I went back to Bouchercon on Friday and Saturday and caught as many panels as I could, given my other responsibilities this weekend (why does everything always happen at the same time? Argh). [Check out Sunita’s report from Friday] Unfortunately I had evening commitments both days, so I couldn’t hang ... more >
The laments I hear about ebooks is the loss of the book culture. There is the loss of the smell and feel of books. There is the loss of the interpersonal connection of books. There is the loss of the cultural signal of book covers. Some see value in the ... more >
In my continuing series about ebooks and epublishers, I want to know what are the things that are keeping people from buying an epublished book. You can check as many items as are true for you.
Did you know that Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan wrote a book about romance? They did and it came out today. It’s called Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance. BooksonBoard has it 25% using SmartonBoard coupon code. The bosom sightings posts at SmartBitches is hilarious. February ... more >
An ebook publisher contacted me about the post I had regarding “What An eBook File Should Contain“. Specifically, many of us asked for a blurb or excerpt to appear at the front of the book. The publisher isn’t sure where to put it though. The blurb and excerpt are ... more >
Authors’ Guild wants its authors to withhold ebook rights until AG is done looking into the matter, but Publishers Weekly has an article about why ebooks are here to say and how different publishers are experimenting with concepts to harness technology to boost sales. 80% of teens have a cellphone ... more >