Tag: oyster

by Julie Keck

1. Digital watermarks take the publishing world by storm (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Oyster adds user curated e-book recommendations to drive discovery (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 3. Al Jazeera web comic looks at big data and the future of privacy (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 4. 7 reasons Twitter isn’t building […] 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 Carla King

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Much at stake in Amazon-HBG fight (Publishers Weekly) 2. Oyster tops half a million titles, looks to get social (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 3. The fight to save endangered e-books (Adi Robertson / The Verge) 4. Should self-publishing authors hire editors, producers and cover designers? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 5. Why […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon takes half of UK’s online retail spend (The Bookseller) 2. E-book self-publishing: Brave new words (Vivian Wagner / TechNewsWorld) 3. Softcover is a new self-publishing platform aimed at technical authors (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. Oyster offers Spritz speed reading technology (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 5. Most Americans now reading e-books? (Rich […] more »

by Julie Keck

NOTE: Starting next week, our E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup will come out on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays. Now on Thursdays we will share our weekly Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, leading up to our bi-weekly #EdShift Twitter chats on the first and third Fridays of each month. ***** 1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Judge appoints a monitor to keep an eye on Apple e-books biz (Josh Lowensohn / CNET) 2. Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, arrives on the iPad (Salvidor Rodriguez / LA Times) 3. Paper powers Disney’s futuristic e-books (Colin Daileda / Mashable) 4. Self-published pornographic e-books cause trouble for Amazon, Kobo (Carolyn Kellog / LA […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-book best-seller prices tick up after all-time lows (Jeremy Greefield / Digital Book World) 2. iStorytime debuts a “Netflix for e-books” for kids (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 3. Self-publishing a legal casebook: An e-book success story (Eric Goldman / Forbes) 4. Oyster, a Netflix for e-books, a promising rival for Apple, Amazon (Salvador Rodriguez […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA able to foil basic safeguards of privacy on the web (NYT) 2. Jeff Bezos likes print, thinks readers will pay for a bundle of news – is he wrong? (GigaOm) 3. Guardian’s Geary joining Twitter as UK news partnership manager (Guardian) 4. Details uses bloggers for native advertising (Adweek) 5. Oyster comes pretty […] more »