Morning Roundup: Accidentally going digital. Libraries react to Kindle Unlimited
July 28, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Accidentally Going Digital (Book Riot)
I suppose this led to a gradual build-up of digital in my life, as books I really, really wanted to read were available, but only digitally. So what choice did I have? Lacking that choice meant more and more digital, and I suppose less and less thinking about it.
Scholastic to Close Storia Bookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to their eBook Purchases (The Digital Reader)
This US publisher announced in April that they will be changing their Storia ebook platform from a retail service to a subscription service, and as part of that transition Scholastic recently announced that they are shutting down the retail side of the operation.
Is Next Issue Good for Canadians? (GoodeReader)
Next Issue has over 100 digital magazines in their catalog and offers a free one month subscription. Afterwards, it costs $9.99 a month to read as much as you want. Well, there is a catch, you don’t get People, Hello! Canada, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Maclean’s, or Time unless you pony up $14.99 a month.
Librarians, Media React to Launch of Kindle Unlimited (The Digital Shift)
In a long-expected move, Amazon on July 18 announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited, a new subscription service that will give users unlimited access to a selection of 600,000 ebooks and more than 2,000 audiobooks on Amazon Kindle devices and any device with a Kindle app for $9.99 per month.
Kindle Daily Deal: The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (and others)