There are plenty of e-readers to buy new and you have to pay full price. There are a growing number of companies that are offering refurbished e-readers. These are often returns, where customers either used them for a brief amount of time or had buyers remorse and sent them back immediately. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo all sell refurb devices, either directly or via their … [Read more...] about Would you buy a refurbished e-reader?
Archives for February 2020
This week the London Book Fair said it will continue to run, despite the fears of the Coronavirus. Many companies are not so sure and have decided to pull out of the event. Good e-Reader has learned that one of the largest publishers in the world, Simon and Schuster, will not be attending. The Ingram Content Group is responsible for stocking thousands of bookstores, will also … [Read more...] about Amazon, S&S, Ingram and Overdrive will not attend London Book Fair
Waterstones CEO James Daunt, who is also the CEO of Barnes and Noble, announced that he would implement a 6.2% pay rise for all Waterstones employees, starting on April the 1st. The pay rise will see entry-level booksellers earn £8.21, the statutory National Living Wage. However, this remains £1.09 an hour below what LWF calculates is enough to live on across the UK, and £2.54 … [Read more...] about Waterstones is going to start increasing employee wages in April
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is getting the audiobook treatment next month and it’s narrated by a slew of actors from assorted Harry Potter adaptations. Most prominent in the lineup is Jude Law. Fitting his performance as Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them franchise, Law reads Dumbledore’s notes on the stories, which are presented as traditional … [Read more...] about The Tales of Beedle the Bard audiobook arrives on March 31st
Hachette has just announced that in 2019 the publishing company generated €2.38 billion, which is a 5% increase since 2018. Digital books accounted for 7.7% of the publishers revenue, which means the format made around €83 million for the year. Digital audiobooks represented 3.4% of revenue, up from 2.7% in 2018 and they accounted for €81 million.With strong sales in other … [Read more...] about Ebooks account for 7.7% of Hachettes Revenue in 2019
Boyue used to exclusively focus on the Chinese market for the vast majority of their e-reader career and used to release sub-standard devices. This all changed in 2019 when the company unveiled a new line of digital note taking devices such as the Likebook Muses, Likebook Alita, Likebook Ares and the Likebook Mimas. They started to distribute these devices all over the world … [Read more...] about What is next for the Boyue Likebook in 2020?
Ingram Lightning Source is a huge distributor of content written by indie authors and publishing companies. The content is often distributed by Ingram to bookstores, both online and offline. The company is laying down the hammer on thousands of titles and has implemented a new policy, one that could have a huge effect on the publishing industry.The new Ingram policy right … [Read more...] about Ingram Lightning Source is going to remove thousands of books
The Bookeen Diva HD is the newest e-reader from the Paris based company. This is the first model they released since the Saga, a couple of years ago. This device has a front-lit display and color temperature system. This device has an ebook store with thousands of French titles, which has all of the modern bestsellers. I think it is deal for kids who are in French immersion … [Read more...] about Bookeen Diva HD e-Reader Review
The London Book Fair is one of the largest publishing events in the world. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the fair will go ahead anyways. In a statement form the organizers, they said "The London Book Fair … [Read more...] about London Book Fair will continue to go on, despite COVID-19
Amazon has just unveiled a couple of new enhancements for the Kindle app for iOS. The reading ruler will underline an entire body of text on a line by line basis. When reading in continuous scroll, use a vertical navigation bar to explore your book without losing your place. Also, one new feature borrowed from the Kindle e-reader, is that there are all sorts of new … [Read more...] about Amazon Introduces Reading Ruler for the Kindle
Chapters Indigo did not have a good holiday season, which is the pivotal time of year that they traditionally sell the most books. For the 4th quarter of 2019, revenue was $383.7 million, which was $42.3 million less than same time last year.Total comparable sales, including online, decreased 10.5%. Comparable retail store sales for the quarter decreased by 10.1% in … [Read more...] about Indigo Books and Music continues to bleed money
There used to be a stigma about self-publishing, not even 15 years. It was not uncommon for published authors to roll their eyes at anyone claiming the dubious title of “self-published author.”You know the type of self-published author I’m talking about. The guy that aspired to be an author since he was a child, never got the chance and decided to pay a publishing house a … [Read more...] about For Authors, Digital Publishing Is Far Superior To Print