Via Good E-Reader: Here’s what the iBookstore has to say, “Soar through the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope, exploring discoveries from dark energy to colliding galaxies. This highly interactive ebook features video, image galleries, and more to reveal the record of scientific breakthroughs behind Hubble’s stunning images of the cosmos.” You can find it on iTunes.
Everybody wants to get into the act. 🙂 USA Today joins a long list of non-book-publishing media companies to get into the ebook business in 2012. Most recently, Harlequin and Cosmopolitan magazine inked a deal to publish several ebooks a month together.Newsweek/Daily Beast entered into a partnership with Vook to publish ebooks. Playboy launched a series of shorts for the Kindle, the Washington Post announced an e-book … Read More
It’s cheaper. It’s lighter. It’s easier to carry. “The iPad Mini apparently is selling better” than the new iPad 4, Hsieh said in response to an e-mail query. “It seems people especially like the size…[it’s] lighter, slimmer and easier to carry.”
Via BBC News. An early work by Hans Christian Andersen has been found at the bottom of a box near the Danish fairy tale writer’s home city, experts say. Read the story here!
Amazon as the lowest-cost seller of books – an outdated myth? Online retail giant Amazon is cheapest option only on its top 20 bestsellers, with lower-selling books costing 14% more than price charged by rivals, study finds
TechCrunch points out all the magazine apps that suck because they require you to download 100 to 700 megabytes of data. Amen to that. I had to stop using them for the same reason. But you know what I use every day on my iPad, that’s exactly like a magazine? Zite. It’s awesome. Techcrunch points out a magazine app that … Read More
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Innovated by the 4-Hour dude, Tim Ferris. Last week, BitTorrent released an exclusive first look at Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Chef to help the author fight the Barnes & Noble boycott. This helping hand came in the form of a BitTorrent Bundle, featuring Part 1 of the book, interviews, photos, and so on. By the end of the day, the … Read More
Twitter Blog: Twitter Fiction Festival selections. Click here for dedicated showcase page Use hashtag #twitterfiction to get involved.
Via DigitalBookWorld: Becoming yet another blood sucking parasite is not the path forward for publishers. It runs completely counter to what the best publishers have always represented. Great publishers invest in authors, not exploit them.