If you need some new reading material to get through the summer, StoryBundle (which, full disclosure, was started by former Gizmodo and Lifehacker editor Jason Chen) just launched a massive Adventure Sci-Fi bundle, allowing you to name your own price for up to 15 DRM-free e-books from authors including Hugo nominee…
If you own one of Amazon’s pre-2012 Kindles, listen up: there’s a critical update that you need to install if you want to keep using it, and you must do so before March 22nd.
You don’t own your ebooks with DRM. You’re merely licensing the privilege to read them. Some readers overseas have learned this the hard way (yet again) now that Nook is going out of business in the United Kingdom. But don’t worry, they’re working to let you maybe possibly transfer all those books you bought.
Rumors of the death of the print book were massively exaggerated, it turns out. According to the L.A. Times, 571 million print books were sold in 2015, 17 million more than in 2014. And ebooks, which had been forecast to hit 50 to 60 percent of book sales, were stuck around 25 percent.
Kindle owners are in luck this Cyber Monday, as Amazon is discounting over 800 ebooks to a fraction of their original prices.
The self-published novel A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers got nominated for the Golden Tentacle Award for best SF debut, and got tons of praise from some of science fiction’s most respected critics. Now it’s coming out in a fancy new edition from Harper Voyager, and for today only it’s available…
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $20 off the sticker price of several e-Ink Kindle models, including the first deal we’ve seen on the new, 300ppi Kindle Paperwhite.
Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s offering a very rare discount on the service today for Prime Day. You’ll save 25% if you lock in a 6-month subscription, 33% for a full year, and 40% for two years. If you love to read, this should pay for itself. [Up to 40% off a Kindle…
You have not read a truly digital book until you've read The New World. The novella is about a woman trying to reclaim her dead husband's head from a cult-like cryogenics company. But more than that, it is the most ambitious attempt I've seen at exploring a future where books lack physical form and are better for it.
Need something to pass the time until House of Cards comes back next week? Today only, Amazon's offering big savings on award-winning Kindle ebooks and streaming movies to own. The most popular book on the list is Life of Pi ($3), and Boyhood ($7) highlights the movies, but it's a deep and impressive list of…
If you love urban fantasy, then you owe a stupendous debt to Charles de Lint, whether you've read him or not. His playful, majestic, clever stories helped shape the genre and were part of what made me fall in love with magical stories set in cities. And now you can get a collection of his best writing for free.
A new Harvard study is re-affirming the assertion that reading light-emitting e-books before bed, like computer tablets, could have a detrimental effect on sleep, which can in turn lead to serious health problems.
E-book pricing can seem mysterious. With some of the costs of paper publishing gone, does that mean that producing them is really cheaper? Or are there other hidden costs that get figured into the production of digital books?
Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that someone, eventually, might not reject you. But nowadays you can choose to self-publish anything you'd like. Here's how.
The e-book is on the rise — but that does also mean that the bookshelf will disappear?
"When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren't there. And in Octavia Butler's works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world…
Over the past year, the number of people who read an e-book has jumped a lot, especially among twenty-somethings.
Erotica featuring Sasquatch, minotaurs, aliens, and boar gods may not fit everyone's tastes, but some authors have made a killing selling monster sex ebooks. But some ebook retailers, notably Amazon, have been cracking down on cryptozoological smut, making it harder for writers to sell their books to readers who are…
Today, author Charlie Stross, from this month's book club selection, joined us for a Q&A, where he filled us his thoughts on how new writers get traction, the skyrocketing of ebook sales (from 1% to 50% of his sales in the last five years), and gave us the first line of his new book coming up in July.