Tag: kobo

by Carla King

Title: Which Self-Publishing Platform is Best for You? Instructor: Carla King, founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp Join us for a 1-hour training exploring the major self-publishing companies to learn what each company provides in the way of book creation services and distribution. This session will identify challenges that authors often face when making this first crucial […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tor and Bitlit offer discounted e-books to print-book owners (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 2. President Obama unveils plan to give 10k free e-books to low-income kids (Kwame Opam / The Verge) 3. Want to succeed in self-publishing? Watch the money (Drucilla Shultz / Publishers Weekly) 4. How to make multi-channel publishing profitable (Hal Robinson […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Subscription services for e-books: Like Netflix, like Spotify, or not at all? (Bill Rosenblatt / Forbes) 2. Which authors do subscription services benefit? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 3. Ghomeshi bio to be first original title published by Kobo (Laura Godfrey / Publishers Weekly) 4. Four of the big five have new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book revenues are up — but without e-books, they’d be plummeting (Kelsey McKinney / Vox) 2. Why it’s difficult for your library to lend e-books (Adam Vaccaro / Boston.Com) 3. Publishers offer free/discounted e-books of the print books you own with Bitlit (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 4. Should Barnes and Noble and Kobo suspend […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hachette apologizes to authors caught in Amazon dispute (Dan Hart / Bloomberg) 2. On the joy of e-books (Margaret Drabbe / Guardian) 3. The real reason enhanced e-books haven’t taken off (Peter Costanzo / Digital Book World) 4. BitLit, Kobo founder raise seed funding for print-to-e-book app (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 5. How […] more »

by Julie Keck

NOTE: Starting next week, our E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup will come out on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays. Now on Thursdays we will share our weekly Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, leading up to our bi-weekly #EdShift Twitter chats on the first and third Fridays of each month. ***** 1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax / Reuters) 2. ‘OverDrive': app makes it easy to borrow e-books (Marc Saltzman / USA Today) 3. London Book Fair sets digital conference lineup (Publishers Weekly) 4. ALLi, Kobo team up on indie author campaign (Mercy Pilkington / Good eReader) 5. First self-publishing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E Ink records a quarterly profit as e-reader sales increase (Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. The photobook format is up for grabs (Pete Brooks / Wired) 3. E-books continue surge at Hatchette, driving revenues increase (Digital Book World) 4. Bowker: Smashwords in the top producer of e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Judge appoints a monitor to keep an eye on Apple e-books biz (Josh Lowensohn / CNET) 2. Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, arrives on the iPad (Salvidor Rodriguez / LA Times) 3. Paper powers Disney’s futuristic e-books (Colin Daileda / Mashable) 4. Self-published pornographic e-books cause trouble for Amazon, Kobo (Carolyn Kellog / LA […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. U.S. judge wants external monitor for Apple in e-books case (Reuters) 2. Taking another look at e-book upstart Kobo (Forbes) 3. Self-publishing on a shoestring (Huffington Post) 4. One author on self-publishing: “I was sick of rejection” (Guardian) 5. E-books breathe new life into novellas (Forbes)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your […] more »