Archive for E-Reader Radio
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome back to another installment of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, Editor in Chief Michael Kozlowski talks to Digital Book Worlds Jeremy Greenfield. Today the two lads talk about the Barnes and Noble holiday sales news on how eBooks and devices did, they weren’t great. There is also new executives in charge of the Nook division, Michael and Jeremy discuss on what it all means. CES has come and gone, curved 4k tv’s and smart watches were the two big trends, did anything impress?
The Digital Book World conference is happening Monday/Tues/Wed of next week, you will want to check this out if you have a vested interest in digital publishing, eBooks, and lots more. You can register by visiting the link HERE.
Welcome to the last edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show for 2013! Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World and Michael Kozlowski bring you another exciting show! Today, they discuss the breaking news of Marvel suspending single comic sales to major bookstores all over the US. As well, they go into the top eBooks and publishers of 2013.
Excited about wearable tech? Smart watches, Fitbit, and Google Glasses have increased sales by over 500% in the first half of 2013. What does the future hold for this segment? Good e-Reader will be at CES 2014, bringing you all the latest news. We give you a short preview on what to expect and what the industry needs to do to improve their products.
Today on the show I talk about all of the latest rumors about Amazon potentially lowering self-published authors royalty rates from 70% to 30%. Funny enough, Amazon offers 30% royalties to a number of new markets it has entered recently, such as India. This had zero backlash at all, since it was a new service. Can Amazon get away with this? Yes they can.
Big Foot and Gargoyles used to be the things of Saturday morning cartoons and movies like Harry and the Hendersons. Now, there is almost 10 erotica books featuring Big Foot having his way with a number of young ladies. Welcome to erotica aimed at people who are tired of zombie, vampire and werewolf love.
Barnes and Noble has had two self-publishing platforms over the years, Nook Press and PUBIT! Why hasn’t the company stocked their own bookstores with indie titles? Maybe they should consider partnering with Ingram Lightning Source to easily get books in their stores from their own authors. This would attract a copious amount of writers to Nook Press, instead of the service floundering like it is now.
Good e-Reader will be at CES this year in the first week of January. Most of the team will be in Las Vegas the day before, to hit up all of the big events where Samsung, LG, Acer, and many more will be showing their products before they hit the floor. If you are a company involved in e-readers, tablets, digital publishing, or wearable tech, hit our contact form and we can arrange a meeting.
Welcome to a star studded cast edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today Mercy Pilkington, Jeremy Greenfield and Michael Kozlowski from Good e-Reader and Digital Book World give you predictions for 2014. We talk about the current state of affairs in digital publishing, eBooks, e-Paper, e-Readers, Tablets, Library lending and major bookstores.
Jeremy Greenfield who runs Digital Book World talks about his Top 10 Bold Predictions of 2014. He talks about the decline of Barnes and Noble and the prospect of Amazon opening up a retail store. He also talks about the illustrated book business is on the decline and eBook subscription services like Oyster and Scribd entering a boom period.
Mercy Pilkington offers her top 5 predictions of 2014 with a heavy emphasis on self-published authors and how they can expect the landscape to change. She speaks about the rise in self-publishing and how Smashwords is making indie titles more accessible to libraries, eBook subscription sites and Overdrive. She also talks about the changing roles as agents for authors and its challenges. One of the most interesting points is the lack of synergy between Nook Press and the Barnes and Noble retail chain. Their one big competitive advantage of running a physical and virtual bookstore is not being even thought about.
Finally, Michael Kozlowski, Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader talks about the declines facing the tablet, e-reader, e-paper and digital publishing industry. The manufacturing of tablet screens will be down almost 30% for tablets in 2014 and e-reader screens will likely follow suit. This will prompt companies like E INK to diversify even further away from e-readers and focus on digital signage and wearable tech. eBooks have evened out and some months even declined from 2012-2011 statistics. Finally, Sony and B&N will both stop making E INK Readers and focus only on tablets.
This is one of our best shows! Very unique opinions from the top bloggers and media writers of our day! If you are into the world of eBooks, digital publishing or the process of e-reading, you don’t want to miss this one.
Today Good e-Reader Editor Michael Kozlowski and Digital Book World’s own Jeremey Greenfield spend 40 minutes talking e-readers, eBooks, tablets and digital publishing news!
On the show today there is discussion about all things Amazon. The company has a new installment plan program, to make purchasing a new tablet easy. There is also new statistics that have been released that inform us on customer spending patterns on the website. Finally, a bestseller list of 2013 has been released, and some of them are self-published.
Finally, tablets for 2014 are going to be on the decline, due to manufacturing news out of Taiwan. We have updates on what eBook subscription service is the best and discuss the content side of things. A great show as always, so check it out.
The Good e-Reader Radio Show is back with Editor in Chief Michael Kozlowski and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World. Today on the show they discuss how much do authors make and is it better to cut your teeth self-publishing or to go for a traditional book deal right away?
Also on the show they regale you with tales of a few editorials done in the Wall Street Journal on judge involved in the Apple case and the court appointed monitor. Apple is not happy that in two weeks they got a bill for $150,000 and the guy wants to meet Al Gore, Tim Cook and other board members without legal counsel present.
There is lots of news about various library and school initiatives to talk about in relation to Axis 360 and Overdrive. If you are in those sectors, you may dig some of the details they talk about. Finally, in the next few weeks Good e-Reader will be doing out forecast of 2014 and an audio show to coincide with the events.