Bokon.se is one of the most popular digital bookstores in Sweden and they have thousands of titles. The vast majority of the Swedish content is powered by Pubfront. Their English catalog is from Ingram and Bokon.se announced that they are no longer doing business with Ingram, and users were provided with one days … [Read more...] about People are losing their faith in e-books
There are many mainstream online media outlets that proclaim that the e-reader has lost its shine and that the hardware is in a state of decline. The Barnes and Noble Nook is cited as the leading example of an e-reader that was once relevant, but not anymore. Are people no longer buying new e-readers anymore and … [Read more...] about There is a growing negative sentiment towards e-readers
Indie authors have no idea how to use Twitter to drive sales to their latest book. They post meaningless hashtags, without a single sentence and a link to their title on Amazon. What is their book about? The elevator pitch? What genre is it? Who cares, #buymybook.Seldom are convincing cases made for readers to … [Read more...] about Indie authors have no idea how to use Twitter
Over the course of the last decade e-readers have been the best way to consume ebooks and other digital content. The batteries last over a month and it is quite easy to purchase content from Amazon, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. Will e-readers continue to be popular in the next decade, or will VR usurp their … [Read more...] about Will VR be the future of reading?
Amazon has a dominant market share when it comes to ebooks and their Audible unit. They sold over three hundred million Kindle books in 2016 and control 75% of the US market. The Kindle, Echo and Fire tablets are all gateways to the Amazon ecosystem, but they fail to have a meaningful presence on my iPhone.Longtime … [Read more...] about Amazon fails to control the iPhone in my pocket
There are a copious number of online self-publishing companies that promise aspiring authors the opportunity to distribute their ebook all over the world. Millions of authors publish with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, Kobo Writing Life, Nook Press and Smashwords. Most "authors" who self-publish an … [Read more...] about We Live in a Literary World of Terrible Self-Published Authors
Amazon has been making making e-Readers since 2007 and this year the company is celebrating their ten year anniversary of the Kindle. They have only made one single that is larger than six inches and this was the Kindle DX. This was brought back from the grave on a few different occasions, but it was developed when the … [Read more...] about Amazon Needs to Release the Kindle DX 2
Will the Apple iPad continue to be the catalyst of growth or is there a growing commercial apathy towards the tablet? iPads represented less than 10% of total company's 2016 sales and in the last two quarters of 2017 they have been around 7%. The iPad is seven years old and tablets in general seem to be losing … [Read more...] about Have we hit Peak iPad?
Tech companies and telecom carriers have started to offer free hardware and entertainment benefits in a lure to attain more customers. Samsung is giving away a free six month subscription to Netflix with the purchase of their new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. T-Mobile is offering prospective G6 buyers a free LG G Pad X … [Read more...] about E-Book Retailers Need to Partner with Carriers and Smartphone Companies
Major publishers are notoriously risk averse and rarely do they experiment with alternative distribution models in a meaningful way. Over the course of the past three years they dipped their toes into the unlimited e-book subscription model, but many of the top CEO's were against this business model. The publishers had … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Print Books Come With e-Book Download Codes?
The Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader is going to become the only e-reading platform for hundreds of thousands of users. It is the only solution to buy and read e-books on your iPHone and iPad. Not to mention Chromebooks, Windows RT, Windows 8 and Windows 10 tablets. Many people are disappointed in the Kindle Cloud Reader … [Read more...] about The Real Story – Why the Kindle Cloud Reader was Developed
Worker Cooperatives have been around since the dawn of the industrial era and they have continued into the modern era. The premise is to have a company that is owned and self-managed by its workers. All shares are held by the workforce with no outside or consumer owners, and each member has one voting share. Co-Ops are … [Read more...] about Indie Authors Should Form a Co-Op