Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 06/24/2012

AMAZON REPORTEDLY READYING LAUNCH OF 10-INCH, QUAD-CORE KINDLE FIRE
Amazon isn’t just working on a new Kindle Fire 2, the retail giant is also readying the launch of a 10-inch, quad-core slate… [read more]
Source: Wired News

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES CLOSE TO E-BOOKS DEAL WITH SELF-PUB SITE SMASHWORDS
Califa, California’s largest library network, is about to strike an ebook deal with self-publishing site Smashwords… [read more]
Source: paidContent.org

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Podcast: Meet Diane Tegarden, Author of How to Escape a Bad Marriage: A Self Help Divorce Book For Women

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 06/17/2012

MICROSOFT SURFACE COULD KILL THE BARNES & NOBLE NOOK
New tablets, including one from Microsoft, could make the Nook E-reader redundant… [read more]
Source: U.S. News & World Report (blog)

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH LIBRARY E-BOOK LENDING?
I’m editor of Digital Book World, a website focused exclusively on covering the business of e-books and digital publishing — the only one out there, to my… [read more]
Source: Forbes

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Podcast: Meet Joseph Valentinetti, Author of I Am Diving

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 06/10/2012

AMAZON, GOOGLE LEAD RUSH FOR NEW WEB REAL ESTATE
An unprecedented land grab for new Web addresses began in earnest on Wednesday with fierce competition for new internet real estate including… [read more]
Source: Mobile & Apps

KINDLE APPS ADD SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS, COMICS
Amazon’s Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader, and Kindle for Android all now support … Amazon’s Kindle applications now support more titles, the company… [read more]
Source: CNET (blog)

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Podcast: Meet Nina Amir, Author of How To Blog A Book

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