Podcast: Meet Patricia Selbert, Author of The House of Six Doors

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 02/27/2012

More articles from the growing world of digital publishing and media…

AMAZON LIGHTENS UP ON KINDLE BORROWING, OFFERS MORE BOOKS FOR LENDING
Amazon has expanded the number of Kindle books available for lending to more than 100,00 titles that Amazon Prime members with Kindles can borrow for free as frequently as a book per month… [read more]
Source: ZDNet (blog)

ARE E-BOOKS FAIRLY PRICED? – PART 1
Struggles over the sale and distribution of digital books are wreaking havoc on the publishing industry, and amid all the confusion, one question continually surfaces: Are e-books fairly priced… [read more]
Source: Mobiledia | Click Here to Read Part 2 of This Article

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Podcast: Meet Christy Demetrakis, Author of Faith to Conquer Fear

Podcast: Meet Carol Topp, CPA, Author of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 02/13/2012

More articles from the growing world of digital publishing and media…

SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS
The success of self-publishing continues to grow as Kerry Wilkinson’s self-published detective novels sell over 250000 copies on Amazon. Wilkinson, who “didn’t set out to ‘be an author'” outsold authors such as Lee Child and Stieg Larsson in the last… [read more]
Source: Xmedia Online

BOOKS, THEY’RE ON THEIR LAST PAGE
Too bad he did not have a backlit Kindle or hi-res iPad in which he could have carried a whole library – and not just a book – into the belly of the beast and emerge a wisercrack. Those devices came some three decades after Marx passed, heralding dog… [read more]
Source: Times of India

USA TODAY’S INTERNAL APP STATS SHOW AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE TROUNCING OTHER ANDROID TABLETS
Here’s an interesting slide from a USA Today presentation that shows the number of downloads for each of the newspaper’s mobile apps… [read more]
Source: GeekWire

IPAD 3 RELEASE DATE AND KINDLE FIRE 2 RUMORS COLLIDE
Analyst suggests that Amazon will launch two Kindle Fire tablets this year, will arrive after the iPad 3 mania… [read more]
Source: PopHearld.com

KOBO PUTS THE KIBOSH ON EBOOK LENDING
When Kobo released the Vox tablet many of our sources at Kobo told us they were close to releasing their ebook lending program… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader

AT TIMES, ALL YOU NEED IS A SIMPLE E-READER
Review: The Kindle Touch and its rivals from Barnes & Noble and Kobo are built around a touch-screen and have much in common, but 3G makes the Kindle Touch a standout… [read more]
Source: The Seattle Times

APPLE IPAD3 MINI: AN APPLE TO RIVAL TO THE AMAZON KINDLE FIRE?
And will it be able to compete against the successful Kindle Fire? Steve Jobs didn’t think it was a good idea, saying that a small version is not able to express the software aptly. A slightly odd stance, given the success… [read more]
Source: PluggedIn

PENGUIN SEEN MORE CLEARLY AS TRYING TO THWART AMAZON, BUT ANGER AND CONSPIRACY THERORIES CONTINUE
Penguin and other publishers are uncomfortable with OverDrive allowing Amazon to handle Kindle checkouts via Amazon’s servers. When Penguin first began limiting library lending in November, it said it had “informed suppliers to libraries that it… [read more]
Source: MobyLives

Podcast: Meet Sherri Rabinowitz, Author of Fantasy Time Inc.

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 02/06/2012

Here are a few stories worth taking a gander at…

AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE: THE NEXT GAMING CONSOLE?
Amazon is well positioned to capitalize on that because it is the No. 2 player in the tablet market, with its array of rapidly selling Kindle devices trailing only Apple Inc.’s iPads… [read more]
Source: Los Angeles Times

SURVEY SAYS — WHAT THE NEXT AMAZON KINDLE FIRE NEEDS
According a new survey of its owners, the Kindle Fire still has room for improvement. The Amazon Kindle Fire has been the most successful tablet launched to date not named “iPad,” but… [read more]
Source: ZDNet (blog)

AMAZON TO OPEN RETAIL STORE IN SEATTLE
Online retailer Amazon is planning on opening a store in the Seattle area later this year, industry website GoodEReader.com reported Monday. The store would sell Amazon-exclusive books, Kindles and Kindle accessories… [read more]
Source: Fox Business

HOW TO WRITE A KINDLE BESTSELLER
Finally, last year we self-published our two novels, Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid, on Amazon – and they got to no. 1 and 2 on the Kindle chart. That led to a deal with HarperCollins. It’s been like a dream come true… [read more]
Source: PC Advisor

A LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET
Amazon’s Kindle lineup and Barnes & Noble’s Nook products offer a wide range of books, magazines and periodicals conveniently accessed on the portable devices. Customers can browse online bookstores, make purchases and have immediate access to them on… [read more]
Source: Your Houston News

NEW FORMATS FOR DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND E-READING
These apps from Black are just some of the exciting enhanced digital publishing content that Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah spoke about in an interview with GoodEReader at Digital Book World. At the time, Raccah was excited about the near-future of… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

A MYSTERY HIGHLIGHTS FAST SHIFT TO DIGITAL
“A lot of mystery and thriller readers who once bought mass-market paperbacks have migrated to digital,” said Tina Jordan, vice president of the publishers trade group. Adds Otto Penzler, veteran mystery bookseller and editor who late last year… [read more]
Source: Wall Street Journal