Morning Roundup: iTunes users, Penguin's Early Releases, Tess Gerritsen's war against Alzheimers, more

5 Ways Tablets Will Change K-12 Education (Digital Book World)Morning Roundup
Tablet shipments to schools grew 103% in the last year according to research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The report states  ”that momentum will continue as the 2013 back-to-school season approaches.” This growth in tablets will affect learning and classroom management—but how? Here are five ways tablets will begin to change K-12 education.

Tess Gerritsen Raising $25,000 in War Against Alzheimers (GalleyCat)
Novelist Tess Gerritsen has declared war on Alzheimer’s, trying to raise $25,000 for The Scripps Research Institute. The disease took her father’s life, so Gerritsen has a powerful stake in the future of this research. Readers can donate for a chance to star in an upcoming novel by the thriller novelist.

iTunes Users Spend a Lot on Apps & Music, Not So Much on Books (GigaOM)
Besides the future of iOS and OS X, we’ve recently learned a lot from Apple about the state of iTunes. We can also know how much users are spending on apps and music, and how little they’re spending on video and books.

Penguin’s First To Read Program Entices Readers with Early Releases (Good E-Reader)
Book discovery is becoming an insurmountable obstacle, and it’s not just the indie authors who are struggling. Large publishing houses are having to find more and more creative ways to reach out to readers, especially in the current climate in which readers are becoming accustomed to interacting with their favorite authors and with readers of similar genres on social media outlets.

Kindle Daily Deals: “The Empty Chair” by Jeffery Deaver (and 3 others)

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