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Morning Roundup: DC says readers are downloading 1M comics monthly
June 5, 2013 | 9:24 am

Morning RoundupPaywalls Being Considered by Thousands of Newspapers (Good e-Reader) The essence of a paywall is giving 5-10 online articles away a month, for free, and then prompting them to subscribe digitally to read more. Thousands of Newspapers are evaluating buying into this new subscription model at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok. --- DC Says Readers are Downloading 1 Million Comics Every Month (TechCrunch) DC Entertainment is announcing two new technologies today that should give readers more opportunity to interact with their digital comics. The company is also sharing some numbers about the growth that it’s seeing on the digital side. --- PwC: The US Consumer eBook Market...

Morning Roundup: Has self-publishing become a cult?
June 3, 2013 | 9:23 am

Morning RoundupSelf-Publishing Has Become a Cult (Salon) What’s funny is, the adherents would have you believe that once you self-publish, the scales will fall from your eyes and you’ll recognize self-publishing as the One True Path. Traditional publishing will reveal itself to be a lost circle of Dante Alighieri’s Hell, full of damaged souls who want to enrich themselves off your work while destroying every shred of your creativity. I call shenanigans. --- Digital Magazine Usage Growing Via Tablet Users (Good e-Reader) Digital Magazine usage is growing with people who have adopted tablets into their lifestyle. Recently a survey polled 1,293 people on how they have...

Weekend Roundup: BookExpo America ’13 is a wrap
June 2, 2013 | 12:19 pm

Weekend Roundup BookExpo America Report: TED Comes to Town (Vulture) There’s no better place than an industry convention for jargon verging on self-parody, and so it makes sense that Book Expo America, which wrapped yesterday at the Javits Center, was where I first heard the term “artisanal publishing.” --- Independent booksellers see growth as industry gathers for BookExpo America (The Oregonian) After decades of decline, independent bookselling has become a growth industry. --- Movies juice up Book Expo (New York Post) More than ever, publishers realize movie-ties can propel authors and their books into a whole new orbit. --- Penguin Dabbles in Book Retail with Penguin Book Truck and Pushcart (DBW) Penguin...

Weekend Roundup: BookExpo America edition
June 1, 2013 | 10:53 am

BookExpo AmericaStephen King & John Mellencamp Create Interactive eBook (GalleyCat) A week after making news about avoiding an eBook edition of Joyland, novelist Stephen King has created a supernatural digital book called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. --- E-Books Are Gripping Story at BookExpo America (WSJ) When the book industry gathers at BookExpo America this week in New York, among the hot titles they'll preview will be Malcolm Gladwell's "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." It could be a metaphor for the debate about the industry's future that will likely dominate much of the backroom chatter at the show. --- A Reading of Relief at Annual Book Show (New...

Morning Roundup: The future of smartphone reading
May 31, 2013 | 9:00 am

smartphonesA History of Intellectual Property in the United States (Scholarly Kitchen) The history of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the United States may not seem to be the most interesting topic in the world, but my favorite history podcast, BackStory with the American History Guys, manages to make it compelling on many levels. --- Simon & Schuster Opens New Publishing Division in Canada (Good e-Reader) Simon & Schuster has a print and distribution center in Canada, that sends print and eBooks to the various stores and retail chains. In the past, if you were a Canadian author you actually had to publish with S&S...

Daily Deals Propel Older E-Books to Popularity
May 28, 2013 | 2:00 pm

e-booksThe New York Times ran a great story over the weekend about the phenomenon of the 'daily deal.' Both Nook and Amazon have one—a single book (or a handful of books) promoted at a special discount just for the day. The article points out that many customers are accustomed to such sales from other retail sites they visit. Dominique Raccah, the CEO of Sourcebooks, calls it the 'Groupon of books.' And its purpose is not, as some authors would tell you, to bring about the devaluing of the book. Its purpose is to help combat the discoverability problem authors also complain...

Morning Links: Finally, a tablet simple enough for a woman to use!
March 11, 2013 | 9:03 am

The ePad Femme Will Authors get Compensated for Used eBook Sales? (Media Shift) News Corp Plans Publishing Spin-Off (AOL Money) Finally, a Tablet Simple Enough for a Woman to Use (Ars Technica) Army's First Interactive iPad App Lets You Finger-Swipe Through Afghanistan (Wired) Kindle Daily Deals: The Sheltering Sky (and 3 others)...

Morning Links — More Bearish B&N News
January 28, 2013 | 9:30 am

B&N 'could close a third of stores in next decade' (The Bookseller) B&N Aims to Whittle Its Stores for Years (Wall Street Journal) Uncle Sam: eBooks for All (Digital Book World) Have Publishers Won the DRM Debate and Does it Matter? (Dear Author) Magazine Publishers Push Minimalist Apps Without Fluff (Media Shift) Kindle Daily Deals: Island by Richard Laymon (and 3 others)...

Morning Links — What’s the best iPad keyboard?
January 25, 2013 | 9:00 am

Best iPad Keyboard? (Lifehacker) iPads Replace Newspapers in Boston Globe School Donation Program (Paid Content) Younger eBook Readers Three Times More Likely to Discover New eBooks Through Social Media (Digital Book World) MacMillan to Launch Two-Year Library eBook Pilot (The Digital Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: The Siege of Krishnapur (and 3 others)...

Morning Links — Tumblr becoming an online lit destination
January 14, 2013 | 9:23 am

Tumbler Now Nurturing Authors (Media Shift) eBook Sales Data, the Truth is Out There (Futurebook) Zinio Laucnes 'Z-Pass' Subscription Program (Good E-Reader) Courts Adopt Aggressive Approach in Cross-Border Internet Jurisdiction Cases (Michael Geist) Kindle Daily Deal: The Devil Colony by James Rollins (+ 3 others)...

Morning Links — A Copyright Snafu from Lionsgate?
January 11, 2013 | 9:39 am

Can Ownshelf, the 'Dropbox for ebooks,' sail clear of lending controversy? (The Next Web) Lionsgate Censors Remix Video that Copyright Office Itself Used as an Example of Fair Use (Techdirt) Will Amazon 'Auto-Rip' Print Books Too? (The Digital Reader) Random House Australia Acquires Print/eBook Rights to Best-Selling Book App (Digital Book World) Kindle Daily Deal: Fuji San by Randy Taguchi (& 3 others!) * * * ...

Morning Links — Even Polaroid is selling tablets now!
January 10, 2013 | 12:31 pm

Polaroid Kids Tablet Debuts at CES (Good E-Reader) Your Gadgets Are Slowly Breaking the Internet (Technology Review) Q&A With Atria Books Amy Tannenbaum (Digital Book World) Early Signs Point to a Big Holiday Quarter for Apple (Giga OM) Kindle Daily Deals: The Center of Everything by Laura Moriatry (+ 3 others)  ...