Tag: e-reader

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Why kids’ e-book sales are surging (PaidContent) 2. What happens to digital books when we die? (NYT) 3. Libraries in this county are buying, not leasing, e-books (Boing Boing) 4. How to make reading e-books as addictive as playing Angry [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. How SOPA would affect you – FAQ (CNET News) 2. Alexis Madrigal declares Friday “Update Your Parents’ Browser Day” (The Atlantic) 3. Netflix will rely on rival Amazon’s cloud for years to come (paidContent) 4. Challenge for publishers in 2012: funding tablet and e-reader product development (eMedia Vitals) 5. Education-specific HTML to be [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The Mediatwits podcast is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. Welcome [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Amazon recently made waves by announcing its new Kindle Fire tablet, running a custom version of Android and starting at $199. Plus, there were the new Kindle Touch models in the mid-range and the low-cost Kindle, starting at $79 with ads. We scoured Twitter, tech blogs, Google+ and even Quora to find the best coverage [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

A few years ago, I interviewed author Ron Carlson about his novel “The Signal.” I asked him about his experience with his longtime editor, Carol Houck-Smith, who had recently died. He remembered back to 1977 when he had just signed a deal to publish a novel with Houck-Smith at Norton: It’s such a treasure to [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Bill Grueskin Welcome to the eighth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the big IPO of business networking site LinkedIn, with the stock price doubling to more than $90 per share in its first [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the surprising success of the Amazon Kindle e-reader in the wake of the hit Apple [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Apple appears poised to introduce a much-anticipated product: the once seemingly-mythical “iSlate” or “iTablet,” its first tablet-style touch-screen computer. Though the potential of an Apple tablet thrills many fans of the company, it’s also piqued the interest of magazine publishers, who — long before the device’s rumored introduction — foresaw its possibilities for their industry. [...] more »