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

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