Morning Roundup

Morning Links: Apple Watch Perfect For Podcasts? Exaggerated Shrinking Book Market?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 11, 2015 // 3 Comments

Apple Watch Is About To Become A Perfect Podcast Machine (TechCrunch) The Apple Watch is set to become almost an entirely new device with the introduction of watchOS 2 this fall, but the changes set to arrive with the update seem like they’ll have extreme benefits for one group in particular: [...]

Morning Links: Ask a Librarian For a Lap Dance? Apple and Streaming Music

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Would You Ask a Librarian for a Lap Dance? (Huffington Post) In the 15 years that I’ve worked at my local public library, I’ve learned that we librarians do plenty of things for our patrons that aren’t in our job descriptions. After a patron asked me to change her flat tire, and [...]

Morning Links: Everything new in iOS 9. Felony to clear browser history?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 9, 2015 // 6 Comments

Here’s everything new in iOS 9 (9to5 Mac) Apple introduced iOS 9 during its WWDC keynote today, and we’ve got a hands-on look at all of the new stuff you can expect to see when it comes out later this year. TeleRead Take: Not a lot here to get excited about, except for multi-tasking on iPads [...]

Morning Links: HTC sorry for poor performance. Apple to reduce vig to 15%?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

HTC says sorry to shareholders for poor performance (Android Community) HTC may be busy introducing new phones left and right but truth is, the company is losing money. Revenue the past months went down by 40 percent but HTC is still hopeful that sales will improve especially after the new models [...]

David’s Links: Scalzi’s $3.4M book deal. The struggles of small-town librarians. Chinese e-book market

By David Rothman
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

John Scalzi signs 10-year, $3.4-million book deal with Tor (Los Angeles Times) The multimillion-dollar deal will last a decade. During that time, Scalzi will write 13 novels for Tor. They’re partially mapped out: 10 novels for adults, plus three young adult novels; a sequel to "Lock [...]

Morning Links: No Google Tablet in 2015. Twitter to Acquire Flipboard?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google to launch two Nexus phones but no tablet this 2015 (Android Community) We’ve been saying that Google might release two new Nexus phones simultaneously but we’re silent about the next Nexus tablet. Truth is, we haven’t heard any information yet and looks like we know the [...]

Morning Links: One bright future of color e-paper. End of free?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The once-bright future of color e-paper (Engadget) Still, even those predictions fall flat sometimes, and it can burn to look back at the track record of a horse we once bet on. For this editor, that stallion was known as color e-paper, a series of dimly hued electronic-paper technologies that [...]

Morning Links: Vook to relaunch as Pronoun. Change to MacBook Pro

By Joanna Cabot
May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

My Personal List of What Should be Top-of-Mind for Publishers Around Digital Change Today (Mike Shatzkin) To prepare for DBW 2016, we need to decide what publishers need to be thinking about and learning about next March, when the seventh annual DBW will take place. *** Vook to Relaunch as Free [...]

Morning Links: Children in Mali reading eBooks. Digital making us dumber?

By Joanna Cabot
May 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Is Digital Making Us Dumber? (GoodeReader) Since the most recent advent of digital reading and ebook proliferation, the techno format has been blamed for  a drop in reading comprehension scores among grade school students, developmental concerns over children’s screen time, and even the [...]

Morning Links: Social media failing creative women. Literary pilgrimage

By Joanna Cabot
May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

On the Literary Pilgrimage (Book Riot) If there were a passport for literary pilgrims, PEI’s stamp would still dominate mine. *** Compromise and Expectations — A Clash in the Making (An American Editor) I am finding that client demands are increasingly impossible. I try to be politic when [...]

Morning Links: Twitter for writers, Author Earnings misleading?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Using Twitter to Gain Exposure as a Writer (Writers Helping Writers) Fortunately for us all, there are a multitude of opportunities to get that needed exposure today; all you need to do is sign online for many of them to open up to you. One area alone with many chances to take advantage of is the [...]

Morning Links: Copyediting or proofreading? FCC to start policing broadband caps

By Joanna Cabot
May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Business Musings: Burning Bridges (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) A freelance writer needs to be an artist and a businessperson. Sometimes those roles conflict. And sometimes we get put into truly uncomfortable situations. *** Walmart Challenges Amazon with $50 per Year Unlimited Shipping (Re/Code) [...]

Morning Links: Myth of consumer tech globalization. Canadians selling ebooks direct

By Joanna Cabot
May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Myth of Globalization in Consumer Tech (Re/Code) As he recounted this story, what stood out to him was not that these young Chinese tourists didn’t use Facebook or Instagram, but that they clearly had no idea what they were. *** Companies Join Forces to Provide Free eBooks in Airport [...]

Morning Links: iBooks to receive new features. Losing control of ereading

By Joanna Cabot
May 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Librarians: Privacy’s Champions (Boing Boing) Librarians like Alison Macrina (whose work I wrote about here are part of the vanguard of privacy activism in libraries, hosting cryptoparties and giving workshops to librarians and patrons on advanced information ninja-ry. *** Amazon’s [...]

Morning Links: Keurig sort of apologizes for DRM. Scalzi: Hugos not destroyed

By Joanna Cabot
May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Where Authors Fit Into Multi-Channel Publishing (DBW) In many ways, some authors already excel at multi-channel content development. *** Appeals court kills flight attendants’ challenge to electronics on planes (Ars Technica) A Washington, DC appeals court ruled Friday that the Federal Aviation [...]

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