Posts tagged ebooks

Indie Publishing

How Ebooks & The Net Bring Us Back To The Middle Ages, In a Good Way

Recently, I’ve been reading the Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, that (in)famous work of Marshall McLuhan, and it struck me that many of his insights relating to print media and reading culture can be applied to what is…

April 23, 2012, by

Books

How Indie Publishing Could Revolutionize Creative Expression But Often Doesn’t

It was Clay Shirky who said in a recent interview that publishing is no longer a job, it’s a button. In fact, I’m staring at one right now. It’s blue and it says “publish”. It’s simple. Shall I click it? No?…

April 13, 2012, by

Books

How Interactive Can A Book Become Before It Stops Being a Book?

After the positive replies I received regarding my 5-minute mini story project, I decided to work on something longer while still staying true to the principle of keeping things short and digestible. The result of which I would like to…

April 4, 2012, by

Books

The Role Of Reading In The Age Of Constant Digital Distraction

While some people still entertain themselves with the predictable mudfight of “ebook vs paper book”, I find another question far more interesting, namely the role of reading in the age of continuous partial attention. How do we read in the…

April 2, 2012, by

Books

Kindle & Co: Between The Revolution and Degeneration of Reading Ebooks

The first ebook I ever saw (it was at the end of the 90s) was one of these “How To Make Money Online” schemes. It came with all the obligatory gratuitous images of bank notes, long sales letter including “social…

March 21, 2012, by

Lifestyle

5 Simple Facts You Can Learn From A Computer Crash

Last week every user’s worst nightmare paid me a visit: the full fledged system crash. While I documented the death, resurrection and salvaging on Twitter, here are some conclusions from the whole episode. (As usual, what happened is rather inconclusive:…

February 5, 2012, by

Hacks & Tutorials

Tons Of Kindle Screensaver Fun And Creative Wallpaper Resources

Some of us have learned to love the screensaver images Amazon ships with their Kindle reading devices. Others quietly suffer the rotating  selection of dead poets and educational images of fishes and plants. And yet others simply ask: “What if…

January 11, 2012, by

Books

Use Your Kindle To Learn A Foreign Language

Kindle devices and other e-readers are one of the most convenient and pleasant ways to consume digital text. Contrary to tablets, desktops and smartphones, the screens of e-readers like the Kindle enable you to read for hours without eye-strain, thanks…

December 27, 2011, by

Books

Answer Our Hanukkah Quiz And Get A Free Book Download!

UPDATE: this offer has expired but you can check out our 2012 Holy Hanukkah Ebook Bundle and help support charity! As our way of saying thanks for supporting our blogging and publishing in general and our Hebrew entry in the…

December 20, 2011, by

Books

Ebooks Beyond Boundaries: How To Publish For People, Not Monopolies

The world of ebooks is booming. Sales are sky-rocketing. And everyone wants to get their hands on a shiny new reading gadget. But behind the hype and excitement geared towards consumers, in many ways the ebook market of today is…

October 15, 2011, by

Indie Publishing

What I’ve Learned From 10 Years Of Writing & Independent Publishing

It’s been a long time since the writing bug first bit me. Before I started blogging seriously, I had always been writing fiction. In second grade I wrote my first short-story. It was about a man who befriends a robot which…

September 10, 2011, by

News

just a quick update… new book released, shelved, kindled!

Hi there, This is not really much of an article but just a quick way to summarize a few of the recent news. Things keep moving fast here, lately, so I’ll keep it short. 1. The new book about blogging…

August 30, 2011, by