*+-With Kindle Freetime, Kindle Freetime Unlimited, and an investment in an ed tech startup, Amazon has long shown an interest in the footie pajama customer base. On Wednesday they targeted those customers with a new kid’s tablet option. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is not so much a new tablet as it is a… Read More »
*+-Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition Join Sally in this dazzling makeover of the hit time management game. Help her wash, dye, cut, style and much more on her way to superstar status. Enjoy new features, including 5 additional locations, upgraded graphics and enhanced visual effects. Serve more customer types, earn new trophies and score new ranks…. Read More »
*+-No publisher hates the first sale doctrine more than textbook publishers. Over the years they have tried numerous tricks to stop students from reselling their books, including releasing new editions containing minimal revisions, bundling licensed digital content, and convincing professors to create custom editions. Wolters Kluwer, via their law publisher subsidiary Aspen, has come up… Read More »
*+-I don’t mention book reviews much on this blog but a particular review caught my attention today. The review itself was a good read, but the fallout when fans of the author responded to the review is another story. The comments were so entertaining and so incendiary that I could not help but share them.
*+-Leo Benedictus writes in Prospect Magazine about the closing of libraries in England and the rise of e-reading. Salient quote: The talk of a future in which children cannot access books is also not just wrong, but backwards. E-readers—already available for £52 ($83), and falling—offer an incomparably more convenient way for anyone to find good… Read More »