News and information related to the eBook publishing industry.

Five Advantages Self-Publishing Provides

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Friday, June 8, 2012, 11:08 am

in Marketing,Publishing

Whether you’re a brand new author about to launch your first book or a seasoned writer with several ISBNs to your name, self-publishing your next novel might be the best option. Self-publishing no longer has the stigma associated with it of being the last option for the rejected author. Keep in mind too that many […]

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Researching and writing

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Sunday, January 15, 2012, 3:20 pm

in Miscellaneous,Publishing

I’m sorry to say my posting has been very infrequent, but we’re busy, busy, busy here! I’m devoting a great deal of time and effort to researching and writing my book (details later), which I intend to self-publish later this year. I’ll give you a heads-up when it’s about to be released, and as this […]

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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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Apple under investigation for alleged eBook price fixing

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, December 12, 2011, 1:46 pm · 1 comment

in News,Publishing,Technology

From ITProPortal: The US Department of Justice has announced that it has started an anti-trust probe against Apple and its partners for allegedly fixing the prices of ebooks. […] The regulators have reason to believe that Apple conspired with book publishers on its iBooks ebook platform. If you read on in the article, it says […]

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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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List of sites for obtaining free eBooks

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:42 am

in Miscellaneous,News,Publishing

Here’s a great list of sites where you can find free eBooks: Best Websites To Find And Download eBooks. That’s an excellent list, but I just wanted to add a couple more: Project Gutenberg, where you can download eBooks for free, as their copyright has expired (in the U.S.). LibriVox is a site where you […]

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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

in News,Publishing,Trends

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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Some companies, like Amazon, will sell anything for a buck

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 8:24 am

in News,Publishing

I will not link to this “writer” (and I use the term loosely) or to any of his books on Amazon. Read the story for yourself. Amazon offers the same canned response to all that they don’t “promote hatred or criminal acts,” but they can’t remove the book because that would be censorship. Setting aside […]

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Featured eBook: The Luckologist’s Guide

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 12:55 pm

in Featured eBooks,Publishing,Reviews

The Luckologist’s Guide to Creating, Tracking & Forecasting Your Luck You’re probably asking yourself, “What’s a Luckologist?” Well, you’ll first need the word “luckology” defined for you to understand that. And right in the introduction of his second book, author Ric Wallace explains what he means by these terms. Do you believe in luck? Donald […]

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