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The Secret to ‘Monetizing Online Forums’ The Secret to ‘Monetizing Online Forums’
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With all the social media hype around Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, online forums are not usually at the top of the list. Ironically though, they are at the very root of social media. They may not get as much attention …

Amazon Acquires Avalon Books Back Catalogue Amazon Acquires Avalon Books Back Catalogue

Amazon made the announcement today that they have acquired the publishing rights to over 3,000 Avalon Books. These titles are predominately in the categories of Ramance, Mystery, and Western. Avalon Books was established in 1950 by Thomas Bouregy, and has …

Congrats Alexandria, VA, You’re The Most Well-Read City In America Congrats Alexandria, VA, You’re The Most Well-Read City In America

Do you think your city is full of readers? Are your local parks full of literary warriors laying on benches an blankets, curled up with e-readers? If this scenario sounds like cultural utopia, you might want to consider moving to …

Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer
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DRM is a bit of a conundrum. It has, as far as I know, never deterred piracy, yet entertainment companies continue to implement DRM solutions that hinder or block paying customers. A recent example is that both Sony and Microsoft …

Vegie Head: A Journey to Online Success Vegie Head: A Journey to Online Success

It’s no secret that the Internet has created countless opportunities for individuals. Not only has it become a destination hotspot, but it has also become a home for many people to share the passion and build it into a business.

Google Books Discontinuing Reseller Program Google Books Discontinuing Reseller Program
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Google Books has been part of the core experience of what Google offers to consumers looking for media through their services. It was recently thrown together with music, movies and apps into the Google Play store. One of the lesser …

Pottermore eBookstore is Online Pottermore eBookstore is Online

The Pottermore e-bookstore has opened earlier than anticipated, and all Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks are available as of today. Pottermore has been in development since last year – the interactive community segment of the site is still in …

eBook Readers Staying Home, Forgoing Visits To The Local Bookstore eBook Readers Staying Home, Forgoing Visits To The Local Bookstore

On one hand, the rapidly growing adoption of eBooks is great. I mean, anyone who has ever played with a Kindle has to be impressed by the convenience of the whole system. In only a few seconds after I decide …

eBooks Are Beginning to Replace Textbooks in the Classroom eBooks Are Beginning to Replace Textbooks in the Classroom
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Technology has forced changes in the role of textbooks in education, and e-books have been gaining popularity, along with standard textbook rental. Companies like Chegg rent both standard textbooks and e-textbooks, and Amazon’s Kindle Store claims students can save up …

Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader
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Chegg, a website specializing in the sale and rental of textbooks, has announced a new way to study. Their new eTextbook Reader is a web-based e-reader allowing users to access their textbooks from any HTML5-compatible web browser. Chegg’s eTextbook Reader …

Coliloquy Brings Interactive Reading To Kindle Coliloquy Brings Interactive Reading To Kindle

Ever find yourself reading a book wherein you are disappointed with the decisions of the characters? Wish something had gone down a little differently? It’s frustrating, it’s rewarding, it’s depressing, it’s memorable, but one thing is universal – that’s just …

Apple Holding Education Event In New York City Apple Holding Education Event In New York City

Early last week rumors began flying that Apple would be holding some sort of media event in January. While early reports hinted at a focus on iBooks, information that came to light later in the day suggested that the focus …

Amazon Set To Republish Old, Out Of Print Books Amazon Set To Republish Old, Out Of Print Books

Digital formats have given books a new home and Amazon is using it to give old books a new lease on life. Amazon today announced Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries series. The program will take a line of Pearl’s favorite …

Google eBooks Offline Support Now Available for Chrome, Chrome OS Google eBooks Offline Support Now Available for Chrome, Chrome OS
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Google announced the launch of offline support for Google eBooks for those using Chrome or Chrome OS, so they can continue reading books even when they’re not actually connected to the Internet. “We’ve all been there: the Internet is suddenly …

Nook Tablet Revealed As Barnes & Noble Responds to Kindle Fire, iPad Nook Tablet Revealed As Barnes & Noble Responds to Kindle Fire, iPad
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Barnes & Noble unveiled its new Nook Tablet today at an event in New York. This is the company’s answer to the iPad, and even more so, Amazons Kindle Fire. Barnes & Noble is one of the top booksellsers in …

Book Sharing on Google+ Book Sharing on Google+

Google announced the ability to share info about books from Google Books in circles on Google+ today. This should greatly help Google promote its e-book platform, particularly if Google+ continues the strong growth it has seen in its early days. …

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Launched Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Launched
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Amazon announced the launch of the Kindle Cloud Reader – a web-based version of the Kindle Reader. The web app takes advantage of HTML5, and can be used online or offline without having to download anything. The app will sync …

Harry Potter Goes Google Harry Potter Goes Google

Google announced today that it it is teaming up with Pottermore, JK Rowling’s new site, which will open up this fall to provide eBook services. The two are partnering to integrate Pottermore with various Google products and APIs. The Harry …

Pottermore: Harry Potter’s World Goes Interactive Pottermore: Harry Potter’s World Goes Interactive
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Although the wait is not quite over, we now have a clearer picture as to what JK Rowling’s new Pottermore site is going to look like. The plans for the site were announced via online scavenger hunt last week, and …

Google eBooks Adds Define, Translate and Search Features Google eBooks Adds Define, Translate and Search Features

Google has announced some new features for their eBooks, available from the Google eBookstore. Google’s eBookstore has around 3 million books, both free and paid and they are available on the web, Nook, iOS devices and Android. These new features …

Amazon Launches Kindle Singles
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 Amazon has officially introduced its Kindle Singles, short format ebooks that it announced plans for back in October.

Kindle Singles are between 5,000  and 30,000 words and are available in the Kindle Store for between $0.99 and $4.99. Amazon said it plans to frequently introduce many more Kindle Singles over time.