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 Store and New Preview

I’ve added a new branded store on Amazon, which you can find here (the crowd photo backdrop, by the way, are young folks demonstrating against Boomers, of which I am a member).  As yet, my store doesn’t contain all of my titles, but I’ll add to it soon! In addition,… 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

Authors Wanted Better Digital Rights Management

After I completed my recent article about eBook piracy and the fact that over three billion dollars a year are lost to eBook piracy, I wanted to add even more security to our platform before the May 11-13 BEA convention.  The result will be an extra layer of cryptography protection… 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

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

Choose Your Own Sex Fantasy Comes to Interactive Novels

Seduce Eight Kings and Establish Peace for a Millennium     Publisher Jim Musgrave will be coming out with a new interactive fantasy game for women called “The Game of Royal Seduction.”  In this novel game for women, the reader will be able to help the heroine, a shamaness who comes… Continue reading

B2C Publishing is the Business Model for the Next Mobile Generation

With the advent of mobile devices, the playing field for authors and publishers is rapidly changing.  One of the most inspirational and profitable means of doing business with this new generation of buyers is through mobile application.  We all know the phrase “I’ve got an app for that.”  It’s probably one… Continue reading

David and Goliath: Independent Authors and Publishers Versus the Conglomerate Book Model

Mobile Publishing App

How Mobile Publishing Can Save the Future of the Independents When I began working with the largest eBook distributor in Israel, Yaron Goldstein, one of the first things he told me was that the Israeli publishing community had never experienced the  phenomenon of Amazon and eBooks.  In other words, there… Continue reading