Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 01/27/2013

AS E-BOOK SALES RISE, APPLE IPAD BESTS AMAZON KINDLE
Nobody can predict the future, but Amazon thinks that when it comes to e-books, the writing is on the wall. “We’re now seeing the transition we’ve been expecting,” Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report… [read more]
Source: Businessweek

OPEN-MIKE NIGHT FOR SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS
Since it arrived a year ago at Politics & Prose, “Opus,” Washington’s first print-on-demand Espresso book machine, has helped hundreds of area scribblers realize their publishing dreams. On a gray, biting afternoon Saturday, a dozen of them gathered at… [read more]
Source: Washington Post

THE ROAD TO PUBLICATION — PART THREE: TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING VS. SELF
Publishing, no matter which path you choose, can be rewarding and equally difficult. Deciding which way to go has become increasingly more complicated with the pros of the traditional publisher being scaled down to match the pros of self-publishing in… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

KINDLE FIRE ACCOUNTS FOR 37% OF US ANDROID TABLET MARKET
Localytics says Amazon’s share of the U.S. market has grown to the point where tablet app developers should make sure their apps are available through Amazon’s App Store (the Google Play Store is not available on the Kindle Fire). “In the meantime, any… [read more]
Source: Tom’s Hardware Guide

AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE BURNING UP THE ANDROID CHART
TheNextWeb reports that accordig to analysis from Localytics, a firm that specializes in looking at mobile app use, the Amazon Kindle Fire is leading the market for Android tablet ownership–globally. The Fire owns 33% of the U.S. Android tablet market… [read more]
Source: Fast Company

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK SALES DOWN, BUT LIKED BY THE RIGHT PEOPLE
Barrons published its list of best stock picks for 2013 last month and the only small-cap to make the list was Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS). That was a surprise for analysts and investors alike. BKS has had its share of challenges this past year as it… [read more]
Source: SmallCap Network

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