Shebooks


The link below is to an article that takes a look at a new digital publishing company just for females.

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/publishing/shebooks-do-we-need-a-place-for-strictly-female-readers/

Article: Kbuuk


The link below is to an article that looks at Kbuuk, another self-publishing ebook company.

For more visit:
http://publishingperspectives.com/2013/04/are-you-ready-for-kbuuk-another-new-self-pub-ebook-co/

Article: Kobo Unveils Self-Publishing Program


The link below is to an article concerning ebook company Kobo and their new self-publishing platform called ‘Kobo Writing Life.’

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/kobo-unveils-self-publishing-program_b52502

Google: No Longer Archiving the World’s Newspapers – Project Shut Down


Google is one of my favorite brands. Sure, it cops plenty of flak and probably some of it is deserved, but I have to say they are a company that has largely got it altogether. I’m a fan anyway – for what that’s worth.

I am a big fan of Google’s ongoing project to digitize the world’s books and literature. Sure, they need to conform to copyright laws like the rest of us while doing so and they have had some questionable episodes in this project to date. But what an amazing opportunity to read books that have been out of print for years and even centuries. It is a great service and project.

Google was also digitizing the world’s newspapers and this also could have been a major gift to the world, but sadly the project has been shut down. They have managed to place a huge amount of archival material onto the net and it is fully searchable – which is just brilliant. How amazing it would have been if all of the world’s newspapers had been digitized and made available on the web?

Have a look at what is available at:
http://news.google.com/archivesearch/about.html
http://news.google.com/archivesearch
http://news.google.com/newspapers

For more visit:
http://searchengineland.com/google-shuts-down-ambitious-newspaper-scanning-project-77970