Tag Archives: ebooks

Pottermore Promises to Bring the World of Harry Potter to Life

24 Apr

J. K. Rowling
Image from Pottermore Press Kit

I’m not a Potter-head. Let’s start things off by making that very clear. I do enjoy watching the films from time to time, lately in knitted envy more than anything else. I’ve read up to halfway through book five, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. My friends and I did make up paper magic wands for when we saw the last film, but that’s about the maximum geekery I’ve indulged in with Harry Potter.

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Tablets to Take Over?

19 Mar

Unless you’ve been in a coma lately, you realize how quickly the market for tablets such as the iPad has grown. Many think iPads and other tablets eventually will outsell traditional computers as people continue to want smaller and more user-friendly devices.

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Penguin vs Amazon – Book Fights Reach Libraries

20 Feb

Previously on Penguin vs. Amazon, Amazon cut prices for Penguin’s new releases of ebooks down to a discount price of $9.99. Penguin retaliated on April 1st by refusing to let Amazon carry any of its new ebook releases anymore. Amazon counterattacked by making those same books, in hardback form, that $9.99 price. Other companies had long since come to agreements with Amazon on pricing deals, but Penguin was stubborn. Eventually, Penguin too came to an agreement, and all seemed finally at peace. The peace was tenuous, however, and all knew that it would only be a matter of time.

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Kindle Fire: Rekindling the Love for Kindle

29 Sep

Amazon recently announced its newest line of Kindles. They are the Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G, and the Kindle Fire (great pun, right?). Affordable, simple, functional, the new Kindles prove Amazon hasn’t been completely asleep in the tech-race.

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From the Publisher’s Desk: The Semi-Latest Book Publishing Industry News, 4/3/10

3 Apr

So this Saturday finds me up at the office with the blinds shut on my window while getting caught up on a variety of things that I didn’t get done during this four-day week that had a two-day trip out to Abilene wedged into it to discuss all things wind energy: approving pending requisitions, sending out belated emails, and closing out weekly reports. Plus, to top it all off, with all the running around, I didn’t even remotely have time to watch over my rss feeds like I normally would so that’s why this is the semi-latest publishing news as it comes from the week of March 22-26. On the other hand, this week’s news has been dominated by all things iPad and until I actually get to play around with one, I’ll try to stay out of that discussion.

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Take a Poll About Free Webinars

17 Mar

Got a book in you? Interested in writing, editing and/or book design? How about marketing a book? Take TSTC Publishing’s poll to help us design upcoming free book publishing Webinars. We’re looking at taking our acquired knowledge of book publishing and making it available to aspiring authors, designers, editors and anyone else with an interest in the book industry.

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Publishing Word of the Day: Repurposing

20 Nov

old-books.jpgRepurposing

The process by which content is reformatted for distribution via widely varied delivery systems.

(From the forthcoming TSTC Publishing Glossary.)

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