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Tuesday's Best Deals: Apple Watch Nike Series 6, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Echo Sale, Ella Paradis Full Bloom Bundle, and More

Apple Watch Nike S6 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Tuesday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Echo, Publishing, Fitness, Macys, Kindle, Memory, Samsung, Walmart, Companies, Ipads, Best Buy, David


Why You Should Support Your Local Bookstore

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: Support your local, independent bookstore. Most adults who are avid readers know, deep down, that supporting your neighborhood bookstore is a good thing to do—but when it’s time to preorder a book or grab a couple of last-minute titles to take along on a weekend…Read more...
Tags: Book, Retailers, Lifehacks, Retailing, Bookselling, Nick Douglas, Danielle Steele, Mass Media, Left Bank Books, E Book, Entertainment Culture, Hospitality Recreation, Independent Bookstore, Bodhi Tree Bookstore




Monday's Best Deals: Mario Switch Games, iPad Pro 12.9", 48-Pack Batteries, UGG Bedsheets, 107 Beauty, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Naipo Mini Massage Gun, and More

Walmart’s Mario games sale and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" lead Monday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Facebook, Publishing, Asus, Newegg, Memory, Samsung, Walmart, Companies, Best Buy, Cuisinart, Computing, Nba


There's Finally a Good Color E Ink Tablet For Comic Books

Just six months after the first e-readers featuring E Ink’s color electronic paper technology arrived, the next generation of devices is already here with upgraded color screens. The improvements E Ink has made are minor, but the new PocketBook InkPad Color has a larger screen that offers a much improved reading…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Technology, Kindle, Tablet Computers, Paper, E Ink, Foxconn, Electronic Paper, E Reader, Display technology, PocketBook International, Linux Based Devices, E Book, Technology Internet




E-Book Sales Rise as People Hunt Desperately for Stuff to Do

E-book revenues are up by 15.2% from 2019, hitting $1 billion last year, according to a report by the Association of American Publishers. December figures should reach at least $100 million if the organization’s estimates are correct.Read more...
Tags: Publishing, Science, Digital Media, Audiobook, Nielsen BookScan, Association of American Publishers, Bookselling, The NPD Group, Mass Media, Entertainment_culture, Book Formats, E Book


The Freewrite Traveler is an outstanding, but expensive, dedicated portable writing laptop

As a hardware startup, Astrohaus stands apart because of its unique offerings focused specifically on writers and writing. Its debut product, the Freewrite, looked like an old-school travel typewriter with an e-ink screen. Now, it’s back with a new device it’s been working on for the past couple of years: The Freewrite Traveler. This more portable e-ink typewriter has a clamshell design and isn’t much larger than a Nintendo Switch, making it a flexible, go-anwyhere writing companion. The bas...
Tags: Reviews, Google, TC, Gadgets, Japan, Hardware, Writing, Evernote, Articles, Tech, Industrial Design, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Dropbox, Nintendo, Indiegogo


Apple Pay and iOS App Store under formal antitrust probe in Europe

Apple is under formal investigation by antitrust regulators in European Union — following a number of complaints related to how it operates the iOS App Store and also its payment offering, Apple Pay. The Commission said today that it has concerns that conditions and restrictions applied by the tech giant may be distorting competition in a number of areas, following a preliminary probe of the issues. Back in March 2019, European music streaming service Spotify filed an antitrust complaint agai...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ipads, Competition, Itunes, Ireland, Commission, European Commission


How to win cycling races (with less than 10 hours per week)

It is no secret that adding more time to your weekly training volume often makes you stronger. Nevertheless, many riders experience the need for spending less time on cycling training for different reasons (for example want to spend more time with family, work or study).
Tags: Sport, Cycling, E-book, Cycling Training, U23, Time Effective Cycling Training


Audible now offers live customer service through Alexa devices

Alexa devices just got a new use case: live customer service help. This morning, Amazon’s e-book company Audible announced the first live customer service experience on Alexa devices, activated through voice commands. Instead of dialing a phone number or writing an email, Audible customers can ask Alexa to reach Audible on their behalf. They’re then connected to a customer service expert who can help them with their account, resolve technical problems, answer questions, and even make book recomm...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Customer Service, Amazon Echo, E-book, Alexa, Audible, Amazon Alexa, Abhinav Mathur Audible, Global Customer Care


Surging costs send shares of e-commerce challenger Pinduoduo down 17 percent

China’s new tech force Pinduoduo is continuing its race to upend the e-commerce space, even at the expense of its finances. The three-year-old startup earmarked some big wins from the 2018 fiscal year, but losses were even greater, dragging its shares down 17 percent on Wednesday after the firm released its latest earnings results. The Shanghai-based company is famous for offering cheap group deals; it’s able to keep prices down by sourcing directly from manufacturers and farmers, cutting out...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce, Shanghai, Alibaba, Earnings, Alibaba Group, E-book, Online Marketplaces, Bytedance, Pinduoduo, Tiktok


Surging costs send shares of ecommerce challenger Pinduoduo down 17 percent

China’s new tech force Pinduoduo is continuing its race to upend the ecommerce space, even at the expense of its finances. The three-year-old startup earmarked some big wins from the 2018 fiscal year, but losses were even greater, dragging its shares down 17 percent on Wednesday after the firm released its latest earnings results. The Shanghai-based company is famous for offering cheap group deals and it’s able to keep prices down by sourcing directly from manufacturers and farmers, cutting out ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce, Shanghai, Alibaba, Earnings, Alibaba Group, E-book, Online Marketplaces, Bytedance, Pinduoduo, Tiktok


China’s Qutoutiao is burning millions of dollars to take on TikTok parent

Chinese startup Bytedance is finding itself surrounded by challengers as its empire of new media products, including global video app TikTok and Chinese news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, gather steam. Tencent tried to play catch-up with a handful of new short-video services, and a Facebook clone of TikTok was reportedly in the making. Less famous players also tried to take on Bytedance, but the costs of keeping up with the world’s most valuable startup are high. One company that’s made its ma...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Yahoo, Entertainment, China, US, Tech, Software, Beijing, Shanghai, Tencent, Earnings, E-book, NetEase, Tan


Meet the little-known Chinese Wi-Fi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

A service that connects people to Wi-Fi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s digital wallet affiliate Alipay. According to a report from app tracking service App Annie, WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest app and the world’s ninth largest by monthly active users in 2018, titles it also held in 2017. Report: The State of Mobile 2019, App Annie The aptly named WiFi Master Key, which o...
Tags: Asia, Space, Spacex, Privacy, China, Wi-fi, Tech, Internet Access, Password, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Alipay, E-book, Chen


Meet the little-known Chinese WiFi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

A service that connects people to WiFi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s digital wallet affiliate Alipay. According to a report from app tracking service App Annie, WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest app and the world’s ninth largest by monthly active users in 2018, titles it also held in 2017. Report: The State of Mobile 2019, App Annie The aptly-named WiFi Master Key, which ow...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Space, Spacex, Privacy, China, Wi-fi, Internet Access, Password, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Alipay, E-book, Chen


Kobo wants to steal the e-reader spotlight from the Kindle

With its large screen, waterproof construction, and a world’s first ability to ‘borrow and return’ books from and to the library, Kobo’s Forma is going in guns-a-blazing after Kindle’s market. As Amazon focuses on dominating the world of Voice AI, the Kindle for them has always been a success not worth talking about. Partnering with Walmart, Kobo hopes to provide an upgrade to the Kindle experience for die-hard e-book readers. The Forma comes with a nice, grippable design featuring a thick bez...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Gadgets, Books, Design, Kindle, E-reader, E-book, Product Design, Random, Kobo, Mobius, Forma, Walmart Kobo, Kobo Forma, Kobo s Forma


Primed & Ready: How to Extend Your Brand & Conquer Adjacent Spaces

It’s easy to think big. What’s harder is to activate the ideas that push the envelope responsibly. Welcome to the ‘Overlooked Middle’ —the way to tap sweet spots you’ve been missing. _____ When I’m in an ideation session, concepts typically fall into one of two banks: core ideas, which nestle tightly with the brand’s existing equity ...
Tags: Free, Strategy, Brand, Management, Creativity, Innovation, Guide, E-book, LPK, Nick Partridge, Brand Strategy, Adjacent


New federal rules blamed in disappearance of Kindle erotica titles

The upcoming Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, in addition to making Microsoft move to reduce obscenity on its platform, has hit erotica authors on Amazon. After many authors saw their rankings stripped on the Kindle store, essentially reducing their availability and visibility, while forcing others in the romance category to recategorize or get dinged as well. The Digital Reader followed the changes this week, reporting that “I have seen numerous reports on Facebook, KBoards, and elsewhere that...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Apps, Publishing, Craigslist, Microsoft, Kindle, Tech, Author, Digital Media, Amazon-kindle, E-book, World Wide Web, Amazon UK, KDP


Apple doubles down on book creation with iPad app

Apple’s ebook creation tools – first launched in 2012 – have long played an interesting if minor role in the ecosystem. While Amazon has the indie book world sewn up with Kindle Direct Publishing, the desktop-based iBooks Author has always been the multimedia alternative and a favorite for folks creating one-off texts. Although there are no clear numbers (the last announcement happened in 2015 when Apple claimed seeing 1 million new iBooks users per week), there is some evidence that it behoo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, TC, Gadgets, Technology, Kindle, Tech, Brooklyn, Computing, Tablet Computers, Digital Books, E-book, Apple Inc, Ibooks


Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

 Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised millions in funding and ended up being sold to Macmillan announced the shutdown in an email to authors and on its website. Two years ago Pronoun set out to create a one-of-a-kind publishing tool that truly put authors first. We believed that the power… Read More
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Publishing, Author, Digital Media, Macmillan, Self-publishing, E-book, Pronoun


The Nook, she is dead

 In a Barnes & Noble company meeting CEO Len Riggio told shareholders that Nook was out of the technology business. According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Riggio explained that when e-book sales began exploding several years ago, B&N felt it had no choice but to enter the digital market. In retrospect, Riggio said, B&N didn’t have the culture or financing to compete… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Technology, Tech, Samsung Electronics, E Ink, E-reader, E-book, Barnes Noble, Consumer Electronics, Tablet Computer, Nook Simple Touch, Publishers Weekly, Riggio, Len Riggio, Nook Hd


Home Base Holidays member's new e-book: 'Chez Mwah: How to Languish in the Languedoc'

Years ago, Judith, a long-term Home Base Holidays member (and very experienced home swapper), won a book on travel writing in a competition we ran. Now Judith has put her writing talent to good use and published a very entertaining e-book, 'Chez Mwah: How to Languish in the Languedoc', on her family's experience of owning a holiday home in France. A description taster: "Part diary, part travelogue, this is the reality of owning a holiday home on a budget in southern France. This is not the pos...
Tags: Travel, Books, Bali, France, Nice, Cannes, E-book, Home Exchange, Home Swap, Languedoc, Home Base Holidays, Home Exchange Offers, Swapping Homes, Judith, Holiday Home, Olonzac


Beyond Blogs: 5 Ways Bloggers Can Make Money Apart From Blogging

If you’ve been blogging for a while but can’t live on its income alone, you might want to supplement it with other online work because, let’s face it – only a handful of bloggers make six-figure earnings from their sites and you’re not (yet) one of them. It’s not to say though that you should stop blogging. It’s your passion and you have decent writing skills. But don’t think it’s one of those get-rich-quick schemes. Monetizing a blog doesn’t happen overnight; the highest grossing blogs today st...
Tags: Blogging, Consultancy, Making Money, E-book, Print Media, Magazine Writing Jobs, Online Photos


What’s next for books?

 I like Digital Reader editor Nate Hoffelder. He is one of the few bloggers about publishing who doesn’t suck up to the industry nor does he particularly gild the lily. He basically believes that books are great, publishing is probably doomed, and that writing is really important. That’s why I was happy that he surfaced and debunked the claims of Chip McGregor, an agent who… Read More
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Publishing, Tech, Amazon.com, E-book, Barnes & Noble, Nate Hoffelder He, Chip McGregor


Bulk Writing Services And How They Can Work For You

I hear a lot of fashion and lifestyle bloggers complaining about the amount of writing they have to do for their blog every day. This confuses me because it seems like if you didn’t like writing to begin with, you likely wouldn’t choose to become a blogger in the first place, right? Well apparently, the work load of managing a popular blog can become overwhelming. If you are feeling run down from all the writing you need to do and you’ve got some serious writer’s block, consider how bulk writin...
Tags: Fashion, Writing, Lifestyle, Blogging, Freelance, E-book, Writer, Freelance Writer, Technology & Apps, Fashion Writer


Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices

 It’s good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult print and religious titles. The bad news is that revenue is down 4.3 percent year-to-date with a 7 percent loss in April compared to 2015. Further, ebook sales were down 22.7% compared to last year.… Read More
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Business, Publishing, Enterprise, Tech, Amazon.com, E-book, New Media


How to Use Books Well

Reading is one of life’s great pleasures. It is an amazing thing to open a book or tablet, and to think someone else’s thoughts. Reading informs, entertains, challenges, and shapes us. Many of our lives have changed because of something we’ve read. Reading is also one of our greatest responsibilities. Jesus taught that we’re accountable for all that God has entrusted to us. I own (or license) close to 10,000 books in Kindle, Logos, and paper. I have access to another 10.6 million books in the T...
Tags: Books, Life, Reading, Jesus, E-book, Public Library, Tony Reinke, Tim Sanders, Reading Books