Morning Roundup: Macmillan partners with Swagbucks. Recommending books is hard and more
May 20, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Macmillan Partners With Swagbucks to Offer Readers Rewards for Sharing Book Marketing, Buying Books (Digital Book World)
St. Martin’s Press has partnered with Swagbucks, the web’s most rewarding content discovery community, for a new digital literature channel called READ.
Recommending Books is Hard (Book Riot)
If you tell me, “Hey I really enjoyed The Help. What other books would I like?” I can probably spout off five books immediately that you should read. But knowing absolutely nothing about the books you’ve enjoyed makes it hard. There are just too many awesome possibilities out there.
UK Rules eBooks Aren’t Books as Far as Taxation Is Concerned (GoodeReader)
There’s no relief in sight for UK readers, as Parliament declared that there was no good reason or means to reduce the outrageous 20% VAT on ebooks.
Why This is the Year of Digital Maturity (Media Shift)
But this will be the moment that businesses adapt, adopt and improve upon the innovations that defined previous years.
Kindle Daily Deals: Long Gone (and others)