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The Secret to ‘Monetizing Online Forums’

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 as some other sites, but they play a very important role in both the social Web and the entire Internet. …

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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 since been home to writers in these categories. Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey and Carolyn Brown have all found their home …

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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 one of the places on Amazon’s 2012 list of the most well-read cities in America. Amazon compiled sales of books, …

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Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer

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 are reportedly considering anti-used-games DRM for their next-generation consoles. But not all companies fail to see that DRM is a …

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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.

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Google Books Discontinuing Reseller Program

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 known ways to acquire eBooks through Google was through a reseller program. That program will remain a lesser known option …

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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 a testing phase, but the bookstore is open now. As for price, the first three Harry Potter works are $7.99 …

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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 that I want to read the new Murakami book, I can have it in my hands. Plus, anything that allows …

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eBooks Are Beginning to Replace Textbooks in the Classroom

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 to 80%, as well as designate the length of the rental. Two of the most popular e-book readers are the …

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Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader

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 lets studends to a lot more than just read, though. It includes highlighting, search, definition, and note taking options, as …

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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 the way it is because that’s how the writer wanted it. Whether you regularly fit the description above or are …

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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 would be on education. These later reports suggested that Apple was planning a fairly small announcement that would have large …

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