Since its founding 25 years ago, Amazon has become a dominant online and retail force in modern life. Still, the popular online retailer has garnered… Read More »What are some alternatives to Amazon services?
A review of the library-focused digital media service Hoopla.
Last Saturday, Forbes magazine’s website ran an op-ed (update: Forbes deleted it) by one Panos Mourdoukoutas advocating that Amazon-backed stores can and should replace public… Read More »What digital services do public libraries offer?
It’s bad news in general lately for Barnes & Noble’s Nook property. Its tablet and digital media store haven’t fared well against the stiff competition… Read More »Microsoft, Barnes & Noble to split up; Nook continues its slide
For quite awhile, Amazon and large book publishing conglomerate Hachette have had a stand-off over the pricing of the publisher’s ebooks. Long story short, Amazon… Read More »Bury the Hachette: Amazon and book publisher settle their differences
Amazon’s announced “Kindle Unlimited,” an all-you-can-read ebook and audiobook service for participating authors. Basically, a “Netflix-for-books” as TechCrunch describes the service. Kindle Unlimited includes some… Read More »Amazon announces its new “Kindle Unlimited” service
As the subject line says, I’ve decided to set up a Smashwords profile. Smashwords is a site that allows one to self-publish ebooks on pretty… Read More »Smashwords profile now active, plus my first ebook for sale
This week, Barnes and Noble (on the heels of the recent Kindle Fire news) has announced an update to its Nook Color tablet. The “Nook… Read More »Tech thoughts: Barnes and Noble introduces the “Nook Tablet”
Barnes and Noble today has released a major upgrade for the Nook Color. Not only has it been upgraded to Android 2.2, but it now… Read More »Nook Color finally gains Android 2.2 upgrade, Flash, the long-promised app store