Morning Roundup: Mobile first isn’t enough. Enhanced eBooks don’t enhance education and more

mobile firstKindle Direct Publishing Now Offers Up to Date Sales Data (GoodeReader)
Self-published authors can celebrate as Amazon introduced a brand new Sales Dashboard on the KDP Reports page to give you up-to-date reporting of paid, borrowed and free orders as they are placed in Kindle stores worldwide.

Stand Down, Amazon Warriors: Comic Book Guys Already Killed the Comic Book Store (Book Riot)
My relationship with brick-and-mortar comic shops ended pretty much the second comiXology entered the market place. For me, it isn’t Amazon that will kill the independent comic shop: it’s the Comic Book Guy.

Publishers: Mobile First Isn’t Enough (The Digital Shift)
While mobile is the fastest area of growth, according to comScore (among others), they find only about 8 percent of users are mobile-only. Growth is an exciting thing to focus on, but media companies can’t afford to lose sight of the bigger cross-platform picture.

Enhanced eBooks Don’t Necessarily Enhance Education (The Digital Reader)
We’ve long known that when games and other enhancements are added to ebooks they can  distract readers from paying attention to the text, and now it appears that enhancements can have a negative academic impact.

Kindle Daily Deals: Three Crime Fiction Books (and others)

About Joanna Cabot (1594 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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