Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and what hashtag activism does right (James Poniewozik / TIME) 2. Media and entertainment CFOs shift their primary focus from cost-cutting to growth (Ernst & Young) 3. Don’t compare BuzzFeed’s valuation to newspapers’; compare it to agencies, reaching young mobile, social audiences (Felix Salmon / Medium) 4. “I liked everything I saw on [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital editions up slightly at U.S. magazines (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Timeline of China’s social media crackdowns (Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal) 3. Turning a profit in the Netherlands: How a Dutch hyperlocal network has grown (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Coming to the Internet: Shows from CBS that you won’t [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon (Alexandra Alter / The New York Times) 2. Netflix now has more subscription revenue than HBO (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. Dish’s Charlie Ergen: In the future, most TV viewing won’t happen on TV (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. Crowdfunding bid to acquire [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

What makes an e-book successful? In a lot of ways, it’s the same stuff that makes print books successful: great writing and storytelling; attractive packaging; and smart and timely marketing. Current events and events in other media can also have an impact, most notably movie tie-ins. But for e-books, unlike print books, a movie release [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What Apple might do next when it comes to e-books (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. 84% of publishers plan to make e-books in 2014 (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Report: Libraries struggling with e-books (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 4. What Amazon’s e-book numbers are and aren’t telling you (Carolyn Kellogg / LA [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The incredible rising internet bill (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 2. Condé Nast digital director on avoiding a race to the bottom in online ads (Jasper Jackson / The Media Briefing) 3. Facebook’s Internet.org unveils free, limited web access (David Meyer / GigaOm) 4. Amazon won’t kill the indie bookstore (Bill Morris / The [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Kindle Unlimited’s effect on the bestseller list has indeed grown. Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited “reads” when creating the list. After discussing several possibilities with Amazon as to how to include titles that had [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. At front lines, bearing witness in real time (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. MH17: How Storyful’s ‘social sleuthing’ helped verify evidence (Ben Cardew / The Guardian) 3. With immigration reform off the agenda, some in tech turn to Plan B (Hayley Tsukayama / The Washington Post) 4. The newsonomics of how [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Book buyers leaving Amazon because of Hachette dispute (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. Twitter’s new user pitch means a new advertising pitch, too (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Reddit Live lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog (Nick Summers / The Next Web) 4. American users spend an average of 40 [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The launch of Kindle Unlimited last week put renewed focus on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list and, therefore, on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list. According to Publishers Lunch: But now it seems quite clear observationally that KU “reads” or “checkouts” are counted by Amazon towards the “paid” bestseller list, as if they were real [...] more »