FREE E-Book Offer — Digital Publishing Profits by Quinn Barrett

As a thank you to my social media friends, fans, and connections, please accept a FREE E-Book copy of my latest book…

Digital Publishing Profits: 10 Strategies to Positively Impact Your Bottom Line Marketing and Selling E-Books

Foreword by social media expert, Kate Buck, Jr. of KBJOnline and the Lets Get Social training program.

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Sincerely,
Quinn Barrett

Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 11/30/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 11/25/2012

AMAZON’S JEFF BEZOS PRACTICALLY CONFIRMS THE KINDLE SMARTPHONE
In an interview with Charlie Rose, Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos all but confirmed the development of a Kindle smartphone. “Here’s one where… You know, we’re very reluctant to discuss our future roadmap,” Bezos replied when questioned… [read more]
Source: Forbes

SMASHWORDS: AMAZON THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
I blogged my opposition to the program here at the Smashwords blog, and in the months since also spoke out against it here, here, here and here. The controversial program has its share of opponents and supporters. Some authors have done… [read more]
Source: Mark Coker of Smashwords

HOW MUCH SHOULD SELF-PUBLISHING COST?
Publishing my own stuff wasn’t hard. Seems much harder to land an agent, if anything (which I’m currently doing). The only drawback to self publishing that you’d have to sink money into is marketing. Heaven knows I don’t have the coin for that… [read more]
Source: mediabistro.com

RUMOR: MICROSOFT, AMAZON TO RELEASE SMARTPHONES IN 2013
News surrounding self-branded smartphones from Microsoft and Amazon isn’t anything new. In fact, a Kindle-branded smartphone was rumored to make an appearance back in September when Amazon announced its updated line of Kindle e-readers and… [read more]
Source: Tom’s Hardware Guide

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 11/18/2012

AUTHOR WHO KNOCKED “FIFTY SHADES” FROM ITS NO. 1 SPOT EXPLAINS WHY PUBLISHERS MAY BE DOOMED
Sylvia Day’s “Crossfire” series has some noticeable similarities to the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise: it’s a self-published erotic novel based around a wealthy and somewhat violent male protagonist named Gideon Cross. The plot centers on… [read more]
Source: BuzzFeed

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KINDLE
Today marks the fifth birthday of the Amazon Kindle — the biggest change in the way we read since Penguin started selling paperbacks for the cost of a pack of smokes. I was a slow convert to e-books, but that’s mainly an outgrowth of being able to… [read more]
Source: Baltimore Sun

AMAZON’S JEFF BEZOS NAMED FORTUNE’S ‘BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR’
Then there are the Kindles. Bezos essentially jump-started the e-reader market a few years back with the introduction of the Kindle , thought by many industry watchers to be a foolish move at the time. Last year, Amazon rolled out its first tablet… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

JEFF BEZOS: THE ULTIMATE DISRUPTER
Amazon recently released a new e-book product called Kindle Serials. For $1.99, customers get a book delivered to their Kindle e-reader device serially — say, once a week — with no additional charge for each new episode. It’s an homage to the bygone… [read more]
Source: Fortune

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 11/16/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 11/11/2012

HOW AN ENTERPRISING AUTHOR SOLD A MILLION SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS
The Internet has created fantastic opportunities for writers willing to take an alternative route to success. Novelist CJ Lyons is living proof… [read more]
Source: CopyBlogger

BARNES & NOBLE NOOK APP COMES TO WINDOWS 8
Microsoft is investing $300 million in Nook Media LLC, the subsidiary formed by Barnes & Noble and Microsoft that is focused on digital reading and digital education. Microsoft has also committed $180 million over three years in revenue-sharing… [read more]
Source: The Seattle Times

SELF-PUBLISHING FIRM LULU SHEDS 9 JOBS IN RALIEGH, COULD CUT MORE
Raleigh-based Lulu, which provides self-publishing services around the world, has made layoffs at its headquarters and other locations. The company is owned by Red Hat co-founder Bob Young. Nine positions were cut in Raleigh and an undisclosed… [read more]
Source: WRAL Tech Wire

PLANTING THE BOOK PUBLICITY SEED
You have a written a novel (or self-help manual or cookbook or memoir). You have published it (either through a major publishing house, a small press, self-publishing, or e-book). It is ready to go out into the work or it’s already out there on shelves… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 11/09/2012