John Dishon's Blog – February 2009 Archive (4)

Rumor: Larger, Touchscreen Kindle 3 may be released later this year

http://i.gizmodo.com/5161405/a-larger-touchscreen-kindle-3-coming-this-year



Full text of the article:



"While we first saw the Kindle 2 months ago in a leak, there's been another nagging rumor, one of a Kindle with a full 8.5"x11" display. And according to DigiTimes, that Kindle still exists.



Sneakily tacked on a post about Amazon's e-ink display manufacturer Prime View… Continue

Added by John Dishon on February 28, 2009 at 1:14am — 1 Comment

Cell phone stories writing new chapter in print publishing

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/02/25/japan.mobilenovels/





From the article:



"A struggling Japanese publishing industry was quick to take notice of the growing popularity of keitai shosetsu, especially early works like Yoshi's "Deep Love." Many of the popular cell phone novels have since been turned into paperbacks, and bookstores across Japan now have entire sections devoted to the digital-age literary… Continue

Added by John Dishon on February 28, 2009 at 12:08am — 4 Comments

Authors´ Guild vs. reality: Kindles and read-aloud

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/25/authors-guild-vs-rea.html





From the article:



"I think there's plenty not to like about the Kindle -- the DRM, the proprietary file format, both imposed on authors and publishers even if they don't want it -- and about Amazon's real audiobook section, Audible (the DRM -- again, imposed on authors and publishers even if they'd prefer not to use it). But if… Continue

Added by John Dishon on February 27, 2009 at 3:44am — 13 Comments

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