Must read stories this Tuesday morning include a takedown of a legal commentary on the Apple appeal, a listicle on what hard-core readers say, the impact of ebook legal restrictions on the visually impaired, and more.
- 10 Obnoxious Things Hard-Core Readers Say to People (BOOK RIOT)
- Another E-book Dip (PW)
- Apple, E-Books and the Amazon Juggernaut (The Passive Voice)
- E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People (WIRED)
- Judges question Apple ebook verdict and Amazon’s role (GigaOm)
- What device are you reading on? (TeleRead)
With the Amazon-Hachette dispute settled and DBW not happening until next month, there's a shortage of fireworks in the digital publishing industry at the moment.
Apple's brief hearing today helped make up for that lack, but I don't think the show is going to last long or be as favorable for Apple as some would suggest. From GigaOm: Continue reading
Amazon rolled out a new update for its Kindle iOS app today. The update doesn't add many major new features, but it is going to make it a lot easier to find your next read from inside the Kindle app. Continue reading
Amazon strives to always be responsive to customer requests, but they also like to reduce costs by making their staff stick to scripts whenever possible, and sometimes this can result in absurd situations.
Graeme Reynolds recounted one such situation yesterday. At the request of a customer, Amazon has declared hyphenated words verboten in the Kindle Store: Continue reading
A new report from the Association of American Publishers today reveals that publishers revenues were up slightly in the first 9 months of 2014. Continue reading
A pair of stories crossed my desk this morning which, if reported separately, would suggest that the idea of ebook gift cards was either popular or had fizzled in the market. But put them together and there's not much to say other than the market is churning. Continue reading
Here are 7 stories to read this morning.
- Apple ends its arguments in the DRM trial, but it’s far from over (The Verge)
- Are you a subscriber? (Dear Author)
- Can Apple Win Its E-book Appeal? (PW)
- Marginalia’s moment: Philip Roth, Don DeLillo and the joys of writing in books ()
- Star Trek and Literature, Part 2: Alien Language and Literature (TeleRead)
- Why I Cancelled My Kindle Unlimited Subscription (Gear Diary)
- Why I’m stopping self-publishing (Chocolate and Vodka)
From the "What a great use of police resources Dept" ...
Police in Germany reportedly conducted multiple raids this past week on operators of and subscribers to the ebook pirate sites Spiegelbest.me and eBookSpender.me. Continue reading
On Thursday I reported that Google was shutting down its Google News search engine in Spain rather than pay license fees, and now it seems the Spanish govt has no plans to intevene and protect Spanish news publishers from their folly. Continue reading
There are a million and one posts out there which will tell you how to find free ebooks for your Kindle, but IMO they all share a common flaw:
They're not simple enough. Continue reading