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

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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

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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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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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 11/04/2012

THE 21 BEST KINDLE FIRE APPS
Since Amazon’s Kindle Fire first debuted more than a year ago, the quality and quantity of official apps for the small-form tablet have radically improved. Early days brought slim pickings, but the wide selection of apps now available for the Kindle… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

AMAZON NOW OFFERS AN $8 MONTHLY PRIME PLAN
Amazon’s Prime deal—which offers free two-day shipping, instant media streaming and monthly Kindle book rentals—just got a new monthly price tag. Now, you can be a Prime customer for $8 a month… [read more]
Source: Gizmodo

DIGITAL SELF-PUBLISHING PLATFORM BLURB EXPANDS TO OFFER MAGAZINES AND BROCHURES
As publishing transitions into the digital space, that doesn’t mean we’ll have to abandon print entirely. In fact, Blurb has built a successful business by offering “accidental authors” an easy way to write and self-publish custom print books on demand… [read more]
Source: Wired

WHICH PUBLISHERS DO BEST AT E-BOOK SALES?
And we all know that self-publishing is growing by leaps and bounds, but just how well do you think those scrappy upstart authors are doing against the big publishers in sales? To answer these questions, we at Digital Book World created ebook Publisher… [read more]
Source: Forbes

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 11/02/2012

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 10/29/2012

SMASHWORDS/NANOWRIMO PROMOTION
Smashwords is opening up the Smashwords platform to allow all NaNoWriMo participants to publish, share, track and promote their works-in-progress… [read more]
Source: Smashwords

APPLE AND AMAZON CONTINUE THE LEGAL FIGHT OVER ‘APP STORE’ TERM
If Amazon said you could download apps from an app store on the Kindle Fire would you assume they meant Apple’s iOS app store and then buy a Kindle Fire under the belief that you could have access to 700,00 apps? That is what Apple thinks people… [read more]
Source: PadGadget

AMAZON PULLS IPAD MINI SPEC COMPARISON AFTER SPEAKER GAFFE
Apple Insider today reported that Amazon has pulled a homepage advertisement that slammed the iPad mini after discovering that its diss was factually incorrect. Earlier this week, Amazon posted a spec comparison between the iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD… [read more]
Source: PC Magazine

AMAZON TAKES A DIG AT IPAD MINI
Amazon also lists the Kindle Fire HD to feature 216 pixels per inch (ppi) and the iPad mini with 163ppi. Amazon claims that users can “watch HD movies and TV” on Kindle Fire HD, and the iPad mini has “No HD movies or TV.” Amazon reports that… [read more]
Source: Mobile & Apps

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 10/26/2012