Tag: amazon

by Janet Asteroff

After almost a century in business, electronics stalwart RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. Their well situated real estate presents an opportunity for one of the companies that put them out of business: Amazon. Sprint and the hedge fund Standard General agreed to buy 1,500 to 2,400 of RadioShack’s 4,000 company-owned stores in the United States. The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. David Carr, Times critic and champion of media, dies at 58 (Bruce Weber & Ashley Southall / New York Times) 2. Obama to sign executive order on sharing cybersecurity threat information (Katie Zezima / Washington Post) 3. Mic fires news director after plagiarism investigation (Jeremy Barr & Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Obama budget seeks boosts for early ed., high schools, technology (Alyson Klein / Politics K-12) 2. The MOOC hype fades, in 3 charts (Steve Kolowich / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Hybrid course: A viable form of online learning for digital journalism majors (via Mu Lin) 4. Amazon targets digital textbook publishers with new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The strategic use of book giveaways and how they can increase earnings potential (via Jane Friedman) 2. The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur (William Deresiewicz / The Atlantic) 3. Amazon releases Kindle Convert, its first paid conversion app for the Kindle (via Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. Competition in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “How To Cover Money” podcast to be hosted by Mark Remillard, Michelle Maynard (via the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism) 2. Amazon launches Kindle Textbook Creator to help schools turn PDFs into digital books (Paul Sawers / VentureBeat) 3. Upgrading America’s skills: Highlights from 2015 State of the Union (Tony Wan […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why are so many 2016 hopefuls writing e-books? (Ben Schreckinger / Politico) 2. Amazon exec: Here’s why it pays to make your e-books exclusive to us (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 3. 10 resolutions for a saner Internet—and life (via Jane Friedman) 4. A look ahead to self-publishing in 2015 (Jennifer McCartney / Publishers […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Not much has changed between this week’s e-book best-seller list and last’s, with few titles making any big leaps or taking any deep spills. Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” heads into its second week at No. 1 as the Angelina Jolie-directed film adaptation tops $102 million at the box office. Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have […] more »

by Janet Asteroff

If you don’t like change, don’t work at the Washington Post. But if you are a consumer of digital news, you can expect some interesting and perhaps delightful innovations. And if you are in the news business, you already know that the old kid on the block has a new owner who is sling-shotting the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Macmillan signs on with e-book subscription services Oyster & Scribd (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. The e-books vs. print books debate arises again, and this time, there’s talk of digital “dying out” (Emma Cueto / Bustle) 3. Cutting out Amazon: Why direct-to-consumers hasn’t taken off (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 4. Long live the […] more »