Posts Tagged ‘ ebooks ’

Are iBooks The New Podcasts?

Mar 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, Podcast Distribution, Podcasting

The Apple iPad will be available starting this Saturday – and it looks like the company has another hit product. Pre-orders are in the hundreds of thousands and iPad suppliers are forecasting 8 million to 10 million iPad shipments in 2010. That’s a lot of iPads – and a lot of people that will now […]



Buying A Book For The Kindle Is Digital Russian Roulette

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, iPhone

The Amazon Kindle may be a failure as a new media platform, but it’s great for reading books, right?

Maybe not.

Based on the experience of Gear Diary’s Dan Cohen, buying a book on the Kindle platform is a game of digital Russian roulette.



The Failure Of The Kindle As A New Media Platform

Jun 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, General

The Kindle book reader is a technological wonder – but some bloggers are beginning to recognize that the device is a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The Kindle looks like it should be a new media platform, but it’s primary focus is old media.

As a result, supporting the Kindle is, at least for some bloggers, a waste of time.



Publisher Offers Titles in Multiple Formats, One-Time Price

Mar 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

Publishers Weekly magazine reports today what may be the first offer of its kind from traditional publishing. Book publisher Thomas Nelson has launched “NelsonFree,” a program which gives readers their content in several different formats – as a hardcover book, an e-book, and an audiobook, all for the purchase price of a single volume. Thomas […]



Amazon.com Cripples Kindle 2 To Please Publishers

Feb 28th, 2009 | By | Category: General

Amazon has announced that it plans to cripple one of the features of the new Kindle 2, its text-to-speech feature, to avoid angering publishers wanting to sell audio books: Kindle 2′s experimental text-to-speech feature is legal: no copy is made, no derivative work is created, and no performance is being given. Furthermore, we ourselves are […]