Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Emerging and developing nations want freedom on the Internet (Pew Research) 2. Internet tolls and the case for strong net neutrality (Reed Hastings / Netflix) 3. Twitter blocked in Turkey as Prime Minister pledges to ‘eradicate’ it (Chris Taylor / Mashable) 4. Medium launches iPhone app for reading stories on the go (Casey [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Veronica Roth’s Divergent series is doing its best Hunger Games series impression. The HarperCollins property has been dominating e-book bestseller lists all year and this week, for the first time, took all three top spots. Also, like The Hunger Games series, Divergent is now an e-book bundle best-seller, sitting at No. 12 on our list [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FiveThirtyEight and the end of average (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. New Brazilian platform expands boundaries of in-depth news investigations online (Natalia Mazotte / UT Knight Center) 3. When robots help human journalists (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Amazon to ship video-streaming device in April (Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal) 5. On [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon-owned Audible lowers royalty rates on self-published audiobooks (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 2. New Mills & Boon website offers community connecting fans with authors (Sarah Shaffi / The Bookseller) 3. Google Play Books increases EPUB and PDF file upload limits (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. QED seal keeps a check on e-book [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

For a few weeks it seemed as if Amazon Publishing had finally arrived to compete with the world’s largest publishers, which consistently dominate the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller list. For several weeks in a row, Amazon had a handful of top sellers, including a No. 1 e-book best-seller the week ending February 1, a first [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lower prices for unlimited e-books (Neil Parmar / CNN Money) 2. Library consortium tests interlibrary loans of e-books (Jennifer Howard / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. The book industry isn’t dying, it’s thriving with an e-book assist (Aaron Pressman / Yahoo Finance) 4. Self-published e-books: the surprising data from Amazon (Cory Doctorow / [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major e-book retailers with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased by consumers and at what price point. The full methodology is available here. Following up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 e-book [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Upworthy combats clickbait critics with attention data (Brian Morrissey / Digiday) 2. Verizon denies using net neutrality victory to sabotage Netflix, Amazon (Brian Fung / Washington Post) 3. Marc Andreessen: The ‘problem with local news is most people don’t care’ (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. How Portlandia grew their Twitter following by 25% during [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Holder: New media guidelines in weeks (Hadas Gold / Politico) 2. Facebook announces Paper, a Flipboard-like iOS news app, launching February 3rd (Ken Yeung / The Next Web) 3. CNN and Twitter partner with Dataminr to create news tool for journalists (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. Amazon to offer Kindle checkout system to physical [...] more »

by Carla King

The advancement in self-publishing tools and technology is a lot to keep up with, so here’s a roundup of the news that I think mattered most to self-publishers in 2013 and will continue to shape the industry this year. 1. Ingram Spark Gives Amazon CreateSpace a Run for Its Money Ingram Content Group finally launched [...] more »