Kindle Daily Deal: First-in-Series Literature and Fiction (and others)

IndieReader Discovery Awards (GalleyCat)

Will Summerhouse took first place in the 2014 IndieReader Discovery Awards in the fiction category for his book Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer.

The Frustrations of Being an Independent Publisher or Why Amazon is Actually Saving Independent Publishing (FutureBook)

When there is an absolute stranglehold on buyers by the big five publishers it is difficult for independent publishers who scrape a living through Amazon to have much sympathy for their plight when they complain about an uneven playing ground.

Apple Introduces OSX Yosemite, a Major Visual Update Available Free to Everyone This Fall (GigaOM)

Apple announced the latest version of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, at its annual WWDC conference

Competitors Use Hachette to Fight Amazon (Digital Book World)

Amazon’s contract dispute with Hachette has given some of the big retailer’s competitors an opportunity to make inroads with readers.