Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. The strategic use of book giveaways and how they can increase earnings potential (via Jane Friedman) 2. The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur (William Deresiewicz / The Atlantic) 3. Amazon releases Kindle Convert, its first paid conversion app for the Kindle (via Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. Competition in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “How To Cover Money” podcast to be hosted by Mark Remillard, Michelle Maynard (via the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism) 2. Amazon launches Kindle Textbook Creator to help schools turn PDFs into digital books (Paul Sawers / VentureBeat) 3. Upgrading America’s skills: Highlights from 2015 State of the Union (Tony Wan […] more »

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 »

by Rich Bellis

Not much has changed between this week’s e-book best-seller list and last’s, with few titles making any big leaps or taking any deep spills. Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” heads into its second week at No. 1 as the Angelina Jolie-directed film adaptation tops $102 million at the box office. Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have […] more »

by Janet Asteroff

If you don’t like change, don’t work at the Washington Post. But if you are a consumer of digital news, you can expect some interesting and perhaps delightful innovations. And if you are in the news business, you already know that the old kid on the block has a new owner who is sling-shotting the […] more »

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 »

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 »