Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 07/27/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 07/22/2012

BARNES & NOBLE AND FASTPENCIL ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT
FastPencil and Barnes & Noble have announced a deal that will see FastPencil’s titles carried in Barnes & Noble bookstores as well as in Nook bookshelf merchandising. As part of the deal… [read more]
Source: Publishers Weekly

AMAZON AND THE PROBLEM WITH PLAGIARISM
Publishing houses may worry about DRM, but there’s a far more problematic issue plaguing the writers of ebooks… [read more]
Source: CNET Australia

SMASHWORDS FOUNDER CRITICIZES AUTHOR SOLUTIONS ACQUISITION
Mark Coker, founder of self-publishing platform Smashwords, criticized Pearson’s acquisition of self-publishing company Author Solutions in a recent post… [read more]
Source: mediabistro.com

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 07/20/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 07/15/2012

SENATOR SAYS APPLE E-BOOK SUIT COULD DESTROY PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
Schumer asserts in his opinion piece, titled “Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit: Restoring Amazon’s monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest,” that Apple’s stake in the e-book industry is vital not only for competitive consumer pricing… [read more]
Source: Apple Insider

ADULT FICTION E-BOOKS OUTSOLD HARDCOVERS IN 2011 SURVEY
Net sales of e-books jumped to 15 percent of the market in 2011 from 6 percent in 2010, according to a report by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group… [read more]
Source: Reuters

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Podcast: This Week in Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 07/08/12

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 07/08/2012

DIGITAL-ONLY PUBLISHING START-UP SECURES $800,000 IN FUNDING
Digital-only publishing start-up Open Air Publishing has closed an $800000 round of funding with contributions from investors SV Angel, Charles River Ventures… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

FOUR REASONS AMAZON’S KINDLE PHONE IS A BAD IDEA
The Kindle Fire made a splashy entrance and even managed to eat into the iPad’s wide lead. Could Amazon do the same with a smartphone… [read more]
Source: The Week Magazine

WSJ: AMAZON MIGHT BE WORKING ON A ‘PHABLET’
Amazon is currently testing a smartphone with a display between 4 and 5 inches, a new report claims. Rumors swirled last week suggesting that Amazon is… [read more]
Source: BGR

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 07/01/2012

THE CASE FOR (AND AGAINST) A SMALLER ‘IPAD MINI’
There have been rumors of a smaller 7-inch iPad since…well, since the original iPad hit the street. With the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire, though, followed by the announcement of the Google Nexus 7, speculation has once again reached a fever pitch… [read more]
Source: PCWorld

ACTION LINE: E-READER RUNS INTO PROBLEM READING HIS NOOK LIBRARY ON HIS IPHONE
Recently, in a chat session with a Barnes and Noble service rep, I uninstalled my Nook app as a step the rep suggested to address a minor synching problem… [read more]
Source: San Jose Mercury News

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