E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: December 12, 2017

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  1. ‘Bad Sex In Fiction’ Award Goes To Novelist Who Compared Skin To Stained Bathtub (Camila Domonoske / NPR)
  2. BookBub CPM Ads and Wide Distribution (David Gaughran / David Gaughran)
  3. The Texas Prison System Has Some Confusing Logic On What Books Inmates Can Read (Mary Papenfuss / Huff Post)
  4. The Inside Story of How the Kindle Was Born (Neal Karlinksy / The Amazon Blog)
  5. Patreon Changes Fee Structure and Unleashes Chaos (Mike Glyer / File 770)
  6. Cengage’s New E-Textbook Subscription Service Seems Reasonable, but the Question Lingers: Who Needs Textbooks Anymore? (Mirela Ronsevic / NSR)
  7. How to Give Away an eBook From an Author Website (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: December 5, 2017

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  1. Authors’ Alphabet: From A to Z (Ruth Harris / Anne R Allen’s blog)
  2. Freda E-Book App Now Out for Android Devices: Attn. Public Domain Lovers (David Rothman / Teleread)
  3. Not What Copyright Is For (Pamela Chestek / Property, Intangible)
  4. Don’t put Real People in Your Fiction! It Could Kill, Says Novelist A.S. Byatt (Cynthia Haven / The Book Haven)
  5. Being a Bookworm in Skyrim (Zachary Littrell / Book Riot)
  6. EU Agrees to End Geoblocking to Boost Single Digital Market (Charlie Osborne / Zdnet)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: November 28, 2017

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  1. An Unsolicited Great Idea for Your Next Book (Jacob Sager Weinstein / New Yorker)
  2. Interactive Marginalia ((Liza Daly / Medium)
  3. W3C Publishing Summit 2017: An E-Book Dev’s View (Laura Brady / Epub Secrets)
  4. Selling E-Books at Book Fairs (Melissa Bowersock / Indies Unlimited)
  5. The Birth of the Kindle (David Gaughran / Let’s Get Digital)
  6. This “Book-Lined” Beijing Subway Car is an Audiobook Library (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: November 21, 2017

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  1. Digital Book World 2018 Announces First Speakers and Program Structure (Bradley Metrock / Digital Book World)
  2. Run Book Run! From Physical Paper to Executable Online Books (The Visual Studio Blog)
  3. Why Doesn’t Everyone Love reading E-Books? (Caroline Myrberg / UKSG Insights)
  4. Kindle Just Turned 10, so Amazon Revealed the Most Popular Kindle Books of All Time (MJ Franklin / Mashable)
  5. Amazon’s Kindle Turns 10: have E-Books Clicked with You Yet? (Randy Lea / The Guardian)
  6. Pearson Closes DRM-Free E-Bookstore, Will Delete All E-Books From Customers’ Account (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
  7. How German Readers Find and Choose E-Books – A Survey (Indies Go German)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: November 14, 2017

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  1. One of Asia’s Largest Tech IPOs This Year Involves the Cutting-Eedge Technology Known as Books (Page Turner / Quartz)
  2. This App Uses Machine Learning To Identify Esoteric Fonts (Katherine Schwab / FastCo Design)
  3. InDesign CC 2018: What It Means for EPUB (Laura Brady / EpubSecrets)
  4. Pronoun’s Crazy No-Cost E-Book Distribution Service is Shutting Down (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
  5. Court Demands That Search Engines and Internet Service Providers Block Sci-Hub (Dalmeet Singh Chawla / Science Magazine)
  6. Bookeen’s Saga is a Middling Kindle Alternative with a Built-in Case (Brian Heater / TechCrunch)
  7. Pronoun(s) and Data — an Update (Andrew Rhomberg / Medium)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: November 7, 2017

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  1. Interactive Ebooks? Almost…  (Joe Konrath / Joe Konrath)
  2. What’s the Right Price for a Self-published Ebook? – 8 Tips on Pricing Kindle Ebooks (Debbie young / ALLi)
  3. Were-Sharks and Nazi Leprechauns: the Rise and Fall of the Horror Paperback (Alison Flood / The Guardian)
  4. Create an E-Book Cover with Spark and Canva: Which is Better? (Zsofia Macho / PublishDrive)
  5. The Voice Behind Many Bestselling Books On Tape Is Actually That of An Infamous Serial Killer (Maya / Shared.com)
  6. DRM-free E-Bookshops (Kevin Beynon / Kevin Beynon)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: October 31, 2017

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  1. You Can Win Without Cheating FFS (David Gaughran / Let’s Get Digital)
  2. Found: 30 Lost English Words That May Deserve a Comeback (Sarah Lascow / Atlas Obscura)
  3. CRAFT: Writing a Book Might Not Change Your Life, But It Will Change You (Abby Norman / Hippocampus Magazine)
  4. Eight Horror Films About Writers (Nick Ripatrazone / The Millions)
  5. Author Pen Names: 5 Reasons they’re a Bad Idea in the Digital Age (Anne R. Allen / Anne R. Allen)
  6. Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think (Passive Guy / The Passive Voice)
  7. Business Musings: Subsidiary Rights For Indies (Kristine Kathryn Rusch / Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
  8. Author Website Checklist (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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