The Smashwords e-book-publishing service transforms Word's DOC files into the EPUB, MOBI, and other e-book formats, but only if you shun text boxes, tables, and other common formatting elements in the file, as the handy Smashwords guide explains.
Sony announced that it's re-launching its Publisher Portal and has partnered with two self-publishing companies, Author Solutions and Smashwords, to bring independent titles to the Sony eBook Store.
The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.
The monthly subscription service that lets you read an unlimited number of e-books is now available on any desktop or mobile browser.
Despite its sluggishness, the Bookviser Reader for Windows Phone is a great way to get free classic literature on your Windows Phone.
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Interested in self-publishing an e-book? CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy offers some basic tips for e-book publishing and lays out your best options for publishing quickly and easily.
Back-and-forth talks between the online payment company and e-publishers leads PayPal to change its position on the sale of e-books containing bestiality, rape, incest, and underage erotica.
Working to comply with banking and credit card partners' rules, PayPal tells certain e-book publishers to get rid of books with bestiality, rape, incest, and underage erotica or else.
Publishing houses may worry about DRM, but there's a far more problematic issue plaguing the writers of ebooks.
Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.