Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 09/28/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 09/23/2012

KINDLE PAPERWHITE SO POPULAR, NEW ORDER WILL BE PAPER-LATE
If you waited until now to buy Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite, you’ll have to wait a bit longer to actually get it in hand. Amazon said any new orders placed today won’t be shipped until October 22… [read more]
Source: CNET

OVERDRIVE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE NOOK TABLET
Hitting the app store today for all Barnes and Noble tablets is the brand new Overdrive App! This free download will allow customers to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the public library. Over a year ago Barnes and Noble limited the ability to load… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

HOW THE NOOK CAN FIND ITS NICHE
My unsolicited advice on what Barnes & Noble has to do with its Nook tablet lineup to succeed: make it a self-publishing tool. Barnes & Noble, which today introduced the Nook HD and Nook HD+, has done an impressive job of turning out ereaders and… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

HANDS ON: BARNES & NOBLE NOOK HD+
Two weeks ago, Amazon debuted it Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch, and now Barnes & Noble has announced the Nook HD+. Although neither can match the iPad in terms of the depth and breadth of its app ecosystem, they are being very aggressive when it comes… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 09/22/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 09/16/2012

WAL-MART WILL STOP SELLING AMAZON.COM KINDLES
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said Thursday the… [read more]
Source: The Associated Press

BREAKDOWN OF APTARA’S E-BOOK PUBLISHING STUDY
Digital Book World posted a comprehensive peek at Aptara’s and Publisher’s Weekly’s April survey on how ebooks are faring in the publishing market, and the results came as no surprise to anyone who thinks digital reading is here to stay… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

DIGITAL PUBLISHING IS ABOUT OPTIONS
There is no shortage of options for digital publishing, so many in fact that companies are finally starting to specialize in the content the rework. GoodeReader reached out to two different companies who, while possibly lesser known compared to the… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 09/14/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 09/09/2012

HEDGE FUND MAKES QUICK EXIT, PROFIT FROM BARNES & NOBLE
Less than two weeks after Jana disclosed its stake—some 7 million shares—Barnes & Noble stock jumped 52% in one day, driven by news that Microsoft would invest in the company’s e-book division and Nook tablet. The stock ended… [read more]
Source: Forbes

DECODING THE SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR
While there is no real statistic on author rejections by agents and publishers, the real figure based on the amount of self-published books being shoe-horned into the current offerings on e-readers indicates that those numbers must have been staggering… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

OVERNIGHT SUCCESS 28 YEARS IN THE MAKING FOR AUTHOR
“I’ve gone from self publishing my first book, to signing with a traditional publisher and agent, to going back to self publishing and now signing with another agent, but this time there is a big difference. Now I’m actually making money with my books… [read more]
Source: Voxy

AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE HD REAPS BAD REVIEWS FROM AROUND WEB
Amazon.com’s latest $199 tablet computer got tepid reviews from some closely watched gadget reviewers, a potential hiccup for the world’s largest Internet retailer as it tries to grab a bigger share of one of the hottest technology… [read more]
Source: San Jose Mercury News

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