Tag: wattpad

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter launches photo-centric profile redesign (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Vox Media ventures into general news and news analysis (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 3. Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. 26 awkward questions to ask news organizations about the move to digital (Raju Narisetti [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Will e-books be passed down through generations? (WBUR) – [AUDIO] 2. E-books or cigarettes? How would George Orwell calculate his modern day expenses in the post-paperback age? (Salon) 3. Author Talli Rolland on the benefits and barriers of self-publishing (Guardian) 4. Toronto-based Wattpad launches crowdfunding platform for self-publishers (TechCrunch) 5. 7 starter principles for [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Mark Glaser 1. Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing (GigaOm) 2. HBO says no, for now, to fans who want web-only option (NYT Media Decoder) 3. Startup Rebel Mouse wants to be the social web’s front page (Mashable) 4. Salon names Cindy Jeffers [...] more »

by Felicia Pride

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our “Beyond the Book” special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series I studied book publishing in [...] more »