The first publishing meeting of 2013 – the Digital Book World has ended, but has witnessed a real hype about EPUB3 and HTML5 as the new digital formats of choice. There is no consensus on where the future is taking us, therefore many indie companies are employing any of the two. The major question to ponder on is whether HTML5 or EPUB3 will be future of digital publishing in the New Year.
Giants like Kobo and Barnes and Nobles announced the inclusion of the EPUB3… Read the rest
The increasing trend to buy smartphones, ebook readers and tablets has the purpose to facilitate carrying a larger number of books on you. It is usually very expensive to buy ebooks from Amazon and other retail stores, thus users have started to hunt free options on the Internet. Public domain books are those downloadable for free, because their copyrights have expired. There are many interesting places on the Internet to find such free eBooks.
The public domain ebooks are usually in EPUB format which… Read the rest
Publishers Weekly posted an intriguing article on the possibility of buying ebooks directly from grocery stores, drug stores and other markets in the coming few months. According to the article, this can happen in next six to eight months or even before.
The newly born ebook market is still in its evolutionary period. It is still a bit odd to think of buying ebooks from the regular grocery or stores like Walmart and Walgreens, but this is going to become a reality sooner than we… Read the rest
One particular issue that normally arises on the subject of ebook readers and PCs is actually which is superior in electronic reading? Quite a few people find it difficult attempting to select from similar devices, especially those released by the same market leaders: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?
iPad vs Kindle
The most important thing to think about is the way these devices will likely be used in. Some opinions are that E Ink ebook readers are usually more suitable to… Read the rest
Terry Goodkind is very popular for his “Sword of Truth” series of books. The author recently self-published a new book named “The First Confessor”. This book was launched earlier in July and came on the top of Amazon’s bestseller list in a quick span of days. The success of this book also attracted many book pirates, as piracy is quite rampant in the digital world and any published book cannot escape this cycle.
ebook piracy happens
But interestingly enough, Goodkind employed a severe method to… Read the rest
2012 ABNA winner Regina Sirois, author of the successful fiction novel “On Little Wings”, who self-published the book, stated she was quite satisfied with the whole development. The only aspect missing from the process was an opportunity to get her novel on the bookshelves of bookstores. She was quite happy with the online printing and publishing, but the hardcover experience was missing from the process.
The author explained in an interview: “That is the one hurdle I couldn’t break, I loved being a self-published… Read the rest
The new eBook reader launched by Onyx is bound to stun with its impressive features. The device is making its way into the United States rather slowly, but people from across Europe and Asia can lay their hands on this beauty quite easily.
The new Onyx reader is similar to the Nook Touch in the physical appearance and one can also associate these ebook readers as the same type of infrared touch screen is embedded in them. Yet the Onyx has profound superiority to the… Read the rest
Daniel Kahneman introduces his sweeping and insightful book with an odd little objective; he hopes that those who read Thinking, Fast and Slow will become better at gossip. As he explains, most people are better at judging their friends than at judging themselves, a situation unlikely to change any time soon. But since most people are also pretty well aware of their friends’ judgments, more intelligent gossip might be just as good as honest self-evaluation. The only catch is that for this book to actually… Read the rest
The Icarus Excel ebook reader enters the market with a price of $349, which is $30 less in comparison to Amazon’s Kindle DX. From its price range and features it holds, it seems like it makes a better choice than the Kindle. There is not much information available about this ebook reader on famous websites, but after searching on the official website, lots of surprising information can be gathered. The Icarus Excel hails from the Netherlands and has been available in Europe for quite some… Read the rest
“All my tired flies out the window when I see Grandma Faith standing in the mountain mists that drift in and out of the trees.” So begins Tender Graces, the first book of Katherine Magendie’s Graces Saga, a story that grabs the reader right from the first sentence and doesn’t let go until it’s had all its say.
Tender Graces is a novel about memory, about the ghosts of a broken family demanding witness from the narrator, the adult survivor, Virginia Kate. And Virginia Kate… Read the rest