Meta-content is the future of the book

This evening I bought Jeffrey Eugenides ‘The Marriage Plot’ from the Amazon Kindle store. I would love to say that I always buy books when it would be just as easy to download a pirate version for free, but I would be being  dishonest. But buying the book has recently become a far more likelyContinue reading “Meta-content is the future of the book”

Why do you write?

This week I have been following with interest the rise and rise of indie-publishing phenomenon Amanda Hocking. In case you missed it, Hocking has over the last year or so been building considerable sales of her self-published paranormal romance novels through the Kindle store. Estimates of her sales run at on average 100,000 a month.Continue reading “Why do you write?”

E-books and coffee to go

As if the co-dependent relationship between coffee and books isn’t strong enough, today’s Guardian says British bookseller Blackwell’s is deploying the first in a new generation of Espresso Book Machines (EBM’s) in autumn. The news seals the deal between the printed page and the world’s most popular legal stimulant. Read more at the Teleread blog

Tor E-Book Giveaway

Tor are giving away an e-book a week to anyone who subscribes via e-mail on their website. This weeks book is Mistborn by Brandon Sandersen. Bot really my thing but at least I read the first few chapters, which I doubt I would of done without having it fall into my inbox. One big frustrationContinue reading “Tor E-Book Giveaway”