Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 05/13/2012

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

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK SIMPLE TOUCH WITH GLOWLIGHT REVIEW
The Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight is a new breed of e-reader that allows you to read in the dark. It maintains the same e-ink display found in previous models of the Nook Simple Touch and makes it very easy on the… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader

AMAZON KINDLE eREADER MAY COME IN COLOR VERSION SOON
This makes it ideal for keeping the strain on your eyes minimal, but it also makes the functionality of the Kindle painfully limited. According to emerging reports though, there may be a sea change in how E-ink displays are perceived quite soon… [read more]
Source: PDF Devices

WRITER’S CRAMP: IN THE eREADER ERA, A BOOK A YEAR IS SLACKING
On the advice of his publisher, he is planning to write another digital-only short story this summer. “Everybody’s doing a little more,” said Child, who is published by Delacorte Press, part of Random House. “It seems like we’re all running faster to… [read more]
Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

HARRY POTTER SERIES ADDED TO AMAZON’S KINDLE OWNERS’ LENDING LIBRARY
Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library has more than 145000 books, including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers, that can be borrowed for free. Now, one more iconic book series has been added to that long list… [read more]
Source: RTT News

APPLE’S iBOOKS AUTHOR: THE iTUNES OF SELF-PUBLISHING APPS?
Apple’s much-hyped iBooks Author came out a while back, and Cupertino hopes the free app can become the iTunes for the self-publishing textbook world. Available solely through the Mac App Store… [read more]
Source: Ars Technica

AMAZON’S NEXT KINDLE WILL BE FRONT-LIT AND ITS NEXT KINDLE FIRE WILL BE BIGGER
It’s a smart move because it’ll let users read their Kindles in the dark and an obvious one for Amazon to make as Barnes and Noble already has a front-lit Nook. The Kindle will still be using an E-ink screen so your eyes won’t strain and pop from… [read more]
Source: Gizmodo

ADOBE’S UPDATED DIGITAL PUBLISHING SUITE MEANS MORE MAGAZINES FOR THE iPHONE
When it comes to digital magazines, why should tablet owners have all the fun? That’s the sentiment Adobe was espousing earlier today at an event held in New York where they officially pulled back the curtains on their updated Digital Publishing Suite… [read more]
Source: TechCrunch

APPLE eBOOK LAWSUIT: STEVE JOBS SWAYED PUBLISHER, COMPLAINT ALLEGES
Rather than hinder competition, Apple claims its deal with the publishers fostered competition. “The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry,” it said in a… [read more]
Source: PCWorld

FEDERAL JUDGE: APPLE STATEMENTS DAMAGE LAWSUIT POSITION
Apple event to focus on publishing and iBooks US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books Apple vs App Publishers: Does Confrontation Loom? Amazon’s $9.99 price for best-sellers was such a deep discount from list prices of $20 and more that it was… [read more]
Source: CBS News

IS PRINT DEAD? NO, BUT MOBILE IS THE FUTURE
Mobile is the future of publishing. That’s what a debate among four industry experts concluded. The debate was called “Digital Publishing: The End of Print?” and was hosted by Inforum at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club. The panelists… [read more]
Source: InformationWeek

NEW YORKERS DON’T READ, SAYS AMAZON: NYC LEFT OFF LIST OF MOST BOOKISH CITIES
The survey is perhaps not rigorously scientific, but the methodology is nigh indisputable: Amazon uses “sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format… [read more]
Source: New York Daily News

AMAZON TO SELL ADS ON KINDLE FIRE WELCOME SCREEN — IF YOU HAVE $600K
The Kindle Fire is Amazon.com’s best-selling product, the company said in its first-quarter-earnings release. And it’s being treated that way by the Amazon ad sales team. Amazon is pitching ads on the device’s welcome screen… [read more]
Source: AdAge.com

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