Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 09/23/2012

KINDLE PAPERWHITE SO POPULAR, NEW ORDER WILL BE PAPER-LATE
If you waited until now to buy Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite, you’ll have to wait a bit longer to actually get it in hand. Amazon said any new orders placed today won’t be shipped until October 22… [read more]
Source: CNET

OVERDRIVE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE NOOK TABLET
Hitting the app store today for all Barnes and Noble tablets is the brand new Overdrive App! This free download will allow customers to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the public library. Over a year ago Barnes and Noble limited the ability to load… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

HOW THE NOOK CAN FIND ITS NICHE
My unsolicited advice on what Barnes & Noble has to do with its Nook tablet lineup to succeed: make it a self-publishing tool. Barnes & Noble, which today introduced the Nook HD and Nook HD+, has done an impressive job of turning out ereaders and… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

HANDS ON: BARNES & NOBLE NOOK HD+
Two weeks ago, Amazon debuted it Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch, and now Barnes & Noble has announced the Nook HD+. Although neither can match the iPad in terms of the depth and breadth of its app ecosystem, they are being very aggressive when it comes… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

BARNES & NOBLE TO INTRODUCE NOOK VIDEO SERVICE
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. says it will launch a video service this fall that lets users buy and watch movies and TV shows on their mobile devices and televisions. The New York-based company says users of Nook Video will be able to shop an… [read more]
Source: The Associated Press

FEATURE: HOW IMPORTANT IS E-BOOK COVER ART IN 2013?
Self-Published authors are often on a shoestring budget, and competing against the big six publishers with really great art. Contracting out the cover art, hiring models and getting the fonts just right is often out of reach for your average indie… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

ARE BOOKS THE NEW BUSINESS CARDS? E-PUBLISHING MAKES IT EASIER THAN EVER TO BUY CREDIBILITY
The good news behind the explosion in self-publishing is that anyone can now write the Great Canadian Novel. The bad news is that everyone and his dentist are trying. “Working on a book” has become the new national pastime, in large part due to the… [read more]
Source: Vancouver Sun

BOOK AUTHORS: NAVIGATING PUBLISHING CURRENTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA
More often than not, the book is never published or perhaps it is self-published but it’s not properly marketed and boxes of books sit unsold, in the author’s garage. Many authors never feel the sense of accomplishment or experience the level of… [read more]
Source: Business 2 Community

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