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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. CityShelf makes it more difficult to skip Amazon, buy at indie bookstores (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 2. Self-publishing info sessions for indie authors (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. IMLS will award $154.8 million to states to improve library services (via Library Journal) 4. How much can a self-publisher make? (David […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Why are so many 2016 hopefuls writing e-books? (Ben Schreckinger / Politico) 2. Amazon exec: Here’s why it pays to make your e-books exclusive to us (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 3. 10 resolutions for a saner Internet—and life (via Jane Friedman) 4. A look ahead to self-publishing in 2015 (Jennifer McCartney / Publishers […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Deloitte says millennials will spend $62 billion on media in 2015 (Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code) 2. 2015 might be the year we start to get online identity right (Alex Howard / TechRepublic) 3. ComScore to tally viewers across their many devices (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. How much work the NYT has […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Inside the NY Times’ audience development strategy (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Google Glass sales halted but firm says kit is not dead (via BBC) 3. Apple: 1 million new iBooks customers each week since iOS 8 launch (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Natasha Vargas-Cooper leaves The Intercept for Jezebel (Nicole Levy & […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. President Obama’s student-data-privacy proposal gets wary industry reaction (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 2. What to do when a student journalist isn’t ready to produce for the public? Ask lots of them to (Adam Ragusea / Nieman Lab) 3. One reason to offer free online courses: alumni engagement (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Facebook walks a free-speech tightrope (Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal) 2. Vimeo to fund Maker Studios creators in exchange for exclusive windows (Josh Dickey / Mashable) 3. Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at the New York Times (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Shutterstock takes aim at Getty, […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Digital version of English-language Charlie Hebdo to be available via app (Keith J. Kelly / New York Post) 2. 9 popular sites become core of new Adweek blog network (David Griner / AdWeek) 3. BuzzFeed News hires Heidi Blake as UK Investigations Editor (via BuzzFeed) 4. Dailymotion launches live-streaming gaming platform to compete with […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Macmillan signs on with e-book subscription services Oyster & Scribd (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. The e-books vs. print books debate arises again, and this time, there’s talk of digital “dying out” (Emma Cueto / Bustle) 3. Cutting out Amazon: Why direct-to-consumers hasn’t taken off (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 4. Long live the […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Most of the New York Times’ most popular items last year weren’t news stories (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Tow Center to foster news innovation with $3 million in new support from Knight Foundation (via Knight Foundation) 3. CNN Strikes deal with FAA to integrate drones into aviation reporting (Jordan Chariton / The Wrap) […] more »


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