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Morning Roundup: Ninja librarians? Does book touring still matter
September 15, 2014 | 9:00 am

book touringReading After Grad School (Book Riot) Grad school changed reading for me in ways I both appreciate and regret. My reading life has a depth to it that maybe wasn’t there before, but not the ease it once possessed. *** Radical Librarianship: How Ninja Librarians are Ensuring Patron's Privacy (Boing Boing) Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance. *** Five Best Language Translation Tools (Lifehacker) When you need to translate one language to another, either just to communicate or because you're trying to read something, you have tons of options—they're just not all that great at...

Weekend Links: Curious case of Ellora’s Cave. Kobo Aura HD vs Aura H2O
September 14, 2014 | 9:56 am

kobo aura h2oFour Books That Changed How I View the World (Book Riot) Whenever I open a book to read, I do it with a wish that when I reach the end, its story will have left me a different person. Here are four books that changed how I view the world. *** The Curious Case of Ellora's Cave (Dear Author) Long before there was the Kindle, long before self publishing, long before the emergence of Fifty Shades, a digital first publisher by the name of Ellora’s Cave began to deliver sexy reads that would transform the face of romance publishing. *** Barnes & Noble Treads Water (PW) There...

Morning Roundup: Stephen King on writing. NYT revamps best sellers list
September 12, 2014 | 9:00 am

best sellers listFour Not-to-be-Missed Bookish Kickstarters (Book Riot) When noteworthy Kickstarters pop up, we want to share them with you. This fascinating batch of book-related projects support an independent bookstore, an undiscovered photo archive, locavorism, and everyone’s favorite time killer: cat videos. *** How Stephen King Teaches Writing (The Atlantic) Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one's virginity. *** New Dr. Seuss Stories Discovered (GalleyCat) Random House has just unearthed some lesser-known stories by the author and published them into a new volume called Horton and...

Morning Roundup: No penalties for bad reviews in CA. Storybundle’s Cyberpunk bundle
September 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

storybundleStorybundle's Cyberpunk Bundle (StoryBundle) StoryBundle's Cyberpunk bundle is curated by bestselling author Steven Savile, a man who certainly understands the genre. *** One in Six US Students are in 1 to 1 Programs (The Digital Reader) The LA school district’s boondoggle to spend a billion dollars on iPads may have given one to one programs a bad name, but they’re not the only program in the US. *** California Law Says Companies Can't Punish Customers Who Post Negative Reviews (GigaOM) Some businesses use contracts that say customers have to pay large penalties if they say something negative online. A new California law turns the tables on...

Morning Roundup: People still love their Sony eReaders. Charting Nook’s decline
September 10, 2014 | 9:00 am

sony ereadersA Case for Old-School Values is a Click-Driven Journalism Landscape (Media Shift) I’d argue though that the smartest bets in media are going to be companies that fulfill the best values of traditional journalism through the means and necessities of the new digital landscape. *** People Still Love Their Sony eReaders (GoodeReader) Why are readers so enamored with a company that have completely abandoned the consumer sector? A number of users have weighed in from all four corners of the internet. *** Charting Nook's Decline (Digital Book World) What was once thought to be the only credible challenger to Amazon’s dominance of the ebook business in the...

Morning Roundup: Apps for writers. No new Kobo tablets this year and more
September 9, 2014 | 9:00 am

apps for writerseBook Sales Down? Here are 15 Tips (Joe Konrath) But what can a writer do when sales begin to flounder, other than panic, get depressed, and curse the universe? *** Kobo Won't be Launching New Tablets This Year (The Digital Reader) Kobo is exhibiting at IFA Berlin this week, where they revealed a radical change to their hardware plans. *** Go Forth and Re-Read Your Favorite Books From Childhood: A Dare (Book Riot) Revisit Salinger’s work after you’ve had your quarter-life crisis, and suddenly, your teenage drama feels like it played out in some Marvel multiverse where you remained forever seventeen and nothing was as important...

Morning Roundup: Nook Press misses payments. Overview of fiction copyediting and more
September 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

Nook PressNook Press Misses Payments, Authors Left With No Explanation or Support (The Digital Reader) Reports are coming in this weekend that Barnes & Noble’s self-pub platform Nook Press has dropped the ball.  An unknown number of authors are saying that their latest payment from B&N, which was supposed to be deposited in their account in the last week of August, never arrived. *** How Can We Prevent Another Event Like the iCloud Celebrity Photo Hack? (GigaOM) Here are a few things we can learn from the iCloud photo hacking scandal — plus steps you can take to make sure that your private photos remain...

Weekend Links: Data plans biggest obstacle to mobile video. Two Kobo articles and more
September 7, 2014 | 10:55 am

KoboKobo Aura H2O Outside Reading Test (GoodeReader) The Kobo Aura H20 is coming out this October, but Good e-Reader has an early release edition and have been extensively reviewing it. Today, we look at how this e-reader performs in direct sunlight. *** Data Plans are the Biggest Obstacle to Mobile Video's Future (GigaOM) The high cost of mobile data is one of the main reasons why people don’t stream more video on the go. High price tags on content are also a turn-off. *** Canadian Prisons are Cutting Access to Reading (GalleyCat) Prisons across Canada are cutting back on inmate access to libraries. This unfortunate occurrence is...

Morning Links: Amazon gambles on kids. What? Twitter might filter our feeds?
September 5, 2014 | 9:00 am

twitterAmazon Gambles on the Kids (Digital Book World) Amazon’s announcement of their Kindle Kids’ publishing software platform probably caught very few in the industry off-guard. It’s been clear that Amazon’s ambition is to become both the publisher and the retailer, which irrespective of what the industry feels lines up perfectly with Amazon’s stated goal of delivering better value to their customers. *** Authors United Preparing New Amazon Initiative (PW) It’s been almost a month since Authors United, a group of more than 900 authors concerned about Amazon putting writers in the middle of its dispute with Hachette, published a full-page ad in the New...

Morning Roundup: Amazon launches KDP Kids. What should editors read?
September 4, 2014 | 8:50 am

kdp kidsAmazon Launches Kindle Kids' Book Creator, Launches KDP Kids (The Digital Reader) Making an ebook is easy – so long as it mainly consists of text. But if you want to want to make a fixed layout ebook like a kid’s picture book, that’s a little harder, which is why Amazon launched Kindle Comics Creator last year and why Amazon just launched the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator. *** Reading Rainbow to Publish Levar Burton's First Picture Book (GalleyCat) Actor and literacy advocate LeVar Burton has collaborated with writer Susan Schaefer Bernardo and artist Courtenay Fletcher on his first picture book. *** What Should Editors Read?...

Morning Links: B&N testing espresso machines. In defense of Amazon
September 3, 2014 | 9:00 am

amazonInsert Citations in Multiple Formats Easily with Google Docs (Lifehacker) You can save yourself some time and use the research sidebar to automatically insert the appropriate citations you need for your paper. *** The Guardian Publishes Unreleased Chapter of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (GalleyCat) Roald Dahl‘s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the occasion has brought about a controversial new book cover, a golden ticket sweepstakes and now the unearthing of a previously unreleased chapter of the book. *** B&N Testing Espresso Book Machines (PW) The country’s largest bookstore chain recently began a test of the system at three...

Morning Roundup: Kindle Paperwhite vs. Kobo Aura H2O. Concerns about eBook quality?
September 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

kobo aura h2oAmazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Kobo Aura H2O (GoodeReader) In this video comparison we look at the flagship Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 and the Kobo Aura H20. This two e-readers have fairly similar technology, as they are both rocking  e Ink Carta, which result in faster page turns. *** Liberio Review: Turn Your Google Docs into a Published eBook (PC World) Liberio connects to your Google account. From there you’re able to import any file stored in Drive. While you can also upload files from your PC, the Google credentials are necessary to activate a Liberio account. *** Publishers Polled Worry About eBook Quality (Econtent) But with...