Tag: amazon

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It has been a year filled with more tectonic shifts for the media landscape, from the changing face of media ownership to the mounting dangers for journalists at home and abroad, from battles in the e-book world to the increasing power of mobile apps, to the game-changing social power of Facebook in how we find […] more »

by Rich Bellis

In a sign that the holiday shopping season was already getting underway the week before Black Friday, familiar bestsellers made renewed appearances on the E-book Best-Seller List, as the average price of a best-selling e-book dipped considerably, from $7.21 to $5.68. Some of 2014’s heavy-hitters, like John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and Diana […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Murder case behind Serial podcast phenomenon heads to appeals court (Associated Press / Guardian US) 2. Finance media’s hottest club is Ello (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice, Knight Foundation and CUNY create ‘innovators’ fund (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 4. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jennifer Preston on leaving the New York Times, joining the Knight Foundation, and spurring innovation in newsrooms (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Sorry, Netflix: Serial proves that the best shows shouldn’t be binged on (Jason […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. In Europe, slower growth for e-books (Stephen Heyman / New York Times) 2. Amazon and Hachette: Bad for everyone but consumers (Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable) 3. 50 Shades and the new queens of self-publishing (Deirdre Reynolds / Independent.ie) 4. A Kindle software update lets you share e-books with your family (Kif Leswing / GigaOm) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Hachette resolve dispute (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2. John Cook’s rehire is sign of new, integrated editorial approach at Gawker Media (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. Why the new social network “This” is a Facebook alternative that actually makes sense (David Holmes / PandoDaily) 4. StoryTracker is a new tool […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Obama on net neutrality: No blocking and other proposals (Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times) 2. The war of the words (Keith Gessen / Vanity Fair) 3. The 36 people who run Wikipedia (Stephen Lurie / Matter) 4. Editor’s note: Reader comments in the age of social media (Reuters) 5. Wearing your (startup) failures on […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do readers choose e-books because they are cheaper? (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Video in enhanced e-books: How? Why? (David Kudler / Huffington Post) 3. Will Amazon pressure indie authors? (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 4. Freethy and Ingram go into print (Porter Anderson / Thought Catalog) 5. S&S to go agency […] more »

by Rich Bellis

On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling e-book up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top 25 titles cost more than $10. Three of the nine titles in that category are making first […] more »