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Ebook Bestsellers: A newspaper's longform experiment pays off

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In the Footsteps of Little Crow by Curt Brown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) It’s the oldest story in Minnesota, Curt Brown says: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The U.S. Government hanged 38 Dakota Warriors and it remains the largest mass execution in United States history. For years it was “swept under the rug,” Brown...
Ebook Bestsellers: A newspaper's longform experiment pays off

Now here's an idea worth going a bundle on

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Will selling ebooks in a pay-what-you-want batch act as a leg-up to aspiring authors?In 2010, Jeff Rosen of Wolfire Games organised five fellow independent computer game developers to release a number of games online for a "pay-what-you-want" sale. Buyers could literally pay a single cent for what Wolfire called the...
Now here's an idea worth going a bundle on

Apple rival Samsung's Galaxy S IV shows up in online video ahead of launch

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Just days before its official unveiling at a massively hyped event in New York, a video has emerged online appearing to show off the Galaxy S IV, the new flagship smartphone that Samsung hopes will unseat Apple's iPhone 5 atop the bestseller list....
Apple rival Samsung's Galaxy S IV shows up in online video ahead of launch
There's Soon to Be a Public Library in Texas With No Books

Book 'pirate' goes underground after being named by Terry Goodkind

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The actions of the fantasy author, who published the photo and details of The First Confessor pirate, have divided digital opinionWizard hero Richard Rahl smites wrongdoers with his Sword of Truth. His creator, the bestselling fantasy author Terry Goodkind, turned to Facebook to name and shame a fan who pirated...
Book 'pirate' goes underground after being named by Terry Goodkind

Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Apple gives books a boost

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In the past, we’ve seen the power of an Amazon promotion to drive ebooks up the charts, but in R.L. Mathewson’s case, it was Apple’s iBookstore that helped her break through. Playing for Keeps and Perfection by R.L. Mathewson (self-published) Romance author R.L. Mathewson has written eight paranormal and contemporary romance novels. This week,...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Apple gives books a boost

Oscars winners, losers jump in Amazon sales rankings

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Volume 10 of host Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" jumped more than 3,000 percent on the site's bestseller list, while best picture winner "Argo" climbed five spots to No. 25. [Read more]...
Oscars winners, losers jump in Amazon sales rankings

Steve Jobs' Biographer Left Out Details on Vision for 'Next Apple TV'

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While Steve Jobs' official biographer Walter Isaacson created a stir last October with his disclosure of Jobs having "finally cracked" how to develop a revolutionary television set product, it now appears that Jobs shared even more about the product that Isaacson has so far declined to make public. The revelation...
Steve Jobs' Biographer Left Out Details on Vision for 'Next Apple TV'

Testing on iOS 5.1 Golden Master Reportedly Complete Ahead of iPad 3 Launch

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According to Chronic Wire, iOS 5.1 has satisfied the requirements of Apple's quality assurance testing and is now ready to be released to the public, presumably just prior to the iPad 3 launch within the next few weeks. The report claims that iOS 5.1 is now in the golden master...
Testing on iOS 5.1 Golden Master Reportedly Complete Ahead of iPad 3 Launch
Bezos on eBooks: Amazon is 'now seeing the transition we've been expecting'

"50 Shades of Grey" apparently UK's bestselling book ever (sorry, Harry)

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E.L. James’ erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, the first in a trilogy, is now the United Kingdom’s bestselling book ever, according to its publisher Random House UK. The company announced that it has sold 5.3 million copies sold in print and digital formats. The other two books in the trilogy, 50...
"50 Shades of Grey" apparently UK's bestselling book ever (sorry, Harry)
The strange US launch of Nokia's Lumia 920

Amazon revenue fails to meet Q4 estimates; $17.43B vs $18.25B

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Amazon has released its Q4 financials, and they’re not looking so hot. According to MarketWatch, Q4 revenue was $17.43B vs $18.25B estimate. Earnings per share were up sharply, however, at $0.38 versus an expected $0.17. Income was disappointing, as well, falling 58% to $177 million versus $416 million in the previous...
Amazon revenue fails to meet Q4 estimates; $17.43B vs $18.25B
'50 Shades' knock-offs climb Amazon's Kindle charts

The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next

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Chromebooks were designed to make computing speedy, simple and secure. For many of you, they have become the perfect, additional (and yes, affordable) computer: ideal for catching up on emails, sharing documents and chatting via Hangouts. We’re tremendously grateful to our partners—Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and HP—for their commitment. The momentum...
The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next

Revamped Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest is (surprise!) all about Amazon

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Amazon announced its sixth annual “Breakthrough Novel Award” Tuesday morning. The contest, which in past years offered grand-prize winners a $15,000 advance and a contract with big-six publisher Penguin, will now give the winner a $50,000 advance and a contract with Amazon Publishing. This, says Amazon, means “a faster publishing...
Revamped Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest is (surprise!) all about Amazon

New iPad to be Called 'iPad HD' and Not 'iPad 3'?

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CNet claims that the next iPad that is due to be announced on Wednesday will be named "iPad HD".A developer who's previously provided reliable information with respect to things Apple and otherwise tells us the next iPad uses the HD moniker instead of going with "iPad 3."The next generation...
New iPad to be Called 'iPad HD' and Not 'iPad 3'?

Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle

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In theory there would be a huge advantage to having a bookstore that was not locked to one device. Historically the music industry was caught on the hop when Apple launched the iPod. Because it could play non-DRM MP3s the iPod was the perfect companion to the Napsters/Kazaas of this...
Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle

Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Young adult romance is big

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This weekly feature examines certain ebooks’ paths to bestseller-dom, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. Slammed by Colleen Hoover Hoover’s first book, Slammed, is self-published and hits the NYT ebook fiction bestseller list this week at #13. The young adult romance tells the story...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Young adult romance is big

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, IACI, VZ)

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Good morning!  Here's the news. Come back to SAI later! Buzzfeed is launching a business section with now former Reuters tech and media editor Peter Lauria heading it up. Oliver Samwer is one of the Samwer brothers who made their fortune launching European clones of American tech companies. He's just...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, IACI, VZ)

Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Self-published romance climbs the lists

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This weekly feature examines certain ebooks’ paths to bestseller-dom, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park Here’s a good way for a book to become a New York Times bestseller: Have Jeff Bezos mention it on Amazon’s homepage....
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Self-published romance climbs the lists
Booting Up: Google Reader Exiles Migrate to Feedly

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 4, Slashes Price in Half to $149

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Adobe today announced the immediate release of Photoshop Lightroom 4, bringing a number of new features and a lower price tag to the company's professional photo management and manipulation software. Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls,...
Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 4, Slashes Price in Half to $149

Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

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Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning. The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other. In October, Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka wrote a story that’s stuck...
Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

How Amazon’s KDP Select Saved David Kazzie’s Book

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David Kazzie: As I write this blog post, The Jackpot is No. 68 on Amazon’s Paid Bestseller list. CUE FLASHBACK SOUND FROM LOST One week ago, my book was dead in the water. And I mean dead. After a promising start last summer, sales crashed, completely, totally and spectacularly, despite...
How Amazon’s KDP Select Saved David Kazzie’s Book

A Whole Lotta Trust Agents Video Reviews

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I was just watching Shawna Coronado’s video review of Trust Agents, and then I saw lots and lots more reviews. Whether this is useful for you to evaluate whether Trust Agents is for you, is uncertain. Here are several people’s take on the book (and Julien and I speaking about...
A Whole Lotta Trust Agents Video Reviews

Amazon Publishing shares some sales numbers in email to agents

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In an email to literary agents, Amazon Publishing VP Jeff Belle shares some sales numbers from the company’s list. “We’ve been energized by the early results across all of our imprints,” Belle writes: Since December, our Thomas & Mercer imprint has sold over 250,000 copies of Ed McBain’s classic 87th...
Amazon Publishing shares some sales numbers in email to agents

The Truth About Karl Rove’s ‘Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight’

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The Truth About Karl Rove’s ‘Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight’

Apple revamps a bestseller list, making iPhone sales harder to track

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The Apple (AAPL) Store has revamped the way it lists the top-selling online items, making it more difficult to tell whether iPhones are more popular than iPods or Macs. Up until the past few days, Apple displayed one list of the top-selling items across all of its product categories at...
Apple revamps a bestseller list, making iPhone sales harder to track
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