‘Murder in real life is often brutal and short and nasty, and I suppose I like the sort of middle class mystery which a lot of writers despise,’ says author MC Beaton.
Editorials are beginning to appear in UK newspapers encouraging consumers to consider boycotting Amazon and other multinationals who avoid paying UK tax rates.
UK libraries are under pressure to deliver e-books, but evolving technology standards, limited budgets and low demand mean general uncertainty clouds its future.
This week’s edition looks at the troubles counting e-books, why books need ISBNs, the five year history of the Kindle, James Daunt’s UK gamble, and more.
Has e-book consumption plateaued in mature markets? Is there more potential for growth? Or are there simply too many variables left to be able to say right now?
On November 8, The Writing Platform, a day-long event for writers interested in finding out about digital publishing and innovation, will take place in London.
Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, UK publishers anticipated a boom in genre titles and enhanced digital competition.
As the Kindle goes on sale at Waterstones stores, MD James Daunt has been defending the highly criticized decision, insisting it is to his company’s advantage.
Humble Bundle is offering a pay-what-you-will, DRM-free bundle of 13 e-books from top SF authors have sold close to $1m of bundles to 68,000 customers.
We asked our readers two years ago if they had read an enhanced e-book. Over half of survey respondents had not. Now, we’re asking again. Take our survey and tell us if you’ve read an enhanced e-book.