Amazon Announces New Fire HD Tablet Under $100

Amazon has introduced the new Fire HD tablet, including a 6″ model priced at just $99, and a 7″ model priced at $139.  They are available for pre-order now and will start shipping in October. “Fire HD is the most powerful tablet under $100,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “The new Fire HD […]

Indie Publishing Weekly Blog Roundup for 19 July

Here’s a quick roundup of posts from indie and e-publishing blogs over the past seven days. Japan’s Leading Online Retailer Rakuten Joins Forces With Kobo To “Destroy Amazon” “For a nation of technology-loving avid readers, Japan has been slow to join the digital publishing revolution… But that could all be about to change from Thursday, […]

7 Reasons You May Be Losing International Readers

…and four things you can do about it. Technology in general and the Internet in particular has made the world seem much smaller, but in reality the world remains a large and very diverse place. This diversity directly affects sales of your ebooks internationally. There are differences in internet connectivity, in brands of ebook reader, […]

Amazon Announces New Kindle Format 8

Update to this post: The new KindleGen 2 and Kindle Previewer with Kindle Format 8 (KF8) support are now available for download. See http://amzn.to/kf-8 Amazon have announced a new Kindle Format 8  with HTML5 Support and will be introducing a bunch of enhancements to their Kindle Publisher Tools and Publishing Guidelines. “KF8 is the next […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks

This week I launched my new guide to (reading) ebooks, “The Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks“. While this is not a guide to writing ebooks it will be helpful to those writers who don’t really understand about ebooks. The book explains the answers to many questions people have including: What is an ebook? What ebook formats […]