Morning Roundup: How 3G Whispernet really works. HarperCollins has new e-commerce site
July 9, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
How Amazon Whispernet for Kindle 3G Really Works (GoodeReader)
Whispernet internet access is provided by AT&T and gives owners the ability to browse the web, purchase eBooks and download content. The big point of confusion that e-reader owners have, is what are the limitations?
Wattpad Acquires Red Room Writer’s Site (Publishers Weekly)
Wattpad, an online writing and reading community, has acquired the Red Room, an online community originally described as a “Facebook for authors.” The Red Room site will be subsumed into Wattpad and go offline beginning July 8.
Amazon Makes a Direct Offer to Hachette Authors; Here’s the Full Letter (GigaOM)
Amazon is proposing that Hachette authors receive 100 percent of the sale of each of their ebooks during the companies’ ongoing negotiations. But the letter it sent this week may largely be a PR move.
HarperCollins’ New Website Focuses on eCommerce (Galley Cat)
HarperCollins Publishers has redesigned its website with new capabilities that make it easier for readers to buy books directly from the publisher, in a move to have a more direct relationship with its customers.
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