Category: Publishers

Tablets, Printers, eBooks and Bandits!

Hewlett-Packard is taking things to a new level offering a $399 all-in-one Photosmart eStation that includes a web-browsing tablet. The tablet comes with WiFi and 7-inch diagonal screen pre-loaded with Barnes and Noble eBookstore, Facebook and music player among other Apps. Read the Seattle Times post for pictures and video here. And, our friend Jorgen …

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Barnes and Noble Shareholder Drama

The BookSeller.com reports on Barnes & Noble C.E.O. William J. Lynch urging shareholders to reject a bid by billionaire investor Ron Burkle to take controlling interest in the retail book giant’s business, a move deemed unnecessary with expectations of $1-billion in eBook sales projected by 2013. Read the full story here.

New Kindle 3 Update Now Available

GoodeReader.com reports an update to the Amazon Kindle 3 software now available will make it possible for users to create accounts through the eBook Reading device. Kindle owners can get their updates here.

Is an App by any other name still a book?

Many thanks to Jorgen for dropping off this link to a thought-provoking story over at futureofthebook.org entitled: “the future of the app.” It’s easy at first pass to see this discussion as mere semantics until you really open yourself to the developments that are piling up around and in front of us. We’re entering strange territory …

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A Worrisome Piece of eBook News…

Okay, I think this is something that will be more of a problem for iPad and Android tablet users (anything multi-function and full-color like smart phones, now that I think of it) but this article at MediaBuyerPlanner talks about the looming threat of advertisements in eBooks. I’m more worried about the end user getting soaked …

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Is eBook Piracy the key to a Bestseller?

Many thanks to Jorgen for a link to a FUTUReBOOK story that highlights the continuing debate over online piracy. It seems that the laws aren’t working, and the powers that be are trying to ramp up the legal response to digital piracy and file sharing. That eventuality can only slow the Internet and curb the freedoms of its honest users, despite the fact …

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The Wink: India’s First eBook Reader

EC Media of Bangalore has launched the WINK, India’s first ebook reader and answer to Amazon’s Kindle. Check out the ZDNET story and pictures here.

Online Services for College and University Students

Many thanks to Emma Taylor at Onlinecollegesanduniversities.com for a post entitled: 50 Strangest How-Too Books Sold on Amazon.com. Kind of an interesting side to publishing that’s worth a chuckle or two (read the asides) and as the post points out, it could be a nice distraction for students seeking budget-sensitive textbooks. Some examples: How To Carve …

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Great times ahead for Authors… Not so great for publishers.

eBook Rumors has been saying for some time that in the face of the eBook Revolution the biggest challenge for the traditional publishers will be remaining relevant. At the Guardian.co.uk author Ray Connolly writes an engaging update on the state of the publishing nation entitled: “Who needs publishers?” Connolly’s premise could not be more true …

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A Writer Looks at the eBook Revolution

Gigaom.com has a post by author Simon Wood on the writer’s view of digital publishing. I’d have to say I’m in complete agreement with Wood and can only see an upside for the content creator and reader. eBooks are here to stay, but so are their paper progenitors–albeit the paperback might be relegated to a …

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