Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. Is Amazon creating a cultural monopoly? (Vauhini Vara / New Yorker) 2. A manifesto for an independent publisher (Bethan James / FutureBook) 3. Scribd switching to two-tier audiobook service (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 4. Why there’s so much conflicting advice about social media (Jane Friedman / Writer Unboxed) 5. Kobo wants to help […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Gene Demby, lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch, considered quitting (Jim Warren / Poynter) 2. Race and ethnicity, device usage, and connectivity (via American Press Institute) 3. Ten years after Katrina, a new startup sector takes hold in New Orleans (Steven Melendez / Fast Company) 4. How do we improve online news design […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA spying relies on AT&T’s ‘extreme willingness to help’ (via team from ProPublica & New York Times) 2a. Inside Amazon: Wrestling big ideas in a bruising workplace (Jodi Kantor & David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2b. Follow-up: Jeff Bezos says Amazon won’t tolerate ‘callous’ management practices (Jodi Kantor & David Streitfeld / New […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Japanese readers spend the most money on e-books (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Surveying small publishing’s data on e-books (Simon Collinson / FutureBook) 3. New York to partner with Amazon on e-books (Daniel Berkowitz / Digital Book World) 4. Digital writing: If only community weren’t so communal (Porter Anderson / FutureBook) 5. Most […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Amazon looms large when it comes to selling traditionally published books: 67 percent of all e-books and 41 percent of all books are sold through the online retailer, according to a study conducted by the Codex Group in March 2014. But Amazon’s influence might be even greater for self-published books, as it is sometimes the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The smart book for a new market (Philip Jones / The Bookseller) 2. One in ten reading illegal e-books (J. N. Paquet / Huffington Post) 3. Amazon doing more for authors than publishers are (Daniel Berkowitz / Digital Book World) 4. Wattpad quote art helps stories go viral on social media (Mike Koslowski / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon is now bigger than Walmart (Matt Phillips & Shelly Banjo / Quartz) 2. YouTube gets mobile redesign, ‘diamond’ view buttons, courts creators (Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land) 3. One of the best things a news startup can do for its financial health: Hire a professional ad person (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Self-published title competes on Polari longlist (Sarah Shaffi / The Bookseller) 2. New survey tackles tax issues around books (Nicholas Clee / Publishers Weekly) 3. Using Pinterest to market children’s picture books (Darcy Pattison / JaneFriedman.com) 4. Amazon Follow lets authors connect with fans (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 5. Open E-Books […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix, Amazon get record Emmy nods (Cecilia Kang / Washington Post) 2. Inside the tech divorce of the decade: PayPal and eBay start a new life without each other (JP Mangalindan / Mashable) 3. ‘The soul of Google': What the return of Kordestani says about the Mountain View monolith (Mark Bergen / Re/code) 4. […] more »