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 >
Shannon Stacey pointed out a new epublisher launching on April Fool’s Day 2009. As the publisher came to defend herself in the comments, I assume that this is not some elaborate joke. Given this blurb on the submissions page of Cherry Lane Press, my new metric for choosing epublishers is ... more >
Photo by takomabibelot Kassia Kroszer of Booksquare fame posted on Friday an article addressing the publishing industry’s failure to recognize its own money making potential. Publishing views itself on the decline. Print newspaper book review sections have gone the way of the dinosaur. According to the article in NY Magazine, ... more >