Monday, 21 July 2014

The Digital Reader

The Digital Reader

The Morning Coffee – 22 July 2014

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:33 PM PDT

To my RSS feed and email readers: Yes, this is an excerpt. The reading list this Tuesday morning includes a debate over the plans of the ridiculous Authors United group, an unhinged response to Kindle Unlimited, a chart of all the publishing...

New Estimates Put UK eBook Sales up 10% in the First Four Months of the Year

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 05:39 PM PDT

The UK Publishers Association revealed today that growth in ebook sales in the UK market outpaced the US market in the first part of 2014. According to the Digital Sales Monitor April 2014, digital sales (including both ebooks and audiobooks)...

Leaked Windows 8.x Screenshots Show a Start Menu,

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:34 PM PDT

Many people hate the fact that Windows 8 lacks a start menu and it looks like Microsoft finally listened. A couple newly leaked screenshots appear to have confirmed that Microsoft is adding a start menu and other regressive design features to...

‘Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription’ – Forbes

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 12:22 PM PDT

Amazon's new subscription plan for e-book readers is already ammo for library-haters. Check out this gem in Forbes online. The headline I've quoted reflects the precise sentiments of the article: "Let's just close down the lending libraries and buy...

Facebook Now Lets Users Save Links to Be Clicked Later

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 12:03 PM PDT

Following nearly two years of toying with the idea, Facebook has launched a new save-it-for-later feature in the likes of Pocket and Instapaper. Facebook Save is a basic Pinboard competitor which enables users to bookmark links, updates, and other...

Publishers Lose First Round of Lawsuit Against Used eBook Marketplace

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:25 AM PDT

In a stunning upset, used ebook marketplace Tom Kabinet has survived its first round of legal battles today in the Netherlands. A judge for the District Court of Amsterdam has ruled today that Tom Kabinet can continue to operate while it is being...

HarperCollins Partners with BitLit, Launches Pilot Program to Bundle eBooks with Print Books

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 09:44 AM PDT

With everyone from retailers like Amazon and Inkling to publishers like Verso Books and O’Reilly offering them, ebook/print bundles are a hot topic right now in digital publishing and HarperCollins is about to enter the fray. The NewsCorp sub...

Google Reports Play Store Revenues Up, Might Actually be Selling More eBooks than B&N

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:25 AM PDT

Late last week Google released their second quarter earnings report. Said report doesn’t break down into specific details, but Google did reveal that the segment which included the Google Play Store hit $1.6 billion in revenues. Revenues were...

The Morning Coffee – 21 July 2014

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 08:32 PM PDT

Absent the posts on Kindle Unlimited, the reading list this morning is not long. (Yes I do see 7 items as a short list; I’m weird that way.) For your reading pleasure this morning, I offer you Chris Meadows’s post on the latest Author...

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