social media is overrated?Amazon Discusses Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Select Participation: Digital Book World, Day 2 (Jane Friedman)
If you’ve been watching publishing news over the last 24 hours, then you may have seen a flurry of articles summarizing the Digital Book World session featuring a conversation with Russ Grandinetti of Amazon. These were some of the most memorable takeaways for me.

Social Media Is Overrated, Seth Godin Tells Publishers at Digital Book World (Digital Book World)
Most publishers consider social media an essential part of their marketing toolkits, but author and founder Seth Godin joined Digital Book World 2015 in New York City this morning to turn that idea on its head.

Sony to Launch New eBook DRM in April (The Digital Reader)
I spent a few minutes today with Spiros Rally, the VP of DigitalWorks at Sony DADC, at DBW 2015. There wasn’t much he could say about the tech or Sony’s intentions publicly but he did share a few details.

Superior Alternatives to Boring Stock iPhone Apps (Lifehacker)
With every iteration of iOS, Apple tweaks its software a little, but for the most part, the default lineup of apps has remained unchanged since launch. For a lot of us, these apps just aren’t cutting it anymore. Here are the best apps to replace them.

Kindle Daily Deal: Calling Me Home (and others)


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