BFS-Auto book-scanning robot

Page-Scanning Robot "Reads" 250 Pages in a Minute

News by Dean Fetzer November 21, 2012
Aimed at book digitization, this amazingly fast robot takes two photos of every page!

Adventures in Self-Publishing Part 4: I Did A Whole Bunch of Stuff!

Column by Rob Hart November 19, 2012
Last month, I hadn't really done anything to promote my novella. So this month, I worked a lot harder at it. And it helped. A little. I think?
Libraries want to lend books - and it helps readers find books they like!

Surprise! eBook Borrowers Buy Books Too!

News by Dean Fetzer
A new survey suggests that people in the US who borrow eBooks from libraries also buy books - suggesting publishers have got it wrong.
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

New Erotic Novel Sells 100,000 Copies in First Week

News by Dean Fetzer November 6, 2012
An erotic novel in a similar vein to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has stormed the bestseller charts in its first week.
Shakespeare iPad Apps

Love, Murder, and Betrayal? There’s an App For That

News by Dan Shewan November 1, 2012
Two of Shakespeare's most beloved plays go digital with the release of two new iPad apps.
Txtr Beagle $13 eReader

German Tech Company Announces $13 eReader, But There’s a Catch

News by Christopher Shultz October 23, 2012
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?
Humble eBook Bundle

Humble Bundle Proves eBook Prices Can Be Cheap AND Profitable

News by Christopher Shultz October 18, 2012
With authors like Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and John Scalzi in tow, the Humble eBook Bundle gives a'plenty and asks for little in return.
Amazon To Refund eBook Purchases

Gimme My Money: Amazon To Refund eBook Purchases

News by Dave Reuss
Amazon might be cutting you a check for $1.32 soon. Thank you, Amazon?
Free Poe Stories For Halloween

Poe Pro Bono: Free Scary Stories For Halloween

News by Dave Reuss October 15, 2012
To get you in the Halloween spirit, here's everything Edgar Allan Poe has ever written. For free.
'Shakedown' by James Ellroy

Digital Publisher Releases New eNovella by James Ellroy, 'Shakedown'

News by Rob Hart October 10, 2012
Byliner, a publisher focused on original fiction and nonfiction written to be "read in a single sitting," has just released a digital-only novella by one of the masters of crime fiction.
"The Silent History", The eBook That Makes You Travel

The Silent History: The eBook That Makes You Travel

News by Benoît Lelièvre October 10, 2012
A new eBook is proposing a new, revolutionary way to read and experience literature. "The Silent History" is the novel that makes you travel.
News, J.K. Rowling, eBooks

J.K. Rowling's New Book Already Garnering One-Star Reviews--From People Upset Over The Price

News by Rob Hart September 27, 2012
'The Casual Vacancy,' the new novel from J.K. Rowling, hits stores today--but the eBooks is priced at $17.99, causing quite a bit of consternation.
cancer awareness month, eBooks, Marcus Sakey, Scar Tissue, Team Julian

Author Marcus Sakey is fighting cancer, with eBooks

News by Benoît Lelièvre September 25, 2012
Award-winning crime fiction writer Marcus Sakey will give 100 percent of profits from an eBook to Team Julian Foundation, dedicated to fight pediatric cancer.
Hachette Raising Prices On eBooks It Sells To Libraries

Hachette Raising Prices On The eBooks It Sells To Libraries

News by Rob Hart
Hachette will increase the price of eBooks it sells to library wholesalers--which probably means less eBooks available in libraries.
Harper Voyager To Accept Unagented Manuscripts

The Editor Will See You Now: Harper Voyager To Accept Unagented Manuscripts

News by Kimberly Turner September 14, 2012
Harper Voyager, HarperCollins's sci-fi and fantasy imprint, will hold an open call for manuscripts to discover talented new authors from October 1-14. Are they looking for you?

Top 10 Reasons People Use To Justify Pirating Digital Content (And Why They’re Wrong)

Column by Rob Hart August 31, 2012
Pirating is illegal, yet it's become so mainstreamed that people do it without batting an eye. Pirates offer up plenty of reasons for why they do it--but none of those reasons hold water.
Publishers Agree To $69 Million Settlement In Price Fixing Scandal

Three Publishers Agree To $69 Million Settlement In eBook Price Fixing Scandal

News by Rob Hart August 30, 2012
Three publishers named in the eBook price fixing lawsuits will settle for $69 million--money that will go back to eBook buyers in the form of refunds. Tiny, tiny refunds.
Amazon Steps Up Publishing Game, Kobo Throws In With Indie Bookstores

Amazon Steps Up Its Publishing Game While Kobo Throws In With Indie Bookstores

News by Rob Hart August 30, 2012
Amazon will make its eBooks available to sites like Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Kobo will partner with indie bookstores to sell eBooks--will they succeed where Google failed?
Author Larry McMurtry Downsizes Used Bookstore in Archer City

Author Larry McMurtry Downsizes Used Bookstore in Archer City

News by John Jarzemsky August 13, 2012
Author Larry McMurtry is auctioning off nearly two thirds of his used and rare books collection housed in his Archer City business, Booked Up.
Singularity & Co. Rescues Vintage Sci-Fi From The Abyss

Singularity & Co. Rescues Vintage Sci-Fi From The Abyss

News by Kimberly Turner
A new Brooklyn-based bookstore is giving forgotten, out-of-print Sci-Fi books a second chance by tracking down their copyright holders and creating free or low-cost digital versions.
HipType Provides Detailed Analytics For eBooks

HipType Provides Detailed Analytics For eBooks

News by Kimberly Turner August 6, 2012
A new startup aims to provide authors and publishers with detailed information about readers' ebook habits, but could too much data analysis suck the creativity out of publishing?
DOJ Responds To Comments On eBook Pricing Fixing Lawsuit

DOJ Responds To Comments On eBook Price Fixing Lawsuit

News by Rob Hart July 24, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has been soliciting comments on its eBook price fixing lawsuit--and the agency has issued its response to said comments.
Penguin Digital Distribution w/ NY and Brooklyn Library

Penguin Signs Deal for Digital Distribution with New York and Brooklyn Library Systems

News by John Jarzemsky
Penguin publishing, the largest publisher in America, has announced a deal with the New York and Brooklyn Public libraries to make digital copies of its entire catalog available to both systems.
eBooks Outsell Hardcovers

eBooks Outsell Hardcovers For The First Time In The U.S.

News by Kimberly Turner June 18, 2012
According to the Association of American Publishers, eBooks have taken the sales crown from hardcovers, $282.3M to $229.6M in the first quarter of 2012. Does this mark a turning point in publishing?
Thomas Pynchon coming to eBooks

Thomas Pynchon's Books Finally Getting The Digital Treatment

News by Rob Hart June 13, 2012
The famously reclusive author has shunned digital conversions of his work--but Penguin Press has just announced they finally got him to acquiesce.