This Is The Best Kindle Ever, But It'll Cost You

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Amazon Kindle Voyage is the best E-Reader you can buy. It's that simple. Or rather it would be if there wasn't the small matter of its main rival,...

Print Books: Still Winning

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The dominant narrative around books is that print is dead, and e-books are king. Not true. New data from the UK and US shows that print is provi...

What's It All About, Amazon? A Beginner's Guide to Kindle Publishing

Alex Mae | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alex Mae

If you're a debut author and not exactly awash with cash (like me), it's tempting to ask your friend's brother/sister/cousin who has a bit of experience with Photoshop to whip something up for you - but I'd avoid this. I worked with a graphic designer on mine and in the end we went for something fairly simple but striking

Tech Is Changing The World. This Is How.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

The devastating impact digital technology is wreaking on the traditional book has been revealed in a new study. The average adult now owns three fe...

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 4

Chris Saunders | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

You can't force people to buy your book. And begging is just embarrassing. In the most basic terms, you have to get your book in front of people who might like it and persuade them that they need to buy it.

Ten Point Strategy for Indie Authors

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laxmi Hariharan

My writing straddles too many genres to be categorised. So I turned Indie. However, when my self-published, first novel made it to the Amazon bestseller list, I realised I had a niche: a group of readers around the world who liked what I wrote. They wanted to know what it meant to come of age in a complex environment like India.

What is the Real Value of a Book?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course I could just go and seek out a pirate version of the book. I'm sure that someone has already ripped the Kindle version of the book and made it freely available on a pirate website, but I'm a writer myself. I know that people who put months of effort into books deserve to get something for their efforts.

Love Your Literature

Robyn Harris | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Harris

These are things that a tablet or an e-reader can't offer you. You can't feel pixels. Read a book, for Christ sake. You'll learn a lot more than just from the words it displays, I promise.

Modern Publishing

Chris Saunders | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

I've kicked around the publishing game for a while. In the past decade I've had two books published by traditional publishers, and four by digital publishers. On the flip side, I've collected more rejections than I can count. I've experienced the high's and the low's, and now I'm going to share with you some of what I've learned...

For Booksake Don't Buy a Kindle

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin O'Donnell

I love the pursuit of a book. Perusing the selection of a bookshop, running my finger along the spines and looking at the artwork and the blurbs. Judging every book by its cover. It's something to do alone, become absorbed in the task, every bookshop has a gem in the dirt for you. Just enjoy the dig.

Three Websites Where to Find High Quality Free Ebooks

Stefania Mattana | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stefania Mattana

Ebooks have cut down the price of your passion, since the electronic book is way cheaper than the paperback. On one hand, the ease on publishing online has made everyone capable of writing a novel, therefore enlarging the range of the titles. More writers, more stuff to read: cool, isn't it? 

Guess Who Just Announced The World's Highest-Resolution Tablets?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has made a fresh assault on the tablet market with a new range of super HD devices priced to beat Apple and Google at their own game - on price...

Reality Check: Life in Brazil Through the Eyes of a Foreigner

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I really wanted to capture what daily life is like for a foreigner based in Brazil. What is different about this enormous nation compared to living in many other places or even back in the UK? What is important to know before you make the decision to move here?

Amazon Not Releasing A Phone In 2013 - And It 'Won't Be Free'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has denied that it is aiming to release a phone this year - and has scotched rumours that such a device would be given away for free. Rumour...

Who Will Be the Real Winners With Kindle MatchBook?

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Scully

With MatchBook, if the reader also has access to a digital copy, which can easily be accessed not just from a Kindle but also from the free Kindle app on any smartphone, ipad or laptop, that situation may no longer arise.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 Unveiled After Early Accidental Leak

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has confirmed that the leaked image of its new Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is real - and has now unveiled the device. The new Paperwhite loo...

Kindle MatchBook: Buy Print, Get Digital

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced it will offer E-books for a lower cost if you buy - or have previously bought - a print version of the same book. "Kindle Matc...

How to Get Your Book Published

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Because I am a published author and I have used both the traditional and self-publishing routes my friends often ask how they can get published and is it better to just self-publish immediately or spend a long time trying to find a traditional publisher willing to publish their work?

Haters Gonna Hate, Trolls Gonna Troll

Tom Ward | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

Criticism is great and without it there'd be a lot less motivation for humans to push themselves and keep coming up with better films, better ways of farming, better cars and better air travel, but empty, meaningless remarks don't help anyone. And if the authors of such remarks are being honest, it doesn't help them either.

The Hidden Cost of Tablet Computers

Django Wylie | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Tech
Django Wylie

Tablets seem to embody the neutralisation and monetisation of a technology's liberating potential. What is more, after the rise of hacktivist groups such as Anonymous, tablets certainly appear more conducive to placidity and less threatening to the status quo.

Are We Writing Too Much to Be Reading?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

If I could spend even seven days, in my own home unplugged from my devices, perhaps I could recapture some of that stillness inside which is so needed to create--to read or write.

'Frightening' Decline Of Bookshops

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Britain's wealth of secondhand bookshops are going out of business "at a frightening speed", an expert has warned. A generation brought up on ebook...

Is Kindle Worlds a Pure Content Marketing Move?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Tech
Laxmi Hariharan

Here is a community where these high affinity content generators feed off each other, building on each other's ideas and elements, taking up the plot lines where the others leave. A vibrant creative world, set around the show or game or movie of that world, which grows with each new story, generating new ideas for the original content producer or studio.

How I Self Published, Sold 60,000 Copies, And a Literary Agent Found Me

Rachael Lucas | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rachael Lucas

The last month has been completely bonkers, Sealed with a Kiss was still number one in the Amazon romance chart. I hadn't really had any thoughts about what would happen next. And then the emails started arriving from agents. My instinctive reaction was to steer clear - I was quite liking the whole going-it-alone self-publishing thing.

Direct Publishing - A Real Game Changer

TJ Cooke | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
TJ Cooke

As Winston Churchill famously said, 'Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.' We may well be 'at the end of the beginning' of of a period of change in publishing trends. Amazon et al have now made their mark in the direct publishing world, and if they haven't yet caused the industry to sit up and take note, they surely soon will.