With New E-bookstore, Read First, Pay Later

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via Mashable-bookstore: One-Liner Pitch: An e-bookstore and e-reading platform that lets you pay only for what you read. Why It’s Taking Off: Total Boox lets you sample e-books, and take in single pages or chapters, without forking over the full purchase price.  

Here’s the Cover for Neil Gaiman’s New Novel

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Neil Gaiman Reveals Cover for New Novel – GalleyCat: A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory … Read More

How to Send Web Content to Your Kindle for PC/Mac

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via Good E-Reader: So I followed the article’s link to Amazon and I found that there is a whole slew of stuff that Amazon provides. There are browser add-ons for Chrome and Firefox that allow you to send news articles, blog posts, and other content to your Kindle with one click. An add-on for Safari is coming soon, they say. I … Read More

Guy Kawasaki to Traditional Publishers: Your Days are Numbered – Forbes

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via Forbes: The process takes twelve to eighteen months to publish a book—Apple introduces new models of iPhones faster than that,” Kawasaki explains. In my interview with him, Kawasaki acknowledged that traditional publishers are behind, even detrimental to authors in some circumstances: “The issue is that they <publishers> are limited to the traditional way of making money: selling books printed on … Read More

Pros and Cons of Launching a Book on Kickstarter

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Seth Godin has put a lot of thought into this: The good news is that the enthusiasm and support that early adopters bring to the table is extraordinary. This is an untapped human need, and people (some people, anyway) really enjoy the role of patron and early supporter. Others, of course, magnify the impact of their investment and are hard … Read More

No eBook Version of “Streetcar Named Desire” ?

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Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

My wife and I saw the 1951 version of “A Streetcar Named Desire” tonight. It differs from the play in a lot of ways, most of them fairly preposterous. I can’t find my copy, so I went on Amazon to get a new one for Kindle, but there doesn’t appear to be one. “Streetcar” is #2 on Goodreads’ Greatest American … Read More

Mark Coker: 21 Book Publishing Predictions for 2013: Indie Ebook Authors Take Charge

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A few of my favorites:. 2. Follow the eyeballs: 2013 will be the first year unit volume of ebooks exceeds print …..7. Passive discoverability trumps other book marketing methods …..marketing isn’t quite as important as most people think it is. Marketing is a catalyst, not a fuel. The book, and the customer’s reaction to that book, is the fuel. In … Read More