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
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.”