eBook industry headlines – 13 Aug 2012

eBook industry headlines - 13 Aug 2012

As I went through my news feeds this morning, these headlines caught my eye:

Google’s contribution to the fight against eBook piracy with a search engine algorithm update. (goodereader.com) A design and marketing firm, with the odd name of PurpleBananaBrain.com is making waves with their innovative approach to eBook marketing. (PRWeb) Lending your Kindle eBooks is not as straightforward as you might think (or want it to be). (The Verge) Smashwords launches a new service to get more eBooks into the libraries. (paidContent) Did eBooks really outsell print books on Amazon? Check the fine-print, says the “Writer beware!
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The disappointment that is the Kindle Fire

The disappointment that is the Kindle Fire

Recently, I heard from a friend who bought a Kindle Fire a few months ago. At the time, I had asked him to remember me with some feedback about his experience with the device. And that feedback was not good at all. Aside from the fact that his device died soon after receiving it, he comments that the device “usability was stripped to almost nothing for international users, there was poor application functionality, and multiple interface glitches.” It wasn’t the first time I had heard negative feedback from a friend regarding the Kindle Fire. Another friend had much

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Traditional publishers and their disconnect with readers.

Traditional publishers and their disconnect with readers.

In this new age of self-publishing and electronic book and readers, the most rousing debate is about what the future of publishing is going to be. A great many people suspect that the big name, traditional publishers will be obsolete in a few years. Some of our more beloved authors have insisted that traditional book publishing is not something that should be abandoned and that they in fact are going to stick to it, at least for the major projects.

We have talked about this many times on this blog – where is the future or publishing going

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