Morning Roundup: The Great Audiobook Survey, Amazon Ignites Culture Clash and more
August 25, 2014 | 9:54 am
By Joanna Cabot
The Great Audiobook Survey (Book Riot)
In our latest reader poll, we asked all about your audiobook habits. 1059 Riot readers answered the call. Here’s a look at the numbers. I’ve offered some commentary and interpretation. What do you make of the data?
Amazon Ignites Culture Clash over France’s Beloved Bookstores (Seattle Times)
Amazon’s rise has provoked fear and suspicion from the French government that its tactics may be undermining a treasured part of French culture: its bookstores. So the government has passed an “anti-Amazon” law to protect booksellers and French culture.
Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM), released a big update this week. Calibre 2.0 includes a new editor function, comparison tool, support for Android phones on OS X, and more.
Feel like your novel is getting lost in a sea of other titles in Amazon’s Kindle store? It’s not surprising, as the store’s inventory is growing at an incredibly rapid pace.
Kindle Daily Deal: Across a Hundred Mountains (and others)