eBook News Roundup

15 Jan 2011 in international | questo post è lungo 459 parole

All the news that's fit to digitize

Publisher's Weekly is reporting that eBook sales in November rose nearly 130%!!

From the article:

E-book sales in November rose 129.7%, to $46.6 million, from the 14 publishers who report results to the Association of American Publishers’ monthly sales report.

Read the entire article on the PublishersWeekly website.

Yahoo! News is reporting that Google has purchased eBook Technologies to expand their penetration in the market

From the post:

In a move that could signal an expansion of its e-book strategy, Google has purchased the online publishing company eBook Technologies. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Read the entire article on the Yahoo! News website.

Paulownia has an interesting blog post about the future of Manga in digital form & the death of Borders Booksellers.

From the post:

Manga was in crap shape when the economy started to slide. Whether they've embraced the digital era soon enough to do battle with scanslations, one isn't sure... but the death of Borders would, in fact, be quite scary for a lot of small time publishers.

Read the entire post on Paulownia's blog.

Tankards & Broadswords talks Self-Publishing & Indie eBooks.

From the post:

Electronic Self-Publishing is here to stay, and I want to ride the wave while it's still growing. What was considered a "vanity press" idea ten or fifteen years ago is now becoming a viable alternative to finding a publisher.

Read the entire post on the Tankards & Broadswords blog.

A Dribble of Ink has the FANTABULOUS new cover for the eBook edition of Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight.

From the post:

This cover for Towers of Midnight might be my favourite piece of art by him (Raymond Swanland), and, perhaps, my favourite of all the Wheel of Time eBook covers.

Read the entire post on Aidan's site - A Dribble of Ink.

Access North Georgia has a short piece on the local library system now offering eBooks for library patrons.

From the article:

The Chestatee Library System (CLS), which serves Dawson and Lumpkin counties, has now added eBooks to its collection. The electronic books are available via Georgia Download Destination.

Read the entire post on the Access North Georgia website.

Examiner.com offers up: Two Tales of Atlantis: An ebook review.

From the article:

Each of the short stories is written in an easy style that makes reading both of them enjoyable and entertaining, even for someone who may not be familiar with the original work upon which it was based (DC Comics Arion, Lord of Atlantis).

Read the entire article on Examiner.com.

That's it for now - I hope to do more of these so keep watching the site for updates!

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