Morning Roundup: Kobo vs. Paperwhite, Interview with Hugh Howey and more
October 18, 2013 | 9:05 am
By Joanna Cabot
Writers as Readers: An Interview with Hugh Howey (Book Riot)
I first heard of Hugh Howey early last year, when someone asked me if had read Wool, a self-published science fiction book. I hadn’t, I said, and thought “Why would I read a self-published book?” I then heard of it from someone else and then again from someone else.
Kobo Aura HD vs Amazon Paperwhite 2 (GoodeReader)
The Kobo Aura HD was a departure from the standard six inch e-reader and gave a larger viewing area with the 6.8 inch display. The limited edition model came out in April and quickly gained momentum and customer acceptance. It now accounts for 25% for all hardware sales for the Canadian based company. Today, we compare this unit with the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2, which just came out.
Indie Authors Launch Petition Reacting to Retailer’s Censorship (Publisher’s Weekly)
In the wake of a mounting controversy over a number of retailers removing titles from their Web sites because of inappropriate material, a group of authors have generated a petition asking retailers to “leave our erotica and self-published Indie authors alone.
Batte of the New Media Billionaires: One Trying to Save Something Old, One Trying to Start Something New (GigaOM)
Those who think journalism isn’t dying but being reborn now have two major experiments to watch — Jeff Bezos trying to revive the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar launching an ambitious new venture.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Ophelia Cut (and 3 others)