Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 12/09/2012

AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?: MY SELF-PUBLISHING DIARIES
It’s a moment in my life that’s hard to forget: I was at a shiva call eating a bagel with lox, schmoozing with friends and relatives of the deceased. I was positioned between the living and dining rooms of a split-level ranch, feet hurting from… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

APPLE’S IPAD MINI TOPS AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE IN DAILY AD IMPRESSIONS
Apple has yet to reveal exactly how many iPad Mini units have been sold since the device was released last month. If the ad impressions are any indication, however, Apple is the clear winner in its battle against… [read more]
Source: Benzinga

WHY EDITING IS THE SINGLE BEST MARKETING TOOL
When print-on-demand first came on the scene around 1999, we saw a glut of books being pushed through the system — unedited and unvetted. When someone said “garbage in, garbage out,” they were often referring to self-publishing — hence the stigma… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post (blog)

BARNES & NOBLE CUTS NOOK PRICE FROM $99 TO $79
Barnes & Noble has lowered the price of its Nook Simple Touch e-reader to $79 to compete against Amazon’s entry-level e-reader, the Kindle. The E-Ink e-reader, which previously cost $99, packs essentially the same hardware as the Kindle: Both devices… [read more]
Source: Mashable

AUTHORS EXERCISE THEIR “WRITE” TO SELF-PUBLISH
So Evans self-published, and only after his book hit the bestseller list did a major publisher buy it, for a reported $4 million! So in a way he became a godfather to a whole new generation of authors who are writing the next chapter in the saga of… [read more]
Source: CBS News

AMAZON MAKING KINDLE FIRE MORE ACCESSIBLE VIA VOICE, TOUCH CONTROLS
Amazon is making strides to make its entire Kindle Fire tablet series more accessible to all consumers with expanded support for two very important features. The two features in question are the Voice Guide and Explore by Touch navigation tools… [read more]
Source: ZDNet

GOOGLE SHOPPING NOW INCLUDES THE AMAZON KINDLE (AND WHY THAT’S A BIG DEAL)
One of the big holdouts from Google’s new shopping experience has been Amazon, which has been refusing to pay to have its products listed in the search engine. But there are signs that the freeze between the two companies is starting to thaw… [read more]
Source: All Things Digital

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