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What’s in your inbox?: Staying informed about publishing

While we would love to be able to say that this blog can bring you all the information you could possibly need to know about publishing, that wouldn’t be true. … Continue reading

June 29, 2012

War and Peace gets “NOOKd”: How platforms can affect content (even inadvertently!)

I had to laugh when I read about a publisher’s error that resulted in some interesting edits in Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace. Due to a simple find-and-replace snafu, all instances … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

Working with the Evil Empire, part III: Kindle edition

This is the final segment of a series of posts by Casey Brown, Emerson College publishing graduate student and an author who has self-published through Amazon’s CreateSpace. To learn more … Continue reading

June 26, 2012

Penguin announces new ebook lending pilot program

It wasn’t all that long ago that Penguin abruptly pulled its ebook titles from OverDrive, the service it partnered with for e-distribution to libraries, citing (somewhat vague) security concerns. Two … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Top News of the Week

DoJ settlement to start Spring 2013? According to Publishers Weekly, “Motions made late last week pertaining to lawsuits filed against Apple and five publishers over e-book price fixing charges give … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

A crash course in technology terminology: What does it mean for publishing?

As technology continues to play a more central role in business strategy and as technology continues to shape the publishing world, more and more publishers are diving head first into … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Update! More details emerge about Kobo Writing Life

In an article posted last week I drew comparison between Writing Life, Kobo’s new self-publishing platform, and three other existing platforms: Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Barnes & Noble’s PubIt!, … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

Amazon and U.S. government collaborate in international learning initiative

Mysterious things are afoot in the world of cultural diplomacy and English language education. The digital revolution has moved beyond the marble halls of the Department of Justice and into … Continue reading

June 19, 2012

Coliloquy: Choose your own adventure…and possibly everyone else’s, too

Over the weekend I plopped myself on my couch with my smartphone and read Dead Letter Office by Kira Snyder, a young adult “active fiction” ebook published by Coliloquy. Technically an app, Dead … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Print book nostalgia…in a perfume bottle

So word around the stacks is that there’s a new fragrance on the shelves called “Paper Passion,” a perfume inspired by the smell of books. Yes, you heard me. Literary … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Kobo launches Writing Life, its new self-publishing platform: How does it stack up?

Canadian-based and Japanese-owned Kobo, the popular ereading services company, announced last week that it would soon begin its foray into the self-publishing world. Kobo’s new self-publishing platform is called Writing … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

Working with the Evil Empire, part II: Distribution, pricing, and royalties

In my first post of this series, I talked you through how I decided to publish with CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this installment, we’re going to focus on a … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Have it your way: Designing your own ereader cover

In a post back in March, fellow Appazoogler Jenka Eusebio wrote about ereader covers as fashion accessories and how these customized covers have an almost irresistible, charming appeal. I have to … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Life after the cover

As my friends at Appazoogle can tell you, I’ve been running around saying crazy things like “books don’t need covers anymore!” for the last several months. And this week, I’ve … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 1 Comment
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