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)

BARRY DILLER, SCOTT RUDIN TEAM UP ON E-PUBLISHING VENTURE
To get their digital effort off the ground, the pair is partnering with Atavist, a Brooklyn-based startup that in the course of a little over a year has attracted a great deal of inkfor publishing longform articles for tablets. But Brightline won’t… [read more]
Source: Chicago Tribune

THIRD OF E-BOOK PUBLISHERS NOW SEEING DOUBLE-DIGIT DIGITAL REVENUE
About a third of publishing companies that publish e-books are seeing double-digit percentages of their revenue come from digital publishing operations, according to a new survey. The proportion of publishers that now get at least 10% of their revenue… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

PARENTS AND CHILDREN PREFER READING PRINT BOOKS TOGETHER OVER E-BOOKS STUDY FINDS
But the convenience of digital reading might be an entry way for digital publishers into this market. When traveling, more parents prefer reading e-books with their children than print books (about 40% versus about 25%). About four of five parents who… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

HOW THE CLOUD AFFECTS DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
When Tor, the Sci-Fi arm of the Macmillan USA Empire, announced that they were dropping Digital Rights Management technology from their e-Book collection, it opened up a digital publishing rights can of worms commonly referred to as ownership… [read more]
Source: Business 2 Community

DEFY THE ODDS: JIMMIE JOHNSON RELEASES NEW BOOK DESPITE LACK OF PUBLISHER
Typically, our series of “Defy The Odds” posts have focused on drivers overcoming adversity during NASCAR races. But what about a NASCAR driver trying to make it in a field where it’s hard for anyone to find success? In some ways, those odds might be just as long… [read more]
Source: SB Nation

IT’S EASY TO GET LOST IN PUBLISHING TERMINOLOGY
You confused in which way to publish today? And for that matter, what are the publishing options? Traditional publishing, self-publishing and independent publishing are tossed in the air with the flick of the tongue. Just what are they? Authors feel… [read more]
Source: Business 2 Community

MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY?
The Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple and several publishers was going to end the publishing industry, and apparently so will allowing libraries to lend ebooks. There are also the swarms of self-published authors clogging up the online retail… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

AMAZON’S KINDLE FIRE HD GETS HIGH MARKS IN TEARDOWN
Recently on iFixit’s operating table, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD got the full treatment and the experts discharged it with a clean bill of health. Before making any incisions, iFixit declared that the Fire HD “is a different Kindle than last year’s… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

FOR READERS DROWNING IN E-BOOKS, AUTHOR COLLECTIVES OFFER A LIFELINE
Author collectives are groups of authors with common interests who band together in order to more effectively promote their self-published titles. Two collectives, Rock*It Reads and Killer Thrillers, maintain high standards for membership, making it… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

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