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Morning Links: Used eBook sales coming? In defense of self publishing
February 12, 2015 | 9:00 am

used ebook salesSecondhand Downloads: Are Used eBook Sales Coming? (Ink, Bits & Pixels) I know that's not the fiery response some might expect, but after watching the ebook market for the past 5 years I've come to believe that there's little or no market pressure for the resale of digital content. *** Why Publishers Are Obligated to Make Content Available Globally (Digital Book World) And while worldwide distribution is an often misunderstood yet market-changing feature of today’s bookselling world, doing it well is actually far more important than it sometimes needs. *** In Defense of Self-Publishing (Media Shift) There are so many op-eds these days on when or if...

Morning Roundup: Pinterest boards for bookish types and more
August 29, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Pinterest is full of recipes, outfits, and intense Pinterest-y craft projects. But it’s also full of books....

Morning Roundup: Amazon Student Scholarship; floating libraries and more
August 28, 2014 | 11:57 am

The Amazon Student Scholarship is a merit-based contribution that will supply 50 undergrads with $5,000 in tuition money and $500 for textbooks....

Morning Roundup: Australian authorities want to track bandwidth data and more
August 27, 2014 | 9:42 am

A leaked consultation paper suggests that the Australian government has realised it’s a tad excessive to track which websites people visit. However, the tracking of available bandwidth and upload/download information seems to be on the table....

Morning Roundup: Kindle Unlimited launching internationally, and more
August 26, 2014 | 10:49 am

There’s a new report going around today that Amazon will be expanding their ebook subscription service in the next couple months....

Morning Roundup: The Great Audiobook Survey, Amazon Ignites Culture Clash and more
August 25, 2014 | 9:54 am

In our latest reader poll, we asked all about your audiobook habits. 1059 Riot readers answered the call. Here’s a look at the numbers. I’ve offered some commentary and interpretation. What do you make of the data? ...

Morning Roundup: B&N Struggles Good for Indie Bookstores? Two articles on eBook Pricing
December 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

indie bookstoreCould B&N’s Struggles Strengthen Indie Bookshops? (Indie Reader) If B&N faces the same gloomy fate [as Borders], there might be a sunny side for indie bookstores, and readers who love them. *** eBook Prices Still a Sensitive Issue for Authors, Publishers (GoodeReader) As more and more holiday shoppers scramble to finish up their holiday shopping, publishers and book retailers have taken notice and are offering considerable discounts on their titles. *** Indies Are Getting Clobbered by Big Name eBook Discounts – But Not For The Reason You Think (The Digital Reader) Indie authors are beginning to notice, and one in particular blogged about it last week. That...

Morning Roundup: Beginning of the End for Indigo Books? Booksellers Say No To Amazon Source and more
November 7, 2013 | 9:02 am

Indigo books The Beginning of the End for Indigo Books in Canada (GoodeReader) Chapters and Indigo Books has announced another quarterly loss of ten million dollars at a recent investors call. Revenue at Indigo and Chapters superstores declined 2.8% in the quarter, while Coles and IndigoSpirit small format stores were down 8.2%. *** Booksellers Say no to Amazon Source (Publisher's Weekly) The fact that indie booksellers in the U.S. can now sell Kindles under a new Amazon program, Amazon Source, doesn’t necessarily mean they want to. *** Why Designers and Developers Need to be Media-Agnostic (GigaOM) In the past it was difficult for companies to leave the confines of...

Morning Roundup: How to Have an Unpopular Opinion, Will Mickey Mouse Stay Out of Public Domain (Again)? and more
October 28, 2013 | 8:51 am

How to Have an Unpopular Opinion About a Book on the Internet (Book Riot) I could have written that piece softer, I could have hedged more bets, I could have made more excuses, I could have watered it down. I’ve done that with potentially controversial pieces in the past. And I always hate myself a little bit for choosing that path. Because the watered down version is never what I really meant to say. The watered down version is what I think will be easier for people to hear. *** Japanese Government is Still Looking to Close the eBook Tax Loophole (The Digital...

Morning Roundup: E-Books and print bundling; the copyright monopoly; more
September 16, 2013 | 9:03 am

Video Isn't Breaking the Internet, the Industry Giants Are (GigaOM) Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of the best consumer experience is. *** At What Point Will the Next Generation Kill the Copyright Monopoly Altogether? (TorrentFreak) For teenagers today, the copyright monopoly is something that the establishment uses to punish them for enjoying culture and science, to censor their protests and voices, and to prevent their art from reaching an audience. As these people grow older and come into policymaking positions, at what point will they just kill the...

Morning Roundup: Kobo launches a fleet of new devices
August 28, 2013 | 9:02 am

KoboKobo Launches Fleet of New Devices, Kids eBook Store, Partnership with Pocket (Digital Book World) International ebook retailer and device-maker Kobo has launched a new fleet of e-reading and tablet devices along with an ebook store for children and a partnership with content aggregator Pocket — all aimed at helping Kobo win the fight for “people who have reading at the center of their lives,” according to Kobo chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn. * * * Can Slow-Moving Universities Adapt Quickly Enough to Change in the Digital Age? (Media Shift) The start of classes this fall will also bring renewed debate about what journalism and...

Morning Roundup: Overstock puts on the gloves; The Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library hits the road; and more
August 20, 2013 | 9:10 am

Overstock Morgan Stanley Analyst Looks at Amazon Kindle eReader Sales (Good e-Reader) It is no secret that Amazon keeps all sales data private and never divulges sales data on Kindle Fire and e-Readers. An analyst from Morgan Stanley is trying to crack the code and has some fairly interesting data. Outsourcing Journalism 101—NewsU's Experiment Falters, but Signals a Change (Mediashift) Most journalism professors are probably familiar with the Poynter Institute’s News University, an online training ground of webinars and self-directed courses for media professionals and students. In fact, if they’re like me they incorporate free modules like The Lead Lab and The Be a Reporter Game...

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