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Morning Roundup: Evolution of the Nook. Reddit book recommendations in a bookstore
August 14, 2014 | 9:00 am

redditThe Evolution of the Barnes & Noble Nook-- in Pictures (GoodeReader) Today, we are going to take down memory lane and look at every single model they ever released and talk about important milestones. *** San Francisco Creates Reddit Book Recommendation Wall (GalleyCat) Reddit user Severitis has taken inspiration from the site and used it to curate a wall of books at the small bookstore that she works at in San Francisco. *** Before You Make a Fixed-Layout eBook: Five Things to Watch Out For (Digital Book World) So you want to make a fixed-layout ebook. For starters, are you sure? *** Four Questions for...Hugh Howey (PW) With the Amazon-Hachette...

Morning Roundup: Kindle Paperwhite tricks. Reddit having trouble defining news and more
February 28, 2014 | 9:00 am

kindle paperwhite tricksPaperwhite Tricks, Touchpad Settings and Flashcards (Lifehacker) Readers offer their best tips for resetting the time remaining on books or chapters, discovering touchpad features, and flashcard apps. *** Pocketbook to Launch Waterproof eBook Reader, the Aqua (The Digital Reader) New ereader launches might be few and far between in the US but not in Europe. The Ukrainian ebook company Pocketbook has just revealed that they are planning to launch a water and dust resistant ebook reader called the Aqua. *** John Steinbeck Gets Google Doodle for his Birthday (GalleyCat) Google has created a Doodle to celebrate John Steinbeck’s 112th birthday. *** Reddit is having the same problem as traditional...

Morning Roundup: Sherlock Holmes drama; test-driving Oyster; more
September 17, 2013 | 8:59 am

Reddit's Crowd-Sourced Media is a Lot Like The Regular Kind---Good at Some Things, Not so Good at Others (GigaOM) This time, Reddit was the one that avoided naming the wrong suspect, while mainstream outlets bungled the story — but the bigger picture is that both traditional media and crowdsourced media have their strengths. *** Conan Doyle Estate is Horrified That the Public Domain Might Create 'Multiple Personalities' of Sherlock Holmes (Techdirt) The Conan Doyle estate claims that having that [easyazon-link asin="0553328255" locale="us"]single book[/easyazon-link] under copyright means that the entire character is covered by copyright. *** Test-Driving Oyster, a Netflix for Books (The Digital Shift) Is Oyster set to...

In the changing marketplace, authors have so many more choices
August 9, 2013 | 8:49 am

Several days ago, author Aubrey Rose wrote a blog post about Amazon Publishing. She was offered a publishing deal through its romance imprint for her book Me, Cinderella? This sounds great for any author, and even Rose was excited about the opportunity. “Naturally, I was thrilled. A real publisher wanted my work!,” Rose wrote on her blog. However, she turned it down. In Rose’s own words: It was hard for me to say no. Ever since I was a little girl I’d dreamed about being a ‘published author‘. However, I needed to make the best decision for my book and for my fans. I...

Kickstarter reacts too late to stop offensive ‘seduction guide’ from funding
June 22, 2013 | 11:45 am

Self-publishing can tend to attract sleaze (as Amazon could attest after having distributed not one but at least two different self-published pedophilia guides), and it is sometimes tricky for a self-publishing distributor or enabler to keep track of everything it’s allowing. The latest business to find this out is Kickstarter, whose automated crowdfunding campaigns have made it something of a self-publishing darling lately. It started when comedian Casey Malone noticed and blogged about a nearly-complete Kickstarter program aimed at producing a “seduction guide,” using material gathered from this reddit thread. The guide offers men advice on getting women to...

Four new can’t-miss interviews!
June 19, 2013 | 1:20 pm

interviewsIt seems like everyone on my RSS feed was doing interviews yesterday. Here are three which are worth a look and listen: 1. Levar Burton | via GalleyCat • Burton, beloved Star Trek actor and host of the children's show Reading Rainbow, discusses his favorite children's books. 2. Author Rockband Q&A | via Reddit • Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blunt Jr and several others answered  a variety of questions on Reddit to promote their side gig rock band, which raises money for charity via its performances.     3. John Scalzi | via WYSO's Book Nook & Dragon Crawlers Radio • Scalzi posts links to two audio interviews, a short one and a long one, which discuss...

‘This is a Bookshop’ Sign Goes Viral
May 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

This is a BookshopAn image has been making the rounds on Reddit of this clever bookshop sign, spotted on the door of The Albion Beatnik in Oxford. Reaction seems to be mixed; some people see such gimmicks as incredibly pretentious. Others are more sanguine and feel, as I do, that it's meant to be a little tongue in cheek, and that if it works, more power to them. Buried amongst the comments are some other gems, including this bookmark giveaway that another reader reported spotting: "Please use this free bookmark wisely. Do not leave it in the rain, nor throw it at your enemy. Eschew...

Reddit apologizes for ‘online witch hunts’
April 23, 2013 | 2:19 pm

Reddit Initially, Reddit didn’t seem to want to take responsibility for the user-generated content on its website—even as users acted as Internet sleuths, trying to find clues in the Boston Marathon bombing. When Reddit’s Erik Martin (pictured at left) was asked at the paidContent Live event last week if the point of the site was to “bless the chaos” and take responsibility for what people post, Martin said: “Yeah, we are sort of groundkeepers. We are facilitating the platform. We facilitate an action there to let people create spaces … I think in this case a lot of people just want to do...

New media needs to take responsibility and credibility seriously
April 18, 2013 | 3:02 pm

mediaThe Rise of the Digital New Media Entity panel at the paidContent Live conference was one of the more interesting ones on Wednesday. The moderator was Jim Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group. He weaved current events into the discussion to talk about how these new platforms have a responsibility for what is being put on their sites, especially when it comes to sites with large amounts of user-generated content, like Reddit. One particular topic that was raised involved the subreddit in which users have been combing through photos of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Weisberg asked Reddit’s Erik Martin about his...

Digg Readying a Google Reader Replacement
March 15, 2013 | 10:00 am

Digg Google ReaderWell, that was fast. Digg announced yesterday that they are building a Reader replacement. Apparently they’ve been planning it for a while—they're just moving it up the priority list. Good for them! I’m liking this part of the announcement: We hope to identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features (including its API), but also advance them to fit the Internet of 2013, where networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News offer powerful but often overwhelming signals as to what’s interesting. Don’t get us wrong: we don’t expect this to be a trivial undertaking. But we’re confident we...

The CEA’s Gary Shapiro to host a Reddit AMA tomorrow
February 25, 2013 | 5:07 pm

CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro Reddit AMA Ask Me AnythingThe modern phenomenon known as the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session is perhaps a perfect example of the sort of knowledge acquisition that is only possible because of the Internet. But you know that already. Here's something you probably don't know: A gentleman by the name of Gary Shapiro will be hosting a Reddit AMA tomorrow (that's Tuesday, February 26) from 2-3 pm EST. If you have any interest in the future of consumer electronics and consumer technology industry in general, this is one you probably shouldn't miss. That's because Gary Shapiro is both the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics...

Weekend Roundup — News and other must-reads
February 2, 2013 | 3:31 pm

Create your own pulp magazine covers with Pulp-O-Mizer (i09) Husain urges publishers: 'act now to keep bookshops' (The Bookseller) Macmillian's Tor Books Now Accepting Direct Author Submissions (People Who Write) Attention 'artisan authors': digital self-publishing is harder than it looks (The Guardian) Amazon's Future Is Not in Selling Stuff — And That's a Good Thing (Wired) Publishers' fear of e-books is hurting libraries (Seattle Times) When a Cover Can Ruin a Book (Publishers Weekly) Reddit Book Exchange Now Open (GalleyCat) Kindle Daily Deals: Sara's Game by Ernie Lindsey (and 3 others)...