Morning Roundup: Netflix for ebooks; goodbye nightly reading; more

New Smashwords Series Manager Improves Book Discovery (Smashwords)

Smashwords today released a powerful new tool called Series Manager that makes series books more discoverable. Series Manager allows series writers to attach their books to series, and manage multiple aspects of their series metadata.


I Really Like Oyster…but… (The Digital Reader)

So a new Netflix for ebooks launched last week. Oyster promises access to a 100,000 title catalog for only $10 which includes titles from some major publishers. I finally got around to trying it today, and I love.


Five Startups to Watch from Kaplan’s TechStars-Powered Ed Tech Accelerator Demo Day (GigaOM)

Kaplan’s TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator held its first demo day and showcased startups rethinking online credentialing, retooling literacy learning and improving career readiness.


Nightly Bedtime Stories a Thing of the Past, According to Survey (Digital Book World)

Just about every parent in the US has heard about the importance of regular reading with young children. Only one–third of parents with kids age eight and younger, however, make nightly reading a habit, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s.


Kindle Daily Deal: The Lion in the Lei Shop


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