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News and information related to the eBook publishing industry.

Will eBooks ever replace print books?

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

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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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When proofreaders fail: The costly mistakes of misprints

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Sunday, April 18, 2010, 11:01 am · 1 comment

in Editing,News,Publishing

No, this isn’t a cookbook for cannibals. This is an example of a major proofreading error: Pasta Cookbook pulped over ‘freshly ground black people’ misprint An Australian publisher is reprinting 7,000 cookbooks over a recipe for pasta with ‘salt and freshly ground black people.’ Penguin Australia’s head of publishing, Bob Sessions, acknowledged the proofreader for […]

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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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Warning to traditional publishers: Adapt or die

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, December 14, 2009, 11:53 am · 1 comment

in News,Publishing,Trends

The publishing industry news is all abuzz with word that several major publishing houses have announced that they will be delaying the release of their eBook versions until four months after the release of hardcover books. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this: What are they smoking? Seriously, do they really hate their customers […]

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Is eBook resistance futile?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Saturday, November 7, 2009, 9:50 am

in News,Publishing,Trends

It doesn’t really surprise me that there’s still great resistance to the current trend toward eBooks. While eBooks still represent only a small percentage of total book sales, they are the fastest growing book trend. Still, old habits die hard, and many people – me included – dislike change. Yet, I’ve been able to recognize […]

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