The Most Narcissistic Website Depicts Nothing but Selfies

The unrelenting wave of mobile self-portraiture is here in the form of a website dedicated to the praxis of selfie-ism. Go there and you, too, can experience the humanity of selfies, streaming faster than lolcats on caturdays. Created by artists Tyler Madsen, Erik Carter, and Jillian Mayer, the Selfeed, first premiered at the Utah Museum...

Newspaper Industry Revenue Falls in 2013

The newspaper industry has lost billions of dollars in the last 10 years in advertising revenue due to Google and has seen a decline in subscriptions. A new report from the Newspaper Association of America paints a bleak picture of revenue in 2013. The Newspaper Association of America said revenue fell 2.6% to $37.6 billion...

eBook Review: Haunted Empire by Yukari Iwatani Kane

Verdict: 3 Stars I expected a lot from Haunted Empire, and I did get a lot of information. It just wasn’t the stuff I thought I would read about. Where was the controversy? Where was the speculation about Apple’s downfall? Basically, where was the information that CEO Tim Cook took issue with? There was a...

Innovative Publishing Out of Italy’s Rizzoli

Italy isn’t known as a hotbed of digital publishing innovation or activity. In fact, ebooks only account for somewhere around 4% of publisher revenue in the country, according to Marcello Vena, director of digital business at RCS Libri, which owns book publisher Rizzoli, among other companies. (He’s also a DBW blogger.) Yet, despite this nascent...

Magzter Experiments with New Groupon Campaign

Magzter has been a breakout success story in India with userbase of six million and 35,000 digital magazine downloads a day. The company is experimenting with new content delivery methods to appeal to a new demographic via Groupon India. The new Groupon Campaign is poised to appeal to new and existing users of Magzter. Right...

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2012 tablet supports now CyanogenMod

Even if the Kindle Fire HD it’s a tablet that comes with a lot of bulky software, it seems that the guys from CyanogenMod managed to release some nightly builds for the Kindle Fire HD 2012 generation that includes the 7 and the 8.9-inch models. It remains that the improved stable builds to be released...

Morning Roundup: Being an awesome Little Free Library patron. More on book discovery

How Three Independent News Sites Survived Their First Five Years (Media Shift) Maness moderated a panel recently in which the editors told their stories at the International Symposium on Online Journalism at the Knight Center for Digital Journalism in the Americas in Austin, Texas. *** 5 Tips for Being an Awesome Little Free Library Patron...

Intel Losing Billions of Dollars on Chips for Tablets and Phones

In case you’re wondering why Intel is in bed with Android lately, it may be because the partnership with Microsoft was dragging them down. It’s no wonder they’re losing billions of dollars on tablet and smartphone CPUs… In the mobile business it’s all Qualcomm nowadays and even Nvidia is having a hard time adjusting. MediaTek...

Top 10 New Android Apps of the Week – April 20 2014

This week saw a number of apps released from Google for Chromecast and new picture app. We have also seen a number of great new games unveiled, but we are all eagerly waiting the new Angry Birds Epic to finally depart iOS. Today, out of the thousands of new apps issued last week, we look...

Most Americans Now Reading Ebooks?

A new poll by Harris Interactive, a Nielsen company, suggests they are. The poll, conducted last month, found a majority of Americans reading ebooks. It estimates that share at 54%, a number far exceeding the 28% a Pew study reported in January. Requests for comment on this discrepancy were not returned. Not only does the...

Chuwi Yoga tablet concept comes with 4G LTE and with an octa-core processor

Today, in the final day of the Hong Kong Electronic Fair exhibition, Chuwi, a chinese producer revealed a new tablet concept called Chuwi Yoga, a device that looks just the Lenovo Yoga tablet and that can be used in 3 modes. The Chuwi Yoga packs an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor that it’s built using big.LITTLE...

World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez (via AFP) Presidents, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late giant of Latin American literature whose work inspired generations of story-tellers. Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at… Related Posts :Writers should be paidWorld's biggest book fair explores...

Pubslush Announces Contest for Children’s Book Week

With its focus on helping authors meet the financial needs of publishing books, Pubslush does more than just create a platform for book preorders. Yesterday, vice president and co-founder Amanda Barbara spoke to Good e-Reader about a contest the site is hosting through their company, the Little Reader Snapshot Contest. In conjunction with the Children’s...

Maine library declines Rick Hautala archive, citing resources

You’d think that birthing American horror’s favorite son would give a U.S. state a broad institutional commitment to supporting the horror genre and honoring its local exponents. Well, apparently not. Because a library in Maine has declined the bequest of the archive of local horror writer Rick Hautala, citing lack of resources to properly support...

eBook Bestseller Firm Result Source Disappears

Result Source has been one of the premier businesses that appeals to writers looking to game the system and get their book on bestseller lists. Due to a myriad of factors the company has shuttered their online presence, all but disappearing. Result Source was making millions of dollars from charging authors up to $250,000 for...

Digital Publishing Startups Vying for $10,000 at BEA

Book Expo America sponsored the first official Hackathon next year, which saw a few notable young startups pitch angle investors and the industry at large. Things are getting a little bit more serious for the upcoming publishing event in New York. For the first time ever, there will be a Startup Alley at BEA, bringing...