Tag: ebooks

by Julie Keck

1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman  / Guardian) 2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian) 3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET) 4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative […] more »

by Rich Bellis

As we speculated might happen, both of the titles in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy that debuted last week on the E-Book Best-Seller List last week have made mighty leaps up the rankings ahead of the film adaptation’s release this Valentine’s Day. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is now the No. 4 title and “Fifty Shades Freed” No. 9, while Paula […] more »

by Rich Bellis

With a hotly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James bestseller ready to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day, two titles in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy return to the E-Book Best-Seller List. The eponymous first book of the series as well as its third installment, “Fifty Shades Freed,” slide into the No. 18 and No. 21 spots, respectively. If […] more »

by Rich Bellis

The well-known power of media tie-ins to drive sales of best-selling e-books was on ample display in the second half of last year, and the phenomenon shows no signs of diminishing in the first few weeks of 2015. “American Sniper” lands not one but two places on this week’s E-book Best-Seller List as the film adaptation starring Bradley Cooper plays in theaters now. […] more »

by Todd Allen

Much like newspapers and magazines, comics have made the jump to digital. The leap has been just as precarious. The business side of the comics business is something that doesn’t get discussed nearly as much as it should and that can cause some stumbling blocks — particularly for creators striking out on their own. Discovery […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside the NY Times’ audience development strategy (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Google Glass sales halted but firm says kit is not dead (via BBC) 3. Apple: 1 million new iBooks customers each week since iOS 8 launch (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Natasha Vargas-Cooper leaves The Intercept for Jezebel (Nicole Levy & […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. To prepare 21st-Century journalists, help students become experts (G. Pascal Zachary / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Regents approve $7,500 supplementary fee for UC Berkeley journalism school (Jean Lee / Daily Californian) 3. On student data and private companies (Caitlin Emma / Politico) 4. Big school districts pressure publishers on digital-content delivery (Benjamin Herold […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The group that rules the Web (Paul Ford / The New Yorker) 2. Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Jordan Crook / TechCrunch) 3. Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence (Nieman Foundation) 4. Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines (Emiliano De Cristofaro / The Conversation) […] more »

by Rich Bellis

We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the E-book Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive e-book sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant fluctuation in the rankings. Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” slides into the No. 1 spot with the release […] 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 »