Tag: kindle

by Julie Keck

1. Obama budget seeks boosts for early ed., high schools, technology (Alyson Klein / Politics K-12) 2. The MOOC hype fades, in 3 charts (Steve Kolowich / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Hybrid course: A viable form of online learning for digital journalism majors (via Mu Lin) 4. Amazon targets digital textbook publishers with new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The strategic use of book giveaways and how they can increase earnings potential (via Jane Friedman) 2. The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur (William Deresiewicz / The Atlantic) 3. Amazon releases Kindle Convert, its first paid conversion app for the Kindle (via Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. Competition in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. In Europe, slower growth for e-books (Stephen Heyman / New York Times) 2. Amazon and Hachette: Bad for everyone but consumers (Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable) 3. 50 Shades and the new queens of self-publishing (Deirdre Reynolds / Independent.ie) 4. A Kindle software update lets you share e-books with your family (Kif Leswing / GigaOm) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. App markets may be the savior of e-readers (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Write nonfiction? Can’t command mega-advances? Think about self-publishing (William D. O’Neil / The Digital Reader) 3. The next wave of tech change: Self-publishing & libraries (James LaRue / Library Journal) 4. 5 lessons in publishing success from Bella Andre (Jane […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should e-books only cost a penny? (Mike Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Goodreads adds Kindle e-book previews (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 3. B&N testing Espresso Book Machines (Publishers Weekly) 4. Making e-book quality count (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 5. Waterproof e-reader launched for bathtime bookworms (Alison Flood / The Guardian) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds (Alison Flood / The Guardian) 2. Are e-books destroying bookselling culture? (Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Judge orders mediation in latest e-book price-fixing suit (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 4. Authors weigh in on print versus e-books (Maddie Crum / Huffington Post Books) […] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

A big box office weekend for the film adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (Penguin Random House) has the e-book once again atop this week’s e-book bestseller list. It even bested the debut of Stephen King’s latest, “Mr. Mercedes” (Simon & Schuster). Notably missing from the list this week are four Amazon Publishing titles: “The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hachette chief leads book publishers in Amazon fight (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. Barnes and Noble will stop selling audiobooks July 1st (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Self-published authors learn to market to libraries (Henrietta Verma / Library Journal) 4. Publishers talking innovation, few new ideas (Rich Bellis / Digital Book […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon to offer Kindle checkout system to physical retailers (Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal) 2. Epic! wants to be Netflix for e-books for kids (Digital Book World) 3. Self-publishing platforms hit hard by DIY authors (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. Some differences between e-books, enhanced e-books, and apps (Beth Bacon / Digital […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Holder: New media guidelines in weeks (Hadas Gold / Politico) 2. Facebook announces Paper, a Flipboard-like iOS news app, launching February 3rd (Ken Yeung / The Next Web) 3. CNN and Twitter partner with Dataminr to create news tool for journalists (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. Amazon to offer Kindle checkout system to physical […] more »