Saturday, April 30, 2011

Amazon's Author Page

If you publish a book on Amazon, you can have an Author page.

If you want to see how it looks like I quickly made one for me.

Don't read pay too much attention about the Bio I did it on order to give it a try.

Jean-Francois Declercq's Author Page on Amazon..

Friday, April 29, 2011

Why should you read "eReading Solutions Architecture" ?

If you are involved in an "eReading" project, you will be confronted with many ICT challenges...

This eBook aims at providing you tools to structure your approach and avoid making mistakes in your eReading project.

You'll get a methodology specifically designed for eReading Solutions Architecture based on my previous experiences as IT architect at IBM and HP and my current experiences (for example, my work for the Flemish eBook Platform).

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions.


Reading Online | Majority Of Chinese Dumping Print Medium For Digital Reading

Reading Online | Majority Of Chinese Dumping Print Medium For Digital Reading: "Nearly 23 percent of respondents read books around mobile phones, 3.9 around e-book readers, 18 percent on the Internet and other 2.6 percent by PDA (personal digital assistant)/MP4/electronic dictionaries, according to the survey."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Android, une fois ! eBook in Dollar or in Euros ?

Android, une fois !: Choose your price:

2,36€ on :

$5,74 on :

Friday, April 22, 2011

What is buying a book ?

Why pay extra for a collectible?: "Buying a book is a little bit of philanthropy, a way to support an author you respect" (Seth Godin)

Kindle eBooks are now avaliable on

This morning I received this message from Amazon:


We are excited to announce Kindle Direct Publishing on!

To learn more about publishing your book on, including royalty and payment options, click here:

Any books you’ve published through Kindle Direct Publishing which have rights in Germany are already available in the new Kindle store on, based on the list prices and royalty plans you've provided for the store.

In addition to the launch of Kindle Direct Publishing on, we're also thrilled to offer royalty payments for our European publishers via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). To learn more about this option, including how to sign up to receive payments via EFT, click here:

We hope to see you soon!


Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

So I checked my eBook (Android, une fois) and there it is :

Android une fois on

The problem: I don't see a way to change the website language... So it's an ebook in French on a German website.

Friday, April 15, 2011

This was the eReading market in 2010

Here is an old piece of text about the eReading market that I had written for my future eBook.

Of course, this market changes so quickly, most of the elements have become irrelevant.

I post it here for the sake of memory...

For new eReading Market news look at

Thursday, April 7, 2011

iPad and the Press in France

"In France, more than the half of iPad owners (51%) who have read magazines on their iPad and on paper prefer the digital version (23% prefer paper)."

Source : : Des chiffres très intéressants sur les utilisateurs d’iPad

En Français : l'iPad et la presse