New Kindle: Oasis

For those who missed the news, Amazon has just released Kindle Oasis, the company’s next big step towards its goal of digital paper. Its thinnest, lightest and most expensive e-reader yet has a new design with 9-week reading battery, ergonomic grip, and...

Amazon Wants to Duplicate its Indie Books Success with Gaming

A recent Wired report describes the way Amazon is attempting to disrupt the software environment through Amazon Underground, a new model that’s grown exponentially since launching a few months ago. For those unfamiliar with Underground—which, realistically, includes...

The Espresso Book Machine: an Update

Many of you were taken by the Espresso Book Machine by Xerox and the news of the first European Print-On-Demand bookstore opening in Paris. You had many questions in regards to the resulting book’s cost, the quality of printing etc, so I thought I’d come...

The First European Print-On-Demand Bookstore Opens in Paris

Have you heard of the Espresso Book Machine? Created by Xerox, it’s a printer robot that can print out an entire book in minutes. Bookstores no longer need to order and stock up on books; all they need is an Espresso Book Machine and an Internet connection. If...

Updates on Amazon Giveaways and Vanishing Reviews

An Update on Amazon Giveaways In my recent post on how to set up an Amazon Giveaway, I had said that Amazon won’t allow you to give away an e-book. Well, I’m pleased to report that this is no longer the case. As Chris McMullen informed us in his excellent...

Will Amazon Punish You For Your Typos?

As soon as the news came that Amazon will start paying a lot more attention to poorly edited books, panic ensued among the various forums. Thankfully, as John Doppler explains on Words on Words, things aren’t quite that bad. It all started when Good E-Reader...