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 ebook never sell more than a handful and over 75% of all … [Read more...] about We Live in a Literary World of Terrible Self-Published Authors
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Kobo has just launched an audiobook bookstore that sells audiobooks individually and also provides them on a subscription level basis. Their entire audiobook catalog is powered by Overdrive and this is the first time they have ever been involved in an audiobook subscription scheme.Kobo Audiobooks will cost $12.99 per month in Canada and comes with a 30-day free trial … [Read more...] about Kobo has Launched an Audiobook Subscription Plan and Audio Bookstore
The Good e-Reader Radio Show is back from a long hiatus with a very special edition, music to read to. Over the course of the next hour you will be introduced to a symphonic serenade of new music, including electronica, jazz and soul. This is the perfect soundtrack to crack open your favorite book and listen to this show in the background.All of the music played on this … [Read more...] about Good e-Reader Radio – Music to Read to
Welcome to another installment of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we are talking about the health benefits of e-books, something normally people do not associate with an entertainment product. Today, we talk about the reasons why e-books are better for you if your recovering from an injury or if you have vision disorders, while citing specific examples. Additionally, we … [Read more...] about Radio Show – The Health Benefits of e-books
e-Reader innovation has ground to a halt and no new technology has been developed since 2013. This was the worst year on record in terms of overall sales. Many analysts have proclaimed that only 9 million units have shipped this year, which is a decrease from the 12 million dedicated e-ink devices were sold in 2014 and a far cry from 20 million units that were sold in … [Read more...] about 2015 was the worst year ever for e-readers
e-Reader ownership is at an all time low according to Pew Research. The company released new data on device ownership and found 19% of adults reported owning an e-reader, such as a Kindle or Nook.This is a sizable drop from early 2014, when 32% of adults owned this type of device.The decline in dedicated e-ink e-readers is directly proportional to the rise of smartphones … [Read more...] about e-Reader ownership declines by 50%
Barnes and Noble has just released their first e-reader since 2009, with the advent of the Nook Glowlight Plus. It sounds fairly good on paper, with the same high resolution screen found on the Amazon Kindle Voyage and is waterproof, much akin to the Kobo H2O. It also has software not found in any other e-readers on the market, such as Nook Profiles and Nook Readouts. Has … [Read more...] about Will you buy the B&N Nook Glowlight Plus?
Amazon has just launched a white Kindle in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. This is the first non-black model to be released in Europe since the first generation Kindle that came out in 2007. It is important to note that this is not a new e-reader, this is simply the same entry level Kindle Basic that was released late last year. The only thing that is different … [Read more...] about Amazon Launches White Kindle in Europe
The Amazon Kindle Voyage was released late last year and for all intents and purpose the e-reader was a complete flop. It was the least purchased and least reviewed product that the Seattle company has released in a number of years. So what went wrong?Amazon never releases sales figures for their hardware division in all of their fiscal reports. The only way to accurately … [Read more...] about The Amazon Kindle Voyage is a Flop
Over the course of 2015 there has been a number of notable new e-readers that have hit the market. Barnes and Noble released their first new model in almost three years with the Nook Glowlight Plus, while Kobo released two different units. All eyes are on Amazon right now for their Kindle Voyage 2, Kindle Paperwhite 4 and entry level Kindle Basic, which should be announced in … [Read more...] about What do you look for in a new e-reader?
Adult coloring books is the hottest new segment in publishing and everyone is getting involved. Disney has released a new 3D coloring book based on popular characters, to mainstream celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and George R.R. Martin who have jumped into the fray.The current coloring-book craze was ignited in 2013, when Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford published … [Read more...] about Adult Coloring Books is the Hot New Segment in Publishing