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New trends in eBooks and the publishing industry.

A first in Canadian journalism: eBook collections of news articles

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, December 19, 2011, 1:22 pm

in News,Publishing,Trends

The National Post in Canada is introducing an eBook publishing program to offer readers the opportunity to purchase the news site’s various collections: Through National Post ebooks, readers around the world will be able to purchase collections of our best work from Apple’s iTunes, Amazon, Kobo Books, the Google ebookstore and the Sony ReaderStore. Our […]

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Updates to the Apple-eBook publishers price fixing story

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, December 19, 2011, 9:00 am

in News,Publishing,Trends

I’d posted about this here and wondered how it could be considered price fixing. The following makes it clearer that it most certainly sounds like price fixing: An agreement between six major publishers has seen prices rocket for many books worldwide – some of which are more expensive than the paper version. The agreement includes […]

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Science fiction/fantasy author finally caves in to ebooks

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 2:44 pm

in News,Publishing,Trends

Ray Bradbury, who’s always rejected ebooks, is finally giving in and allowing the digital release of his classic Fahrenheit 451 : At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and long-time enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic ‘Fahrenheit 451’ to be […]

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The bastardization of literature: Debasing the works of Mark Twain

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Friday, January 7, 2011, 9:21 am · 1 comment

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The politically-correct censors among us are hard at work, this time trying to sanitize history and erase the racial and ethnic slurs in selected classic literature: Mark Twain wrote that “the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.” A new edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and […]

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Competing with the iPad: Amazon’s latest Kindle device only $139

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Friday, July 30, 2010, 9:18 am

in News,Technology,Trends

Read: Amazon offers $139 Wi-Fi Kindle, challenges iPad Amazon.com launched a cheaper, wireless-only Kindle on Wednesday, betting that the $139 price will turn its latest electronic reader into a mass-appeal device as Apple Inc’s iPad gains ground. I guess if owning a device that is good for only one thing appeals to you then go […]

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Will eBooks ever replace print books?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9:12 am · 1 comment

in News,Publishing,Trends

At Amazon, eBook sales have crossed a major milestone: They are outselling hardcover books. The future is here, and the rate of acceptance is accelerating. But some people still cling to their dead-tree versions. See author David Carnoy’s “tongue-in-cheek” look at this: Top 10 Reasons Hardbacks are “Better” Than eBooks 1. Spilling a drink on […]

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Will Apple’s iPad conquer the netbook market?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3:22 pm · 2 comments

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What do you think about this? Goldman Sachs seems to believe the iPad is all that: Apple’s iPad Is Going To Destroy The Netbook Market, Says Goldman (Sorry, Microsoft). Actually they present some pretty valid reasons for their certainty on the iPad’s ability to dominate the market. It’s all based on these five Cs: Consumption, […]

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Hitler responds to the iPad

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Thursday, January 28, 2010, 12:45 pm

in Miscellaneous,News,Technology,Trends

Like I’ve said before, forget the Kindle and its eReader imitators, forget the iPad — Get a netbook.

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Fed up with the eReader industry

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, January 25, 2010, 6:00 am · 1 comment

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I don’t own an eReader, I’ve never used an eReader, and I won’t be buying an eReader any time in the foreseeable future. Don’t get me wrong – I really thought I wanted one of these handy little portable devices – but I’m completely fed up with that whole industry. Why? Well, where do I […]

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How do you feel about eBooks containing advertising?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 5:33 pm

in News,Publishing,Trends

We all get tired of the mountains of junk mail we receive, especially around the holidays. Constant advertising breaks interrupt our favourite television shows. Yet, advertising is how we find out about the latest products and when they’re on sale. But, how would you feel about advertisements appearing in the books you buy? It probably […]

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