Category Archives: eBook

NANOWRIMO: Write a Cosmo Red-Hot Read!

It’s the night before NanoWrimo and all the writers are dreaming of glory. Or writing 50,000 words in one month that they can then edit and polish and submit. And hope that someone is buying more zombies, or steampunk or whatever your fertile imagination is about to unleash on the world. If by any chance, …

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The Billionaire Collection

I love the fact that our Harlequin Presents editors knew, almost a decade ago, that a successful Presents hero had to be a billionaire. In our current economy, a millionaire is not all that swoon worthy. I also love the new packaging we’ve put on some of our favorite titles being reissued in ebook format …

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USA TODAY: How ebooks Changed Everything

From an article posted yesterday about how ebooks changed everything in publishing. Some of the highlights: Random House, the USA’s largest publisher, says more than 20% of U.S. revenue in the first half of this year were from digital sales. Tina Jordan, AAP: “a best-selling title from a branded author can run upwards of 30% …

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New Sony Reader

Paid Content has an article today on Sony’s new Reader as stumbled upon from a Dutch product page that had information on the new device.   They find the price — guessing at between $150 and $190 US — high, which I agree with. However, European prices are substantially higher than American prices so it may …

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Romancing the Tablet

How Harlequin is revolutionizing the ebook market is in the Globe & Mail today. The writer has so many facts correct: how romance readers have embraced ebooks (because we are the biggest and most powerful group of readers and we understand the benefits of ebooks); how romance readers had been forming friendly online communities long …

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BISG Study Reveals E-Book Buyers Are Accelerating Their Move Away From Print

Since the post below on author brand fail mentions the seismic shifts the publishing industry is experiencing, I thought this press release from the Book Industry Study Group would be useful to share in its entirety. Note the huge uptake in ebook reading since Christmas (we see a big uptake every year because people receive ereaders …

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How to Borrow an ebook from your Library

Dear Author has a post today explaining how to do it: http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2010/07/18/dear-jane-how-do-i-check-out-electronic-books-from-the-library/

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Harlequin Digital Innovations

Business Week covers eBooks in their current issue with an article by Spencer Ante, Averting a Digital Horror Story. Harlequin’s CEO Donna Hayes is quoted: “Harlequin CEO Donna Hayes says electronic books account for about 6% of total sales now, but she expects that to double in a few years. She says digital sales appear to …

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Publishing Predictions: Mark Coker from Smashwords

As the new year starts, there are numerous articles and blogs about the future of publishing. I’m capturing a few of the highlights. This post is taken in its entirety from today’s MediaBistro. They interviewed Mark Coker from Smashwords and asked What Do You See Happening to the Book Publishing Industry 10 Years from today? …

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Amazon sells more eBooks than print Books on Xmas day

I’m a little late to the party but Amazon did issue a press release saying they sold more eBooks on Christmas Day than print books.  Yes, this does show eBooks are continuing to increase in popularity, but it highlights the number of people downloading titles onto the bright and shiny new Kindle they received as …

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