A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
EBOOK FORTNIGHT: WEEK TWO
Judging by the visitors’ statistics, everyone’s enjoying eBook Fortnight almost as much as we are (we’re all sad little billy-no-mates – what’s YOUR excuse?) and telling their friends to come and have a look as well. Richard Ommanney tells us his sales shot up by 1300% – which is both pleasing and little unnerving.
So, here’s the line-up for Week Two – and we hope you find it every bit as interesting and thought-provoking as Week One.
Once again – please don’t be shy about joining in the debate … your comments are an important part of Vulpes Libris … and ebooks are a subject that EVERYONE has an opinion on!
On Monday, a welcome guest post from Catherine Czerkawska, who introduces us to a whole menagerie of threats and opportunities in UK publishing, in Weeping crocodiles, little pigs and big bad wolves.
Lisa’s suggested description of Tuesday’s piece was ‘Lisa waffles on and on about stuff’ – which has the virtue of pithiness, but perhaps lacks something in the way of information – so try this: We republish Emily Gale’s terrific recent interview with Book Fox Lisa, wherein she talks about snakes, beaches and e-publishing.
Wednesday finds RosyB taking a wide-ranging look at some of the issues surrounding ebooks – from covers and content to giveaways and gatekeepers.
On Thursday we welcome the Coffee Crew, aka authors Phillipa Ashley, Elizabeth Hanbury and Nell Dixon, who, as well as telling us their inspirational story, reflect on eBooks – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
And finally, Lisa brings eBook Fortnight to a close on Friday with a search for some of the best, brightest (and cheapest) e-books on the market.
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