APPS, HTML5 AND M-COMMERCE AMONG KEY MOBILE CHALLENGES FACING BUSINESSES: REPORTS
The consumer shift to using mobile devices has been one of the most important trends for businesses to get to grips with in recent years and it proved to be a popular topic at Econsultancy’s Digital Cream London event. The key themes and findings from… [read more]
Source: Econsultancy (blog)
HTML5 STEPS CLOSER TO BAKED-IN DRM SUPPORT
The draft specification would apply to video, audio or interactive content marked with HTML5 media element tags. The specification defines an API that would provide access to content decryption modules (CDMs), part of DRM systems, when that media was… [read more]
BREAKING NEWS! AMAZON LAUNCHES KINDLE LOVE STORIES PODCAST
I’m in love. LOVE, I tell you. Amazon Publishing today launches a weekly romance-novel-focused podcast. Kindle Love Stories includes author interviews, book recs, commentary from book reviewers and excerpts of new books. Listeners get to participate… [read more]
Source: USA TODAY
SMASHWORDS RELEASES DATA FROM E-BOOK SALES STUDY
The ebook distribution site Smashwords, spearheaded by founder Mark Coker, is often at the forefront of what is shaping digital publishing. Whether it’s making a free platform available to self-published authors or helping writers find industry… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)
MICROSOFT MULLING NOOK MEDIA LLC PURCHASE FOR $1 BILLION
Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according to internal documents… [read more]
THE COVER THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND IBOOKSTORE SALES
It analyzes an 11-month chunk of Smashwords sales data covering over 120,000 books, and aggregated across multiple Smashwords retailers (Apple iBookstore, Sony, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Diesel, Smashwords.com), to identify data-driven… [read more]
File Size: 342 KB
Print Length: 146 Pages
Publisher: Rain and Sun Press
Publication Date: November 15, 2012
A new YA fantasy from award-winning author of SCARS and HUNTED Cheryl Rainfield.
Visions can kill you. Would you risk your life to save someone else’s?
Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she’s having an asthma attack. When she “sees” her sister being beaten, she needs more visions to try to save her, along with a suicidal classmate—but triggering her asthma could kill her. Parallel Visions is the story of one brave, caring girl whose unusual gifts put her own life in danger.
DIY WEB BUILDER WEEBLY LAUNCHES AN ANDROID APP, ALONG WITH A MOBILE AND HTML5 SITE CREATOR
Weebly, the do-it-yourself site builders, announced the launch of several new features, including the release of its Android app and a creator tool to produce HTML5 and mobile sites. In conjunction with the news, the company also revealed that more… [read more]
Source: The Next Web
BARNES & NOBLE DEBUTS ‘TWO-FOR-ONE’ E-BOOK WEEKENDS
And its Nook e-reader device can’t seem to deliver a fatal blow to either Amazon’s popular Kindle or Apple’s dominant iPad. … All this has me scratching my head and wondering: what is Barnes & Noble’s true goal with such a promotion? Does the… [read more]
Source: ZDNet (blog)
HOW MANY COPIES MAKE A SELF-PUBLISHED BESTSELLER?
GalleyCat readers constantly ask us: how many copies does it take to get on the Self Published Bestsellers List? This is not an easy question to answer since all the major marketplaces for indie books carefully guard their sales figures… [read more]
INGRAM CEO: BARNES & NOBLE SHOULD SPLIT, MICROSOFT SHOULD BUY NOOK
Ailing bookseller Barnes & Noble should split into two businesses — the Nook digital business and the retail store locations — and Microsoft should buy the Nook business, said Ingram Content Group chairman and CEO John Ingram, speaking candidly at… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World