Archive for E-Reader Radio
Welcome to the weekend edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, we talk in detail about all of the rumors surrounding Barnes and Noble. The company has seen great success with its price reduction in the UK and the US stocks surged on the news while Microsoft was offering one billion dollars for Nook Media. Also, Smashwords (the indie self-publishing darling) gave us some new data on ebook pricing, word count, and title info, so check it out. Finally, what does it take for 3M and Baker and Taylor to secure the rights for a big six publishing trial for ebooks in the library? I spent last week talking to the New York Public Library, 3M, Baker and Taylor, and others on what it takes to get from the idea stage to the physical roll-out. This is a great show if you want to know everything about ILS systems, digital library ebook lending, and more! Join in on the fun.
Welcome to a breaking audio update from Good e-Reader! Lots of news in the last 48 hours! Barnes and Noble announced Google Play on the Nook HD and HD+. This is huge news and I go into detail on the ramifications of this new development. Tool of Change has announced it has stopped running the annual convention. This is all very timely, as the company announced its new Atlas Publishing project. Did O’Reilly only start the digital publishing conference to get intelligence on what the industry needed and now that the company has the results, it killed something it no longer needed?
Of course, we look at the new Q10 that was just released and give you our thoughts on if its a viable investment. Also, we look at the hotel industry and how they are adopting tablets in bars, rooms, and everywhere in-between. This is a quick edition of the show and we will be back this weekend on the full week in review.
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we talk about the Blackberry Q10 and what to expect on its Canadian launch early next week. We will be reviewing this in our labs and comparing it against the Z10! We also have some Skype news! The official Skype app has been launched and is now exclusively available via the Good e-Reader APP Store for both the Z10 and Q10, it’s on the front page right now!
In the news, we talk about Amazon hitting 300,000 ebooks in its Kindle Library, the top 20 most well read cities in the US, and Amazon’s Q1 financial results. Also, txtr has launched new ebook stores in many different countries, but some of its prices are out of control. IDPF has announced its main sessions speakers, authors, and industry heroes that will be at Digital Book! You ever heard of Deluxe eBooks before? Me neither, hear me rant and rave at what funny business Harper Collins is up to, as well as including some new music and more! A fun show as always, so check it out.
Welcome to another jam packed edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we talk about the latest Amazon news, such as the new Comic Book Creator and also Amazon’s expansion of the App Store. We have the Kobo Aura HD in our gadget labs, and we dive into details on how these fair against the competition. Also, we get into the new Simon and Schuster pilot project with 3M and Baker & Taylor in New York. Finally, we talk self-publishing digital comics with the new initiative by DeviantArt and how rookie creators should tap into this to make connections and learn their craft. As always, I rant and rave about various issues, including my experiences as a Game Artist and Teacher in Vancouver, BC! If you love excellent music, I play all sorts of great tunes from the UK label Tru Thoughts, and also end the show with a few favorites from Kid Koala. A great show as always, so check it out.
The Good e-Reader Radio Show is BACK! New e-reader and tablet announcements and publishing events have slowed down the last week, so we are able to bring you guys up to speed on the most essential news of the week.
Today, we talk about the German Publishing Industry, Digital Manga and Piracy in North America, and how you can get out-of-print RPG books in digital form. Of course, we break down all the major stories of the week to give you a sense of the essential news items you might have missed. Also, the Blackberry Z10 launched in the USA this week, we talk about new things we’re doing in our app store to help people get content not available on Blackberry World.
During this episode, of course, I rant and rave like always and play a few great songs!
We have a breaking news update today! Amazon has just announced FreeTime Unlimited, which gives you and your kids access to thousands of apps, games, books, and videos. The company is offering this for a low monthly fee if you are an existing Prime member, or a little bit more if you aren’t. I’ll break down all the essential elements you need to know!
Staff writer Mercy Pilkington was in London, England yesterday, covering Futurebook 2012. This was organized by the Bookseller and featured Pottermore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Sourcebooks, Ingram, and a ton more! We videotaped interviews with every single one of these companies and covered all of their sessions. Good e-Reader was the only North American based media outlet covering the event, and we were in the top 5 tweeters too! Mercy is a one woman army and did us proud!
Of course, there is a lot of other news to cover, such as Amazon Branding Pages for Publishers, iBooks, and the daily rundown of the most essential stories. It’s a very fun show, so enjoy!
Welcome back to the Friday edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we are talking about all the new imprints that have launched this week and talk about the shadiness that is Author Solutions. Lots of Amazon news has also transpired over the week and we talk about the company’s European adventures and how well the company did on Black Friday. This is a fun filled show full of songs and industry news! Make sure to check back on Good e-Reader Monday, as we are covering Futurebook from London England.
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Everyone has asked for us to do the show more regularly and we are delivering! Today we talk about the best e-readers and tablets for the holiday season. Also on the plate is the top 5 ebooks of all time from Amazon and what’s happening in the publishing merger scene. Of course, we play music, offer our opinions, and rant and rave as per usual.
The Nook HD and HD+ have just come out and we have been fiendishly putting them through their paces. We have conducted full written reviews and a number of great comparisons. Videos (coming shortly) compare it against the Kobo Arc, Kindle Fire HD, iPad Mini, and MORE! In this edition of the show, I tell you about all the new features found on the nook line and what you can expect. Songs abound and also rants and raves about the Pandigital Bankruptcy case and why the company brought it upon itself.
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we talk about the new Kobo ARC that just came out today and my initial impressions of it. Fictionwise announced they are calling it quits and we look at some of their history in the market and why they are irrelevant in 2012. Next, we look at Apples new Animated Page-Turn patent and why it might hamper the industry. Finally, we look at all of the major news from the last week! Of course, we play lots of songs and also rant and rave about “disrupting the ebook industry” and why I hate “the Netflix of ebooks.”
Welcome back to another installment of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! We have reached a lull in product reviews and new e-readers coming out, so now we can sit back and talk about them all. The new Nook HD, Kobo Arc, iPad Mini, and Kindle 8.9 are all due out in November, and we will be overflowing with reviews and articles about them! I will make sure we do an audio broadcast when these hit our labs, so you can hear our early thoughts and impressions.
Today on the show we talk about some of the details surrounding the Penguin and Random House merger. What it means to the industry and what type of control each company will have. This is a huge deal, and the effects will reverberate throughout the industry for years to come.
The New Microsoft Tablet and Windows 8 was commercially released last Friday and we did tons of video and written content on it. I’ll give you the lowdown about the Kindle, Kobo, Overdrive, Zinio, and Kno apps that were released. Really, Windows 8 is a huge paradigm shift over any other iteration of the OS ever released. It has been totally revised and is generally more optimized towards phones and tablets. If you want a verdict on what we think of the tablet and if you should buy it, listen to the show!
Finally, we wrap it up and give you some news items of the day, and talk about our Contest for a FREE Kobo Mini!
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we check out two new e-readers that hit our labs, and we give you the full scoop on what they bring to the table. I am of course talking about the Bebook Pure and the Sony PRS-T2.
Over the course of the last week Amazon fever has hit the internet. I am not talking about a new exotic virus, but the impending announcement of new Amazon tablets and e-readers. We will be live on the scene in Santa Clara next week, and bring you the full report. Other stories we cover in this edition of the show is Barnes and Noble expansion into the UK, Kobo, and other industry news.
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we talk about the best tablets for back to school season. We give you an indication of the most cost effective ones on the market today and a rundown of their capabilities. Digital Textbook rental companies are gaining more traction in the industry and we name the top 3 you want to deal with, if you are thinking of foregoing tangible books this year to save some money.
In the last week, two new e-readers were released, the Sony PRS-T2 and Bebook Pure. We talk about what these bring to the table and when you can expect full hands on reviews on them. Finally, we sum up all of the latest news from the week.