Tag: amazon

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden’s privacy tips: “Get rid of Dropbox,” avoid Facebook and Google (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. AJ+ hires Circa’s Chief Content Officer David Cohn (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. YouTube takes Manhattan (David Carr / The New York Times) 4. Nielsen says it screwed up — but its fix won’t help TV’s real [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Advice for new indie authors from self-publishing veterans (Betty Kelly Sargent / Publishers Weekly) 2. Literary lions unite in protest over Amazon’s e-book tactics (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. E-book authors rejoice, crowdsourced editing has arrived (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. The marketing tools you need for any self-published book (Paul [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Podcasts are back — and making money (Cecilia Kang / The Washington Post) 2. Opinion: Facebook killer called Ello gets the timing right (Therese Poletti / MarketWatch) 3. Study: Vast majority of top films, TV shows are available legally online (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon’s Goodreads app finally gets a makeover (Sarah Perez [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon looking to the wisdom of crowds to find new authors (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 2. E-book piracy becomes a top concern (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. DBA Judge Franco Alvarado on future-proofing e-books (Anne Kostick /  Digital Book World) 4. Amazon to launch new crowd source platform (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can Longform become a Netflix for journalism? (Chris Dannen / Fast Company) 2. Springer, Pearson Russia independence tested by bill (Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg News) 3. Disney’s Maker Studios pacts with MiTú to produce Latino YouTube content (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. AT&T’s cord-cutter pitch: Broadband, HBO + Amazon, for $40 a month (Peter [...] more »

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 »