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 draconian terms that made companies such as Entitle and … [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 because it does not have any support for different fonts, … [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 not really accountable to anyone but themselves and this … [Read more...] about Indie Authors Should Form a Co-Op
Over the past six years when the Kindle, Kobo and Nook became popular many people thought that print was doomed and that the vast majority of us would be reading e-books. It looks like e-books were merely a passing fad and many people have switched back to print.Preliminary figures from the Association of American Publishers found that sales of e-books for trade publishers … [Read more...] about E-Books are on the decline and people are switching back to print
Kobo has been selling e-reader and e-books since 2010 and has gradually expanded their business all over the world. They partner with bookstores to sell their hardware where people are buying print and they also offer white label solutions to companies like Waterstone's. Industry experts have accused Kobo of being predatory vultures, waiting for e-book companies to go out of … [Read more...] about Industry Experts Accuse Kobo of Being Predatory Vultures
Major publishers always release the hardcover and e-book at the very same time. The hardcover normally retails for anywhere between $25 and $35 dollars and e-book ranges from $12.99 to $19.99. Six months after the hardcover is on the market the paperback version is released and you can expect to pay anywhere between $9 and $12.99. One of the big problems the publishing industry … [Read more...] about Publishers Should Lower The e-Book Price When The Paperback Is Released
Self-publishing your first novel can be a daunting endeavor, but Jane Friedman and Hugh Howey constantly make it sound easy. They frequently cite that most of the Amazon bestsellers are written by indie authors and that they are earning more money than writers who get a traditional publishing deal. This sets new authors up for failure and results in most new authors getting … [Read more...] about Hugh Howey and Jane Friedman Set Indie Authors Up For Failure
If you have a couple of independent bookstores in your city, chances are one of them has a cat on the premises. They serve as co-owner, manager, security, and the abiding conscience of the place. Why do bookstores love cats?To understand why the modern bookstore has a cat, we have to go back in time to ancient Egypt, where cats are believed to have been first domesticated … [Read more...] about Why Do Independent Bookstores Have Cats?
There are hundreds of new books that are released every single month and some get lost in the shuffle. In order to draw attention to hidden gems, Good e-Reader is introducing a segment called "What Book Should I Read?"Every month we will publish a YouTube video giving our loyal fans a chance to determine what book is read and given an extensive review. The selections this … [Read more...] about What Book Should I Read?
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was one of the most important books in human history. It polarized the entire world and continues to be a subject of debate when it was originally published in 1859. Today is the 156th birthday of the book.Darwin conducted almost 30 years of research and he published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The … [Read more...] about Today in 1859 Origin of Species was Published
Over the course of the last calendar year e-books have dramatically increased in price. Major publishers have all reported sagging revenue, as people are buying less digital content. The big problem is that Amazon has trained everyone to think that $9.99 was the perfect price to pay for a bestselling e-book. A million dollar industry quickly become a billion dollar industry , … [Read more...] about Why do e-books cost so much?