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Welcome back to the most captivating edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield of DBW discuss all of the major digital publishing events of the last week.

Today on the show Michael and Jeremy discuss Barnes and Nobles latest eTextbook platform called Yuzu. The Founder of B&N has also been selling a ton of stock this year, what are the reasons? They also talk about the newfound synergy between Amazon and Goodreads, with the ability to add paid Kindle books to your shelf.  A great show as always, with a special feature on people editing open source and royalty free eBooks to get a quick sale.


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Welcome back to another utterly compelling edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield talk about all of the major news coming out of the London Book Fair. In addition, we talk about Barnes and Nobles expansion plans for Nook Press, what challenges they face with relying on Windows 8 and Amazon purchasing Comixology.

Jeremy Greenfield was live in London last week for the London Book Fair. This is the largest event held in Europe where publishers bid on rights fees, talk shop and network. You will all get a total rundown of the major sessions about self-publishing, Nook Press, Amazon being the villain you love to hate and more!

The biggest story last week was Amazon purchasing Comixology. This was a strategic investment for their Guided View technology to incorporate into their own ecosystem and replace their older version. There is an air of uncertainty in the comic publishing industry right now. Publishers are worried that Amazon may employ strong arm tactics to get lower rates on graphic novels and single issue comics. Will Amazon abandon the Comixology app and incorporate of the content in their own ecosystem? Will publishers start relying less on Comixology and start developing their own end-to-end solutions? Only time will tell. Did Apple, B&N and Kobo miss the boat on buying Comixology? We discuss all of this!


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Welcome back to another awe inspiring edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show with Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield. Today on the show, we discuss the merits of Barnes and Noble taking advantage of their publishing unit to stock self-published titles in their bookstores and distribute them to libraries. Also, we talk the London Book Fair, Kids Reviews, digital reading surveys and eBook subscription services.


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Welcome back to the Good e-Reader Radio Show, your definitive broadcast on digital publishing, eBooks and e-Readers. Today on the show, Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield discuss Apple’s market share in the US with eBooks and how residents of the UK might be paying more for them in 2015. You will be taken a trip around the world on today’s show with an emphasis on the book markets in Canada, US, UK and China.


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Welcome back to another utterly compelling edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today editor-in-chief Michael Kozlowski talks to Digital Book World’s Jeremy Greenfield. They talk about Nook Press expanding to the UK, Microsoft putting the kibosh on Nook Windows 8 Development, indie authors making the bestseller list in record numbers, the new Divergent movie and tons more!


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Welcome back to the Good e-Reader Radio Show, your definitive news broadcast on the world of publishing, eBooks and e-Readers. Today, Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield discuss the recent attempts to quantify authors in a more simplistic way. This is ruffling the feathers of indie authors that feel they should be called whatever they want. You can weigh in on the discussion HERE at Good e-Reader and HERE at DBW.

Jeremy recently conducted a great interview with the CEO of Harlequin. They discussed the current business climate and how most romance/ertoica writers are self-publishing. This is creating a problem where not enough new writers are publishing the traditional way anymore and is forcing the publisher to get lean.

The DOJ case against publishers in the USA is having reverberating effects on Canadian based Kobo. The Government of Canada is mandating that Kobo abide by the DOJ settlement terms, outside of the USA. Kobo contends the DOJ does not have jurisdiction in Canada to impose their will. We might see Kobo’s catalog dimmishing very soon.

DBW is hosting a series of web lessons to help indie authors. You can find out more information on their latest one HERE.


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Welcome back to the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World talk about the latest news in publishing!

Today on the Show Michael and Jeremy discuss Barnes and Noble’s latest quarterly results. The company has fired 190 people, with more cuts to come and have announced a new Nook Tablet. What is the full storey? They discuss market positioning and their place in the USA eBook industry.

Finally, there is lots of digital education news today with Ingram purchasing Coursesmart and new initiatives from Amplify. A great show as always, so check it out.


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Welcome to the Good e-Reader Radio Show, week in review. Today, Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader flies solo, talking about the biggest stories of last week. Canadians will soon get lower eBook prices, due to a new agreement with major publishers. Sony and Kobo are become strange bedfellows, with Sony customers being transferred to Kobo in March. LJ Smith, is well known for writing the Vampire Diaries that has undergone a renaissance. She was let go by her publisher and decided to write Fan-Fic of her own franchise via Kindle Worlds.  Lots more stories and some new tunes, a great show as always, so check it out.


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Mercy Pilkington and Michael Kozlowski are live with a breaking news audio edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today, they talk about all of the news surrounding Sony and Kobo joining forces on eBooks and how it affects indie authors and self-publishing distribution platforms, such as Smashwords.

This is a jam packed show with tons of news and exclusives. Many companies spoke to Good e-Reader today about the merger between Sony and Kobo’s ecosystems and we lay it out, on what it all really means for readers all over the world. Mercy discusses some of the pitfalls surrounding on a USA wide digital library and why it is failing and how Norway gets it right with their government funded approach. Finally, Bro-mies? Bro-Bras? We lay out how Fan-Fiction is taking over the world and some of the more interesting moves coming out of Amazon.

This is one of the funnest shows in Good e-Reader History! If you have always wanted to see Cobra Commander win the day, listen to this show, immediately!


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Welcome to another exciting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World discuss the new Kobo CEO, if Nook e-Readers will have collector value, the problem with eBook samples and author survey results from a recent DBW feature.

This is one fun show, Michael and Jeremy talk about a myriad of subjects from all over the digital publishing and e-reader world! A fun time as always, so check it out.


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Welcome back to another awe inspiring edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today, Michael Kozlowski and Digital Book World’s Jeremy Greenfield discuss the exodus of Barnes and Noble and Penguin executives. They also talk about why the publishing industry needs to bundle more eBooks and audiobooks together, to make purchasing multiple books easier for the customer.

Digital Book World occurred fairly recently and Jeremy shares his thoughts on the most captivating events and sessions. There is also a new survey that has just been released that gives us an introspective on the childrens eBook industry. Apparently the older kids get, the less educational content they consume and publishers are starting to rush to appeal to the lost generation.


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Welcome to the weekend edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, Michael Kozlowski and Mercy Pilkington discuss various aspects of self-promotion for indie authors and the best news stories of the week.

Today on the show Mercy speaks about many prominent authors bashing the Authors Guild  and the reasons why they think its irrelevant in 2014. Many other authors are echoing their sentiments and their might be a general strike being called soon.

First time authors often don’t know the correct way to advertise their book effectively. Most resort to spamming Twitter, Facebook and sending blogs emails about your new title. Mercy and Michael discuss a series of best practices that many authors can benefit from.


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Welcome to a special edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, Editor in Chief Michael Kozlowski and Senior Editor Mercy Pilkington talk for an hour about the Digital Book World Conference that transpired this week and discuss the business model of eBook Subscription websites, how Libraries are acting as retail outlets and how self-publishing came onto its own due to erotica eBook titles.

Digital BooK World is one of the largest conferences that have many of the publishing industry’s thought-leaders. Mercy was live at the show and sat in on many of the sessions and interviewed luminaries such as Tim O’Reilly, Dominique Raccah and many others. The top trends this year were eBook subscription websites, eBook Discovery and retail. Michael and Mercy talk about the entire conference in-depth.

Simon and Schuster recently expanded upon a pilot program that will have their digital books in 31 libraries in the US. Overdrive and 3M both will facilitate the delivery of content. One of the more controversial aspects is the new Buy It Now button that libraries must adopt to stock these titles. Michael and Mercy are very polarised on this subject, and dialog about the potential repercussions of this move.

This is a jam packed show and is filled with the latest digital publishing, self-publishing, and library news! It is a can’t miss episode to kick off your weekend.


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