Friday, July 19, 2013

Tweets about "self-publish"

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Getting published by Amazon

Kindle: Getting published by Amazon: " . . . . Once you have made your pricing decisions and published your book, you will have to wait between 24-72 hours  Amazon to review it and approve it.  (Your actual book will appear for sale after 12 hours – but wait before promoting simply because other approvals may not yet be in place.) Now is not the time to tell all your Twitter friends and Facebook pals you are a published author… patience grasshopper, patience." (read more at link above)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Kobo unveils Aura HD

Kobo unveils Aura HD, 'Porsche of e-readers' | E-book readers - CNET Reviews: "The dedicated e-reader market, hurt by the rise of the tablet and large-screen smartphones, is widely regarded as being on the downswing. But that hasn't stopped Kobo from announcing the limited-edition $169.99 Kobo Aura HD, a "premium" e-reader with a 6.8-inch screen that the company says is the highest-resolution display available in an e-reader today. The specs list the resolution for the Pearl E Ink display at 1,440x1,080 pixels, 265dpi, and Kobo says the larger 6.8-inch screen size offers "30 percent more reading surface and the closest experience to print-on-paper -- showcasing text and high-resolution images beautifully.""

Thursday, June 20, 2013

DOJ's E-Book Pricing Case Against Apple (Slide Deck)

U.S. v. Apple et al Opening Slides
Here's the DOJ's E-Book Pricing Case Against Apple (Slide Deck) - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That seems to be the gist of the U.S. Justice Department’s case against Apple in a trial over whether the company conspired with five major book publishers to fix prices in the e-book market.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Changing the Way Readers Buy Ebooks

New Ebook Retailer Proposes to Change the Way Readers Buy Ebooks | Digital Book World: "A new ebook retailer proposes to change the way the readers buy ebooks, allowing them to purchase sections of works, mix and match and mash up the licensed works of others with their own work. will also offer users the ability to buy physical books — even their mashed up creations print-on-demand — if they so choose . . .“The consumer demand for control has transformed industries such as music and travel. The change in publishing is similarly inevitable,” Ken Munro, co-founder and CEO of Trust Media Distribution, one of the two firms behind the new site . . . Total Boox, an Israeli start-up, allows readers to add books to a bookshelf and then only pay for what they read." (read more at link above)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reading paper vs digital

This Is Your Brain on E-Books | MIT Technology Review: " . . . . Scientific American takes a look this week at the differences between reading on paper versus reading electronically, from a scientific standpoint. When we move from dead trees to ones and zeroes, do we retain the same amount of information? Does the text and its meaning penetrate as deeply? “The matter is by no means settled,” writes author Ferris Jabr. Nonetheless, there is evidence that indicates that e-reading fails to replicate the “intuitive and satisfying” ways of navigating through longer texts, and that “[i]n turn, such navigational difficulties may subtly inhibit reading comprehension. . . .”

Monday, June 17, 2013

Photographers join self-publishing revolution

How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution | Art and design | The Observer: " . . . Enter Bruno Ceschel, who started the Self Publish, Be Happy website in 2010, with the aim of "celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photobooks through events, publications and online exposure". Since then, SPBH has become a hub for aspiring photographers and artists . . . Ceschel is keen to stress that they are not primarily a publisher, more a platform for self-publishing. "People send us their work," he told me recently, "then we choose what we like and put it up on the site with all the details of how it was made, where it was printed, how much it costs and how to order a copy . . . self-publishing seems like an outgrowth of the 'zine culture that has long flourished around the indie music and skateboard scenes. It is, says Ceschel, all about "thinking and creating outside the mainstream model of publishing, which most young photographers cannot afford or simply don't want to get involved with because it doesn't fit their way of working". In an age when the alternatives to mainstream publishing are increasingly affordable and creatively liberating, self-published photography in all its different forms may yet become the norm. Read interviews with three self-publishing photographers here"

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ebooks Account for 23% of Publisher Revenue in 2012

Ebooks Account for 23% of Publisher Revenue in 2012, Even as Growth Levels | Digital Book World: " . . . Ebooks grew significantly in all categories that the AAP measures and the growth helped buoy all of trade publishing (adult fiction and nonfiction, young adult and children’s, and religious publishing), which was up by 6% on the year to $7.1 billion.

For adult fiction and nonfiction, ebooks were up to nearly $1.3 billion in revenue, a 33% gain from the previous year. . . . "

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eddy Cue Is Key to Apple’s Defense of E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Apple’s Cue Is Key to Defense of E-Book Price-Fixing Case - Businessweek: "Eddy Cue, called “the chief ringleader of the conspiracy” by a Justice Department lawyer, was called to testify today in the Manhattan trial of the government’s lawsuit against Apple. Cue, 48, is Apple’s central negotiator in dealing with the owners of music, magazines, books, movies and television shows. His role will be highlighted as he testifies about leading talks with the six biggest U.S. publishers in late 2009 and early 2010. . . ." (read more at link above)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

BookExpo America - Saturday, June 1

BEA Live Day Three Schedule, Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 3 Channel 1 - BEA Live 1
Adult Book & Author Breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
TBD 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Neil Gaiman 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
TBD 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jim Gaffigan 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TBD 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Today at BEA! 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Repeats of today's content 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Day 3 Channel 2 - BEA Live 2
BEA Highlights Reel 2 8:00AM 1:30 PM
African American Stage: Water Cooler Books – On the Road to a Bestseller – Books that Buzz: John Lewis, Jason Mott, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati (moderator) 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
All Stories Are True: On writing an autobiographical novel: Mitchell Jackson 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
New Adult Crossover: From YA to adult and back again: Samantha Shannon, Sarah J Maas, Rachel Manheimer and Michelle Nagler 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Robbie Robertson 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Meet the Science Fiction Writers of America Jim Hines, Leanna Renee, Jeri Smith-Ready, Laura Anne Gilman 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Star Wars Stage Event –multi publisher program 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Star Wars Reads Day Celebration 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
ForeWord Review Trip for Two Giveaways: Grand Prize is a trip for two to the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival and Second prize is a trip for two to a National Writers Series event 2 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Today at BEA! 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Repeats of today's content 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM

* Schedule subject to change.

Friday, May 31, 2013

BookExpo America - Friday, May 31

BEA Live Day Two Schedule, Friday, May 31, 2013

Day 2 Channel 1 - BEA Live 1
Children's Book & Author Breakfast 1 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Spi 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Devil Inside the Beltway: A Stinging Indictment of the US Government’s Extortion and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine, and Small Business: Michael J. Daugherty 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Roy Williams: You Retire Once. I Retire Everyday. How to Avoid the Financial Pitfalls that Cause You to Run Out of Money in Retirement. 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Romney Family Table & Tyler Whiteside: Ann Romney 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fields of Success: Jeanne Murphy PR 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
China Publishing Import & Export Secrets: Mr. Song Bo 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Hackathon 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Read Russia 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Harlequin 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
A profitable future for Illustrated Books by Nick Clements, Global Publishing Segment Manager at the Hewlett Packard Company 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Returned by Jason Mott 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
IDPF 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet BEA Middle Grade Buzz Authors 2013: Caroline Carlson, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Matthew Ward, Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith, Amy Herrick, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Picture Book Powerhouses: Oliver Jeffers, Loren Long, John Bemlemans Marciano, Judy Schachner, Jan Brett 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Come hear Newbery Medalists Kate DiCamillo and Cynthia Voigt discuss their upcoming books 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Today at BEA! 7:00 PM - 7:05 PM
Repeats of today's content 7:05 PM - 9:00 AM

Day 2 Channel 2 - BEA Live 2
Preserving and Expanding Print Profitability in Declining Volume Scenarios by Dr. Douglas Sexton, Global Publishing Strategies at the Hewlett Packard Company 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Run Something From Yesterday? TBD 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Great Fall 2013 Fiction: Marilyn Dahl (moderator) 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Run Something From Yesterday? TBD 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside The Mystery Writers Studio: Michael Connelly,George Pelecanos David Baldacci Scott Turow Marcia Clark 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet BEA Young Adult Buzz Authors 2013: Rainbow Rowell, Anna Jarzab, Cristin Terrill, Amy Rose Capetta, Sara Farizan, Ellen Myrick (moderator) 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Out of this World: Page Turners for Young Readers: Brandon Mull, Gordon Korman Cathryn Constable, Barry Cunningham (moderator) 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Amy Tan Leigh with Haber (Book Editor, "O" Magazine) 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hackathon 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Genre for Boys: Jon Scieszka, Christopher Krovatin, Brandon Mull, Jack Gantos, Jordan Brown (moderator) 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Realistic Fiction – The next hot genre in Young Adult: Robyn Schneide, Katie Cotugno, Corey Ann Haydu, Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Today at BEA! 7:00 PM - 7:05 PM
Repeats of today's content 7:05 PM - 9:00 AM

Thursday, May 30, 2013

BookExpo America - Thursday, May 30

BEA Live Day One Schedule, Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day 1 Channel 1- BEA Live 1
Adult Book & AuthorBreakfast 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Global Market Forum – Mexico 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A Brother's Honor by BrendaJackson & The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (moderators: GlendaHoward & Natashya Wilson) 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Read Russia 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
B&H Publishing 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Behind the Scenes withBartsBooks Ultimate Business Guides: Bart Jackson 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Russian Literature Translation& The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation: Irina Prokhorova 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
A Different Way to get to aBetter Bottom Line by Boris Hughes, Business Development Manager, Publishingat the Hewlett Packard Company. 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
See No Evil: SpellbindingPolitical Thriller with Dr. Cristina Guarneri 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Creating Best-SellingInteractive eBooks, with Special Guest Inkling: Dan Jost 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Richela Fabian Morgan Tape It& Make It 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Sullivans by BellaAndre 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
American Girl: Beyond theDoctor’s Office: Tween Health Advice Girls Need and Parents Crave: Dr. CaraNatterson 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7x20x21: Ami Greko, Ryan Chapman 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BEA Selects Science Fiction andFantasy: Rose Fox (moderator) 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The New Graphic Novel: Faith Erin Hicks Ed Piskor, Paul Pope, Gene Luen Yang,Calvin Reid (moderator) 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Today at BEA!  6:00 PM - 6:05 PM
Repeats of today's content 6:05 PM - 8:00 AM

Day 1 Channel 2 - BEA Live 2
Meet BEA Adult Buzz Authors 2013: Jennifer Senior, Katy Butler, Sheri Fink, Amy Grace Loyd, Wendy Lower, Eric Lundgren, Ron Hogan (moderator)  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
BEA Bloggers Key Note  10:30 AM - 11:00
Conversation with Jonathan Lethem and Chuck Klosterman  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BEA Selects Mystery  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Conversation with A. Scott Berg  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
BEA Selects Romance  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
GMF Mexico 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
IDPF Reception 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
IDPF Innovation Award Presentation 4:45PM - 5:00 PM
BEA Selects Literary Fiction: Louisa Ermelino 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Today at BEA! 5:30 PM - 5:35 PM
Repeats of today's content 5:35 PM - 9:00 AM

* Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BookExpo America - Wednesday, May 29

(Live Streaming BEA 2013 begins Thursday, May 30th)

Wednesday, May 29
9:30 am – 5:30 pm BEA Conference Program
9:30 am – 5:30 pm Global Market Forum: Mexico
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

11:00 am – 5:00 pm CIROBE Remainders and Sidelines Pavilions Open Early
(NOTE: Only the Remainders and Sidelines Pavilions are open during this time, the rest of the Exhibit Hall opens Thursday, May 30)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Press Room Hours
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Annual Children’s Book Art Auction and Reception (ticket required)

Monday, May 27, 2013

E-Books Are Transforming the Book Industry

A shift toward e-books is transforming the book industry. BookExpo America, held this week in New York, will have about 12,000 attendees at North America's biggest trade-book show--

E-Books Are Gripping Story at BookExpo America - . . . BookExpo is also a crucial social venue for people in the book industry, and a focal point for discussion of industry issues. This year there will be panel sessions on such topics as "Facebook FB -2.98% 2.0: Advanced Strategies for Book Sales," plus author events, including one Saturday called "Creating the Ultimate Book Club Experience" that will feature Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb. Some have reason for optimism. Publisher net revenue for fiction and nonfiction titles grew 7% to $15 billion in 2012 compared with 2011, according to BookStats, a recent study by two book-industry groups. However, publisher net revenue from bricks-and-mortar bookstores declined 7% to $7.5 billion in 2012, according to the same study. E-book sales are growing, and in 2012 represented 20% of publisher revenue. . . . (read more at link above)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spanish-Language eBook Retailer

World's Leading Spanish-Language eBook Retailer Comes To U.S.
PR Newswire (press release)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's largest retailer of eBooks in Spanish, opened its portal for business in the United States today. The new portal allows Spanish-language readers to download more than 50,000 more at link above and below

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