Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
|Can you buy an ebook, too?|
In a post by Lauren Johnson my big bad kitty learned Amazon has set up holiday kiosks in the New York Transit Systems' subway stations. Amazon will have 100 kiosks with digital screens located in the stations. Subway travelers will be able to use the kiosks to do their holiday shopping.
Panzer says, "What a great marketing idea."
To see what the kiosks will look like and to read the post, tootle over to NY Subway Riders
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
|Europe, here I come.|
My big bad kitty adventurer found a post by Olivia Snaije about Kobo in Europe. Ms. Snaije addresses Kobo's efforts to help self-publishing authors in France, Germany and Italy achieve success. According to the post, Kobo helps authors understand the importance of marketing and advertising. They also work with authors who have their work translated with marketing using their Kobo Next page.
Panzer says, "Makes me wish I was a European kitty so I could get all that extra help."
To read the post, tootle over to Kobo publishing (Be advised this page can be slow loading. So just try again.)
Monday, November 24, 2014
|A little back scratch would be nice, too.|
Mom, what do you mean cats can't use tools?
I think of you as my PTU.
That's Personal Transportation Unit.
Now, pick me up and carry me to the window while you're petting my head, you silly tool.
Friday, November 21, 2014
|I'll never catch up on my naps.|
Panzer says, "34,000 words done. Only 16,000 words left before November 30. Me-OW-OW-OW!"
To read the full post, tootle over to NaNoWriMo
Thursday, November 20, 2014
|I need a nap.|
According to Mark Coker's post the future of indie authors is about to change. There are so many indie authors that readers are getting buried under all the ebooks. On top of all those ebooks, there are literally thousands of free ebooks for readers to chose from.
What's an indie author to do to rise above that pile of ebooks?
Mr. Coker has twenty things (although there are actually more buried in these twenty) an indie author can do.
Of course there's the old standby of write more ebooks. And use professional services. And do series. And more. And more. This is a marketing plan in a blog post.
Panzer says, "Bookmark Mr. Coker's post. You'll use it again and again."
To read the whole post, tootle over to Smashwords: Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult from Here - H...:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Yes, all of you who are my bad boy's friends do remember right. He did tell you back in June that Barnes and Noble was leaving the audiobook market. At that time B&N announced their customers needed to backup their audiobooks before the audio files turned into random ions in the Catosphere.
Now, they've announced they've come out with a new app for Android devices. You can download the app in the Google Play store. According to Mr. Reid's post, Barnes and Noble will carry 50,000 audiobooks. The post also includes a link to Nook's site to download the app.
Panzer says, "Hmmm. I wonder how long they'll stay in the market this time?"
To read the full post, tootle over to Nook audiobooks app
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
|I believe it.|
Ms. Vara believes the new contract between Amazon and Hachette will prove beneficial to both writers and publishers.
How can that be, you ask?
Well, Ms. Vara says the new contract will give publishers more money which they can use for more and bigger advances for writers.
Panzer says, "Hmmm. Hachette sure is big-hearted to give all that money to authors."
Be warned: You'll need a big cup of tea because this is a very long post.
To read the post, tootle over to Amazon vs Hachette
Monday, November 17, 2014
|How fast can a can run?|
Some of my favorite memories from kittenhood go back to those times when Mom and What's His Name would come back from the hunt.
They'd bring in cans of food for me and other stuff for them.
Then we'd all sit around by the glow of the TV
Mom would recount how much the food was on sale.
Whatever that means.
I'm not really sure, but I think sale means how fast the prey runs.