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

B&N LAUNCHES NOOK FOR WEB, DOESN’T WORK ON IPHONE OR IPAD
Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook reading platform to the web today, where it will compete with Kindle’s Cloud Reader, iBooks, and Kobo’s Instant Reader head-on. The move is an important… [read more]
Source: TechCrunch

DIGITAL GIVES OLD CHARACTERS A NEW LIFE
For those who stay current on the trends in digital publishing, one of the best aspects of the possibilities associated with technology of digital publishing is its ability to bring to life some of the favorite characters from the past… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

KOBO’S MICHAEL TAMBLYN: ‘PUBLISHERS SHOULD EXPERIMENT MORE’
We sat down with Tamblyn to talk about Kobo’s international expansion, sharing reader data, and why publishers should experiment more… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

AMAZON IS WORKING ON A BIGGER KINDLE FIRE TABLET TO COMPETE WITH THE IPAD
The New York Times has finally jumped on the iPad Mini rumor mill with a new report about the size and expected release date sometime of the device… [read more]
Source: Business Insider

WILL APPLE KILL THE IPOD TOUCH IN FAVOR OF A SMALLER IPAD?
(Even Barnes & Noble’s nook kind of took a backseat, as marketing pushed it back to being an eReader more than anything else.). All the other ones? Lost within the shadow of the iPad… [read more]
Source: PhoneDog (blog)

TNT’S ‘LEVERAGE’ GOES INTERACTIVE WITH NEW COMPANION IBOOK
TNT’s hit drama “Leverage” has a brand new companion reader available in Apple’s iBookstore… [read more]
Source: Mashable

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL PUBLISHING: A BOOK YOU NEED TO READ ON THE STREET
Eli Horowitz talks a good game about how his new project, The Silent History, is going to push digital publishing past dreary e-books and hokey Twitter novel experiments… [read more]
Source: BuzzFeed

SMASHWORDS AUTHORS PUBLISHED 138070+ BOOKS
Digital publishing site Smashwords has published more than 138070 books, exceeding a total of five billion words… [read more]
Source: mediabistro.com

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