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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: best tools for nonfiction writers, large screen ereader, insight from failed book

2018-02-01

News on ebooks, writing and ereaders

Amazon Kindle ereader on laptop keyboard
The Best Writing, Editing and Publishing Tools for Aspiring Nonfiction Authors
Book Ghostwriter

The emphasis of this article that lists tech tools and books for nonfiction authors is on editing. Tools and books for other stages of the writing and publishing process are mentioned as well. Experienced writers should check out the article – I am going to buy one of the books listed.

Closer Look at 10.3-inch Onyx Boox Note (Videos)
The Ebook Reader

The Onyx Boox Note is an anticipated ereader because Onyx is one of the leaders in the trend for large-screen devices. This model also has plenty of features for note taking. Take a look at the videos.

Why did my first book fail? Let me count the ways
The Irish Times

The author learned his lesson, and is willing to share the important insight. Every writer who is planning, or is already writing his or her first book, should read Michael Mullooly’s analysis on his failure. We have written about the same topic as well, only from a different angle.

Top Ten Publishing Trends Every Author Needs to Know in 2018
Written Word Media

The article sees positive vibes for indie authors in 2018, but the cost of success may be increasing.

Planning a trip to Scandinavia? Read the tips and get the pointers to right direction
Klaava Travel Guide

A collection of writings for travel guides written about the Nordic countries.

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2018
The Write Life

A long list of writing and publishing related web pages grouped into relevant categories.

Walmart is teaming up with one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies to take direct aim at Amazon
Business Insider

Kobo has strong presence in North America (Canada) and a few other countries across the world, but so far, it has not been visible in the US. This will change after Walmart retail giant starts marketing Kobo ereaders and ebooks.

Independent booksellers could join forces to compete with chains
The Guardian

Independent bookstores in Britain are fed up with the way big publishers treat them and favor large book chains when bestsellers are launched. More than 100 small bookshops have already signed up for an initiative that is planning to establish a united representation for them when negotiating about key products.

Google Play now sells audiobooks, includes voice support for Google Assistant
Venture Beat

Audiobook sales has been growing recently, and Google has realized it is time to join the game.