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    New Subscription Ebook Service: Forgotten Books

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    Ebook subscription services are slowly proving themselves. The three current major ones, Oyster, Scribd, and Entitle, are all growing, in both number of subscribers and number of books offered. And they are not the only services out there, as I outlined in my post, “A Brief Overview of Subscription Services” (The Digital Reader also wrote about […]

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    Finding Ebook Bestsellers

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    With so many new books being published each year, the options for finding new reads are practically endless. More lists catering to different audiences have been springing up over the past couple years to help book buyers. But this post is for both readers and writers. For readers, there are many lists out there that […]

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    The Art of Flipping (Books?)

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    I’m in the process of looking to buy my first house (exciting and terrifying, I know!). One thing I’ve noticed is listings for houses on sale tend to use the same key phrases: spacious rooms, great light, charming, near x, y, z freeway, close to shopping, etc. However, even though on paper a house may […]

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    E-Reading Reviews: A Roundup of the Latest E-Book Readers

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    By Tom Erik Dale – Sainsbury’s eBooks With the holidays come new and improved e-readers, with better screens and more features to make reading more pleasurable. Tom Erik Dale, from Sainsbury’s eBooks, has written a helpful guide detailing the pros and cons of the three most popular new e-readers. Read on. E-books are great. Not so […]

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    Books in Browsers 2013

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    I went to my second Books in Browsers last week (see last year’s recap day 1 and recap day 2), and was not disappointed! For those who many not know, Books in Browsers is “a small summit for the new generation of internet publishing companies, focusing on developers and designers who are building and launching tools for online storytelling, expression, and art.” […]

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    Reading E-Books, for Beginners

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    E-books are wonderful. It took me a few years after they became popular to make the transition from print to digital (though I still have many, many print books), but now that I’ve gotten used to digital, I prefer reading e-books. Granted, there are still some issues (since I make e-books, I own a few […]

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    A Brief Overview of Subscription Services

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    I really think that 2013 (or at least the latter half) is the year for subscription e-books. Several high-profile services have launched recently, many of them touted as the “Netflix for e-books” or the “Spotify for e-books.” I decided to do a little digging to see what other services where out there, and was surprised […]

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    Slideshare: Write or Read #MyStartupStory

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    My Write or Read #MyStartupStory presentation is the SlideShare of the day! If you like it, please share and/or embed. More shares mean WoR has a better shot at winning the #MyStartupStory contest!

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    Webinar: Unlocking The Power of HTML5, CSS, and Javascript

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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      I really like webinars, especially when they’re free. They’re usually taught by knowledgeable people who can show/give a lot of useful information in a relatively short amount of time. And oftentimes, if you can’t connect to the Internet at the time of the webinar, the host will send you a link where you can […]

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    Google Play Updates

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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      Google Play may become a bigger part of the e-book marketshare this year. Some people estimate it’s currently 5% or lower of the U.S. market, but Play is expanding globally, and adding new features that may make it more popular in the future. Late last year, Google Play released a new feature that made it […]

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    Bundling E-Books

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    The concept of bundling books is not new. Many trilogies or series are bundled and sold as packages. But, bundling e-books is fairly new. Humble Bundle was the first one to do it, as far as I know, and they started with a package that offered books from Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, and more. The interesting […]

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    Building the Next Generation of YA Stars (Webinar)

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    Last month I attended a webinar hosted by Publisher’s Weekly, called “Building the Next Generation of YA Stars.” The speakers included the editorial director of Disney-Hyperion and the executive editor of Harlequin Teen. Together they covered new marketing strategies for YA novels, trends, and what they look for when acquiring books.  Marketing According to them, YA books have more […]

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    E-Books in the Global Marketplace

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    Last November, I attended an interesting webinar co-hosted by BISG and DBW, called E-Books in the Global Marketplace. Though this post is a little late, the information is still relevant, and I think it’s worth sharing some of the findings.

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    What’s Going on With Readers Today?

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    What’s Going On With Readers Today from Goodreads A while back, Goodreads asked publishers what questions they would like to ask readers. The results of the Goodreads survey from December 2012 are now up, and there are some interesting finds. I do wonder, however, how accurate these findings are. Yes, Goodreads has a huge base […]

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    WordPivot: Boosting Vocabulary One eBook at a Time

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks
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    Digital publishing has leveled the playing field for startups. One new company, that I’m excited to blog about, is called WordPivot. Launched a few weeks ago, WordPivot is, according to the press release, “a research‐based reading app that creates personalized quizzes inside the pages of your favorite eBooks to help you turbocharge your vocabulary.”

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    The Coming of Age of E-Textbooks?

    by Sabrina Ricci EBooks

    I’m not as familiar with what’s going on with e-textbooks, but there seems to have been a lot of exciting developments recently. One thing I often hear about e-textbooks is that, despite the expectation that young people, particularly college students, would be the first to eagerly adopt all things digital, most students don’t like e-textbooks […]

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    Smashwords: An upgrade to help indie authors sell better ebooks

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    On the last day of 2012, Smashwords made an exciting announcement: authors can now directly upload epubs to the site. This might not sound like a big deal, but it kind of is. According to the Smashwords blog, as of December 31, 2012, Smashwords became “the world’s largest distributor of ebooks from self-published authors and […]

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    The 13th Cycle has been published!

    by Sabrina Ricci Books
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    My novella, The 13th Cycle is now available on my website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. Thank you to everyone who helped me write this book! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Find out more below: “The 13th Cycle” by Sabrina Ricci on Ganxy

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