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O’Reilly Cyber Monday Sale

O’Reilly Cyber Monday Sale on eBooks and Videos

O’Reilly Media’s annual Cyber Monday promotion is ongoing from now until December 1st at 5:00 am Pacific Time. O’Reilly specializes in technical books. Their catalog of 7,000+ ebooks and videos are 50% off during this Cyber Monday weekend sale. Orders over $100 save 60%. All of O’Reilly’s products are DRM-free, plus you get free lifetime […]

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Best Books 2015

Amazon’s List of Top 100 Best Books of 2015

Earlier this week Amazon released a list of their editors’ picks for the best 100 books of 2015. You can find the complete list of titles on this 100 best books page at Amazon. Below I’ve listed the top 10 picks, with a brief description of each. The number one book seems like an odd […]

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ebook market share

Has Amazon Already Won the eBook War in the US?

Last week Author Earnings posting an interesting article about the current state of the US ebook market. Amazon has an even higher percentage of the market share than previously thought, with around 74% of all US ebook sales going through the Kindle Store. Earlier reports from 2014 had Amazon at about 65%, but that didn’t […]

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Harry Potter Enhanced Editions

New Harry Potter Enhanced Edition eBooks Released, Exclusive to iBooks

Last week a collection of new digitally enhanced Harry Potter ebooks were added to the Apple iBooks store. The enhanced editions are an exclusive release to iBooks and aren’t available anywhere else, even the Pottermore website. All seven books in the Harry Potter series have been digitally enhanced to add things like animated images, custom […]

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Readme Beeline Reader

ReadMe! eBook App Offers Unique Speed Reading Features (Videos)

ReadMe! is an ebook app for Android and iOS tablets and phones. It supports ePub format, and what makes the app different is it offers two different speed reading tools. ReadMe! is the first app to incorporate BeeLine Reader, which uses colored text to help guide your eyes from one line to the next. BeeLine […]

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Oyster eBook Store

Oyster Closing eBook Subscription Service

Yesterday Oyster announced on their blog that they will be closing the doors on their ebook subscription service after just 2 years of being in business. Oyster’s explanation is rather vague and ambiguous; the post reads more like a plug for reading on mobile phones than a business closure statement. Giving customers an honest explanation […]

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Kindle Word Runner

First Look at Kindle Word Runner, New Speed Reading Feature (Video)

Yesterday Amazon announced a new lineup of Fire tablets for 2015. One of the changes with this year’s tablets is an updated user interface and updated software. The new software version is called Fire OS 5 “Bellini”; it’s based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. One of the new features that it adds to Fire tablets is […]

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Kindle Scout

Kindle Scout Program Launches Internationally

Today Amazon issued a press release announcing the expansion of their Kindle Scout publishing platform into international markets. Kindle Scout first launched back in October 2014 in the US. The way it works is authors submit previously unpublished ebooks, and the beginning few pages/chapters get posted on the Kindle Scout website for readers to nominate. […]

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Kindle Unlimited India

Amazon Brings Kindle Unlimited to India

Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s ebook subscription service, has launched in India. It grants subscribers unlimited access to a library of over 1 million ebooks for a monthly fee. The introductory price is Rs.99 a month, but that goes up to 199 next month (even still that only equates to about $3 USD so it’s a lot […]

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Scribd Audiobooks

Scribd’s Subscription Service Changing Unlimited Audiobooks Plan

Last November Scribd added audiobooks to their ebook subscription plan, which costs $8.99 per month to get unlimited access to Scribd’s library of several hundred thousand ebooks. Since then audiobooks have been apart of the unlimited monthly plan, but now that’s going to change. Starting September 20th, Scribd will be switching to an audiobook credit […]

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