Welcome to another utterly compelling edition of the Good e-Reader Radio show, the only show in the world that documents e-readers and how the traditional publishing market is being disrupted by digital.
Today on the show I talk about two new e-readers that just hit the market and both are sporting e-Ink Carta technology. You can get a sense on what Carta is, and how it benefits reading. Additionally, these two devices also run Android, which means you can install your own apps.
Is Barnes and Noble Nook Press bad for authors? This is an editorial on how their platform has slowly adopted a slew of paid services with non-stop marketing tactics to get indie authors to pay more for their books. I also give advice on how indie authors can form their own squads.
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Welcome back to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Jeremy Greenfield and Michael Kozlowski discuss all of the latest news in Digital Publishing, e-Readers and all of the latest news.
Amazon Source has garnered the majority of the headlines in recent weeks with the Seattle based company hooking up Indie Bookstores with the ability to earn commissions selling e-Readers and eBoos. There is massive resistance to the idea of giving up their local customers to Amazon and having them buy into the digital ecosystem. Also, Amazon and US Postal service will begin making Sunday deliveries in key cities.
Intel, who has a loyal investor of educational textbook and software company Kno, now owns it. We give you an indication on where Kno came from and what this means to the future of educational tech in the classroom.
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Welcome to another jam packed edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we talk about the latest Amazon news, such as the new Comic Book Creator and also Amazon’s expansion of the App Store. We have the Kobo Aura HD in our gadget labs, and we dive into details on how these fair against the competition. Also, we get into the new Simon and Schuster pilot project with 3M and Baker & Taylor in New York. Finally, we talk self-publishing digital comics with the new initiative by DeviantArt and how rookie creators should tap into this to make connections and learn their craft. As always, I rant and rave about various issues, including my experiences as a Game Artist and Teacher in Vancouver, BC! If you love excellent music, I play all sorts of great tunes from the UK label Tru Thoughts, and also end the show with a few favorites from Kid Koala. A great show as always, so check it out.
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Mercy Pilkington and Michael Kozlowski are live with a breaking news audio edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today, they talk about all of the news surrounding Sony and Kobo joining forces on eBooks and how it affects indie authors and self-publishing distribution platforms, such as Smashwords.
This is a jam packed show with tons of news and exclusives. Many companies spoke to Good e-Reader today about the merger between Sony and Kobo’s ecosystems and we lay it out, on what it all really means for readers all over the world. Mercy discusses some of the pitfalls surrounding on a USA wide digital library and why it is failing and how Norway gets it right with their government funded approach. Finally, Bro-mies? Bro-Bras? We lay out how Fan-Fiction is taking over the world and some of the more interesting moves coming out of Amazon.
This is one of the funnest shows in Good e-Reader History! If you have always wanted to see Cobra Commander win the day, listen to this show, immediately!
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Today on the show I talk about all of the latest rumors about Amazon potentially lowering self-published authors royalty rates from 70% to 30%. Funny enough, Amazon offers 30% royalties to a number of new markets it has entered recently, such as India. This had zero backlash at all, since it was a new service. Can Amazon get away with this? Yes they can.
Big Foot and Gargoyles used to be the things of Saturday morning cartoons and movies like Harry and the Hendersons. Now, there is almost 10 erotica books featuring Big Foot having his way with a number of young ladies. Welcome to erotica aimed at people who are tired of zombie, vampire and werewolf love.
Barnes and Noble has had two self-publishing platforms over the years, Nook Press and PUBIT! Why hasn’t the company stocked their own bookstores with indie titles? Maybe they should consider partnering with Ingram Lightning Source to easily get books in their stores from their own authors. This would attract a copious amount of writers to Nook Press, instead of the service floundering like it is now.
Good e-Reader will be at CES this year in the first week of January. Most of the team will be in Las Vegas the day before, to hit up all of the big events where Samsung, LG, Acer, and many more will be showing their products before they hit the floor. If you are a company involved in e-readers, tablets, digital publishing, or wearable tech, hit our contact form and we can arrange a meeting.
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United Kingdom bookstore WHSmith made waves last week about suspending all self-published eBooks. The company decided that it was better to not carry them at all, then try and weed out the good from the bad. Today on the Good e-Reader Radio Show, Michael Kozlowski and Mercy Pilkington discuss the right to self-publish and the bookstores responsibilities.
This is a great show if you are an indie author, publisher or agent. The landscape of self-published eBooks is poised to undergo a tremendous shift as Kobo is setting the standard of offering bookstores who deal with them the ability to “turn off” self-published books. Is this the great call? Is Amazon and Barnes and Noble doing enough to upgrade their meta data and search engine results so only relevant searches pop up? Should they make a “Safe Search” program that parents can opt into so Erotica does not show up? We discuss everything in today’s show.
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Welcome to another exiting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show ! Today we give you the low down of what happened this last week in the world of tablet computers, digital publishing, e-readers and ebooks!
There was no shortage of news this week with the recent launch of the Motorola Xoom and the first wave of reviews coming down the pipe. Of course here at Good e-Reader we had ourselves a copy and have avidly been tinkering with it. You can read the full review of the Xoom HERE . We also break exclusive news on the Xoom’s inability to play nice with Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Digital Editions.
This last week the iPad 2 was recently announced with Steve Jobs back in the spotlight announcing their follow up to the wildly successful iPad 1. The new version has dual cores and features two cameras and a slimmer design. We also give you the lowdown on iOS 4.3, and all of the new software coming down the pipe for it.
Much more news came in this week, such as Random House Books available on the iBookstore and Asus announcement of a quad-core tablet.
This is a great hour long edition of the show, featuring some great songs, rants on Android 3D browser based games and so much more! Join in on the fun only with Good e-Reader!
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