Morning Roundup: Amazon Most Visited Site on Black Friday, E-publishing Help Africa Switch On to Reading and more
December 3, 2013 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Amazon Most Visited Website on Black Friday (GoodeReader)
Many US-based retailers and business owners came into the holidays this year in a state of pre-panic, which was understandable given that this year’s holiday calendar means there are six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Taking the Temperature of Libraries and Bookstores (Digital Book World)
Ever since the late 1990s, when Amazon made its presence known as a bookseller, the only constant in the book retail marketplace has been change.
Out of Print, Maybe, But Not Out of Mind (NY Times)
Even as the universe of printed matter continues to shrivel, the book — or at least some of its best-known features — is showing remarkable staying power online.
Will e-Publishing Help Africa Switch On to Reading? (BBC)
Publishers have long bemoaned Africa’s lack of a “book culture” but some hope that the advent of smartphones and the internet could help change this, writes journalist Chris Matthews.
Kindle Daily Deals: Into the Whirlwind (and 4 others)