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Goodreads Plugin for Calibre

Goodreads Plugin for Calibre

First off, let me put forward the developer’s caution.  Goodreads allows only a limited number of software calls per minute.  If you make too many, Goodreads might block this.  If you are using this sync for the first time and… more

Managing your TBR pile with Calibre

Managing your TBR pile with Calibre

For long time readers of this blog, Calibre is an indispensable tool for tracking my reading library. I shop primarily at Amazon but if I have coupons or see deals at other sites, I’ll buy there as well.  Plus, I have over… more

Enhanced ebooks v. Collector’s Hardcovers

Enhanced ebooks v. Collector’s Hardcovers

Enhanced ebooks have been the talk of publishing for quite some time, primarily because I believe publishers thought that they could halt price erosion with the promise of a book that had extras. Enhanced ebooks really haven’t taken off, but… more

Discounts and book hoarding

Discounts and book hoarding

A guy I knew in law school had a mental list of actresses whose careers he wished would tank so he would get to see them in Playboy or some B movie. In other words, the decline of an actress’s… more

A review of the 2012 publishing predictions

A review of the 2012 publishing predictions

Last January I made 10 publishing predictions. I thought it would be fun to review these predictions. Next week I’ll post my 2013 publishing predictions. 1. (TRUE) More authors will self publish than in 2011. I promise that this was… more