May
17

eBook Subscription Services – Pros and Cons

Consumer Reports talks the pros and cons of eBook subscription services. They’re not for everybody. (Scribd and OverDrive pay Indie Authors actual royalties.)

May
16

Big publishers continue to mess with eBook market

GoodeReader writes about the mess that the big publishers have made of the eBook market.

May
12

Kobo user data reveals reader habits

Publishers Weekly says Kobo’s user data reveals the true character of its readers.

May
11

Apple patents iPad cover display

9TO5Mac posted that Apple has been granted a patent for an iPad cover with built-in display and sketchpad. Sounds like there might be some eBook reading applications there.

May
10

Goodreads charges Indies $119 to participate in “free” eBook promotion

Digital Book World reports on Amazon-owned Goodreads exploiting Indie Kindle-authors by charging them $119 to participate in a FREE eBook giveaway promotion.

May
9

Are reader analytics valuable?

Digital Book World writes about the reliability/unreliability of reader analytics.

May
6

Red Empress offers cost-effective printing and shipping

Digital Book World reports that Red Empress Publishing is trying to attract Indie authors with an offer of cost-effective printing and shipping services.

May
5

HarperCollins moves direct eBook sales to Bookshout

TechCrunch reports that after its dismal showing in direct sales, Harper Collins is outsourcing its retail operation to Bookshout.

May
3

Harvard Book Store to bundle eBooks through Shelfie

Digital Book World says that the Harvard Book Store will bundle eBooks through a select partnership with Shelfie.

May
2

Over-charging for eBooks hurts market

Talking New Media reports on the impact of publishers demanding unjustifiably high-prices for eBooks and draws a parallel between the sales of magazines at newsstands and through subscriptions.

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Barnes and Noble eBooks

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eBooks by Indie authors at Smashwords.com
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