Writing About Reading and Writing: The Netgalley Experiment

I’ve posted before about my experiment with my own memoir, Fragile, and Perfectly Cracked, my story of giving birth to a stillborn son as well as dealing with subsequent infertility problems.  It was a labor of love for me to get this out there.  I’m currently working on my first novel,…

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Writing about Reading: More Library eBook Hosting Expansion

This was originally over on The Digital Reader yesterday, but I wanted to get it posted over here as well, as it’s a pretty big deal. The field of library-developed ebook platforms has grown by six states, thanks to the upcoming launch of the Amigos eShelf Service from Amigos Library Services, a library consortium based in Texas. Offering libraries…

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Writing about Reading: NYPL and Library Simplified

This article I wrote first appeared in The Digital Reader several weeks ago, and I’m reblogging it here. — New York is a place known for risk taking, for innovation, for not being satisfied with the status quo. Nowhere is that as evident in the library world as with the…

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Writing about Reading: Heather’s (self) Publishing Journey so far…

Normally in these Writing about Reading segments I talk about industry specific eBook topics.  And on that note, I did buy my ticket to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October today.  Nearly 300,000 people and five days of book industry madness.  I’m excited! But beyond that, I want to talk about…

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Writing about Reading: Guesting over at The Digital Reader

Normally on Thursdays I do a little bit on ebooks and libraries in a bit I call Writing About Reading.  Today I’m reblogging my column from over at The Digital Reader which was published on Saturday.  Cool beans. — When most people, even book publishers and ebook readers, think of libraries…

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Writing about Reading: Community Self Publishing

Sometimes I feel like a zeitgeist. When I was 11 I started putting granola in my yogurt. Suddenly in a few years Dannon is selling little prepackaged granola pots stuck on top of plain yogurt. My 14 year old self thought I should have patented the idea. I’m feeling a…

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Writing about Reading: Tom Kabinet

When eBooks first started gaining popularity, many people were surprised to find out that they actually don’t own the ebook that they bought.  What they have purchased is a license to read the book.  This first got some press in 2009 when, in a beautiful bit of poetry, Amazon remotely…

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Writing About Reading: Kindle Unlimited

A few months ago Amazon announced they were also entering the ebook subscription service, which I wrote about previously, by starting Kindle Unlimited.  The new service is a direct competitor to Oyster and Scribd, and while I love the promo video, that’s about the only thing I love about it. Here’s…

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Writing about Reading: TotalBoox

In my professional life, one of my roles is as the New Products columnist for Public Libraries magazine, and much of what I wind up writing about are eBook products, since that’s where my big interest lies.  I just found this new product that’s been around for a while for…

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