Amazon have updated their Associate terms and conditions, and it looks like they’re trying to push back the tide of free books. Read more
Respected analyst Horace Dediu over at Asymco has tried to put some numbers to Apple’s iBookstore business, and reckons they’re selling about 17 million a month. Compared to their other media and app sales, books are a drop in the ocean. Even so, Apple could account for as much as 24% of the market.
The good folks at Gigaom have come to the not unreasonable conclusion that Amazon’s launching of their Cloud Player app on the Ford Sync platform could open the door to integrated audiobook in your car.
The ultra-popular ultrathin keyboard is coming in a mini version for Apple’s little tablet. Looks like a winner for peripatetic writers. We’ll have a full review soon.
First ‘Singles’ store outside the flagship .com store, Amazon launches in the UK
In a few days, Cloud Atlas makes its cinema debut. So now’s a great time to take another look at the book the film was based on. Read more
Barnes & Nobles latest profit warning for their nook hardware division means the future of the device is looking bleak. Read more
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Best selling indie sci-fi author Matthew Mather shares his ten step plan to self-publishing success. Read more
In a packed special event launching the iPad mini, Apple announced new versions of iBooks and iBooks Author.
In these times of economic difficulty, any asset with the potential to yield 5% returns or more is of interest (if you’ll excuse the pun). With yields of 10%+ a very real possibility, self published ebooks could be your most valuable asset yet. Read more
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