This ebook gives application developers and service providers essential information they need to know when creating SMS-based applications or services. Gain practical knowledge on interoperability and long code provisioning that can help you avoid pitfalls and quickly gain traction for your next big application.
(1 month and 25 days ago)
Forget Google Glass. A new ebook has come out featuring Google Fingers. Or rather, the scanned fingers of Google Books employees, released under the guise of a 1709 book titled A True Copy of a Letter from the Reverend Mr. Greenshields. This isn't the first time that the unintentional scanning errors contained within Google Books have been displayed. The Art of Google Books...
(2 months and 23 days ago)
The United States Justice Department recently filed documents in its case against Apple and book publishers accusing Apple of helping to facilitate the collusion that led to alleged fixing of eBook prices. Apple has denied the DoJ’s allegations in a new response, however, claiming that book publishers had already colluded to fix eBook prices before Apple even launched its...
(5 days ago)
The following a highly edited and altered excerpt from an introduction to my new ebook, Finding the Future of Digital Publishing, synthesized with excerpts and ideas from another introduction to the ebook by Forrester principal analyst James McQuivey, Ph.D.
(3 months and 8 days ago)
The differences in format are beginning to change the nature of what we're reading, and how we do itMost readers, I think, will by now have seen the "Medieval Helpdesk" sketch from Norweigan TV, where an exasperated monk requires assistance to start working with a new-fangled and daunting "book". It's fun – if loopily anachronistic, the codex having been around since the 1st...
(1 month and 25 days ago)
Self-publishing platform and distributor Smashwords analyzed ebook sales for nearly a year. CEO Mark Coker draws some interesting conclusions on the best way to price a self-published ebook.
(11 days ago)
Since August, we've been measuring the average price of a best-selling ebook. It's been quite a roller-coaster ride.
(2 months and 16 days ago)
Late yesterday afternoon, news broke that three independent bookstores filed a class action suit against Amazon and the "big six" publishers, claiming that they had created a monopoly on ebook sales. The stores, Fiction Addiction of Greenville, S.C., Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, N.Y., and Posman Books (with three locations in New York City) claim that Simon and...
(2 months and 29 days ago)
I have been experimenting with various online promotional opportunities. Here are notes from some of these experiences:Amazon:In working with a client to optimize her book’s Amazon page, I checked various Kindle ebook categories. And I...
(26 days ago)
When you buy an ebook from Amazon, it's yours, right? Technically speaking, Amazon is merely licensing the book to you. And the company can, seemingly on a whim, close your account and delete all your books. This isn't likely to happen, but it gives me pause. Indeed, it makes me want to back up the books I bought and paid for, just in case. What's more, if I ever decide I...
(3 months and 1 day ago)
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