author websiteRequired College Content Continuing to Move From Textbooks to Digital Materials (Digital Book World)
More students are reporting that required course content for college courses is steadily moving away from formal textbooks and toward digital materials, according to the latest Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education study from the Book Industry Study Group.

As the Line Between Platform and Publisher Continues to Blur, Who Wins? (GigaOM)
The term “platishers” is a terrible one, but Jonathan Glick of Sulia has a point about the increasingly blurred lines between platforms and publishers. The real question is what the duties of those platforms are towards the users who create most of the content.

How Does Your Author or Writer Website Measure Up? (Author U)
As an author, do you think of your website as a business card. Or, do you think of it as a portal?

Another Manager Departs Nook Media (The Digital Reader)
Barnes & Noble’s ebook division has been losing senior managers right and left over the past couple months, and on Friday a new name was added to the list.

Kindle Daily Deals: The Wrong Hostage (and others)