A day after Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets got a software update, so too does its Paperwhite. Like the tablets, the Paperwhite gains deeper Goodreads integration while also adding some new parental controls that could help children read more.
Amazon has introduced a new service that lets you personalize Kindle covers and skins for the same price as a standard cover.
Amazon (s AMZN) on Wednesday launched “a literary journal for the digital age,” Day One (not to be confused with the journaling app of the same name), which will publish the work of one writer and one poet each week. An annual subscription will normally be $19.99 but is $9.99 for “a limited time.” Issues will be delivered automatically to your Kindle or Kindle app and “each issue of Day One includes a letter from the editor, as well as occasional bonus content such as playlists, illustrations, or brief interviews with the authors.”
This looks to be a way to introduce debut authors: The first authors and poets listed are those who’ve never published books before.
Self-published rape and incest porn available through ebook retailers is fueling media outrage in the UK. As a result, some retailers have taken drastic action. But the retailers aren’t the only ones to blame: Some self-published authors are also employing techniques to ensure that their books stay ahead of filters.
Book publishers worldwide are grappling with the digital transition, figuring out ebook pricing and competing against a massive number of other forms of entertainment. Here’s how these themes played out at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
It’s essential for publishers to track and analyze ebook sales data, but the process is time-consuming. A new ebook analytics tool from app ranking company App Annie aims to make the process easier.
A new report on global ebook sales suggests that as the ebook market matures in the U.S. and U.K., other countries are starting to pick up the slack.
Amazon has unveiled a series of new Kindle Fire tablets: the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX, the regular Kindle Fire HDX, and updated the Kindle Fire HD tablet. A new version of Amazon’s custom operating system based on Android was also released.
Pinterest is becoming a big brand — and, as big brands do, it’s taking legal action to drive away other companies with “pin” in their names.
Amazon officially announced a new version of its front-lit e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. It starts shipping on September 30 and has a faster processor and an improved light. It also includes upgraded software features that could eventually be rolled out to older Kindles.