Barnes & Noble’s two-week-old audiobook app got its official launch today, but it’s still only available for Android.
The new Nook Audiobook App offers access to a catalog of 50,000 titles, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Heist (Fox and O’Hare Series #1) by Janet Evanovich, and Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand, and you can find the app in Google Play and the Nook App Store. Continue reading
The Wednesday morning reading list includes a bunch of stories worth reading, like note-taking on the iPad, booksellers responding to HC’s direct retail efforts, and more.
- Booksellers Edgy About Harper Direct-Sale Program (PW)
- Finding More Readers Through Wattpad by Anne Pfeffer (Jane Friedman)
- How to take dependable notes with the iPhone and iPad (GigaOm)
- The Self-Publishing Delusion (Writer’s Diary)
- Vellum ebook publishing app gets update and images (TUAW)
When it was launched in the 1930s, Pelican Books was the nonfiction imprint for the then-new paperback publisher Penguin. It brought self-improvement and self-education to a customer base which was unable to afford the more common hardback books (then as now a luxury item).
But in relaunching Pelican Books 30 years after it closed, Penguin has shown that it has either forgotten about or simply doesn’t care about Pelican’s original goal; aside from one small modernization the new Pelican Books bears little resemblance to the old. Continue reading
The perennial ebook optimists at PricewaterhouseCoopers are back again with a new projection of the growth of the US and global ebook markets.
This time around the NYTimes is repeating the latest PwC prediction, writing that: Continue reading
The ugly duckling of Android web browsers got an update today which is going to make it slightly more useful. Amazon announced on the Silk developer’s blog that: Continue reading
Between everyone and their life coach releasing new models, the excess of refurbished, and last year’s leftovers, the Android tablet market is glutted with an excess of supply. But that hasn’t discouraged Nokia. Continue reading
Unconfirmed rumors circulated last month that Amazon would be opening a store in Manhattan, but with Thanksgiving only a week away that store is no where to be found. Continue reading
There are many ways for authors and publishers to sell their content to readers, including the major ebook retailers, distributors like Draft2Digital, and white-label platforms Gumroad, and now we can add BitTorrent to that list. Continue reading
Here are 6 stories for you to read this morning.
- Amazon Won’t Be Earth’s Biggest Bookstore. Facebook Will. (The Passive Voice)
- Digital rights management: it’s not as if wanting to read is a crime (The Guardian)
- Malcolm Gladwell: Amazon Has Turned on Us Writers: Video(Bloomberg)
- Robert Gray: Just Say No to Robot Booksellers (Shelf Awareness)
- Vice Launching Sci-Fi Site (PW)
- Why I Am Teaching a Course Called “Wasting Time on the Internet” (The New Yorker)
Tumblr has just given us a graphic example of why independence, even if it comes at a cost, is still better than relying the generosity of a free service provider.
Sarah Moon reported on her blog earlier today that Tumblr had recently taken away a URL which she had been using for several years in order to give it to an advertiser (or at least a potential one): Continue reading