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

HOW TO CONVERT YOUR BOOK FROM INDESIGN TO KINDLE IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS
As it turns out, InDesign itself doesn’t offer Kindle export — but Amazon does. There’s an Amazon Kindle Export plug-in for InDesign (download link). I used version 0.96. So there’s your first step: get and install InDesign 5.5… [read more]
Source: ZDNet (blog)

WAS THE AMAZON KINDLE FIRE A BETA RELEASE?
Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire released last fall was possibly just a practice run for its impending 10-inch entry. By Tim Bajarin Was the Amazon Kindle Fire a Beta Release? Last summer, I was one of the first to write in detail about Amazon’s Kindle Fire… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

NEW GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET TO COMPETE WITH AMAZON KINDLE FIRE AND IPAD FOR MUSIC, VIDEOS AND APPS
Google looks set to launch its own Android tablet to compete with Amazon Kindle Fire for music, video and apps, according to CNET. The Android tablet will have a 1280×800 resolution display that’s 7 inches across, and will begin production in April… [read more]
Source: Spacelab

KINDLE FIRE AND NOOK E-READER COMPARISION PUBLISHED BY BEST E-READER REVIEWS
A comparison of the two of the leading electronic book readers, namely the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook eReader published. Chicago, IL — (SBWIRE) — 02/27/2012 — The creators of the website Best eReader Reviews… [read more]
Source: SBWire

ADOBE TOUTS DIGITAL PUBLISHING MOMENTUM
At the Mobile World Congress, Adobe lists several ways its Digital Publishing effort is paying off big time. Adobe announced that its digital media push is paying off with serious momentum in its digital publishing products, additional HTML5 support… [read more]
Source: eWeek

ADOBE SHAKES UP DIGITAL PUBLISHING WITH EMBELLISHED PLATFORM
In a nutshell, what you have here is a more dynamic and sophisticated set of tools in the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, which is a set of turnkey hosted services that let publishers dream up and implement all sorts of rich cross-platform digital… [read more]
Source: Mobile Marketing Watch

PEARSON HAS CAPACITY FOR $1.6 BILLION IN DEALS AS DIGITAL GROWS
Pearson Plc, the publisher of the Financial Times newspaper, has headroom for 1 billion pounds of acquisitions ($1.6 billion) as e-books and digital publishing drive revenue growth. Pearson predicts growth in revenue and operating… [read more]
Source: BusinessWeek

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