The Dawn of the ePub3 Security Age

Join Me in a Wild West Adventure in Creativity   Dear Readers of the Portia of the Pacific Series, I am creating a new process of distributing enhanced, multimedia eBooks (ePub3) to my readers.  You can be in on the fun. I am teaching a class on developing these new, secure,… Continue reading

New Publishing Paradigm at EMRE Publishing

New Publishing Paradigm at EMRE: WAR STORIES ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Enhanced War Stories Readers and artists will be able to get together by supporting the new method of publication at EMRE Publishing, LLC in San Diego.  Raising funds for its first digital and print anthology, the supporters will be able… Continue reading

Never Be Ripped-Off By Middlemen Again

I Want to Be Like J. K. How does a billionaire author sell her digital and audio books?  J. K. Rowling, a pretty smart creator of the legendary Harry Potter series, never sold her digital or audio rights to any mainstream publisher.  That’s right, folks, she’s now doing it all… Continue reading

Toffler is Dead, but Future Shock Still Exists

If Toffler Had Lived, He Would Have Written About the Fourth Wave After the announcement came last week that author and futurist Alvin Toffler had died, I immediately thought about another expert I knew during my years teaching at the California Institute of Technology.  Dr. Peter Drucker held many conferences… Continue reading

Why Apps + eBooks = Money

Any enterprising person can critically think about how to publish a best-selling book and come up with some very basic premises about how it should be done: The content of the book should be interesting to the specific audience.  Let’s face it, unless you write Gone with the Wind, you’re… Continue reading

Amazon Keeps Selling New Kindles Despite Change of Readers’ Habits

Are the Clouds Darkening over Amazon? Amazon recently unloaded a new version of their Kindle to the perhaps “less than eager” reading public.  With publishers losing over 3 billion dollars a year to eBook piracy, mostly due to the insecure Digital Rights Management of Amazon’s and other eBook retailer’s platforms, it makes… Continue reading

All Four Det. Pat O’Malley Titles Added to Biblioboard

Curated by the folks at the Library Journal, readers can now access online copies of all four books in the best-selling Detective Pat O’Malley Steampunk Mystery Series. We feel honored that they were also chosen as “highlighted” titles. Anybody with a library card can read these popular titles online at:… Continue reading

Publishers Lose Three Billion Dollars a Year from eBook Piracy

The first question our publisher client from Israel had for us was whether or not our mobile sales platform, Embellisher™, protected his publishers’ eBooks from piracy.  In other words, was the Digital Rights Management (DRM) any good?  This was an interesting question because this publisher was one of the largest… Continue reading