Weekend Roundup: Growth in Brazilian ebook market, Twitter marries TV and more
October 20, 2013 | 11:06 am
By Joanna Cabot
Why Getting Married to the TV Industry May Not be the Road to Success that Twitter is Hoping For (GigaOM)
Twitter is banking on its status as a “second screen” for TV content to drive a lot of the value it is promising as part of its public offering — but what if that value turns out to be a mirage?
WHSmith Boycotts Self-Published Authors (GoodeReader)
WHSmith has announced that their online bookstore will reopen once all self-published materials have been removed. The store closed early last week due to UK Press reporting on a staggering number of digital books about incest, rape, and bestiality found in the children’s section./em>
The Brazilian eBook Market Grew by 350% in 2012 (The Digital Reader)
New estimates from the Câmara Brasileira do Livro show that the Brazilian ebook market saw stellar growth in 2012.
MacMillan’s eBook Backlist Available to Libraries (Digital Book World)
Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist catalog of more than 11,000 ebooks are being made available to all public libraries using the Axis 360 digital media platform.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Last Camillia and 4 others