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Category Archives: ebook sales
Lawsuit alleges publishers colluded to raise prices for popular eBooks and block Amazon from providing discount pricing. Continue reading
Barnes & Noble has launched a college textbook website that has it all! You can purchase new and used textbooks, or you can rent them and save up to 70% (and return ship them for free). They also offer eTextbooks at up to 60% off with instant download. If that isn’t enough, they will even buy your books back when you’re done with them!
They are currently having a Back-to-School Sweepstakes where they are giving away $1,000 B&N gift cards and you can enter every day! This offer ends August 11th, so submit your entry now!
You can also download the Barnes & Noble eTextbook application NOOKstudy absolutely free to your PC or Mac! With this application you can, “create custom highlights, take notes, tag content, import class materials and search within your eTextbooks.” You can also try eTextbooks for free for 7 days and gain access to 1 million free ebooks.
If you would like to check this out yourself, just “click here.”
Kelton Research recently completed a market research survey for educational software company Kno with surprising results! The survey was offered to college students during the period of 14-21 July, 2011, asking their preferences concerning digital learning over traditional textbooks. A … Continue reading
Good news for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students! The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in cooperation with Impelsys, a company dedicated to enabling traditional publishing companies to go digital, has opened an ebook store!
According to information on the ASHP eBook website, “When you purchase an eBook from ASHP’s iPublish Central, you can read your eBooks within iPub Central’s own online eBook reader using a web browser, or offline with the iOffline reader. ASHP eBooks will also be available for purchase soon on Amazon for use on the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app.
When you want to read your eBook online, you simply go to the ASHP eBooks website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click “Read It.” You will have the option to change viewing options, make personal notes, bookmark pages, and make searches.
There are currently 25 eBooks available on the site, with prices ranging from $21.00 to $260.00, arranged into eight categories with many more additions being promised this year.
If you would like to know more, please “click here” and go there!
There’s a new ebook publisher in town and they’re looking for you! If you’ve written a book and you’re looking for a way to publish it (especially if you’re on a budget), you should look this over. The name of the site is 2BHEARD and it has options for publishers and readers alike.
You can join 2BHEARD for free. Their Terms & Conditions (as with any business agreement) should be read throughly prior to joining. I could go on and on about them, but it’s easier to just refer you to the source! You can go there by “clicking here“!
J.K. Rowling is opening an interactive website called Pottermore. The site officially opens in October, but a lucky few will be selected to test the site on July 31st.
As you probably know, none of the Harry Potter books were ever released as ebooks. This is all going to change. All the Harry Potter books will be available as both audio books and ebooks for immediate purchase and download at Pottermore.
What J.K. Rowling is doing is amazing. She is cutting her publishers and book sellers out of the picture and selling direct to her fans. She also promises to make additional Harry Potter materials available on the new website.
Everyone in our family is a Harry Potter fan and I’m really looking forward to joining Pottermore! If you would like to know more, please “click here.” J.K. Rowling has a video on the site with more exciting information!
Barnes & Noble recently released a new version of their popular Nook. The new model is called the “Nook Touch,” and it’s very impressive! Like the original Nook (now called the “Nook First Edition”), it has a black & white screen, but the similarity pretty much stops there!
Consumer Reports Magazine evaluated the new Nook Touch against several models of the Kindle and declared the Nook Touch the Champion!
Please “click here” to see what Consumer Reports had to say about the Nook Touch.
I own a Color Nook and I love it. But the difference in price could be a big deal! A Color Nook costs $249. A Nook Touch is only $139 (which is the same as the Kindle, but the Kindle is making a special offer of $114 if you “click here“).
Evaluate your options carefully. Once you commit to either Kindle or Nook your locked in. You can’t read your Nook library on a Kindle, and you can’t read your Kindle library on a Nook.
I like my Nook for reasons beyond its features. I enjoy going to my local B&N bookstore and connecting with all the in store discounts and freebies. I like being able to purchase a cup of coffee and looking through real books looking for something I like. You can’t get that from Amazon!
Barnes & Noble has a wonderful mix of the old and the new going on… I like their magic!
You’ve spent months or perhaps years writing your book. It’s finally complete and you want to deliver it to the world. What’s the next step? Where do you go from here? You might want to check out First Edition Design eBooks!
For as little as $149.00, First Edition Design will format your manuscript, prepare submission files, submit them to Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and over 20 other ebook distribution points (formats include – HTML, Java, .mobi, ePub, RFT, LFR, PDB and plain text). They will also provide you with a free ISBN! That’s a lot of service for a small sum of money!
For additional compensation, they can provide professional web hosting designed around your ebook and provide you with promotional materials like printed sell sheets, bookmarks, postcards, business cards, and posters (they even offer press release services).
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, visit their website by clicking here.
I’ve written about Calibre in the past, but to be honest, I kind of ignored it since my review. Last night I found mention of it on another website and I decided to take another look! All I can say is, “Wow! They’ve evolved!”
One of the coolest things it does is convert almost any ebook into the format that’s compatible with yours! The only exception seems to be those ebooks that are DRM protected.
You can also search for an ebook and it will find all available sources that sell it, inform you if it’s DRM protected, and provide the prices allowing you to choose the least expensive! That saves you money!
Calibre also does what it was first designed to do. It manages your ebook collection.
They call themselves the one stop solution to all your ebooks needs. You can watch a demo and download your free copy of Calibre by clicking here. I think you’ll like it!