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Amazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles

Amazon in the US has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies in what appears to be another contract dispute, according the Wall Street Journal. Copies of films such as Muppets Most Wanted, Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were unavailable for order on DVD or Blu-ray on Amazon.com on Sunday, although digital copies were still available for pre-order. Pre-orders …

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Stuart O'ConnorAmazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles

US Ambassador sworn in on an eBook reader

In what could be a first the new US Ambassador to Switzerland, Suzi LeVine, was sworn not on a Bible or another book… but an e-reader. Before a new American ambassador can take up their position, like the President and…

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James O'MalleyUS Ambassador sworn in on an eBook reader

Amazon accidentally reveals new Kindle Paperwhite 2 and September 30 ship date

If you're thinking about splashing the cash on a Kindle Paperwhite eReader, you may want to hold fire. It seems that Amazon have accidentally outed its successor, with a post on Forum.HR providing the above landing page image revealing the…

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Gerald LynchAmazon accidentally reveals new Kindle Paperwhite 2 and September 30 ship date

NOOK slash e-readers and tablet prices, starting at £99 for Get Reading festival

NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, has announced new low prices to mark its partnership with the Evening Standard’s Get Reading festival and to promote literacy across the UK.For a limited time only, the 7-inch NOOK HD will…

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Q&A: Pete Smith, author of 'Project Management: All You Need Is Love', on self publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Digest eBook Self Publishing Season – Pete Smith Q&A Pete Smith, native of Brixton in South London, worked for nearly ten years with charity Save The Children. His book 'Project Management: All You Need Is Love' details that period…

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Gerald LynchQ&A: Pete Smith, author of 'Project Management: All You Need Is Love', on self publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing

HOW TO: Self-publish an eBook with Apple iBooks – formatting, aggregators, royalties and more!

Tablets and smartphones make for great reading devices, and you don't get better tablets or smartphones than Apple's iPad and iPhone. Through Apple's iBooks store, self publishing authors have a great market through which to tout their wares, and this guide will walk you through how to get your work onto the platform.

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Gerald LynchHOW TO: Self-publish an eBook with Apple iBooks – formatting, aggregators, royalties and more!

Dark Fate "First Person Fiction" iPad novel takes to the high seas of the Kickstarter self publishing route

Our self publishing season continues today with a quick look at Dark Fate: The Treasure Island Chronicles, by Oxfordshire-based startup Whooc Publishing Ltd. under their Freed Fiction Imprint. So far we've looked at how to solo DIY publish Kindle eBooks,…

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Gerald LynchDark Fate "First Person Fiction" iPad novel takes to the high seas of the Kickstarter self publishing route

Q&A: Claire L Brown, author of ‘Draco; Homecoming’, on self publishing her first novel as an eBook

Tech Digest eBook Self Publishing Season – Claire L Brown Q&A Sunderland-born Claire L Brown is a BA Hons Graduate in Media with American History from Sunderland University. After attending Western Washington State University and spending several years working for…

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Gerald LynchQ&A: Claire L Brown, author of ‘Draco; Homecoming’, on self publishing her first novel as an eBook