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Category Archives: eBooks

The London Book Fair

Posted by in Books for Sale , eBooks , Self Publishing on April 20, 2012

The London Book Fair at Earls Court, an important date in the book industry calendar, has just finished and provides and interesting in site into current trends. I read a beautiful piece written by Mick Rooney of The Independent Publishing Magazine on his initial thoughts from attending the show. To quote one part – From


Selling your eBook

Posted by in Books for Sale , eBooks on August 1, 2011

It is said that without History we would learn nothing. So where has Apple gone wrong? Have they not learnt that a company cannot control a market? Sooner or later the market will push the company aside. So why has Apple decided to attempt to control the eBook market delivered from its iTunes App? Apple


eBooks and Print books. Are we being ‘duped’?

Posted by in Books for Sale , eBooks on May 20, 2011

I am starting to really question what is behind statements like this which came out of Amazon yesterday – 19th May 2011 “ is now selling more Kindle books than paperbacks and hardbacks combined, with its UK business shifting twice as many e-books as hardbacks, it has announced today.” Now I am very much in


Technological Prophecies that came true and some that didn’t.

Posted by in eBooks on May 11, 2011

From Jules Verne describing eBooks in 1863 to Nikola Tesla predicting the rise of the Blackberry a century ago, I’m sure you’ll agree that the technological prophecies highlighted here are eerily accurate. A fascinating article exploring some visions of the technological landscape from well known people. I wonder if they really believed their visions. Thanks


eBook Tsunami

Posted by in Books for Sale , eBooks , Self Publishing on April 21, 2011

It appears the digital tide is becoming a tsunami with Nielsen BookScan and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) reporting their latest figures.  The AAP reported print sales declined by 25% across all sectors in the first 2 months of 2011, while e-book sales rose by 18.4%. Nielsen BookScan reported mass market paperback sales fell