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Audiobooks are spoken versions of the text of a regular book, as read by the author, a voice-actor, celebrity, or even as read by yourself for future reference.
Audiobooks are spoken versions of the text of a regular book, as read by the author, a voice-actor, celebrity, or even as read by yourself for future reference.
=== Audible ===
=== Services ===
* Audible: http://www.audible.com (acquired by [[Amazon]])
* Audible: http://www.audible.com (acquired by [[Amazon]])<ref>[[wikipedia: AudioGO]] (former spin-off/partner of BBC, BBC audio assets sold off to Random House, all other non-BBC assets sold off to Amazon's Audible)</ref><ref>AudioGO's assets sold off to Amazon's Audible and RandomHouse: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/audiogos-bbc-titles-signed-random-house</ref>
* Audiobooks: http://www.audiobooks.com
* LibriVox: http://librivox.org/ (site for volunteering to read a book for public domain audio record)
* LibriVox: http://librivox.org/ (site for volunteering to read a book for public domain audio record)
* Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/
* Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/
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<ref>Top 10 Free Audiobook sites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/</ref>
<ref>Top 10 Free Audiobook sites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/</ref>
<ref>How To Maximize Your Audiobook Listening Experience: http://audiobook-services-review.toptenreviews.com/how-to-maximize-your-audiobook-listening-experience.html</ref>
<ref>How To Maximize Your Audiobook Listening Experience: http://audiobook-services-review.toptenreviews.com/how-to-maximize-your-audiobook-listening-experience.html</ref>

Revision as of 15:03, 15 July 2015

Books are collections of ideas in writing for the purpose of preserving or conveying a specific point, telling a story, or otherwise just distributing and/or disseminating information.

EmbedVideo was given an illegal value for the alignment parameter "Espresso Book Machine". Valid values are "left", "center", or "right".
EmbedVideo was given an illegal value for the alignment parameter "How Books get Printed (traditional)". Valid values are "left", "center", or "right".



An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering (SBN) code created by Gordon Foster, now Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, for the booksellers and stationers W.H. Smith and others in 1966.[2]


".pdf" file extension




".epub" file extension




".azw" file extension


Book Covers

Format Size in px Resolution File Size
Kindle CC JPG, TIFF min 500px max 1280px 72 dpi n/s
Kindle EC JPG 600 x 800 167ppi – 300dpi 127kb
B&N/Nook CC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 730 n/s n/s
B&N/Nook EC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 1024 170 ppi 300kb
iPad EC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 860 132 ppi 200kb





Comic Books







Apple (iTunes)

Apple [17]

Sony (eReader)

Google Editions

Google announced in 2009 its plans to sell books online, a natural progression perhaps from the Google Books project.[19]

Barnes & Noble




Google Books

In [20][21]

Page 1: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA1&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2Be5raqb-14h-ULBU_wIzOSca8Yw&w=685
Page 4: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA4&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2qgi33-glyAVQVXzLY2XSe6-QjsQ&w=685

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the single largest source of Linked Open Data for Books, Text and Literary works in digital format (eBook/Audiobook).



A site attempting to enable open access to e-prints of the world's most relevant texts in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. The site currently holds over 560,904 texts.


A project attempting to provide an informational page (URI) with overview and buy/read links to every book.


















Audiobooks are spoken versions of the text of a regular book, as read by the author, a voice-actor, celebrity, or even as read by yourself for future reference.


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Promoting a book (especially a self-published ebook) can be one of the most difficult tasks, second only to probably the process of gathering material and writing the book itself. The following is an eBook promotion checklist:

  1. Website
  2. Blog
  3. Goodreads author profile
  4. Facebook (dedicated Fan Page for Author/Book and at the right time Facebook Ads)
  5. Twitter (tweeting regularly and for special events, promoted[57] tweets)
  6. Book trailer & promotional videos (YouTube)
  7. Podcast & audio recordings of conversations/speeches/lectures (iTunes)
  8. Speaking Engagements (universities, libraries, book clubs, domain-specific venues)
  9. Book Signings/sales events
  10. Book Consignment (@ cafes/pawn-shops)
  11. Book Giveaways (no more than once per quarter)
  12. Book Groups & Clubs (such as MyBooksOut on Yahoo! Groups or local author clubs)
  13. Online Q&A sites (such as Quora) & Message Forums (find topically-relevant mailing lists, newsgroups and discussion forums online)
  14. Online Workshops (use tools like Google Hangouts, UStream and/or Skype and host your own "meet the author" sessions or live tutorials/discussions online)
  15. Blog tour (guest-blogging on other sites/blogs)
  16. Awards (enter writing/publishing contests)
  17. Mechanical Turk - comments, reviews, ratings
  18. Fiverr - backlinks, blog articles
  19. Audiobook version on (Audible)
  20. Free Preview eBook (or sample chapters)





External Links

NEGATIVE reviews of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books): http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/12/01/author-discontent-grows-kindle-unlimited-enters-fifth-month/ http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/kindle-unlimiteds-two-tier-system-makes-some-authors-second-class-citizens/ http://janefriedman.com/2014/12/02/indie-authors-kindle-unlimited/ http://blog.smashwords.com/2014/07/is-kindle-unlimited-bad-for-authors.html http://www.quora.com/How-will-Amazons-Kindle-Unlimited-affect-authors http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-kindle-unlimited-good-for-customers-not-so-good-for-authors/ http://matthewkadish.com/author-marketing-101-verdict-kindle-unlimited/ http://blogs.technet.com/b/securityjones/archive/2014/07/21/review-is-kindle-unlimited-worth-it.aspx (consumer-side negative review)

POSITIVE reviews of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books): http://contently.net/2014/08/07/stories/authors-take-advantage-kindle-unlimited/ http://www.quora.com/Is-Kindle-Unlimited-a-good-or-a-bad-thing-for-the-future-of-publishing http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/is-kindle-unlimited-good-for-indie-authors http://www.publishingtechnology.com/2014/09/what-kindle-unlimited-is-doing-for-author-earnings/ http://noorosha.com/kindleunlimited/ http://authorearnings.com/report/october-2014-author-earnings-report-2/ http://mashable.com/2014/11/15/kindle-unlimited-review/ (consumer-side positive review)


  1. wikipedia: Ebook_reader#Supported_File_Formats
  2. wikipedia: ISBN
  3. ePub format: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EPub
  4. Build a digital book with EPUB: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/tutorials/x-epubtut/
  5. ePub 3.0 content: http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-contentdocs.html
  6. Improve the Quality of ePub eBooks with Sigil: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19309/improve-the-quality-of-epub-ebooks-with-sigil/
  7. The ePUB Format for E-Books – Everything You Wanted to Know: http://www.labnol.org/software/epub-format-ebooks/10879/
  8. iPad Tutorial - How to read your old (non-ePub) ebooks using iBooks: http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/ipad-tutorial-how-to-read-your-old-non-epub-ebooks-using-ibooks/
  9. epubcheck - Validation tool for EPUB: http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/
  10. iLife Tutorial – Create an iPad compatible eBook with Sigil : http://www.icreatemagazine.com/tips/tutorial-create-an-ipad-compatible-ebook-with-sigil/
  11. iBooks Author vs. ePub Author: http://alanquatermain.me/post/16179111286/ibooks-author-vs-epub-author
  12. Amazon Kindle - (GPL) source code modules: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200203720
  13. Introducing Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m2S5YCKCJJ64W8:m1KUZNR4TVZSMM
  14. Ebook Cover Design and Optimum Size Specifications for Amazon, Kindle, B&N, Nook, iBookstore, and iPad Formats: http://www.natashafondren.com/writing/kindle-formatting/ebook-cover-design-and-optimum-size-specifications-for-amazon-kindle-bn-nook-ibookstore-and-ipad-formats/
  15. wikipedia: Fire OS
  16. Amazon unveils new incentives for Appstore developers: http://www.zdnet.com/amazon-unveils-new-incentives-for-appstore-developers-7000021704/
  17. An Apple online bookstore in the works?: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/26/business/20100126075029&sec=business
  18. wikipedia: iBooks
  19. Google jumps on the online bookstore bandwagon: http://appleoverload.com/boygeniusreport/google-jumps-on-the-online-bookstore-bandwagon/
  20. wikipedia: Google Books
  21. wikipedia: Google Books Library Project
  22. Gutenberg Feeds & RDF/XML: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Feeds
  23. Gutenberg Project - instructions for Robots:
  24. EXAMPLE - Sheet Music compositions: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/4 (project halted)
  25. List Price Requirements: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=453
  26. Amazon Direct Publishing Royalty options: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=393
  27. Royalty Calculator: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/Index.jsp#content2
  28. Google Announces Book Search APIs: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/10/02/google-announces-book-search-apis/
  29. Amazon's Cloud Reader: Beginning of the HTML5 surge vs. Apple's App Store vig: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/amazons-cloud-reader-beginning-of-the-html5-surge-vs-apples-app-store-vig/54587
  30. WebGear - a web reader for Sony E-Reader: http://www.webgear.co.nz/products/webreader.aspx
  31. Kobo - new Sony E-Reader users' Digital Bookstore: http://www.kobo.com/sony
  32. Sony E-Reader archive page: https://web.archive.org/web/20080215230827/http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644508799
  33. Sony PRS-T3S e-Reader Review: http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/sony-prs-t3s-e-reader-review
  34. Download library books on a Sony E-Reader: http://www.kpl.org/_docs/ebranch/pathfinders/SonyReader.pdf
  35. Download eBooks to your Sony E-Reader: http://www.portcolbornelibrary.org/sony.guide.july.2011.pdf
  36. Best applications for using your BlackBerry PlayBook as an eReader!: http://crackberry.com/best-applications-using-your-playbook-ereader
  37. E-Reader App for legacy BlackBerry versions: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/application.asp?device=Blackberry
  38. Accepted Solution Using Playbook as an EReader. Please Help!: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Using-Playbook-as-an-EReader-Please-Help/td-p/2075891
  39. RIM Unveils Its New 4G BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: http://www.pcworld.com/article/260269/rim_unveils_its_new_4g_blackberry_playbook_tablet.html
  40. BlackBerry PlayBook price now $299 for all models: http://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-playbook-price-now-299-for-all-models/
  41. PlayBook specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_playbook-3830.php
  42. Four Reasons to Avoid the BlackBerry PlayBook: http://www.pcworld.com/article/223562/four_reasons_to_avoid_the_blackberry_playbook.html
  43. 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook being discontinued. Stay calm, 32GB/64GB models still available: http://crackberry.com/16gb-blackberry-playbook-being-discontinued-stay-calm-32gb64gb-models-still-available
  44. Top Books on iTunes Charts (by sales volume): https://www.apple.com/itunes/charts/paid-books/
  45. Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad -- Which e-book reader should you buy?: http://www.cnet.com/news/kindle-vs-nook-vs-ipad-which-e-book-reader-should-you-buy/
  46. iPad Mini: http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/ipad-mini-review.html
  47. Why and when the iPad is the best e-reader: http://www.macworld.com/article/2032930/why-and-when-the-ipad-is-the-best-e-reader.html
  48. Apple iPad Showdown -- Battle of the eReader Apps: http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-ipad-showdown-battle-of-the-ereader-apps/
  49. Hands-on -- The Apple iPad as e-book reader: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/hands-on-the-apple-ipad-as-e-book-reader/
  50. The Best E-Reader for Android is now Google's own app: http://lifehacker.com/5875516/the-best-ereader-for-android
  51. The best reading apps for Android: http://www.androidcentral.com/best-reading-apps-android
  52. Benefits of an E-Reader for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/Book-And-Product-Reviews/fl/Benefits-of-an-E-Reader-for-Fibromyalgia-and-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome.htm
  53. wikipedia: AudioGO (former spin-off/partner of BBC, BBC audio assets sold off to Random House, all other non-BBC assets sold off to Amazon's Audible)
  54. AudioGO's assets sold off to Amazon's Audible and RandomHouse: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/audiogos-bbc-titles-signed-random-house
  55. Top 10 Free Audiobook sites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/
  56. How To Maximize Your Audiobook Listening Experience: http://audiobook-services-review.toptenreviews.com/how-to-maximize-your-audiobook-listening-experience.html
  57. How much is a promoted Tweet?: https://www.quora.com/How-much-is-a-Promoted-Tweet
  58. Tips for Promoting a Book Online: http://suite101.com/article/tips-for-promoting-a-book-online-a214721
  59. Promoting Your Book Online: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/promoting-your-book-online/
  60. 5 rules to sell thousands of copies of your ebook: http://mir.aculo.us/2012/10/20/5-rules-to-sell-thousands-of-copies-of-your-ebook/
  61. 10 Best Websites For Free Audio Books: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/
  62. Kindai Digital Library 近代デジタルライブラリ: http://foreast.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/kindai-digital-library-近代デジタルライブラリ/
  63. Self Publishing on Amazon: http://brentsampson.com/2010/11/16/self-publishing-on-amazon/
  64. How to create Flash Flipping Book for free: http://flashymania.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-create-flash-flipping-book-for.html
  65. wikipedia: Kurt_Vonnegutt#Self-assessment
  66. http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics/topics/110-search/articles/20005336-how-to-promote-your-profile
  67. Selling My eBook on Amazon: http://snook.ca/archives/writing/selling-ebook-on-amazon
  68. Case Study - Page Flip Effect from 20thingsilearned.com: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/casestudies/20things_pageflip.html
  69. How to Record Excellent Audio Books: http://lifehacker.com/129953/how-to-record-excellent-audio-books

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