Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Top News of the Week

Thoughts on Amazon’s predatory nature: Could there be an Amazon Store in the near future? Are you a member of the Amazon Prime Cult? If not, you probably will be, according to this interesting post by Jason Calacanis.

Who is the man behind Amazon book publishing? Bloomberg Businessweek writes an intriguing article this week, exploring Amazon’s “hit man,” Larry Kirshbaum, as well as the “relationship” between Amazon and publishing houses.

Reports on ownership of ereaders and tablets doubling over the holidays: Publishers Weekly analyzes The Pew Internet and American Life Project’s report.

Print isn’t dead. Well, according to the VP of e-books at B&N Jim Hilt, vice president of e-books at Barnes & Noble, who spoke at the Digital Book World conference. Click here for more.

Amazon Publishing’s makes agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Publishers Weekly reported on Tuesday that “Amazon Publishing has reached a licensing agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for HMH to publish and distribute all adult titles from Amazon Publishing’s New York office under New Harvest, a new HMH imprint.”

The most literate cities in the U.S.: According to USA Today on Wednesday, D.C. is ranked the most literate city in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. Here is a complete list of the cities that made the top ten.

Why do people participate in ebook piracy? Good E-Reader has an interesting post on the reasons explaining the motives of ebook pirates.


This entry was posted on January 27, 2012 by in News and tagged , , , .

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