Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 02/22/2013

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 02/17/2013

YOUR NEXT KINDLE COULD BE EMBEDDED IN YOUR CAR
Hands on with the latest Kindle thumbnail Books have always been Amazon’s bread and butter, and much of Amazon’s ebook strategy has focused on finding more ways and identifying new devices for people to enjoy the pastime of reading. The car is the… [read more]
Source: GigaOM

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL PUBLISHING WILL BE VIA HTML5, NOT APPS, MIT’s JASON PONTIN
Pontin says that a Web-based HTML5 platform will be the “future” of digital publishing. He points to Technology Review, the Financial Times and Quartz as having implemented a non-App strategy for publishing solution. We spoke to him earlier this month… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

WHY PUBLISHERS DON’T LIKE APPS
The future of media on mobile devices isn’t with applications but with the Web… [read more]
Source: Technology Review

MOST DIGITAL PUBLISHING START-UPS WILL FAIL: THIS ONE WON’T
But I left off one kind of digital book publishing start-up that I see a tremendous opportunity in. I left if off partly because it’s very specific (and the article at DBW was about kinds of start-ups), it’s not really a trade-publishing start-up… [read more]
Source: Forbes

HOW TO GET ANYONE’S ATTENTION
With all the noise today it’s difficult to get someone to give you the attention you deserve. Here are three tips sure to get you noticed for the right reasons… [read more]
Source: Inc.com

Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 02/15/2013

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 02/10/2013

SMASHWORDS NOW ACCEPTS EPUB E-BOOK FILES
About a month ago, he who must not be named – I am not a big fan, as you can tell – announced that Smashwords would be accepting professionally done ePUBs on their site. I was excited for indie authors and publishers because the more outlets… [read more]
Source: E-BookBuilders.com

PUBLISHERS AS BOOKSELLERS?
No less than three of the companies exhibiting at this year’s Tools of Change conference serve only to help publishers of any size distribute their digital content and sell it under their own online ebook shops. iPublish, under the company Impelsys, is… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

BARNES & NOBLE SEES NOOK UNIT LOSS INCREASING IN 2013
Barnes & Noble Inc said on Wednesday it expects its Nook business to post an increased full-year loss in fiscal 2013, as the top U.S. bookstore chain struggles with slower sales of e-readers and e-books and rising costs… [read more]
Source: Reuters

SMASHWORDS HITS 200,000 TITLES
Self-publishing platform Smashwords has now published 200000 ebooks by indie authors, founder and CEO Mark Coker told Digital Book World. When we sat… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

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FREE E-Book Offer — Digital Publishing Profits by Quinn Barrett

As a thank you to my social media friends, fans, and connections, please accept a FREE E-Book copy of my latest book…

Digital Publishing Profits: 10 Strategies to Positively Impact Your Bottom Line Marketing and Selling E-Books

Foreword by social media expert, Kate Buck, Jr. of KBJOnline and the Lets Get Social training program.

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My goal is to create an interactive experience between author and reader. Digital Publishing is powerful because of this type of collaborative interchange.

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Sincerely,
Quinn Barrett

Book Review: Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie

Book Details:

File Size: 526 KB
Print Length: 231 pages
Publisher: Blu Pencil Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: July 6, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Crime’s an ugly constant in the big city. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder brutalizes a small town and neighbor turns on neighbor, a tough-as-nails cop is essential to restoring order. Blood Land is a gritty, emotional saga set in the Wyoming badlands with both greed and vengeance at its core.

When billions of dollars in natural gas rights hang in the balance and the town’s top law officer’s wife is slain by her own blood, a reluctant hero is forced to battle his own demons and ultimately choose between justice, revenge, and duty.

In the tradition of Dennis Lehane, Tony Hillerman and James Lee Burke, Guthrie’s sparse, haunting storytelling compliments his talent for creating richly-drawn, unflinching law officers with human frailties and a sense of justice.

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 02/08/2013