At the Guardian, Allison Flood attempts to answer an intriguing question: What was the first ebook?
According to a report from BookNet Canada, “Canadian publishers have adapted to the appetite for digital reading and embraced ebook publishing as a new norm.”
Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime.
Technical books, with charts and graphs, have always been a challenge for e-readers like the Kindle. DCL, working with MIT Press, believes it has come up with a solution.
After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.
In an article for the Paris Review, ‘This Month’s Most Expensive E-Books,’ Dan Piepenbring wonders what the limit is that people are willing to pay for an ebook.
In Germany, where fixed price laws demand a level playing field, Amazon’s KDP gave its self-published authors an edge when it came to ebooks.
Taken by the T-Rex might sound like a joke book title to you, but it’s part of an odd and oddly popular self-publishing subculture of monster erotica.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair, VP of Kindle Content, Russ Grandinetti, shared some numbers about consumer usage of Kindle ebooks around the world.
Scribd formally launched ebook subscriptions today and the company CEO said he believes the service could eventually produce $1 billion in annual revenue.