Welcome to another jaw dropping edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski and Mercy Pilkington give you the essential stories that transpired over the course of the last week.
Recently Mercy attended a self-publishing conference called Pub Smart Con and gives her impressions of the entire event. Also, Smashwords unveiled an aptly named Indie Author Manifesto and implemented a new promotion with Scribd.
Kobo has slowed down their international expansion into new markets and is looking to focus more on app development and their e-readers. The company has fired over 63 people at their head office in Toronto and we look into the reasons why.
Finally, Comixology and Amazon has come to terms on a new business relationship. iOS users are up in arms about not being able to buy comics anymore and instead are prompted to visit the website. This is similar to what Amazon did when they pulled the ability to make in-app purchases, rather than give Apple 30% of each transaction.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.