Morning Roundup: Is English “Killing” Other Languages, Kindle for iPad Updated, Aimed at Students and more
January 7, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Is the Popularity of English ‘Killing’ Other Languages? (GalleyCat)
Has the world been taken over with “English mania”?
Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated with New Flashcards, X-Ray Options, Dictionary Redesign (The Digital Reader)
Amazon rolled out a new update today for their iOS reading app, and from the looks of the changelog it’s pretty clear that they have students in their sights.
If You’re Hiring a ‘Head of Digital Innovation’ You’re Doing it Wrong (Techdirt)
Way back in 2006, we wrote about how silly it was that all of these old school media companies were suddenly hiring “chief digital officers” or “chief internet officers” — and how that was a sign that they were in trouble.
Attracting Readers with an Edge (Publishers Weekly)
“This book is dark and edgy with sexual situations, drinking, swearing, murder, and more messed-up parents,” reads the description of Jaded, one of the earliest books by prolific self-published author Tijan. Though presented as a warning for the easily offended, the line actually has served much more effectively as bait for romance fans who like a few thorns on their roses.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Daughters of Mars (and 4 others)