Monthly Archives March 2012

TKC 191 Margaret Atwood

News – 1) This just in: Reuters reports that a settlement in the anti-trust investigation of Apple and some of the Big 5 Publishers may be reached in a few weeks that would end the so-called agency model of e-book pricing. 2) Scientific American in its 60-second science podcast reports on a survey highlighting advantages young readers […]

TKC 190 James McQuivey

News – 1) Suzanne Collins is the all-time top Kindle author, Amazon announces. To celebrate, they’re giving away 12 Kindle Fires and 12 copies of her Hunger Games trilogy in a sweepstakes that ends March 25. And there’s also a movie opening based on the first of the trilogy, getting good reviews. 2) Amazon updates Kindle […]

TKC 189 South by Southwest Interactive

Intro – Omar L. Gallaga reports that South by Southwest Interactive registration this year was up nearly 27 percent compared to last year, to a total of 24,569. News – 1) Amazon updates Kindle for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch just in time for the arrival of the iPad – 3rd generation. Is the screen better […]

TKC 188 Lawrence Lessig

News – 1) DigiTimes and BGR report that success of the Kindle Fire is putting a damper on eInk Kindle sales. The New York Times weighs in with a good comparison of reading on a multipurpose tablet versus a dedicated eInk reader. 2) The Wall Street Journal quotes unnamed sources to report that the Department of […]

TKC 187 Throw in the Vowel

News – 1) James McQuivey of Forrester Research, in a video interview at Digital Book World, reported on a drop in optimism among book publishers and forecasts a big drop in print revenue late this year or next. 2) Amazon reports fast growth in number of titles available at Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. 3) Via […]