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Ten Apple Watch apps that you should download right now!

Here are 10 great Apple Watch apps that you should download right now!Apps might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about the …

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The Silent-Reading Party

Every first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel goes quiet and fills with people—crazy-haired, soft-spoken, …

Charles Dickens ordered that there must never be a statue of him in Britain - but tomorrow one will be unveiled in Portsmouth

Tomorrow, on what would have been his 202nd birthday, Charles Dickens will be recognised with the first statue ever to be erected in his honour in …

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John Hodgman’s Advice to Writers

Good stuff from a guy who’s been both an author and a literary agent.<p>We particularly like the fact that he appears so comfortable on camera. We …

Smashwords Hits New Milestone - 250,000 Indie eBooks Distributed | The Digital Reader

Smashwords reaffirmed its claim to the title of world's largest indie ebook distributor today.<p>Mark Coker has announced on the SW blog that the 250 …

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Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa | Colossal

<p>A few days ago Colleen Theisen who helps with outreach and instruction at the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa …

You could get $3.06 per ebook as part of major publishers' price fixing settlement

As part of the ebook price fixing scandal that ensnared Apple with a guilty verdict this year, all five publishing giants involved eventually agreed to a settlement in federal court — and now we're starting to get a better idea of just how much consumers will be getting back as part of the deal. If …

Head of German auction house arrested over theft of Italian antique books

The director of a German auction house has been arrested in connection with the theft of rare and antique books from a 16th century library in Naples.<p>Herbert Schauer was arrested in Munich after Italian authorities investigating the systematic looting of thousands of rare volumes from the …

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Kobo’s new tablets compete with Google’s Nexuses on price, specs

Kobo also unveiled a new, confusingly expensive e-reader.<p>Kobo announced a new e-reader and set of tablets set for launch this fall, aimed to compete …

Community Supported Publishing

<i>Wolverine Farm Publishing</i>, a fledgling publishing house in Fort Collins, CO is testing a new strategy for staying afloat in the publishing bussiness …

New ebook DRM isn't just easy to break, it makes no legal sense

"Lost in Translation," my latest <i>Publishers Weekly</i> column, looks at SiDiM, a new DRM scheme developed by the German Booksellers Association and the …

Yahoo News For iOS Gets Improved Visual Stream, Sponsored Stories And Cleaner UI

Since taking over as CEO of Yahoo last year, Marissa Mayer has pushed the company to make some huge improvements to its apps for iOS. So far we’ve been treated to stellar updates to Yahoo Weather, News and Flickr and the improvements keep coming as the company just published a nice update for its …

Diabolical Alarm Clock App Makes You Work Out to Wake Up

Alarm clocks have the unenviable job of making us do something we typically don't want to do – hauling our asses out of bed every morning. But that …

Investors eager to dump Wine.com, sources say

The New York-based private equity firm Baker Capital is selling off online wine retailer Wine.com, say several sources familiar with the matter.<p>According to its website, Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital, a firm that claims to have $1.5 billion under management.<p>Wine.com soaked up close to …

Pandora Fights Back Against RIAA Claims, Dispels Artist Royalty Myths

Pandora’s co-founder Tim Westergren is seeking to clear the air about some misconceptions being hurled at his company’s direction. In a blog post today, he struck back at opponents who claim that the service’s royalties are not what they should be.<p>The main target of this rebuttal post: the …

B&N to Shut Down PubIt on 10 July | The Digital Reader

Shares 12<p>When Barnes & Noble launched Nook Press in early April 2013 they made it clear that its predecessor, the nearly 3-year-old PubIt, would …

Digg Reader Now Available On Digg’s iOS App

Digg Reader, Digg’s alternative for the RSS aggregation addicts who will be bereft when Google Reader finally shuts down on July 1, is now available on the Digg iOS app. An Android app is expected to make its debut in the next three to four weeks.<p>Digg Reader is bundled into the Digg iOS app instead …

Weathertron: Another Gorgeous, Easy-To-Read iOS Weather App

Weathertron is Yet Another iPhone Weather App. In fact, it’s Yet Another iPhone Weather App Built On Dark Sky’s Back End. But as we shall see it’s totally worth a look: it looks great, it’s universal and — best of all — it’s called <i>Weathertron</i>.<p>The app is simple, showing the breakdown for today and …

Mailbox Update Brings Landscape Mode To iPhone, Support For Gmail ‘Send As’

Mailbox, the popular third-party Gmail client for iOS, has received yet more new features in its latest update. iPhone users can now take advantage of the new landscape mode for a wider look at their mail, and there’s now support for Gmail’s “send as” aliases.<p>You can now set up Gmail aliases from …

Tea App Now Includes Encyclopedia of Teas

Tea might just be the ultimate app for consumers of the aromatic beverage of the same name.<p>Launched back in 2011, Tea for iOS has served as a centralized repository for seasoned tea-drinkers to store their top teas, tasting notes and even tweak their teas to create the perfect blend. With the …

Barnes & Noble Reports $118.6M Loss On Revenue Of $1.3B In Q4, Plans To Open Nook Brand To Tablet OEMs

Barnes & Noble reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, and the financials make it clear that the company is still struggling to figure out how it fits into the larger digital reading ecosystem. All told, BN reported a quarterly net loss of $118.6 million (compared to $56.9 million …

Penguin and Author Solutions File for Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit

<i>Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware</i><p>In April, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against …

A look into Google's visual design guidelines

A treasure trove of cohesive design principles for developers and designers everywhere<p>As Google's Android matures, we all can see the shift in focus …