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Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 24, 2012 | 10:55 am

Why it's time for more transparency in publishing (FutureBook) Will Kindle Serials Transform Anthology Publishing? (Digital Book World) Publishers struggle with an ebook bind (Business Spectator) The Kindle Daily Deal: 14 Kurt Vonnegut books {and} Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde * * *    ...

E-Books Expand Their Potential With Serialized Fiction
October 2, 2012 | 2:12 pm

Could serialized fiction finally force the e-book to evolve? Various ventures are trying to satisfy a common complaint about e-books: that they are simply black-and-white digital reproductions of long-form print books, flat and unoriginal in their design and concept. One variation, what publishers call enhanced e-books, with audio and video elements woven throughout the text, has largely fallen flat with readers. But serialized fiction, where episodes are delivered to readers in scheduled installments much like episodes in a television series, has been the subject of an unusual amount of experimentation in publishing in recent months. Read Full Article ... Source: New York Times...

Short-Form Digital Grows at University Presses
September 19, 2012 | 11:03 am

Back in March, the Digital Digest profiled Princeton Shorts, a new short-form e-book program launched last fall by Princeton University Press. At least two more AAUP presses have launched short e-book programs this spring: Stanford, with Stanford Briefs, and North Carolina, with UNC Press E-Book Shorts. The basic idea of short-form digital is not original to university presses. Anticipating the evolving desires of e-readership, Amazon launched its Kindle Singles format in January 2011, canvassing for medium-length (5,000-30,000) word pieces ("longer than a magazine article, shorter than a book.") Publishers Weekly reports that they are selling just fine, with the top two or three Singles consistently ranking among...

Amazon rolls out X-Ray for Movies, Immersion Reading, Kindle Serials and Whispersync for Voice
September 7, 2012 | 11:55 am

By Arnold Zafra | for the Technology Tell network Along with the new products it launched yestertoday, Amazon also introduced some new features on its devices related to content consumption. These new features are X-Ray for Movies, Immersion Reading, Kindle Serials and Whispersync for Voice. Let’s take a look at each one of these new features: X-Ray for Movies X-Ray for Movies is a new feature made possible through collaboration with IMDb. According to Amazon, it revolutionizes the movie experience by bringing the power of IMDb directly to movies on the Kindle Fire HD. It allows users to look up any actor in...