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Now that Amazon Owns Comixology , What Will Happen To Submit?

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Comics, comiXology, digital comics → No Comments

Moth-City-Season-2-part-2-Interior-Cover-600x450[1]It’s been a week since Amazon announced that they were acquiring Comixology , and the surprise deal has left many questions unanswered, including what Amazon plans to do with Submit.

Comixology launched their self-pub platform and/or publishing imprint in March 2013, and over the following year 1,000 titles were accepted for sale.
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The Sony PSP is the Sony Reader that Almost was

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Blast from the Past → No Comments

In closing Sony-PSP-1000-Bodythe NA branch of the Sony Reader Store this month, Sony is showing every sign of getting out of a market where they were a pioneer.
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B&N is Considering Smaller Stores

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble → 5 Comments

Followingbarnes noble logo a bad holiday season and poor fiscal year, Barnes & Noble Chair Len Riggio gave an interview to the WSJ earlier this month concerning B&N’s future plans.
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Leaked Photos Reveal iPad Air 2 Components

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, hardware news, iPad → 1 Comment

NewlyOMT-ipad[1] discovered photos on a Dutch gadget blog reveal what could be components for the next iPad. stunned this blogger this morning with a couple photos of what could be the front panel for the next iPad.
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Tales of Amazon’s Epic Size Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon → 2 Comments

One of theamazon frown common memes in digital publishing is that Amazon, one of the largest book retailers in the US, is a monstrously large retailer which threatens all around it.

Today I would like to take a look at the facts which disprove the meme, and show you just how false it is.
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iPad Mini Refurbs Now Available from Apple – Including Retina

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, hardware news → 3 Comments

Want to ipad-mini-retina[1]buy an iPad Mini but found them just too expensive? I have some good news for you.

Apple’s retail website was updated yesterday with new refurbs. It looks like enough customers have returned Apple’s expensive hardware that Apple is now selling refurbished models.
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The Morning Coffee – 18 April 2014

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Morning Coffee → No Comments

I have a short list for you today.

eBook Production is Hard – Especially if it is an After Thought to the Paper Book

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · eBook Production, ebook tools → 8 Comments

There’s a new article over on The Economist website this week which details the problems one creator experienced while trying to produce a paper book and an ebook for a Kickstarter campaign, and it’s well worth a read (beware the paywall).

While the article is written from the viewpoint of being frustrated with the process of producing an ebook, it is actually a cautionary tale in how not to produce ebooks. All of the problems were grew out of a single mistake which the creator still doesn’t realize that he made.
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Amazon Adds New Channels to the Fire TV’s Voice Search, Promises New Updates Will Add MP3, FreeTime Support

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 3 Comments

The limited AmazonFireTV-FireStandingabilities of the voice search feature on the Fire TV hasn’t kept the set top box from (briefly) selling out for a few days since it launched a couple weeks ago, and I think today’s news might make that happen again.
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Spritz Partners with Oyster for New Speed Reading Demo

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → 1 Comment

The speed a8e87_spritz-speed-reading-technology[1]reading app developer Spritz is getting all the buzz right now with new implementation of old speed reading science, and they are back in the news today with a new demo.
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