News – 1) TeleRead has a good roundup of the latest legal filings by Penguin (PDF) and Macmillan (PDF) in the DOJ antitrust suit and by Apple in the class action suit against the same defendants. 2) Are two units of Macmillan–Momentum in Australia and Tor in the U.S. and U.K– paving the way for a DRM-free eBook future? Cory Doctorow thinks so, and I hope he’s right! 3) Via Andrys Basten, NPD Group suggests a stronger first quarter for Kindle Fire sales than appeared to be the case from an earlier IDC report.
Tech Tips – Watchlists for your Kindle Fire videos, and some tips related to sending Word documents to your Kindle devices.
Interview (Starts at 16:48) – Eric Hellman, president of Gluejar and the author of the Go To Hellman blog, explains how unglue.it is attempting to help libraries manage the challenges of the digital age.
Content – “The Amazon Effect” by Steve Wasserman. Click here for The Nation’s podcast interview with him. I’m still reading War and Peace. A good movie on Prime Instant Video for aerobic workouts: The 1984 Footloose with Kevin Bacon, and here’s the soundtrack on MP3. Via Me and My Kindle, Rabbit Ears Books has 45 children’s books for 99 cents each for Kindle Fire, including The Velveteen Rabbit.
Next Week’s Interview(s) will be recorded during my visit to BookExpo America in New York City.