Tag Archives: e-reader

Ebook news digest: author and editor relationship, 10.3-inch ereader/writing tablet, Kobo and Walmart

2018-09-01

News on ebooks, writing and ereaders

Inkbook Infinity, 10.3-inch e-reader - writing tablet
The Author-Editor Relationship: Same Planet, Different Worlds

Excellent advice to writers about editors and publishers. This is a long Questions & Answers article, but studying it is worth every writer’s time. Even experienced published authors can find valuable tips in this post.

InkBook Infinity 10.3 inch E Ink writing tablet coming soon

Liliputing has the news on a 10.3-inch ereader/writing tablet, called Inkbook Infinity. Something is really going on in this market for large screen e-reader devices that can be used for writing (with a stylus), note taking, commenting documents and sharing documents. The Inbook Infinity is still looking for funding for the product, but the manufacturer has produced ereaders before, so this 10.3-inch model is likely to happen.

100 Writing & Publishing Tips from the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

Here is a long list of learnings from the Annual Writer’s Digest Conference. There is so much information in each of those tips that it takes quite a while to absorb them.

Here’s What Scribd’s CEO Thinks Of The New Walmart eBook Service

Kobo has partnered with Walmart, allowing Kobo to enter the large US market. Kobo and Walmart are marketing an ebook subscription service for 9.99 a month. Another ebook subscription service, Scribd, has been around for years, and is welcoming new competition.

Teens today spend more time on digital media, less time reading

Science Daily reports of a study that concluded 80% of US teens are accessing social media daily, and 20% are reading newspapers or books. Well, what a surprise that reading has shifted to the internet and to channels where fiends can share interesting reads to one another. Teens are watching television less than before, also an indication that young generations are actively reading, listening and watching content on the internet and sharing the bets bits to others.

The Honest Tribe

Travel writer Max Boyle wrote a timely book about Finland where he explored the local culture after learning that the Nordic country is regarded exceptionally honest. Is it? The book answers the question, and many more questions about Finland.

Google’s Go search app can now read the web out loud

The Verge reports about the Google Go mobile application that originally was developed as the mobile Google search for countries with unreliable networks. Now, the Go app can also read web pages aloud. That’s useful, for instance, for bookmarking long articles and listening to them when commuting or jogging.

Why Do So Many Founders And CEOs Write Books?

Because professional ghostwriters write the books for CEOs is only one of the answers. The Forbes article explains the qualities a CEO must have in order to write a manuscript for a book.


Ebook news digest: ereaders for musicians, new EPUB version, interaction with readers

2018-05-01

News on ebooks, writing and ereaders

Amazon Kindle ereader on laptop keyboard
Want to improve your writing? Mind the Gap.
The Writing Cooperative

The Curiosity Gap Theory for writers can help to find story themes that resonate with readers.

PadMu is a 13.3-inch (x2) E Ink eReader for Musicians (Video)
The Ebook Reader

Ereader devices with black and white screens are now also marketed to musicians as sheet music readers. Some products even come with controllers for the musician to turn the page without having to touch the device.

Why Specs Change: EPUB 3.2 and the Evolution of the Ebook Ecosystem
EPUBSecrets

EPUB is the industry standard file format for ebooks (Kindle is proprietary to Amazon). The vast majority of EPUB-books are based on the version 2 of the standard, although during 2018, a new version 3.2 will be published. The article reassures that existing ebooks are compatible with the new standard and encourages publishers to move to the version 3.

Must-read inspirational tech books to add to your reading list
Gadget Flow

Solid recommendations for books that practically are already classics in the genre of high technology. If you haven’t read any of these, leave books related to Steve Jobs at the bottom of the reading stack. First, get a proper perspective to the industry.

Don’t reply to comments when you’re hangry, and other tips for engaging with readers
Nieman Lab

A number of major web sites run by big media have closed their comment channels altogether, but it is not recommended for authors who should be interacting with their readers. The article covers the basics of managing the good and bad of public commenting.

Travel guidebook to a Nordic capital: Helsinki, Finland
Klaava Travel Guide

Scandinavian countries are transforming from chilly winter to warm summer season as travelers head to the clean cities, clean waters and untouched wilderness regions of the northern Europe.

Trust, Visibility, Mobile Storytelling And Blockchain For Books: Lessons Learned From London Book Fair 2018
The Creative Penn

A long report from the London Book Fair 2018. The report is also packed with tips to authors who haven’t visited any major book show, because primarily these events are for publishers and agents who trade rights at meetings during the fair. Of course, the shows are a good place to see and experience what is happening in the world of books. The writer has posted so many selfies in the article that I have to ask: do they add any value to the content?

Should I Become a Book Collector?
Book Riot

As the article explains, you need time and money to be able to become a book collector, but forgets to mention a key problem with collections: they require space, and often, a lot of it.

In 2018, every single no. 1 nonfiction best-seller has been about Trump
Entertainment Weekly

Nonfiction books about President Trump are bestsellers in 2018, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the trend will continue to 2019 and 2020.