Weekend Roundup: Smartphone remains king. First digital plateau and more
May 18, 2014 | 12:12 pm
By Joanna Cabot
The First Digital Plateau (Dear Author)
From all the reports, it appears that digital book adoption has reached a small plateau.
Why Used eBooks Still Have Not Happened (GoodeReader)
The first sale doctrine allows owners of copies of copyrighted works, such as used books, CDs, and DVDs to resell their copies without restriction. Sadly this not really really apply to audiobooks and eBooks.
In a Connected World, the Smartphone Remains King (GigaOM)
Even as wearables and connected environments gain popularity, smartphones will play an increasingly important role in people’s lives. Fjord CEO Olof Schybergson explains why the smartphone is not going away anytime soon.
Publishing Campaigns Grow on Kickstarter (Publishers Weekly)
Crowdfunding, and Kickstarter in particular, continue to make inroads in book publishing, providing financing for everything from one-off projects to support for entire lists.
Kindle Daily Deals: Slapstick (and others)