Several years ago, Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare came under intense scrutiny and criticism for alleged copyright infringement. It wasn't that the one-time Harry Potter fanfic author had engaged in...well... fan fiction, but rather that she had reportedly plagiarized others' works. To top it off, she apparently was no fan herself of authors who wrote fan fiction … [Read more...] about When Piracy and Fan Fiction Collide in the Best Way Possible
Archives for June 2018
Audible has a number of publishing partners and sometimes audiobooks will be removed from a users library. This could be due to a contract dispute or if the publisher decides they want to take their business elsewhere. People who buy a legitimate copy are faced with a conundrum; take the risk that Audible might just remove the audiobook at their decreession or strip the … [Read more...] about People are starting to pirate Audible Audiobooks
The Kobo Clara HD is the latest generation Kobo e-reader and it has a front-lit display system that is ideal for reading in the dark or low light conditions. Many people claim the Clara does not have even light distribution and there is slight bleeding around the edges. This really isn't the case during our comprehensive review video.The Clara is a solid upgrade for people … [Read more...] about How does the Kobo Clara HD perform when reading in the dark?
Amazon has just launched a kids edition of their Fire HD 10. It comes with one free year of Freetime Unlimited, which has a copious amount of free apps, movies and television shows. Parents can rest assured that this device will be able to withstand the trials and tribulations of a cruel world with the rubber case and two year unlimited warranty.The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition will be available July 11th
The Barnes and Noble Nook first generation e-reader is officially discontinued today. Customers are now unable to purchase new content, register with a BN.com account, or sign in using a NOOK account. Users will still have access to their purchased content and are able to continue sideloading ebooks. If you log out of your B&N account or perform a factory reset, you will … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble Nook 1st gen is discontinued today
"So, you're an author. Have you written anything I've heard of?" "You're an author, so you just wear pajamas all day, right?" "You're an author, so you're rich, right?"That last question has been the bane of many authors' existence, the misperception that somehow listing a book for sale equates to a carefree lifestyle filled with champagne baths and sleeping 'til noon. … [Read more...] about Are Authors Really That Poor?
Bernhard Mischke has been the digital business and customer service lead at Thalia and he has just been tapped to bne the new new managing director of Tolino Media. His primary responsibility will be to grow the ebook business. Bernhard succeeds Maximilian Hugendubel, who has had the position for the past six years.Tolino Media is the key content partner of the Tolino … [Read more...] about Tolino has a new director of digital media
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doesn't evoke a lot of sympathy from many people, largely because of her impossible role in the administration. It is her job to almost daily stand before members of the media and justify every comment, action, and unfortunate tweet that Donald Trump issues. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel that Sanders not only doesn't do … [Read more...] about It’s Not a Good Time to Be a Red Hen
Apple is looking to become a viable player in the online subscription business. The Wall Street Journal and the Information have it on good authority that Apple will be bundling news content and magazines with their Apple Music program and their upcoming video unit.Many people are feeling fatigued at the sheer number of subscription services out there now for people who … [Read more...] about Apple might bundle news and magazines with music and video
Simon & Schuster is launching a virtual book club and they have set up a website, Facebook page and have even partnered with Bright Cellars, who will deliver a myriad of different wines each month. The first pick will be Alice Hoffman’s The Rules of Magic, which goes on sale June 26.There will be no discounts for book clubs who want to purchase multiple copies and the … [Read more...] about Simon and Schuster Launches Book Club Favorites
The Onyx Boox Note and MAX2 are both going to receive a massive firmware update in the next few weeks that will dramatically improve the digital note taking functionality and e-reading experience. In order to ensure the stability and responsiveness of note‐taking application, Onyx engineers optimized the app and it has a whole new interface. There are several cool new features … [Read more...] about New Onyx Boox Note and MAX2 firmware out now