Day: December 18, 2018

  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update, aka version 1809, has been made available to a wider set of Windows 10 users. Although the update was only re-released recently after Microsoft was forced to pull the update following a major early incident, Microsoft is making the update available to basically everyone. The company announced on Monday that the new Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available to all “advanced users”. And figuring out if you are an advanced user could be quite confusing as Microsoft doesn’t really outline what you need to be considered as an advanced user. Well, as it turns out, an advanced user is basically someone who can manually check for updates in the Settings app. So if you are yet to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, simply open up the Settings app, go to the Update & Security page, and check for updates to receive the update. Via Thurrott
  • December 18, 2018

    Subscription Book Services Yes or No?

    I wanted to point out I know Amazon is the big name is ebook publishing but there are other options out there the one I used for publishing my ebook and started using is LeanPub. If your a tech person like myself I was astounded at how many tech-related books are on Leanpub by indy authors and the pay what you want model that Leanpub has is very cool. While pay what you want can work both ways for authors Kindle unlimited does not seem to generate much revenue for authors. I know Scribd gives you unlimited books and one free audiobook month. Amazon offers two book subscription services Kindle Unlimited and Audible which are both good. There are other services that offer book subscription services that have smaller userbases then Amazon and Scribd. Bookmate 24symbols Playster Kobo Plus I am not sure if I like the book subscription model because there always seems to be a book I want to read that is never available for free but I guess this could be said about a movie you want to watch that’s not on Netflix. While Kindle Unlimited offers Harry Potter all Game Thrones books are off limits for free. I do feel Scribd has a better selection of new releases then Kindle Unlimited and their magazine and comic book selections have much more to offer. I feel I have not found the right service for me or maybe the subscription model is not right for the book industry. I never see anything from James Paterson, Michael Connolly or Stephen King on any of these subscription services. While I like the subscription model it does not at times offer the A-List authors that many readers enjoy. I do wonder if the subscription model is the right fit for...