Tag: ebooks

by Porter Anderson

A version of this post first appeared on the SELF-e blog. As reported by The Bookseller in London recently a new partnership, “Pressbooks Public,” will enable SELF-e — the 18-month-old service devised to offer indie e-books to U.S. library patrons — libraries to offer a suite of self-publishing tools to indie authors. Two change leaders, Mitchell […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Should Lena Dunham and Other Self-Publishing Stars Be Feared? (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 2. Your Books Are Getting More Diverse, But the People Publishing Them Aren’t (Jamilah King / Mic) 3. Unusual Bedtime Picture Book a Self-Publishing Success Story (Leanne Italie / the Associated Press) 4. Are We Losing Faith in E-Books? (Michael Kozlowski […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post pulls about even with New York Times in online readership (Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonain) 2. A second Snowden has leaked a mother lode of drone docs (Andy Greenberg / Wired) 3. The nation’s first hospital makerspace for nurses is reinventing medicine (Ben Schiller / Fast Company) 4. Google book-scanning project legal, says […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Washington Post will publish every story on Facebook’s Instant Articles (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Could a university be the savior long-form journalism has been looking for? (Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Publishers: Be sure bad code isn’t making your content disappear for those using ad-blockers (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman  / Guardian) 2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian) 3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET) 4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative […] more »

by Rich Bellis

As we speculated might happen, both of the titles in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy that debuted last week on the E-Book Best-Seller List last week have made mighty leaps up the rankings ahead of the film adaptation’s release this Valentine’s Day. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is now the No. 4 title and “Fifty Shades Freed” No. 9, while Paula […] more »

by Rich Bellis

With a hotly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James bestseller ready to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day, two titles in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy return to the E-Book Best-Seller List. The eponymous first book of the series as well as its third installment, “Fifty Shades Freed,” slide into the No. 18 and No. 21 spots, respectively. If […] more »

by Rich Bellis

The well-known power of media tie-ins to drive sales of best-selling e-books was on ample display in the second half of last year, and the phenomenon shows no signs of diminishing in the first few weeks of 2015. “American Sniper” lands not one but two places on this week’s E-book Best-Seller List as the film adaptation starring Bradley Cooper plays in theaters now. […] more »

by Todd Allen

Much like newspapers and magazines, comics have made the jump to digital. The leap has been just as precarious. The business side of the comics business is something that doesn’t get discussed nearly as much as it should and that can cause some stumbling blocks — particularly for creators striking out on their own. Discovery […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside the NY Times’ audience development strategy (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Google Glass sales halted but firm says kit is not dead (via BBC) 3. Apple: 1 million new iBooks customers each week since iOS 8 launch (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Natasha Vargas-Cooper leaves The Intercept for Jezebel (Nicole Levy & […] more »