Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 06/24/2012

AMAZON REPORTEDLY READYING LAUNCH OF 10-INCH, QUAD-CORE KINDLE FIRE
Amazon isn’t just working on a new Kindle Fire 2, the retail giant is also readying the launch of a 10-inch, quad-core slate… [read more]
Source: Wired News

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES CLOSE TO E-BOOKS DEAL WITH SELF-PUB SITE SMASHWORDS
Califa, California’s largest library network, is about to strike an ebook deal with self-publishing site Smashwords… [read more]
Source: paidContent.org

GOOGLE UNVEILS 1ST TABLET, A COMPETITOR TO AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE
Google Inc. took the wraps off its first tablet computer on Wednesday, looking to replicate its smartphone success in the tablet market despite tough competition… [read more]
Source: Chicago Tribune

DC COMICS TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ON NOOK COLOR AND TABLET
Nook Tablet and Color owners now have access to a wider selection of graphic novels, thanks to Barnes and Noble’s new partnership with DC Comics… [read more]
Source: The Verge

AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE 2 COULD DEBUT IN JULY WITH A NEXUS 7 IN IT’S CROSSHAIRS
Amazon is reportedly eying a late-July debut for its next Fire tablet in a bid to fight off Google’s expected Nexus 7 tablet… [read more]
Source: Wired (blog)

GOOGLE EXPECTED TO DEBUT KINDLE RIVAL THIS WEEK
If the details in that document are accurate, it appears that the Google tablet will be positioned squarely at Amazon’s Kindle Fire. According to Gizmodo… [read more]
Source: PCWorld

10 THINGS AMAZON WON’T TELL YOU
Kindle owners bought nearly half of all the books they purchased in April at Amazon’s Kindle Store, according to a survey conducted… [read more]
Source: Smartmoney.com

SELF-PUBLISHED BESTSELLER LIST FOR JUNE 25, 2012
We have compiled lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords… [read more]
Source: mediabistro.com

MANY KINDLE, NOOK OWNERS ARE CLUELESS ABOUT BORROWING LIBRARY E-BOOKS
As Amazon and Barnes & Noble continue to promote the use of e-readers … library e-books and 48 percent of Kindle and Nook owners were just as uninformed… [read more]
Source: Digitaltrends.com

MICROSOFT WEEK: NO MORE MR. SOFTY
By taking a minority stake in a new subsidiary that will market the Nook, Microsoft gains several footholds in e-reading. For starters, Barnes & Noble committed to… [read more]
Source: Seeking Alpha

US JUDGE SETS 2013 TRIAL DATE FOR APPLE E-BOOK LAWSUIT
Amazon Inc, which makes the Kindle e-reader, had long sold e-books for as little as $9.99. The government complaint quoted Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs… [read more]
Source: Chicago Tribune

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