Firmware Update 3.16 Released for Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch (The eBook Reader)
Kobo has started rolling out a new software update, version 3.16.0. Unlike most updates, this one is only being issued to a couple of models, the new Glo HD and the old Kobo Touch.
TeleRead Take: A new Kobo Glo HD just arrived at my house (thanks to the kind benefactor who gifted it to me), so we’ll see more Kobo coverage soon. If you want to sideload the update, here’s some instructions from MobileRead.
How To Get Reviewed By The New York Times (BookMarketingBuzzBlog)
Okay, every author would love to say they were on Oprah, Today Show, and reviewed in The New York Times. Well, maybe an author from 2005. Oprah’s show is gone, Today Show has slipped in the ratings, and The New York Times, well, is still the most respected newspaper in the world. So how do you get your book reviewed by the globe’s most prestigious publication?
TeleRead Take: I think his last point, Luck, is unfortunately the one that’s most relevant, though they are all important.
First look: iOS 9’s new cursor-controlling gesture keyboard on iPad (Apple Insider)
One of the headline features in Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system is the ability to turn the iPad’s on-screen keyboard into an ersatz trackpad, an extremely useful addition that power users will love.
TeleRead Take: I love the concept, but anyone who has ever seen me try to use a Mac knows that I’m hopeless at mastering the multi-touch trackpad gestures and incantations. On the bright side, if I can master it on my iPad, Mac users in the DC Metro area might stop laughing at me.
The OverDrive Summer Read program for young readers is live (Overdrive Blogs)
Yesterday we launched the most recent edition of our Big Library Read program on public library OverDrive websites across the world. Today we are proud to announce that our OverDrive Summer Read program is live for our school partners around the globe as well as public libraries with eReading Rooms for young readers.
TeleRead Take: Is anyone else taking advantage of Overdrive’s Big Library Read? The current title, Eyes on You by Kate White looks pretty good. Scribd has the audio version, if you prefer to listen to your books.
Kindle Daily Deals: Take Me With You (and others)