Scribd Knows Your State's Favorite eBook

Scribd Knows Your State's Favorite eBook

News by Peter Derk March 13, 2014
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
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
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'.
Library Without Paper Books Opens in Texas

Library Without Paper Books Opens in Texas

News by Sean May
A new public library in San Antonio, TX has opened, but it has one big distinction: it stocks no paper books whatsoever.
In Soviet Russia: eReader Data Can Change How We Write

In Soviet Russia: eReader Data Can Change How We Write

News by Nathan Scalia
eBooks are reading the readers by collecting data over reading habits. How is this changing the writing landscape?

2014: A Retrospective of the Year in Books

Column by Cath Murphy December 23, 2013
Tired of 2013? Step into my time machine, fast forward a year and find out what happened on the literary scene in 2014.
Kindle Matchbook

UPDATED - Big News From Amazon: Matchbook And GoodReads Integration

News by Christopher Shultz October 29, 2013
In a move sure to excite and annoy, Amazon to offer free/cheap eBook downloads of physical book purchases, plus direct access to GoodReads on the new Paperwhites.
McDonald’s to Offer eBooks With Food

McDonald’s to Offer eBooks With Food

News by Dean Fetzer October 14, 2013
In November, the fast food chain is pioneering a new distribution model by offering access to new eBooks from Dorling Kindersley’s Amazing World series.
Wearable eReaders? What’ll They Think of Next

Wearable eReaders? What’ll They Think of Next?

News by Dean Fetzer October 8, 2013
San Francisco based startup Scribd is thinking beyond eReaders. Apparently Google Glass-like wearable tech is the next big thing.
Eight Free eBooks Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks You Should Read

Eight Free eBooks Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks You Should Read

News by Dean Fetzer October 7, 2013
"If you read all of the works above, you will have profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world."
BookSmash Challenge

HarperCollins BookSmash Challenge Aims To "Re-Imagine" The Book

News by Christopher Shultz
App developers gained access to HarperCollins OpenSource API in a competition to "break the binding" of traditional reading experiences.
Oyster App

Oyster: The Netflix For eBooks?

News by Christopher Shultz September 9, 2013
For about ten bucks a month, you can access over 100,000 books via your iPhone. Sounds a lot like Netflix to me, but will it catch on?
‘A Feast for Crows’ eBook Littered with George RR Martin’s Name

‘A Feast for Crows’ eBook Littered with George RR Martin’s Name

News by Dean Fetzer August 30, 2013
In a hilarious turn of events, errors in an eBook version of a book by the ‘Game of Thrones’ author have caused his name to be substituted in hilarious ways.
DALEK I Loved You by Nick Griffiths

Massive Doctor Who-Themed eBook Bundle Now Available

News by Christopher Shultz August 8, 2013
For a limited time, you can download—for dirt cheap!—memoirs from fans and Doctor Who producers, episode guids and compendiums. If you're a Whovian, this is pretty cool.
Freebook Sifter

New Web Tool Aggregates Free eBooks

News by Christopher Shultz August 5, 2013
'Freebook Sifter' cuts out all those expensive eBooks and gives you what you want—the freebies!

Priming The Pump: Selling Your eBook On Amazon Isn't As Easy As It Seems

Column by Erik Wecks August 5, 2013
Today, eBooks have created more opportunities for indie authors than ever before, but it is one thing to publish an eBook. It's another to make it sell.
Free Library of Philadelphia Airport Exhibit

Libraries Popping Up in Airports Offer Free Books to Travelers

News by Christopher Shultz July 30, 2013
Local librarians are soothing the aches of modern air travel with the joy of reading.
Book Country eBookstore

Book Country eBookstore Unveiled for Self-Published Authors

News by Dean Fetzer
Penguin has just announced a new way for self-published authors to sell their books — via a new store set up on the company’s online community website.
Happy 130th birthday Kafka!

Kafka’s Letters Released as eBooks for his 130th Birthday

News by Dean Fetzer
In honor of Franz Kafka’s birthday, Schocken Press has re-released five of the author’s letters exclusively as eBooks.
Amazon Patents ‘DVD Extras’ for eBooks

New Amazon Patent Seeks to Add “DVD Extras” to eBooks

News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013
In another new application, the retail giant has been awarded a patent aimed at enhancing your reading experience with “personalized content”.
No Names, No Jackets: E-Book Discovery Site

New eBook Discovery Site Retains Simplicity - and Anonymity

News by Dean Fetzer June 28, 2013
A newish, stripped down site with no advertising, author names or other details that showcase the content of a book - just a sample chapter to help make your mind up.
Amazon Publishing Has First Million-Copy Hit

‘Hangman’s Daughter’ Series Sells Over a Million Copies for Amazon Publishing

News by Dean Fetzer
Amazon’s publishing venture gets its first million-copy seller with the popular three-volume series.
Pirated eBook Versions of 'Joyland' Appear Online

Pirated eBook Versions of 'Joyland' Appear Online

News by Dean Fetzer June 17, 2013
Only weeks after Stephen King hit the headlines for not releasing an eBook version of his latest, rumours of electronic copies circulating on the Internet have surfaced.