E-Reader News and Reviews

Series authors are being pushed to write more, faster. How is that a good thing?

An interesting article in today’s New York Times talks about how publishers are demanding that authors write faster.  Because of e-books, so the article says, readers want new stuff all the time – so writers are being pressured to produce not just the usual novel a year, but also short stories and novellas that can … Continue reading

E-Reader News and Reviews

Updated software for the Kindle, and are e-readers good for teens?

Kindle Update The latest news from Amazon is a software update for the Kindle.  These aren’t big changes, but a few things you might be interested in: Public notes Real page numbers (corresponding to an actual print version of the book) Improved newspaper and magazine format and a feature called “Before You Go” which will … Continue reading

E-Reader News and Reviews

Kindle Lending, Birthday Bestsellers, and Helping Kids Learn to Read

I hope everyone is having a great weekend — happy second-to-last-weekend-of-football Sunday!  This is a big deal in our house, even though none of our teams are still in the playoffs.  I root for lots of teams, depending on where I’ve lived, where my family lives, and which teams have a good “personality”, and yes, … Continue reading

E-Reader News and Reviews

Thoughts on Kindle book pricing and the one-star protest

Kindle’s book pricing has been back in the media lately, only this time it’s actually the UK’s media.  Kindle readers in the UK have been angered by a steep increase in publishers’ book pricing, which is a result of Amazon’s recent agreement with book publishers to allow them to set pricing for their books.  Amazon’s … Continue reading