Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 01/06/2013

HERE’S AMAZON’S VISION FOR THE KINDLE IN 45 WORDS
(Lab126 is the Amazon subsidiary developing Kindle products.) We like the simplicity of this slogan: “To make available in less than 60 seconds every book, ever written, in any language, in print or out of print; and bring the same ease-of-use, deep… [read more]
Source: Business Insider

AMAZON KINDLE TOUCH UPDATED WITH NEW UI AND FEATURES
Own an Amazon Kindle Touch? Want some good news? Of course you do. Guess what? Amazon announced on Wednesday that it has updated the popular eReader with a new user interface and fresh features. It will automatically download for all Kindle… [read more]
Source: TechnoBuffalo

HOW TO DECIDE WHETHER TO READ A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK
Good news: self-publishing means that there are many books to read. Bad news: self-publishing means there are many books to read. Life is short, money is finite, and brain cells are a terrible thing to waste, so what’s an avid, open-minded indie reader… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

THINKING OF SELF-PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK IN 2013? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Here’s the problem with self-publishing: no one cares about your book. That’s it in a nutshell. There are somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published every year in the US alone, depending on which stats you believe. Many of those… [read more]
Source: Forbes

A POSSIBLE DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR ILLUSTRATED BOOK PUBLISHERS?
Stephenson believes that illustrated digital titles will take off with consumers when publishers build several of the same type and sell them through a proprietary app. This is contingent upon the publishers creating more interesting, beautiful and… [read more]
Source: Forbes

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
What my relatives did was called vanity publishing, and it carried the stigma of not being worth a real publisher’s time. These days, however, self-publishing no longer bears such a taint, thanks to a succession of fairy tale… [read more]
Source: LA Review of Books

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