click away from being discovered, sampled and purchased by nearly a billion readers. But how can indie authors and publishers make the most of this new development?

The Future of the Literary Gay

Justin Hernandez | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Gay men are regarded as trendsetters, with people looking to us for indicators about where pop culture is heading. If you think I'm off the mark with that statement, take a moment to examine the music, television, art, and fashion landscapes over the past thirty years and then get back to me.

Apple Announces A New iBooks

Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology

Apple on Tuesday announced a new version of the iBooks reader app. iBooks 3.0, which also synchs with Apple's eBook marketplace, comes with a new ...

Jason Gilbert

Amazon vs. iBooks vs. Google Play vs. Barnes & Noble | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.18.2012 | Technology

When shopping for eBooks for your reader, tablet, or laptop, you have what can seem like an intimidating number of options. Google Play, Amazon, Barne...

A Detour in the Publishing Journey

Boyd Morrison | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Boyd Morrison

I'm back to where I was in 2009, with a highly praised novel and no one willing to publish it. Before electronic self-publishing became a viable alternative, that would have been the book's death sentence.

CHANGE MY MIND: Is The Publishers Lawsuit Good For EBooks?

Posted 04.13.2012 | Books

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it was suing five publishers plus Apple for colluding over e-book pricing, in response to Amazo...

Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?

Seth Godin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Books
Seth Godin

We're heading to a world where there are just a handful of influential bookstores (Amazon, Apple, Nook...) and one by one, the principles of open access are disappearing. Apple, apparently, won't carry an ebook that contains a link to buy a hardcover book from Amazon.

Apple Did Not 'Reinvent Textbooks'

Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

The software that Apple introduced Thursday morning at its "Reinventing Textbooks" event represents many, many great things for education in America -...

Twitter Reacts To Apple's Announcement

Posted 01.19.2012 | Technology

At an education-themed event at New York City's Guggenheim Museum on Thursday, Apple unveiled iBooks 2 and iBook Author, two new apps the company hail...

Apple's Huge New Education Apps

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.19.2012 | Technology

Apple's latest initiative is characteristically ambitious: the reinvention of the textbook. At an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City T...

Apple Reportedly Planning Mysterious January Event

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

What, oh what, is the ever mysterious Apple planning for the end of this month? Kara Swisher of All Things Digital broke the news that Apple is rep...

Cyber Monday's Big E-Books Deal

Posted 11.28.2011 | Books

Black Friday saw a record number of shoppers flock to stores. While the in-person purchase still has plenty of followers, Cyber Monday serves as a gro...

Without Digital Technology I Never Would Have Written My New Book!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Claudia Ricci

I wouldn't dream of stripping my clothes off in public. So why in God's name would I let my as-yet-unfinished novel, Sister Mysteries, dance naked in public?

The eBook Intrusion

Warren Adler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books
Warren Adler

As a creator of works of the imagination, meaning works of serious fiction, I consider e-book embellishments, like like video and music, intrusions on the author's intention and the reader's reception of this intention.

Borders Begins Fire Sale Of All Its Remaining Products

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Borders Group begins liquidation sales at all of its 399 stores as the 40-year-old chain winds down operations. A liquidation company tha...

"Artsy Fartsy" Turns Into a Gorgeous On-Line Book

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Earlier this year, I experimented by serializing chapters of my new novel. One email I received in response was from a couple. They have written, illustrated and constructed a full website for an online serial called Impeccable Petunia.

Self-Publishing Stars: How They Did It | Alison Flood | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

"When I'd finished my first novel in 1995, I immediately went down the usual route of trying to find a publisher. I signed with a very small press. Th...

Apple's Secret Weapon Against Amazon

eBookNewser | Nate Hoffelder on June 20, 2011 12:40 PM | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

A few weeks ago Apple announced iCloud, its new music hosting service. ...

Apple Sued By New York Publisher Over Use Of ‘iBooks’

Bloomberg | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPad tablet computer and the iPhone, was sued by New York publisher John T. Colby in federal court today for trademark...

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. ...

Developer Blames Apple For Ruining eBook Business

PC Pro | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

A book seller and app developer has accused Apple of pushing it out of business by changing the pricing structure for eBooks. BeamItDown Software, ...

Apps to Make You Literate

Uloop | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Reading can, at times, feel like eating sandpaper. But fortunately there are some great apps to help you get literate.

The Author Uprising Against Big Publishing

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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 | Books

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.