News – 1) The worrisome blight of Kindle spam is in the news here and here. Laura Hazard Owen had the story first three months ago, with help from Mike Essex. 2) Does this new web site and this YouTube video mean J.K. Rowling is going to bring Harry Potter to e-books herself? Maybe, says PaidContent. 3) Consumer Reports rates the new All-New Nook slightly higher than the 6-inch Kindle WiFi.
Tech Tip – Via Jim Jones in Omaha, another shortcut for Text to Speech: Press the Back button to stop TTS in the middle of a book, saving the steps of pressing the Aa key and choosing “turn off” Text to Speech.
Interview (Starts at 11:45) – On June 16, 2011, I recorded what amounts to Part 2 of a conversation begun two weeks ago with Kindle blogger Jon Cog whose Me and My Kindle blog is available for subscription at the Kindle Store. Among this week’s topics: the Amazon.com shareholders’ meeting, Kindle games, the All-New Nook, and public annotations. Games mentioned include Monopoly, Pirate Stash, Strimko, Futoshiki, Wordoku, Symdoku, Thread Words, Dots and Boxes, Word Search, Triple Town, and Snakes and Ladders.
Content – An update from Delivereads.
Upcoming – I will be presenting a webinar titled “Formatting Content for E-Readers” on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT, sponsored by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). It will last a half hour including questions. It’s free, but space is limited. Click here to register. I hope you’ll stop by!