Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Apple just made buying digital media a lot more attractive (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom (Eric Newton / Knight Foundation) 3. Susan Glasser named Editor of Politico (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 4. NewsCorp: Google is a ‘platform for piracy’ (BBC [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix launches in France to hostile reception (David Chazan / The Telegraph) 2. In latest volley against Amazon, Hachette’s writers target its board (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. There’s a new $23 million venture fund for government startups (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher thriller “Personal” nudges Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” out of the No. 1 spot that the young adult title has held for the past five weeks on the e-book bestseller list. That’s only a coup in a limited sense, though, as both books are published by Penguin Random House, which has roundly bested its competitors when it comes to [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The top seven e-book bestsellers this week are from Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher and its largest producer of bestselling books. Nearly half of the top 25 bestselling e-books are Penguin Random House. Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” held the No. 1 spot for a fifth straight week after it dethroned John Green’s “The [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s probably safe to say that this summer belonged to Penguin Random House, at least when it comes to the season’s bestselling e-books. Just after John Green’s hit “The Fault in Our Stars” ended its 12-week run at the top of the E-book Bestseller List (and to be fair, it’s still selling briskly [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 2. Inkshares looks to marry the old with the new (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 3. Blurb branches out to low-cost trade books, e-books and mass distribution via Ingram (Jackie Dove / The Next Web) 4. 10 truths about [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. View of #Ferguson thrust Michael Brown shooting to national attention (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. In exposing followers, Medium fails readers (Selena Larson / ReadWrite) 3. The problem with the police’s plea to ‘Tweet Smart’ (Monica Guzman / GeekWire) 4. Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as ‘Derp’ for social data [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Gayle Forman’s ”If I Stay” topped the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list for a second straight week after ending a huge run at No. 1 for John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” What else do the two titles have in common, aside from multiple weeks selling more than any other e-book out there? They’re both [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon: E-book prices are ‘unjustifiably high’ (Jacob Shamsian / Entertainment Weekly) 2. 4 things I learned from writing on an emerging mobile story platform (Kathryn Stanley / JaneFriedman.com) 3. Why self-published authors are in the Amazon-Hachette fight (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 4. Scribd debuts new browsing platform (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) [...] more »