Archive for E-Reader Radio
Welcome to another exiting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today I fly solo and regale you all with tales of Barnes and Noble eBook News and a new Nook Tablet! Also, likely the biggest Blackberry firmware update of the year is getting closer to release, I tell you all about the new found freedom to load in APK files directly and have them magically work! Also, why is Black Friday poised to be tremendously underwhelming? Listen and find out!
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show with Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield. Today we talk about the new firmware update for Amazon Kindle Tablets that adds GoodReads functionality. This allows customers to be able to share, review and talk with other like minded souls about the books they love.
We live in a world of personalization where people have the ability to craft their technology to their own needs. Motorola is allowing customers to change the colors on their phone cases, camera lens and accents. Amazon just launched their new customized cases that allow people to upload their own pictures and designs on Kindle accessories. Sourcebooks has just signed an agreement with Hello Kitty to put your child in the books. We talk about all of this and more!
Finally, there is a new Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight e-Reader and Apple iPad Mini with Retina tablet available now. We tell you a bit about about these devices and how they will do in the current market climate this holiday season. A great show as always, so check it out!
Welcome back to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Jeremy Greenfield and Michael Kozlowski discuss all of the latest news in Digital Publishing, e-Readers and all of the latest news.
Amazon Source has garnered the majority of the headlines in recent weeks with the Seattle based company hooking up Indie Bookstores with the ability to earn commissions selling e-Readers and eBoos. There is massive resistance to the idea of giving up their local customers to Amazon and having them buy into the digital ecosystem. Also, Amazon and US Postal service will begin making Sunday deliveries in key cities.
Intel, who has a loyal investor of educational textbook and software company Kno, now owns it. We give you an indication on where Kno came from and what this means to the future of educational tech in the classroom.
Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show with Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield. Today the two lads talk about Amazon Publishing and what the future may hold with a major executive leaving the fold. Smashwords has announced the royalty structure that Oyster is employing and sheds light on similar agreements with major publishers. Enhanced eBooks, are they a flash in the pan or do they have staying power? 50 Shades of Grey are costing some libraries over $25,000 to keep in stock so people can borrow them digitally, is this a viable long term strategy?
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Welcome back to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World regale you with tales of eBooks, e-Readers, Tablets and Digital Publishing.
Today on the show we discuss a very detailed report published on Digital Book World about the amount of self-published erotica titles vs traditional print. We discuss what this means from an American and Canadian perspective and how the industry is responding. Barnes and Noble also submitted a new FCC application for a new Nook, Baen Books are now available and the company has committed their ecosystem to the One Laptop per Child initiative. Finally, we wrap the show up with lots of tablet and iPad news.
United Kingdom bookstore WHSmith made waves last week about suspending all self-published eBooks. The company decided that it was better to not carry them at all, then try and weed out the good from the bad. Today on the Good e-Reader Radio Show, Michael Kozlowski and Mercy Pilkington discuss the right to self-publish and the bookstores responsibilities.
This is a great show if you are an indie author, publisher or agent. The landscape of self-published eBooks is poised to undergo a tremendous shift as Kobo is setting the standard of offering bookstores who deal with them the ability to “turn off” self-published books. Is this the great call? Is Amazon and Barnes and Noble doing enough to upgrade their meta data and search engine results so only relevant searches pop up? Should they make a “Safe Search” program that parents can opt into so Erotica does not show up? We discuss everything in today’s show.
Welcome to a breaking audio update edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield talk about the hottest topic in self-publishing right now, the bulk deleting of erotica content from major eBook stores.
Over the weekend WH Smith has shut down their online bookstore and Waterstones have released statements on the removal of content. They all basically blame indie authors for putting their erotica titles side by side with children’s books, hampering eBook discovery and raising a firestorm.
Kobo has been cleaning up their bookstore by removing titles from publishers such as Draft2Digital and indie authors. All of these eBooks feature questionable covers and subject matter such as incest. Amazon and Barnes and Noble have yet to release official statements but they have also been cleaning up their catalog of digital books.
Are these major digital publishing companies just trying to mend the situation with deleting a few titles and getting their PR departments to deal with it? Erotica is big business and its highly dubious if they will start policing the genre. What can be done to stem the tide of highly provocative titles being listed side by side with genres that have nothing to do with it? Michael and Jeremy break it all down.
Welcome to another exciting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today Michael Kozlowski talks to Mercy Pilkington who is live at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Today the two talk about the first day of CONTEC, which is a precursor to the main book fair, and focused on digital.
Today on the show Mercy and Michael talk about some of the digital publishing and eBook companies that had newsworthy days. Paperight won an innovation award and we talked to Tarryn-Anne Anderson, chief operating officer about her company. In essence it is a network of print-on-demand copy shops that print out and sell books quickly and legally.
A number of stalwart self-publishers gave talks on the first day, such as Hugh Howey, who encouraged young authors to get into fan-fiction, as a way to grow. He also mentioned that fan-fiction often gives the original books a second wind, as people might say “whats the deal with the Silo series?”
The Frankfurt Book Fair for the first year is being swarmed by indie authors, looking to make connections and to promote their books. Porter Anderson, Mercy Pilkington and Publishing Perspectives all give advice to authors going to the fair and what they can expect.
This is a jam packed show, with lots of insider information on what happened on the first day and previews on what is happening later on today. We will be live for the Tolino Shine 2 event happening at 10:30, now if we can only find where its happening, the guidebook doesn’t even say.
Welcome back to the Good e-Reader Radio Show with Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World. Today on the show we talk about the aggressive international expansion of publishers into the Chinese Market and various eBook subscription services.
The Frankfurt Book Fair and New York Comic Con are both happening this week and Good e-Reader is live on the scene to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of both events. On the show today, many companies have been making announcements leading up to the conventions and Michael and Jeremy dive into some of the most important stories.
The Early Bird rates for Digital Book World 2014 are ending tonight at midnight. If you want to get the lowest rate possible and to check out some of the speakers, you can reserve your seats HERE.
It is Friday Night! Good e-Reader Radio is back with Michael Kozlowski discussing some of the latest news on digital publishing, comics and e-readers.
Icarus has released two new e-readers this past week and today Michael talks about what it all means and some of the things they bring to the table that other mainstream brands don’t. The new Kindle Paperwhite 2013 edition has been shipped out to people in the USA the last few days, Canadians can expect them starting to be released October 10th.
Want to know who will staff writer Mercy Pilkington will be interviewing at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair? There are lots of e-reader, eBook, and major publishing companies on the agenda. The Tolino Shine 2 will be announced and we will all be live on the scene for the new product announcement. Good e-Reader has also released a new section on their App Store for Blackberry 10.
Finally, the show plays a few funky tunes by emerging artists that you will like. Well, only if you have a predisposition towards 1920′s horns and 2013 funky beats.
Welcome to a breaking news update edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World talk about the three new Amazon Tablets announced today and updates to their operating system.
The three new Amazon tablets certainly do not reinvent the wheel but can be considered marginal updates to their product line. They all have higher resolution, more RAM, a better CPU and a slimmer profile. Aside from the hardware, which trounces most of the competition the real money is in the software. Amazon has updated their OS to one of the latest versions of Android, but have added a ton of new functionality.
Mayday is a new feature for the Kindle OS that guides new users through the common features the tablets have. If you have a kid, and want to learn about Freetime, you can learn all about it. If you need personalized tech support there are new abilities to talk with an agent. Another new update is for GoodReads, which will allow readers to participate in a proper eBook social website, leave reviews and discover new books to read.
This is a great edition of the show, where we lay down the most essential new features you need to know about. We also talk about some of the competition and how the new Kindle tablets compare to the iPad, Kobo 10 HD and others.
Welcome to another exciting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today Editor in Chief Michael Kozlowski is joined by Digital Book Worlds own Jeremy Greenfield. Today the two lads talk about a new report that tracks eBook sales for the first six months of 2013 and how the overall landscape has remained flat. Although, Kids eBooks have dramatically fallen since last year by almost 50% and they explain why.
eBook prices overall have come down in price during the last few months and how will this effect sales or customers buying into the whole digital revolution? We firmly explain why this is happening and what you can expect for the next six months. Finally, Pocketbook and Plastic Logic have been making waves with a new e-Ink accessory for your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S4. With 90% of Americans now owning a phone, is the time right for companies to invest in cases for them that will give you a quality e-reading experience?
Welcome to another awe inspiring edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski and Digital Book World’s own Jeremy Greenfield talk e-Readers and publishing. The big news of the week is a series of Spotify for eBook services capturing mainstream news media and we give you the scoop on what Oyster and eReatah are up to.
The biggest news occuring this week is Amazon announcing their new Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader. We give you the low-down on what new hardware features are underneath the hood and also about the software side of things. GoodReads is at the forefront of this new device and should aid customers in eBook discovery. Amazon Match is another new service that gives the digital edition away for free or at a severely discounted price when you buy the physical copy.
Jeremy and Michael were both in New York last week for the big Kobo event, where the Kobo Aura and 3 new tablets were unveiled. If you were not able to attend, you can live vicariously through our rundown on the entire event and our impressions of it.
Finally up for discussion is the new Sony PRS-T3 and how the company is failing in product innovation on all fronts and also wearable tech! Its a great show as always with songs and banter, check it out!