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Last October, I wrote about the two new subscription services for eBooks. eBooks: Oyster or Scribd, Who Will Become the Netflix of eBooks? As your dedicated Readers & Book Lovers eBook ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Last March, I wrote a diary for the All Things Bookstore Series , e-books, Amazon, Apple, the Big Six ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
In the past, before the digital book era, publishers sold physical books to retailers at a mutually agreed upon price. Retailers then sold those books to the public at whatever price they deemed ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Late Edit: VL Baker has a post up right now, offering an important and free eBook: Free cookbook shows you how to eat well on $4 a day..great for SNAP..download it right here!
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 95 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 112 Recommends
Did you get one of these in your email inbox yesterday? Perhaps yours was from Barnes & Noble. Shows that I spent way too much on eBooks during the period covered by the lawsuit. It is a credit ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 81 comments on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
Tens of thousands of years ago men and women huddled around campfires and told stories. The telling may have consisted of little more than grunts, gestures and stick drawings, but it was a sharing,
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST with 15 Recommends
It should surprise no one that I love digital technology. Of the last hundred books that I have read, only five have been print editions. All others were ebooks or audiobooks. Of those ebooks and ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Last October, I wrote about the two competitors, Oyster and Scribd , who were each trying to become the Netflix of the book world. Since then, other start ups have ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 82 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST with 36 Recommends
Just a few items of interest this week as I prepare to take the next couple of weeks off to do some traveling. Self-publishing nonfiction Author of some 20 books, Anthony Hayward has self-...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM PST with 11 Recommends
There are times when Amazon just makes me crazy. Don't get me wrong, when we moved into this house out in the desert at the very end of the food chain, Amazon was a life saver. As a source of ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Since summer 2012, I've published three Kindle books on Amazon; they make enough to pay for a meal out once or twice a month. In October 2013, I had, by far, my best month ever, with 88 sales. This ...
by wmspringer
Comment Count 57 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 06:58 PM PST with 55 Recommends
According to Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading , eBook sales have leveled off at about 30% of the market, representing 15% of the dollars spent.
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 109 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 58 Recommends
I'm clearly a tech junkie. I love new, innovative technology. That may come from being raised in an era where television and radios had these glass tubes in them, I think they were called vacuum ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
And yes, there is a problem with pornography in the digital world of ebooks. Not only do we not know, for sure, exactly what it is, the filters applied by the major retailers of ebooks don't seem ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 41 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Sadly, Tom Clancy, author of military/political thrillers, passed away yesterday at a hospital in Baltimore. Many of his bestselling novels featured Jack Ryan and were made into hit movies like ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:11 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The first half of this series can be found here: ebooks: Tale of Two eBooks Part I, Fifty Shades of ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
During a weekend visit last May, my houseguest, a respectable Englishwoman of an age much closer to 70 than 60, was busy perusing a paperback book. Unable to see the name of the book because of the ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 149 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Adult eBook Sales are Up From Publishers Weekly : Sales of adult e-books rose 13.6% in the first ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Library eBooks Part I looked at how the big six, now the big five, publishers licensed their books to libraries using three different vendors. Some of the publishers have decided to offer their ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
There is a certain irony in the fact that the ebook telling the tale of the attempt at price fixing by Apple and five of the big six publishers that led to a civil lawsuit by the Department of ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 14 Recommends