Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Top News of the Week

DOJ Sues Apple and 5 of the Big 6.  Shelf Awareness sums up Wednesday’s news and developments. HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster have agreed to settle with the DOJ. However, Apple, Penguin, and Macmillan have not settled.
Is Amazon making friends with the book world? According to a recent article in Salon, Amazon ” distributes approximately $1 million annually to small presses and other literary-minded nonprofits.” Salon asks, what’s in it for Amazon?
Publishers must evolve. Wired’s piece states that as the popularity of reading ebooks grows, “bookmakers must become multimedia companies — creating audio, video and interactive components for their immersive, built-for-tablets offerings.”
B&N and Amazon racing for the newest ereader technology. TechCrunch reports that there is speculation concerning the launch of Kindle’s newest e-ink technology: the new front-lit screens. Shelf Awareness reports B&N may beat Amazon to stores. 
Amazon now has an In-App Purchasing Service. Publishers Weekly stated Amazon launched the app store “to better compete with Apple and Google in the app market.”


This entry was posted on April 13, 2012 by in News and tagged , , .

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