Morning Roundup: How DRM makes us less safe. Overdrive ebooks now on Kindle FreeTime

drmOverDrive Ebooks Now Available on Amazon Kids’ Platform Kindle Free Time (Digital Book World)
OverDrive announced today that eBooks from more than 20,000 schools and libraries in its U.S. network are available to be used with Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime.

Researchers: eBooks Beat Print Books at Helping Small Kids Learn Words (The Digital Reader)
A team of researchers at Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute have found that displaying a picture book on an iPad, and combining it with narration, improved small children’s ability to understand the words they are seeing.

How DRM Makes Us All Less Safe (Techdirt)
We’ve talked a lot lately about how the NSA and its surveillance efforts have made us all less safe, but that’s also true for DRM.

Why Major Publishers Missed the Boat on Self-Publishing (GoodeReader)
Major publishers have all missed the boat on self-publishing when they should have innovated. Companies like Hachette, Penguin/Random House, HarperCollins should have been the ones that developed Wattpad or their own version of Nook Press or Kobo Writing Life.

Kindle Daily Deals: Kurt Vonnegut (and others)

About Joanna Cabot (1592 Articles)
"I’m a journalist, a teacher and an e-book fiend. I work as a French teacher at a K-3 private school. I use drama, music, puppets, props and all manner of tech in my job, and I love it. I enjoy moving between all the classes and having a relationship with each child in the school. Kids are hilarious, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn. My current device of choice for reading is my Amazon Kindle Touch, but I have owned or used devices by Sony, Kobo, Aluratek and others. I also read on my tablet devices using the Kindle app, and I enjoy synching between them, so that I’m always up to date no matter where I am or what I have with me."

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