Thursday, February 12, 2009

Linky Gablinky--veinglory

Is the Kindle's read aloud feature illegal? (and does anyone really care?)

Lycos/Angelfire/Tripod closing in the UK/Europe on Feb 15--complete data loss. (Back up now!) (Does not apply to US sites).

Someday someone might write an article about epublishing where they talk to an actual successful epublisher. (Crazy idea, I know.)

7 comments:

Angela James said...

I am not surprised they interviewed Richard Nash. He's a brilliant man and considered quite a publishing visionary.

Amy Redwood said...

No idea if Kindle's text-to-speech feature is illegal, but who would want to listen to a computerized voice tell a story anyway?

Linda Mooney said...

Open a PDF of your book. If you're using Adobe, go to VIEW. Scroll down to READ ALOUD. How is this different?

Emily Veinglory said...

It isn;t new, except perhaps to the writers guild. But to be far auto-reading my one day equal voice talent and that might make things different?

kirsten saell said...

Why, if people are still buying the books? I don't know many people who purchase a given book in both e and print, or both e and audio. As long as they're buying a book, the author and publisher are still getting paid, right? As long as they don't transform that ebook into an actual audiobook, I just don't see a problem...

Jules Jones said...

Just to be really bitter and twisted, I suspect that one reason they don't talk to actual successful epublishers is that the genre that has been most successful in epublishing is not on the radar of many of the people who write those articles. Who wants to talk to people who publish romance? Those aren't real books...

Treva said...

And yet we manage to be successful without them. I'm sure it is very puzzling.