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    Taking a Closer Look at Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

    by Sabrina EBooks
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    There has been a lot of buzz lately around Kindle Unlimited, the latest service to enter the ebook subscription game. But what out of all the subscription services  I’d say that this one is the biggest game changer, and that’s because it’s an Amazon service. After recently finishing Brad Stone’s The Everything Store, I have a feeling that right […]

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

    by Sabrina 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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    Kindle, Kindle, Kindle: Amazon’s Latest Publishing Tools

    by Sabrina Distribution
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    In the last week, Amazon has made three big announcements, all of which I think have the potential to greatly help indie authors. Kindle Countdown Deals The first, and most exciting in my opinion, is the Kindle Countdown Deals. What this means is that authors who publish e-books on Amazon have an easy way of […]

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    An Explanation of E-Book Formats

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion
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      If you are a self-published author or someone looking to do e-book conversions, it can feel daunting at first because there are so many different formats to worry about. The two main formats, however, are EPUB and Kindle’s proprietary format. EPUB can be used and read on Apple, Nook, Kobo, Sony, Google, and more […]

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    Self Publishing Platform Updates

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion

    In the last few months, a lot has changed with some of the major self-publishing channels, specifically Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. Kindle Aside from Amazon launching Kindle Worlds, which changes the way fan fiction is written and published, it also recently started publishing Kindle Single Interviews. The second interview will be with Obama. Additionally, when you […]

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    Turning Your Blog into an E-Book

    by Sabrina EBook Conversion
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      I like to experiment, and recently I decided to try turning my blog into an e-book. Or more specifically, uploading my blog to Kindle as a subscription service. There are many ways to turn a blog into an e-book, and in the future I may play around with some of them. But for now, the […]

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    The New Kindle Format 8 (KF8)

    by Sabrina EBooks

    Part 3 of the Understanding EPUB 3.0 webcast series was called An Alternative to EPUB 3.0: Inside the New Kindle Format 8 (KF8). The presenter was Joshua Tallent, president of eBook Architects. (To read my other posts on this series, see EPUB 3 and EPUB 3.0 Workflow).

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Publishing

    Oh no! Spam has made it to the Kindle! Content farms, which some people hate and think are scams and others see as a new and successful business model (think Associated Content and DemandMedia), are packaging articles in the form of multiple, “original” ebooks, selling a few copies of many ebooks for a tidy profit. […]

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    The Future of Publishing…We’re In It

    by Sabrina Publishing

    Three interesting articles about the publishing industry caught my eye today. But first, I’ve found that reading and thinking critically about articles goes more smoothly with music, so I invite you to play the video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of “Stereo Love” while reading the rest of my post. (And yes, I may […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Publishing
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    Photo by Toby Hudson, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The next big step for e-books seems to be its lending capabilities. Up until recently, e-books could not be lent to friends, at least not without many restrictions, and it was a huge drawback compared to print books, which could be easily shared. But a New Jersey-based […]

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    Barnes & Noble

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    Rumor has it that Barnes & Noble may no longer exist one year from now. In the meantime, I can enjoy their stores and Christmas decorations. And I can also play around with their Nook. The new color Nook was recently released. It uses LED like Apple’s iPad, but it’s formatted similarly to Amazon’s Kindle–with […]

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    11/29/10: Publishing This Week

    by Sabrina Publishing

    California, as a way to save money and improve education, is going to use open source, free textbooks (yay!). Since there’s not enough money to give every student a laptop, there’s some skepticism as to how well this will work. But it’s the first state to try this and something is better than nothing (California K-12 education was ranked 49th […]

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    11/22/10: This Week in the Publishing World

    by Sabrina Publishing

    Since it’s Thanksgiving in a couple days, thought I’d post the publishing news early this week. I don’t know if it’s because I’m taking a Writing for Children’s class, but I keep noticing the topic of children’s books in my classes. Anyway, today the  Association of Booksellers for Children approved a merger with the American Booksellers Association. […]

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    What’s Happening in the Publishing World

    by Sabrina Publishing

    Every week for my Interactive Media class, I post links to current articles about what’s going on in the publishing world. So here’s a list of what’s happening this week: First, here is an argument against the agency model for e-books. Annette Green writes about how, through the agency model, publishers are basically screwing themselves. Print versions […]

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