Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 2. Inkshares looks to marry the old with the new (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 3. Blurb branches out to low-cost trade books, e-books and mass distribution via Ingram (Jackie Dove / The Next Web) 4. 10 truths about [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. View of #Ferguson thrust Michael Brown shooting to national attention (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. In exposing followers, Medium fails readers (Selena Larson / ReadWrite) 3. The problem with the police’s plea to ‘Tweet Smart’ (Monica Guzman / GeekWire) 4. Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as ‘Derp’ for social data [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Gayle Forman’s ”If I Stay” topped the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list for a second straight week after ending a huge run at No. 1 for John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” What else do the two titles have in common, aside from multiple weeks selling more than any other e-book out there? They’re both [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon: E-book prices are ‘unjustifiably high’ (Jacob Shamsian / Entertainment Weekly) 2. 4 things I learned from writing on an emerging mobile story platform (Kathryn Stanley / JaneFriedman.com) 3. Why self-published authors are in the Amazon-Hachette fight (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 4. Scribd debuts new browsing platform (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) [...] more »

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 »