Articles by: Kathy Mizera

Digital vs. Print: The Book Battle Rages On

Digital vs. Print: The Book Battle Rages On

As the holiday shopping season swings into full force, it’s interesting to watch people buying books. Many a wish list has everything from the latest by Stephen King to an Amazon Gift Card (an actual card or via email) to a new e-reader device. Yet the battle for which is[Read More…]

by November 29, 2014 Book Buying
Black Friday for Book Lovers

Black Friday for Book Lovers

As the U.S. gears up for Thanksgiving and the ever-changing Black Friday sales, the focus tends to be on electronics, video games, toys and clothes. There are, however, a multitude of deals available for book lovers of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for print or e-books, new books or classics,[Read More…]

by November 27, 2014 Book Buying
Top 5 Places for Free E-Books

Top 5 Places for Free E-Books

With the mass conversion from print books to e-books, there has also been a distinct push to get people to both try e-books in general and then by the authors themselves to get people to try their books. The most popular way seems to be by offering free and discounted[Read More…]

by November 17, 2014 Around the Web, Books & Mags
The Real Reason Bookstores Are Becoming Extinct

The Real Reason Bookstores Are Becoming Extinct

Growing up in South Florida in the 70s and 80s, there was a great bookstore at the corner of US1 and Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale called “All Books and Records.” Though it’s been gone for probably a decade now, I still can picture the inside. With what had to[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 Brick and Mortar Thoughts
Amazon for Authors: Yay or Nay?

Amazon for Authors: Yay or Nay?

With the onslaught of digital technology, e-readers and hand-held devices, there is no doubt that physical books are no longer as popular as they used to be. As a direct result, authors are also having to change not only the way they write, but the way they publish, sell and market[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 Selling on Amazon