The Ereading Blog

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January

2017

By: Richard Starr

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The Future of Google Play® Books – As Predicted

Over at The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder takes a closer look at the looming possibility that Google Play® Books may never re-open to publishers.

I think this is highly likely. In fact, I expressed this opinion in various forums more than five years ago during much of the chaos surrounding the Google book scanning court case.

Nate does an outstanding job of looking at the various factors surrounding what I personally believe will be the ultimate failure of Google Play® Books.  It's well-worth the read.

For the record, I...

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December

2016

By: Richard Starr

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Eread Technologies, Inc. and Stores Pacific, LLC – The Perfect Match

The past seven months have been very, very busy.  As a result, I haven't created any recent blog entries, and this one is longer than most.  However, it contains important information about the future of Ereading.com®.  We hope you’ll find it informative and even a bit exciting!

The State of the Online Book Industry

I haven’t had much to say about this subject, since the industry has tracked much as I predicted it would back in 2010.  Ebook-only stores have continued to fail, with BooksOnBoard.com and...

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March

2016

By: Erin Bower

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New Kolchak and Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Team-Up from Kevin J. Anderson & Richard Dean Starr!

KolchakShambleMA bit of exciting new from one of our co-founders...

Moonstone Books is proud to make available for pre-order the new comic book team-up of Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., co-written by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and Zorro and Hellboy author Richard Dean Starr.

This thrilling, special event comic book is being released in two editions: a trade comic and a special, limited edition hardcover. The collectible hardback volume will include not only the full comic book written by Kevin J. Anderson and Richard Dean Starr, but an all-new Dan Shamble prose story by Kevin J. Anderson and an all-new Kolchak prose story by Richard Dean Starr as...

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08

March

2016

By: Richard Starr

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First 2016 Blog Post – Our Apologies! – Jonathan Taplin on Platform vs. Content

LOGO-Digital Book WorldThe past few months have been, to put it mildly, a living nightmare for us.  I've been ill frequently and Erin has been working harder than me, by necessity, to help keep us afloat.  We've had no time to spend blogging--although, in retrospect, I think that was a mistake.  So I'm remedying it now, with my apologies.  The topics of e-reading, digital books, and publishing are important to us; probably the most important things in our lives, outside of survival (and writing, of course).  Simply put, even as we continue to develop Ereading.com on a shoestring, we recognize we also need to maintain the blog. 

So, that said...

Today I came...

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23

November

2015

By: Richard Starr

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Why Same Day Delivery is Largely a Marketing Ploy

LOGO-1-NBCNewsA story on NBCNews.com today offers up this tidbit: "Everyone Likes Same-Day Delivery, Except for the Paying Part." 

I bet.  What I find odd is that the article suggests that same-day delivery has a high operating cost for everyone but Amazon.  This is, of course, ridiculous.  I virtually guarantee that Amazon is losing money on same-day delivery...a...

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