Microsoft Ebooks Update


As most people probably know by now (certainly if you used Microsoft for ebooks), Microsoft is getting out of the ebooks market. The link below is to an article with some news on that front.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/06/25/microsoft-ebook-refunds-are-coming-in-july/

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Book Subtitles


The link below is to an article that considers the length of book subtitles – are they getting longer?

For more visit:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-subtitles-are-getting-ridiculously-long-what-is-going-on/2019/06/04/3150bcc8-86c3-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html

DeepZen


The link below is to an article that takes a look at DeepZen, a project that aims to turn ebooks into audiobooks.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/deepzen-will-allow-authors-to-turn-ebooks-into-audiobooks

Latest Scribd News


The links below are to articles reporting on the latest news from Scribd (the most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/06/scribd-rolls-out-snapshot-samplers-of-key-insights-from-nonfiction-books/
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/scribd-snapshots-book-previews/
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/scribd-launches-new-preview-system-for-audiobooks-and-ebooks

New Harry Potter Books


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the 4 new Harry Potter books.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/jk-rowling-blesses-readers-with-four-new-harry-potter-books

Our Relationship With Books Throughout History


The link below is to an article that takes a look at how our relationship with books has changed throughout history.

For more visit:
https://hyperallergic.com/497504/the-book-by-amaranth-borsuk-mit-press/

Kindle Now Supports Traditional Chinese Ebooks


The links below are to articles reporting that Kindle now supports traditional Chinese ebooks.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-unveils-support-for-traditional-chinese-ebooks
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2019/05/27/kindles-now-support-traditional-chinese-ebooks/

Books – Worth the Money


The link below is to an article that concludes that books are worth the money – I would agree (depending on the books being purchased of course).

For more visit:
https://www.readitforward.com/essay/article/the-value-of-a-book/