Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 08/05/2012

ENGADGET’S BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE 2012: E-READERS
Barnes & Noble didn’t change much with the latest version of its Nook e-reader — and really, with the previous version of the device having nabbed the top spot on this list last year, there’s not really a heck of a lot that needed changing… [read more]
Source: Engadget

THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS – SOLAR POWERED E-READERS
e-Readers such as the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook are famous for lasting months on a single battery charge. One of the draws of e-ink displays is that the power requirements are amazing because the screen does not automatically refresh… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

SMASHWORDS ADDS PRICING & LIBRARY FEATURES
Self-publishing platform Smashwords has a new update which includes a new pricing and library feature. The “Pricing Manager” feature lets authors and publishers set the retail price of their books within the dashboard of Smashwords… [read more]
Source: mediabistro.com

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 07/01/2012

THE CASE FOR (AND AGAINST) A SMALLER ‘IPAD MINI’
There have been rumors of a smaller 7-inch iPad since…well, since the original iPad hit the street. With the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire, though, followed by the announcement of the Google Nexus 7, speculation has once again reached a fever pitch… [read more]
Source: PCWorld

ACTION LINE: E-READER RUNS INTO PROBLEM READING HIS NOOK LIBRARY ON HIS IPHONE
Recently, in a chat session with a Barnes and Noble service rep, I uninstalled my Nook app as a step the rep suggested to address a minor synching problem… [read more]
Source: San Jose Mercury News

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 06/24/2012

AMAZON REPORTEDLY READYING LAUNCH OF 10-INCH, QUAD-CORE KINDLE FIRE
Amazon isn’t just working on a new Kindle Fire 2, the retail giant is also readying the launch of a 10-inch, quad-core slate… [read more]
Source: Wired News

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES CLOSE TO E-BOOKS DEAL WITH SELF-PUB SITE SMASHWORDS
Califa, California’s largest library network, is about to strike an ebook deal with self-publishing site Smashwords… [read more]
Source: paidContent.org

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 06/10/2012

AMAZON, GOOGLE LEAD RUSH FOR NEW WEB REAL ESTATE
An unprecedented land grab for new Web addresses began in earnest on Wednesday with fierce competition for new internet real estate including… [read more]
Source: Mobile & Apps

KINDLE APPS ADD SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS, COMICS
Amazon’s Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader, and Kindle for Android all now support … Amazon’s Kindle applications now support more titles, the company… [read more]
Source: CNET (blog)

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 05/27/2012

GET OVER IT HATERS, APPS REALLY ARE THE FUTURE SAYS WIRED PUBLISHER
There has been a growing revolt in the publishing community against the idea that iPhone and iPad apps are the best route to digital dollars. The Financial Times shuttered its apps this month… [read more]
Source: paidContent.org

AMAZON SLAPS GOOGLE
Amazon’s move is still a competitive threat to Apple’s store, but Amazon only supports Android apps at this time, so Apple appears to be mostly unaffected. Amazon’s Kindle Fire, selling for $199, produces an unimpressive $10 loss per tablet sold… [read more]
Source: Seeking Alpha

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Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 02/27/2012

More articles from the growing world of digital publishing and media…

AMAZON LIGHTENS UP ON KINDLE BORROWING, OFFERS MORE BOOKS FOR LENDING
Amazon has expanded the number of Kindle books available for lending to more than 100,00 titles that Amazon Prime members with Kindles can borrow for free as frequently as a book per month… [read more]
Source: ZDNet (blog)

ARE E-BOOKS FAIRLY PRICED? – PART 1
Struggles over the sale and distribution of digital books are wreaking havoc on the publishing industry, and amid all the confusion, one question continually surfaces: Are e-books fairly priced… [read more]
Source: Mobiledia | Click Here to Read Part 2 of This Article

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