Interview by Cath Murphy
Although Amazon sometimes gives the impression it's staffed by robots, real people do work there. Publishing industry veteran Sara Nelson is one of them.
News by Dean Fetzer
The publishing arm of the retail giant has just launched a new weekly digital publication aimed at U.S. Customers that is “dedicated to short fiction and poetry”.
News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013 (1) comments
In another new application, the retail giant has been awarded a patent aimed at enhancing your reading experience with “personalized content”.
News by Christopher Shultz June 6, 2013 (4) comments
Seemingly oblivious to their widespread dislike, the online retail giant hopes to form a beneficial partnership with the little guys.
News by Dean Fetzer May 3, 2013 (1) comments
In a bid to make their tablets more commercially viable, Barnes & Noble have taken the step of adding access to hundreds of thousands of apps, games, movies, TV shows and more through Google Play.
News by Dean Fetzer March 8, 2013 (4) comments
Amazon has a problem with self-publishers producing pornography for distribution via Kindle — apparently it’s pretty easy.
News by Dean Fetzer January 17, 2013 (12) comments
A new study from NextMarket Insights indicates last generation eReaders are being passed on to other family members when a person upgrades.
News by Dean Fetzer November 9, 2012 (5) comments
A new app for IOS and Android allows DRM’d files to be read on devices other than Kindle or Nooks - with the prospect of more to come.
News by Dean Fetzer November 8, 2012 (1) comments
Now you Can Get Your DC Comics Fix on Your eReader - as long it’s via Apple, Amazon or Barnes and Noble
News by Christopher Shultz October 23, 2012 (4) comments
The Txtr Beagle hopes to make a splash in the eBook community, but will the lack of features and the truth behind its low price steer consumers away?
News by Rob W. Hart September 20, 2012 (3) comments
Wal-Mart will no longer carry Kindle devices. They didn't say why, but the writing is on the wall--supporting the Kindle is tantamount to supporting the enemy.
News by Rob W. Hart August 16, 2012 (3) comments
Sony has released a new eReader, and it's perfectly nice... but a little too expensive and way late to the party.
News by Rob W. Hart July 3, 2012 (9) comments
A hotel in the United Kingdom will no longer keep copies of The Bible in bedside tables, trading them in for Kindles loaded with the religious text.
News by Rob W. Hart June 7, 2012 (4) comments
We still need editors in the digital age. Case in point: A find/replace swap goes awry, replacing every instance of the word "kindled" with the word "Nookd" in a digital copy of 'War and Peace'.
News by Rob W. Hart May 3, 2012 (3) comments
Target is dumping the Kindle from stores as part of an "ongoing review"--which might have something to do with the company's new focus on the iPad and Apple products.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 30, 2012 (8) comments
Amazon may be on everyone's naughty list this year, but they're still the easiest game in town when it comes to self-publishing and selling your book. You just have to work the kinks out, first.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 5, 2012 (1) comments
Rejoice, Spanish speaking individuals! Amazon has finally rolled out an all-Español Kindle section, complete with trashy Harlequin novels and English classics like 'Pride and Prejudice.'
News by Rob W. Hart March 27, 2012 (1) comments
For nearly an hour today, you couldn't buy any eBooks from Amazon. Considering they control a lion's share of the market, they just lost a lot of sales--and maybe some faith from the consumer?
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 21, 2012 (16) comments
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing makes profiting from a book or novel seem ridiculously easy. I've got an unpublished manuscript that I'm willing to sacrifice, so let's see just how simple this is.
News by Rob W. Hart
Amazon's Kindle Singles program has moved 2 million units in 14 months, raising the question of whether we should be impressed.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 23, 2012 (2) comments
Amazon continues to strong-arm its way into improved sales at the cost of small publishers. They should go pick on someone their own size but... there really isn't anyone left.
News by Rob W. Hart January 13, 2012 (4) comments
Authors who are participating in the Kindle Lending Library are seeing increased royalty payments, from a fund Amazon put aside to compensate them.
News by Brandon Tietz December 30, 2011 (6) comments
It used to be the only way for an author to sign your Kindle was to flip the thing over and take a Sharpie to it. But Kindlegraph is bringing author signatures into the digital age.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen December 1, 2011 (7) comments
Whether you're shopping for your significant other, or a recent-ish college grad, an eReader may be just the gift you're looking for. Just make sure you get one that suits the recipient's needs.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Amazon Kindle has changed the way consumers get their hands on books. Now the little eBook that could is showing that it can do more, by quietly creeping into libraries. Could this be a good thing?