Laura Hazard Owen has a great review up at GigaOM on an intriguing new book on reading with kids, by former GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. The book, called ‘Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age — From Picture Books to Ebooks and Everything in Between,’ has strategies for reading with your kids, no […]
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Amazon has formally unveiled "Kindle Unlimited," its $10-a-month e-book subscription service.
We first heard about this earlier this week, when GigaOm's Laura Hazard Owen surfaced promotional materials for the service. Now it's out in the open.
As many wags have pointed out, "Kindle Unlimited" is in many ways a paid version of the free offerings everyone can already get from their local library. But it is also competing with Amazon's own "Kindle Owner's Lending Library" - the service Amazon bundles along with lots of other perks for Prime subscription owners.
In the Amazon vs. Hachette feud, the PR moves and countermoves are coming out. Laura Hazard Owen has coverage at GigaOm and the Wall Street Journal also has a piece (paywalled; google the headline to view) on a proposal Amazon has floated to Hachette authors to pay them 100% of all revenue from sales of […]
Troubling news out of Amazon. GigaOm’s Laura Hazard Owen reports that Amazon’s Audible audiobook platform, which launched audiobook self-publishing in 2011, has announced it is now lowering the royalties it pays on audiobooks created through its “ACX” audiobook creation platform, as well as changing its “Bounty” audiobook incentive program. The ACX platform serves as a [...]
Not to be outdone by yesterday's software update for the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon on Tuesday announced an available upgrade for the Kindle Paperwhite on Tuesday. The free software enhancements include new Goodreads integration and goal-oriented features to nudge kids to read more. Amazon says the software update will arrive wirelessly to Kindle Paperwhite devices in the coming weeks or can be manaually installed with the file on its support site.
I’d bookmarked several articles this week waxing philosophical about the fate of the bookstore, and it seems I am not the only one who noticed this trend: Laura Hazard Owen did a nice round-up for GigaOM summarizing the contributions from some main players. Joseph Esposito, Mike Shatzkin and Seth Godin all approach the book issue from [...]