Tag: ebooks

by Julie Keck

1. The great satirical-news scam of 2014 (Emmett Rensin / The New Republic) 2. Should you have a right to sell your e-books and digital music? (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 3. The New York Times can’t abandon print—yet (Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LeVar Burton gets $2 million via Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 2. Turkey sentences Twitter user to jail for blasphemy (AFP / Yahoo News) 3. Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. MIT Technology Review launches tiered subscription plan […] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list this week with another strong performance from “The Fault in Our Stars”, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June. It may not have needed the boost, but the book was discounted to $4.99 from […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Students reading e-books are losing out, study suggests (Annie Murphy Paul / New York Times) 2. Entitle brings Its subscription e-books To e-ink Readers, including the Nook (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. Spanish language e-book market comes into its own (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. ‘I should write a book:’ Why authors decide […] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The latest series about an out-of-place teen heroine living in a dystopian future is continuing to pay off for HarperCollins. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth is once again No. 1 on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller list. That’s the sixth time out of all eight weeks in 2014 that “Divergent” has been No. 1. Helping the publisher’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix ISP rankings show Verizon and Comcast speeds falling (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 2. Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ against NSA surveillance (Alexis Kleinman / Huffington Post) 3. Old media outlets collude with politicians to punish media startups (David Sirota / PandoDaily) 4. Hulu signs CBS deal to bring 2,600 new […] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major e-book retailers with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased by consumers and at what price point. The full methodology is available here. Amazon Publishing may have just made the splash in book […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google goes to war on ‘fraudulent’ YouTube video views (Stuart Dredge / The Guardian) 2. Andy Carvin joins Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Gannett earnings report hints at a coming problem with paywalls (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 4. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon considering online pay-TV service (Amol Sharma, Shalini Ramachandran &  Don Clark / Wall Street Journal) 2. EveryBlock to be resurrected in Chicago (Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune) 3. Capital N.Y. is rolling out a nearly $6,000 annual paywall (Lucia Moses / AdWeek) 4. Judge puts the brakes on Apple’s antitrust monitor (John Paczkowski […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) […] more »