Monday, August 8, 2011

irst Global Ebook Finalist Announced for GlobalEbookAwards Aug. 20

(Press Release)

First Global Ebook Finalists Announced in Advance of August 20th Award Ceremony in Santa Barbara California

Aug 7, 2011…On behalf of Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards, www.globalEbookAwards.com

We are proud to announce our first ebook finalists:

Dudley's Fusiliers — Historical Literature - Fiction

Dragon Cloud — Pre-Teen Literature - Fiction

The Pathway to Love Workbook and Guide — Best eBook Cover - Other

When You Need a Timeout — Women's Studies - Non-Fiction

Flight of the Sorceress — Historical Literature - Fiction

A New Earth and A New Universe — Classical Studies/Philosophy - Non-Fiction

Touching: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire — Poetry

Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead—Death/Dying (Thanatology) - Non-Fiction

Jack the Dog: And His Boy—Animals/Pets - Non-Fiction

How to Study with Mind Maps: The Concise Learning Method—Education - Non-Fiction

School Carnival Guide—Education - Non-Fiction

Butcher of Dreams—Mystery/Suspense/Thriller - Fiction

You are invited to join us for Santa Barbara's Premier Global EBook Awards Celebration to be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Fe Bland Forum at Santa Barbara Ciry College.

It will be a red carpet, star studded evening of Awards, celebrity MC and speakers followed by dinner at the Harbor Restaurant. . A day of activities is also available http://awardsforebooks.com/awards-ceremony-2011/ for you and your family.

The Red Carpet will be out for the 5pm Global Ebook Awards ceremony at Santa Barbara City College, Fe Bland Forum, overlooking the ocean. The event will be viewed from live Internet streaming for the world to see and a crawl across the bottom of the screen listing all the winners from the 79+ categories, where attendees and their ebooks will be viewed live on screen.

For more information : www.globalebookawards.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Amazon.com Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books

Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 is already the bestselling member of the Kindle family

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995. Twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, Kindle books overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books - hardcover and paperback - combined.

"Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books. We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly - we've been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years," said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com. "In addition, we're excited by the response to Kindle with Special Offers for only $114, which has quickly become the bestselling member of the Kindle family. We continue to receive positive comments from customers on the low $114 price and the money-saving special offers. We're grateful to our customers for continuing to make Kindle the bestselling e-reader in the world and the Kindle Store the most popular e-bookstore in the world."

Recent milestones for Kindle include:

* Since April 1, for every 100 print books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 105 Kindle books. This includes sales of hardcover and paperback books by Amazon where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the number even higher.
* So far in 2011, the tremendous growth of Kindle book sales, combined with the continued growth in Amazon's print book sales, have resulted in the fastest year-over-year growth rate for Amazon's U.S. books business, in both units and dollars, in over 10 years. This includes books in all formats, print and digital. Free books are excluded in the calculation of growth rates.
* In the five weeks since its introduction, Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 is already the bestselling member of the Kindle family in the U.S.
* Amazon sold more than 3x as many Kindle books so far in 2011 as it did during the same period in 2010.
* Less than one year after introducing the UK Kindle Store, Amazon.co.uk is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books, even as hardcover sales continue to grow. Since April 1, Amazon.co.uk customers are purchasing Kindle books over hardcover books at a rate of more than 2 to 1.

Kindle offers the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read. The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 950,000 books, including New Releases and 109 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 790,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 69 New York Times Best Sellers. Millions of free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle devices. More than 175,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in just the last 5 months.

All Kindle Books let you "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" - on all generation Kindles, as well as on the largest number of devices and platforms, including iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android-based devices, and soon HP TouchPads and BlackBerry PlayBooks. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Author Touted As "Stephen King For The 21st Century" Makes New eBook Title Available For Free

PRLog (Press Release) – May 15, 2011 – A high-speed rise to notoriety for author Brandon Messerschmidt seemed likely when readers began calling him "The Stephen King of the 21st century" upon the release of his self-published novel "Said To Contain" early this year. His debut work, "Unholy Advent: Deception Of The Christ" had won him praise amongst a small faction of readers when it became the subject of a fiery campaign mounted by religious groups bent on seeing it banned, but this latest novel promises to bring him into a much more mainstream spotlight.

This second offering, coming to market just two months after his first release, tells the suspenseful tale of a truck driver named Randy Johnston trying to earn an honest living while making his way back home from across the country for a scheduled visit with his young son. What the driver doesn't know when he picks up his load from Oceanside, California, is that his trailer has become the means of transport for something that is not of this world. Strange dreams and run-ins with individuals who seem less than typical along the way clue him in to what's afoot, but the true nature of what's happening doesn't set in until he finds himself being chased by malicious men and women with glowing purple eyes who insist that he and his son will die if he doesn't turn his trailer over to them. On the other hand, a trusted companion he meets along the way claims to serve for a branch of the military charged with returning his payload to the stars. He speaks of apocalyptic events that will befall the whole of the world if these creatures are allowed to take possession of "Polyphemus," the strange cargo trailing behind Johnston's haggard Kenworth tractor.

As the story unfolds, Johnston must weigh the potential costs of fulfilling the wishes of either contingent as his boy is taken captive and held for the ransom of his cooperation. He learns that not all is as it seems as the plot takes several heart-stopping twists and turns, culminating in an intergalactic showdown near the launch pads of Kennedy Space Center.

Turn Your Book Into A Business

Award-winning Author Andrea Susan Glass will speak about 'How to turn a book into a business" at San Diego Writers/Editors Guild monthly meeting to be held May 23, 2011.

PRLog (Press Release) – May 15, 2011 – It doesn’t matter if you're self published or traditionally published; being an author is being in business—whether you want to be or not! Few authors glean huge profits from one book or even several. The secret is to turn their book into a business by adding additional products and services, creating a successful profit center.
On Monday, May 23, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild will have their monthly meeting. This month's guest speaker is Andrea Susan Glass, an award-winning ghostwriter and copyeditor of more than 100 books, ebooks, and other information products.
“I meet business owners all the time who tell me they’ve written a book or ebook but don’t know what to do next,” Glass, founder of WritersWay, a ghostwriting and copyediting service. “They either don’t know how to sell their book or they’ve sold some books, but can’t seem to make much money. They thought that one book or ebook would be their cash cow,” says Glass.
More and more small business owners, like healthcare providers, realtors, coaches, consultants, and other service professionals have discovered books and books as a way to share their expertise and create passive income. Yet, most find it difficult to sell or not as profitable as they expected.
An experienced infoproduct expert, Glass shows how to build a product pyramid from one idea—that one book or ebook—and from that build a thriving business. A self help book, for example, can spawn products such as a workbook, an ebook, an audio program, a teleseminar series, and a live workshop, as well as services like coaching and teaching. As authors build a following, they can keep selling additional products beyond their book to the same audience of fans. That’s how they can turn their book into a business—and finally see some profits.
The San Diego Writers/ Editors Guild is a group of writers and editors dedicated to improving their skills and helping others do the same since 1979. Regular monthly meetings are held on the fourth Monday each month. Guests are welcome to attend. A $5 donation is requested. All meetings are held at the County Health Facility located at 3851 Rosecrans Street in the Sports Arena area. For more information, visit www.sdwritersguild.org.

Andrea Susan Glass specializes in writing and editing books on business, marketing, self help, natural health, and spirituality. In 2001, she won the San Diego Book Award for best How-To book and currently serves as a judge in the self help category. She's written several of her own books and ebooks, including All About Hybrid Cars and Your Info-Product Success System (www.InfoProductSuccessSystem.com). Andrea teaches for UCSD online, Cal State San Marcos, and holds teleclasses and webinars on creating infoproducts. She's a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, San Diego Professional Editors Network, and serves as PR person and newsletter editor for Publishers and Writers of San Diego.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mini eBook Reader with 4.3 inch touch screen is released by Zipgoods.com


Online PR News Zipgoods.com announced that they release a mini ebook reader, which is like before models, but with 4.3 inch touch screen.

“ Zipgoods.com see many people like to use Kindle to read although paper books are not read by them, they like novelty gadgets. However, zipgoods.com feel that Kindle is a bit huge considering convenience” Said Joe, the product Manager in Zipgoods.com. “ Based on this consideration, zipgoods.com design and release this mini ebook reader, which is only 4.3 inch touch screen”

With a 4.3 inch touch screen, this eBook Reader is easy to hold, you can put it into your pocket, it is indeed that you can read anywhere and anyplace.

“ Although the screen is 4.3 inch, the body of this device is tiny, zipgoods.com did not cut any of its functions” Said Joe. “ We built in most of book formats in it, such as: TXT, PDF, EPUB, CHM, HTML, PDB AND UMD, to most of people surprise, zipgoods.com also add multi-media functions in it ”

After we test, this mini ebook reader supports Mp3, APE, WMA and FLAC audio format, also, can supports MPEG, DAT, VOB, RMVB, AVI(H.624, DIVX, XVID), PMP AND MKV video format.

“ We add these functions because we did not want reader feel boring when they are watching TXT formats only, they can listen to music or watch a video after they read” said Joe.
This mini ebook reader is convenient to take, easy to use, and with wholesale price. So learn more you can visit zipgoods.com official website.

Zipgoods (HK) Limited [www.zipgoods.com] is one of the largest global online retailers. It offers products at competitive prices by cutting the middleman and offering products directly to the terminal consumers.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Amazon Kindle Best Sellers Week 18

Water for Elephants is a historical novel by Sara Gruen. Gruen originally wrote the novel as part of National Novel Writing Month. The story is told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a "ninety or ninety-three year-old" man who lives in a nursing home. Jacob is told what to eat and what to do. His life wasn't always like this, however, because Jacob ran away and joined the circus when he was twenty-one. It wasn't a romantic, carefree decision, to be sure. His parents were killed in an auto accident one week before he was to sit for his veterinary medicine exams at Cornell. He buried his parents, learned that they left him nothing because they had mortgaged everything to pay his tuition, returned to school, went to the exams, and didn't write a single word. He walked out without completing the test and wound up on a circus train. The circus he joins, in Depression-era America, is second-rate at best. With Ringling Brothers as the standard, Benzini Brothers is far down the scale and pale by comparison.

Water for Elephants is the story of Jacob's life with this circus. Sara Gruen spares no detail in chronicling the squalid, filthy, brutish circumstances in which he finds himself.

Best-selling author Michael Connelly, whose character-driven literary mysteries have earned him a wide following, breaks from the gate in the over-crowded field of legal thrillers and leaves every other contender from Grisham to Turow in the dust with this tightly plotted, brilliantly paced, impossible-to-put-down novel.

Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen (in a nice twist, Cohen's gun, given to Dad then bequeathed to his son, plays a key role in the plot). But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially relevant when Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life."

Louis Roulet, Mickey's "franchise client" (so-called becaue he's able and willing to pay whatever his defense costs) seems to be the one his father warned him against, as well as being a few rungs higher on the socio-economic ladder than the drug dealers, homeboys, and motorcycle thugs who comprise Mickey's regular case load. But as the holes in Roulet's story tear Mickey's theory of the case to shreds, his thoughts turn more to Jesus Menendez, a former client convicted of a similar crime who's now languishing in San Quentin. Connelly tellingly delineates the code of legal ethics Mickey lives by: "It didn't matter...whether the defendant 'did it' or not. What mattered was the evidence against him--the proof--and if and how it could be neutralized. My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt." But by the time his client goes to trial, Mickey's feeling a few very reasonable doubts of his own.

ina Fey’s new book Bossypants is short, messy, and impossibly funny (an apt description of the comedian herself). From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on Saturday Night Live, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation. Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers ("men urinate in cups"), her cruise ship honeymoon ("it’s very Poseidon Adventure"), and advice about breastfeeding ("I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try"). But the chaos of Fey’s life is best detailed when she’s dividing her efforts equally between rehearsing her Sarah Palin impression, trying to get Oprah to appear on 30 Rock, and planning her daughter’s Peter Pan-themed birthday. Bossypants gets to the heart of why Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off.

Free Ebook Sources: InkMesh


Inkmesh is an ebook search engine that makes it easier to find free ebooks and compare ebook prices for the Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, Nook and others. The search engine's index includes some 30 big ebook sites.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NOOK Apps for NOOK Color launched

NOOK Developer(TM) Program Brings Popular, High-Quality Applications For Customers to Play, Learn, Connect and More on Award-Winning Device

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, recently opened its doors to developer innovation with its NOOK Developer program. Today, the company is pleased to deliver new and innovative reading experiences through NOOK Apps, a collection of high-quality applications launched for the company's award-winning NOOK Color Reader's Tablet. The addition of popular apps and other most requested tablet features to the newly updated NOOK Color make the best reading device on the market the best value tablet on the market at $249.

NOOK Apps offer NOOK Color customers a broad collection of popular applications from the world's best publishers and third-party developers, including Chronicle Books, Condé Nast, Concrete Software, Gameloft, Goodreads, Loud Crow Interactive, my6sense, The National Geographic Society, NAMCO, Rovio, Wordnik and more. NOOK Apps were introduced with the major NOOK Color software update launched today (available at no cost at www.nookcolor.com/update). The update delivers what customers want: shopping for popular apps, full-featured built-in email, an enhanced Web experience, as well as new ways for adults and children to enjoy rich content. NOOK Color v1.2 includes a platform upgrade to Android OS 2.2/Froyo, along with support for Adobe® AIR® and Adobe Flash® Player.

"We are thrilled to add to our robust eReading ecosystem a differentiated and unique portfolio of high-quality applications, which enrich and extend the reading experience that our customers know and love and keep the whole family entertained and engaged, connected and organized. With an update to the operating system, NOOK Apps, email, an enhanced Web experience and more new, great features and content to enjoy, we have made NOOK Color - already acclaimed as the best reading device on the market - truly the best value tablet on the market for $249," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. "The response from the developer and content communities has been terrific, as many great companies are enthusiastic about bringing their strong brands, products and content to NOOK Color and the NOOK Bookstore, and taking advantage of the unique benefits of our open platform and merchandising opportunities."

NOOK Apps represent an exciting and unique opportunity for developers to reach a targeted and passionate audience of millions of Barnes & Noble customers. The company offers unmatched marketing and merchandising opportunities for developers through NOOK Color, BN.com's storefront, and unprecedented merchandising opportunities to drive discovery and demand in more than 1,300 Barnes & Noble retail and college bookstores.

Developers are invited to join and qualify to submit their applications by visiting www.nookdeveloper.com.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books

Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps

Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.

"We're excited that millions of Kindle customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from their local libraries," said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle. "Customers tell us they love Kindle for its Pearl e-ink display that is easy to read even in bright sunlight, up to a month of battery life, and Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps."

Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer's annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

"We're doing a little something extra here," Marine continued. "Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we're extending our Whispersync technology so that you can highlight and add margin notes to Kindle books you check out from your local library. Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly Whispersynced."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Global eBook Awards accepting entries from Authors

(Press release, Santa Barbara, CA) April 10, 2011. EBook authors work hard to get readers to know about their eBooks. Getting readers to read and enjoy their eBook and tell others who would also purchase their eBook is every authors dream. To break out of the pack and rise above the noise, your ebook needs attention. Readers have to read it, love it, and alert friends.

This is "word of mouth." Global eBook Awards come with a built-in publicity machine. To be successful, fiction has to get read. To be successful, nonfiction has to be brought to the attention of its category audience. Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards are designed to help you achieve these goals. Global eBook Awards, www.globalebookawards.com is now accepting entries from eBook authors.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Subscribers to The New York Times on NOOK to Receive Free Access to NYTimes.com

(Press Release) Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that all subscribers to The New York Times through NOOK Newsstand(TM) will also enjoy access to the NYTimes.com website. Barnes & Noble customers can already enjoy their digital subscription to The New York Times, reading the daily e-edition content on NOOK Color(TM) Reader's Tablet, NOOK(TM) and NOOK Wi-Fi® eReaders. Coming soon, NOOK subscribers to The New York Times will also be able to access NYTimes.com, The Times's award-winning website, including timely news updates, opinion, blogs, video, interactive graphics and more, at no additional cost.

"We are excited to expand our long-standing relationship with The New York Times to provide NOOK customers with online access to even more great content any time," said Jonathan Shar, Vice President and General Manager of digital newsstand at Barnes & Noble. "Our customers already enjoy access to one of the leading NOOK Newspapers(TM) on their favorite NOOK device, and we believe they'll appreciate the easy access to all of the wonderful online content available at NYTimes.com at no extra cost."

The New York Times continues to be one of the bestselling NOOK Newspapers and, as with other digital periodicals, is available for a risk-free, 14 day free trial for all customers.

"The Times's digital subscription plan was designed to offer access to our high-quality journalism across a variety of platforms," said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, marketing and circulation, and general manager, reader applications, The New York Times Media Group. "We are pleased be able to offer online access to NYTimes.com as part of the subscription experience for our loyal readers on NOOK devices."

Barnes & Noble customers with current subscriptions to The New York Times through NOOK Newsstand(TM) will be notified via email in the coming weeks with more information on how to enjoy free access to NYTimes.com.

Encensored e-book "From Here to Eternity" is being published

The Los Angeles Times reports that the uncensored version "From Here to Eternity" is being published by Open Road Media. When the book was published in 1951, editors had pulled back some of the frank language and description in original draft.
Now, a new e-book edition of the novel will include the profanity and mentions of gay sex that were left out of the 1951 version. The uncensored "From Here to Eternity" is being published by Open Road Media and Jones' heirs, including daughter Kaylie Jones.

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In addition to the four-letter words, scenes that explicitly mention gay sex have been restored to the text. In one, Private Maggio (the character played in the film by Sinatra) mentions having oral sex with a man for money -- the kind of detail that must have been very difficult for an author to let go.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kindle Lending Club - A Crowdsourced Virtual Library for Kindle


Kindle Lending Club is a website that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks. To participate in lending and borrowing Kindle books, you must first register as a user on the site or connect with Facebook Connect.

Kindle lending is a feature launched by Amazon on December 30, 2010. Any Kindle book that has lending enabled can be loaned by one Kindle user to another for 14 days. At the end of the loan period the title is automatically transferred back to the book owners Kindle. Each Kindle book you own can only be loaned once. For more information on lending, go to the Amazon page on Lending Kindle Books.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nora Roberts Passes 1 Million Kindle Books Sold

Roberts becomes the third author in the "Kindle Million Club," joining Stieg Larsson and James Patterson

Nora Roberts has become the third author to sell over 1 million Kindle books, becoming the third member of the "Kindle Million Club." As of yesterday, Nora Roberts has sold 1,170,539 Kindle books under her name and her pseudonym J.D. Robb. The Kindle Million Club recognizes authors whose books have sold over 1 million paid copies in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium Trilogy, was the first author to hit the 1 million mark. James Patterson, author of more than 65 books that span the genres of suspense, fantasy, romance, historical fiction and children's, was the second author to join the Kindle Million Club.

"Nora Roberts has been a bestseller at Amazon for 15 years so this accomplishment is no surprise," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. "We're happy to welcome Nora Roberts to the Kindle Million Club, joining Stieg Larsson and James Patterson."

Roberts, who wrote the "In Death" series under the pseudonym J.D. Robb, is the author of more than 200 novels. Her many books include "The Search," "Northern Lights" and the popular The Garden Trilogy. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Golden Medallion Award, RITA Award and Quill Award. One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2007, Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. The New Yorker recently called her "America's favorite novelist."

iRiver Story HD

iRiver Story HD, Hot eBook Reader with High-def e-Ink Screen


iRiver's 6" Story HD e-reader is a new version of the Story, with a number of new advancements.

The Story HD is called the world's first 6" XGA e-reader, with a full 1024x768 resolution display, representing 63.8% more pixels and faster page turns than rivals. There's also a Freescale processor inside, built-in Wi-Fi, a QWERTY keypad, a 3-week battery life and support for ePUB/PDF file formats (with DRM). So far iRiver has not talkaed about pricing, but the Story HD will ship in Q2 2011 and be "competitively priced." Hard to say what that means with the rapidly changing tablet market, but lets hope it'll probably be somewhat cheaper than the Kindle and NOOK.

Google Speedbook, the HTC Chrome Tablet


Quite interesting, but the time will tell. So what is it exactly? Considering that Google isn’t making a Google Nexus Two, and given the fact that we already know HTC is building a Chrome-based tablet for Mountain View, then we can only assume the Speedbook is that particular tablet.

Google will not confirm any of this, and according to a recent statement they’re not interested in building any hardware of their own in the near future. The Google Nexus One was a one time deal, and with the plethora of Android handsets hitting the market each month, we really don’t see Google coming up with a better Android phone in the future, especially one that’s going to top everything else out there.

eBook Sales Rose Nearly 130% in November

According to Association of American Publishers (AAP) sales figures, eBook sales were up nearly 130 percent in November. At the same time, adult paperback sales sagged 19 percent compared to the same period the previous year.

At the same time, adult paperback sales sagged 19 percent in November. And overall sales rose by 5.1 percent compared to the same period the previous year, totaling $852 million.

In addition, hardcover Children’s/YA sales decreased 2.7 percent in November and paperback sales in the same category decreased by 5.5 percent in November compared to the same period the previous year.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kaplan Offers Free Ebooks

Kaplan Publishing, a leading publisher of academic and professional development resources, is offering a special eBook promotion from January 4th – 10th. Starting today, anyone with an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony eReader or Nook looking to further their education, can download select titles from Kaplan for free.

In August, Kaplan hosted a similar event to help “students leverage their mobile devices to fit new opportunities to learn into their busy days,” said Maureen McMahon, President and Publisher of Kaplan Publishing. “Helping students of all ages reach their education goals is always our top priority and as they utilize new technology, Kaplan will be there with the best tools and content in both print and digital formats.”

Amazon to Introduce Free Kindle Apps

New tablet computers coming in 2011 will have access to Amazon's free "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" apps that let readers choose from over 775,000 Kindle books and read them across the most popular devices and platforms

Amazon announced that Kindle apps will also be tailored specifically for Android and Windows based tablets to enable customers to access the Kindle Store, and with it the largest selection of the books people want to read. Like all Kindle apps, the new Kindle apps built for Android and Windows tablet computers will let customers "Buy Once, Read Everywhere"--on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices. For more information about the free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindleapps.

"Kindle is light weight, easy on the eyes with a paper-like Pearl e-ink display, and has a full month of battery life. It's purpose-built for reading. Many people are buying both a Kindle and an LCD tablet computer," said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. "We're very excited to support the upcoming Android and Windows LCD tablet computers with free Kindle apps that we'll tailor for the particular devices. Our Whispersync technology makes it simple to move back and forth between devices. Read on your Kindle, read on your tablet, read on your phone. We'll keep track of your last page read, and make it easy."

The Kindle Store offers the largest selection of books people want to read, including 100 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases from $9.99. Millions of older, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read. Kindle books offer readers many additional unique advantages, including:

* "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" apps let you sync and read your books, last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights across Kindle devices and the most popular devices and platforms
* Amazon's Worry-Free Archive automatically backs up your books and highlights online in your Kindle library where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly anytime on any Kindle device or app
* Amazon.com customer reviews, personalized recommendations and editorial reviews
* Instant 1-click buying using your Amazon account information

Sunday, January 2, 2011

NovelsForFree.com offers Novels for a one time registration payment

NovelsForFree.com is now affiliated with The Novel Network bringing to consumers everywhere the ability to receive unlimited free downloading of great content to their Nook Color, iPad, iPad Touch, Kindle, or any other ereader portable device lifetime free downloading with a one time registration payment.