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

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