Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. Screen addiction is taking a toll on children (Jane E. Brody / New York Times) 2. Televisions are no longer the screen of choice for kids (Anthony Crupi / Advertising Age) 3. Hooked: Why Netflix and Amazon want your kids (Greg Nichols / California Sunday Magazine) 4. Crowd-funded investigative journalism site the Ferret to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quick thoughts as Circa shuts down (via David Cohen) 2. Here’s why consumers love Netflix more than Amazon and Hulu (Jason Lynch / AdWeek) 3. Publishers prepare to ramp up news distribution on Facebook’s Instant Articles (Lukas I. Alpert & Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 4. Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon to pay KDP authors ‘per page’ (Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller) 2. Amazon’s e-books business investigated by European antitrust regulators (David Streitfeld & Mark Scott / New York Times) 3. Library of Congress e-books allow for historical documents on tablets (Nicole Gorman / Education World) 4. Could 2015 be the year for e-fairness? […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google Play Books reaches a billion installs (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 2. New app compares Amazon price with indie bookshops (Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller) 3. No computer system can fix a broken publisher (Emma Barnes / Digital Book World) 4. E-books languish in digital library, collecting guilt (Mary Schmich / […] more »

by Carla King

Title: Which Self-Publishing Platform is Best for You? Instructor: Carla King, founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp Join us for a 1-hour training exploring the major self-publishing companies to learn what each company provides in the way of book creation services and distribution. This session will identify challenges that authors often face when making this first crucial […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. US e-book sales down 6% in 2014 (Sarah Shaffi / The Bookseller) 2. The new self-publishing: Amazon takes on Etsy (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. Britain shuts down access to 10 million illegal e-books (Aaron Brown / Daily Express) 4. Social sharing e-book platform Glose expands to Android (D.B. Hebbard / Talking New […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Subscription services for e-books: Like Netflix, like Spotify, or not at all? (Bill Rosenblatt / Forbes) 2. Which authors do subscription services benefit? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 3. Ghomeshi bio to be first original title published by Kobo (Laura Godfrey / Publishers Weekly) 4. Four of the big five have new […] more »

by Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How do Amazon-publisher disputes affect authors and readers? (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. Self-published star lands seven-figure deal with traditional imprint (Alison Flood / Guardian) 3. Google Play Books wants you to be the next E. E. Cummings (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. 12 ways to update print production habits […] more »