Tag Archives: community

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

Musing on the book burning times.

The title of this post belies the truth since the Qur’an burning of 2010 makes the ‘book burning times’ more current than we’d like it to be.

As a bibliophile, I cannot imagine burning a book. The Concise Oxford Dictionary is up to its 12th edition, and I still have my 8th edition sitting on a shelf somewhere because I don’t know what to do with it. I can’t throw it away, I’m not sure what recycling will do to it, and I can’t imagine what use a dictionary that is 4 editions behind the current one will

Today is a big day in the tech world … were you watching?

I know this is an eBook blog and that our tech talk is limited primarily to eBook related tech, but today is one of the biggest days in the year from a geek standpoint. And being one of the biggest geeks here at Free-eBooks.net, I wanted to talk for just a few minutes about today’s excitement. I ask for your indulgence, please – whilst I wax geek.

Today is the launch of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in California. Traditionally, this conference was directed at developers who are interested in the new offerings from Apple from a development

Father’s Day Photo Caption Contest

Father’s Day is a time to honor our dad, step father or the male figure in our lives. Someone that did something for you. Gave you advice. Free-ebooks.net wants to celebrate that man with you!

Submit a caption for the Tadao Cern photo below. The top 5 captions [determined by the most ‘Likes’] will be posted on June 13th on a Poll where you can vote one more time on your favorite. We’ll announce the Top 3 winners 12pm ET Friday, June 14th.

3rd Prize is a 30-Day VIP membership to Free-ebooks.net

2nd Prize is a 6-Month VIP

Who’s your favorite author and why?

I have a favorite author. Even when I say that I don’t because I like styles and genres more than I might like a particular person’s writing, it’s not true. I discovered this about myself in the last few weeks as I picked up Stephen King’s On Writing again. This time I am reading it and digesting it in small savory bites instead of in one big gulp. I am learning to slow down and savor rather than feed my need for instant gratification. It’s a slow and painful process because instant gratification is the very basis of