The Book as the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Column by Bart Bishop
On Keith Houston's 'The Book' and why having a physical copy of a book is still important.

What $100 Of eBook Marketing Advice Is Really Worth

Column by Peter Derk September 14, 2016 (6) comments
If a guy were to buy $100 of eBook marketing materials, how much would it earn him?

Bookstores As Innovators

Column by Leah Dearborn
The truth is that books and printers have always stretched the limits of technology, and over the past decade or so, bookstores have fought declining sales with creativity.
Kindle VoiceView

Amazon Adapts Kindle for Visually Impaired Readers

News by Raine Winters
VoiceView brings a new dimension to eReading.

The Life Cycle of Books

Column by Leah Dearborn
What happens to books when they are disposed of, and how much material does it actually take to print a single novel?
Product Review: Google's Editions at Play

Product Review: Google's Editions at Play

Review by Leah Dearborn March 28, 2016 (1) comments
“We sell books that cannot be printed” – that's the slogan for Google's new publishing initiative, Editions at Play.

Product Review: Shelfie

Column by Christopher Shultz October 26, 2015 (1) comments
The best way to acquire eBook versions of the physical books you already own.

How Libraries Acquire Books (Because Most People, Including Digital Piracy Advocates, Don't Seem To Understand This)

Column by Rob Hart October 21, 2015 (7) comments
Some people say there's no difference between pirating a book and getting it from the library. Here's why that's stupid and wrong.
Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down

Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down, Future of eBooks In Question

News by Peter Derk September 24, 2015 (1) comments
What does the Oyster shutdown and the fall in eBook sales all mean, really?

Confessions of a Closeted eBook Lover

Column by Christopher Shultz
As far as book mediums go, I'm no monogamist...
Ohio Couple’s Photo used on “A Gronking to Remember” Cover

Ohio Couple’s Photo used on “A Gronking to Remember” Cover

News by Raine Winters May 4, 2015 (2) comments
This is a “gronking” they’d like to forget.
Penguin Random House Puts Books on Trains

Penguin Random House Puts Books on Trains

News by Raine Winters
Amtrak will feature excerpts in eBook format.
App Allows Users to Sanitize Books for ‘Cleaner’ Reading

App Allows Users to Sanitize Books for ‘Cleaner’ Reading

News by Raine Winters March 9, 2015 (8) comments
Clean Reader can censor any eBook in its library — but should it?
Kindle And Some Serious Sweat Can Digitize Your Books

Kindle And Some Serious Sweat Can Digitize Your Books

News by Peter Derk February 6, 2015 (2) comments
Kindle Convert is the app that opens the joy of page-by-page scanning to all readers.

Where To Buy Cheap eBooks

Column by Christopher Shultz December 4, 2014 (4) comments
Here are some of the best places to shop if you're looking for non-paper-based books at discounted prices.
Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

News by Peter Derk August 13, 2014 (2) comments
A new Wall Street Journal article points out all the ways public libraries are killing it in the eBook market.
Amazon's New Digital Battle Plan

All Your Money Are Belong To Us: Amazon's New Digital Battle Plan

News by Peter Derk July 16, 2014 (8) comments
Amazon is testing a Netflix-style service for eBooks and audio eBooks.

Finding Success When Your Back is Against The Wall

Column by Dean Fetzer June 17, 2014 (3) comments
After a decade of struggling with the traditional publishing model, author John A. A. Logan decided to self-publish his fifth book on Christmas day 2011 — and found the success he'd been after.
BitLit: Turn Your Physical Books Into eBooks

BitLit: Turn Your Physical Books Into eBooks

News by Peter Derk May 23, 2014 (2) comments
BitLit is a new service that allows users to scan their physical books and then purchase the eBook version at a reduced cost. Does it work and what could it mean for bookstores?

Digital Piracy Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Us, Said No Writer, Ever. 6 Reasons It's a Bigger Threat Than You Think

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard April 29, 2014 (11) comments
Illegal downloads of an author's work are a necessary evil, free PR, and goshdarnit! downright flattering. Meanwhile, somewhere, a pirate is laughing...
Scribd Knows Your State's Favorite eBook

Scribd Knows Your State's Favorite eBook

News by Peter Derk March 13, 2014 (5) comments
Online eBook subscription service Scribd has released a state-to-state list of the most read eBooks.

Product Review: TowerBabel

Column by Christopher Shultz March 13, 2014 (2) comments
With the numerous self-publishing options available to authors, TowerBabel stands out with a few tricks up its sleeves.

Is Self-Publishing Good for You?

Column by Robbie Blair February 26, 2014 (3) comments
Indie publishing has changed over the years, and is now a viable path to success. That said, it requires far more work (and especially non-writing work) than you may realize.
Ten More Questions with 'The Moment Before' Author, Suzy Vitello

Ten More Questions with 'The Moment Before' Author, Suzy Vitello

Interview by Erin Reel
Suzy Vitello — LitReactor instructor, editor, and author — answers ten more questions upon the release of her new YA novel, 'The Moment Before'.