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One thing that’s becoming quite evident is the growing number of photos everyone with smartphones accumulates. Do we even go back and look at them the next year or ever? If you’ve got thousands of photos, but have no easy process to actually look at them, you should check out this iOS app, Throwback, which just became available for Android users. Show More Summary
John Darnielle, best known for being a member of The Mountain Goats band, has signed a deal with Farrar, Straus & Giroux to pen his novel. The publisher will release Wolf in White Van on September 30, 2014. The FSG blog revealed the cover for Darnielle’s novel; it was designed by famed artist Rodrigo Corral. Show More Summary
Android tablets are gaining momentum in global sales – so much so they were able to overtake the formidable iPads. The findings comes from Gartner research firm : A 127% jump in tablet sales in 2013 saw 61.9% of that market share going...Show More Summary
Disney Movies Anywhere is the long-awaited app from Disney, but let’s face it, in this cold weather, it’s best in the comfort of our warm beds. The app allows you to earn streaming points with user interactions, but there are also exclusive free content without a catch. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Digital publishing platform Vook has introduced a new dashboard for authors and content owners to track eBook sales called Author Control. The tool pulls sales data from Amazon, Amazon KDP, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Nook Press, Kobo Writing...Show More Summary
Writer Sarah Hamburg gathers a heap of helpful suggestions from the recent CCBC diversity discussion.
A look at the (new) local newsroom from CJR:One reason the record can devote itself entirely to local news is because its parent company operates something called Thunderdome. In 2012, Digital First opened a newsroom on the 25th floor...Show More Summary
Suvudu, Random House’s online site for science fiction and fantasy fans, has revealed the brackets for its March Madness-style tournament for fiction. The fourth annual Cage Match 2014 kicks off on March 10, and will feature five weeks of writing battles. Show More Summary
Samsung dominated social media platforms during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – garnering at least 44.2% of all brand mentions. According to research from Synthesio, the technology company was mentioned across social media, blogs, and comments at least 1,246,000 times. Show More Summary
For the first time in December of 2013, mobile users were turning to their smartphones more than their desktop computers to browse the web. With that kind of growth it’s no surprise that mobile advertisement is growing equally fast,...Show More Summary
Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. Author Eric Danville will be celebrating his new book, The Complete Linda Lovelace. Show More Summary
Social crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, reached $1 Billion in pledges today. To celebrate, the company made a website to share its incredible statistics. To date, Kickstarter’s $1 Billion mark has brought in 5.7 million users from 224 countries on all seven continents, most of which was in the last 12 months alone. Show More Summary
Brendan Deneen knows a thing or two about getting a book made into a Hollywood film. He’s not only an author and former literary agent, Deneen is executive editor for Macmillan Entertainment, for which he shops TV and film rights for...Show More Summary
Read this… My 14 year old brother wrote this… Crazyyyy pic.twitter.com/RzvhJU1LUN — Derek Nichols (@DerekNichols0) February 26, 2014 A palindromic poem written by a 14-year-old named Jordan Nichols went viral after his older brother Derek tweeted a photo of it (embedded above). Show More Summary
Twitter user Dylan Smith has started a new Twitter account called Novel First Lines, on which he will tweet the first line of a novel every day for a year. The Twitter handle got started on March 1st and will tweet through February 28, 2015. Show More Summary
Lena Dunham, best known as the lead actress and creator of Girls, will write a four-part mini-series for Archie Comics. The publisher plans to release the four Dunham issues sometime in 2015. In an interview with Comic Book Resources,...Show More Summary
Ever wonder which countries around the world spend the most time reading? India leads the list with citizens of the country spending an average of 10.42 hours a week reading per person, according to the NOP World Culture Score Index....Show More Summary
Flappy Bird clones are still dominating the iTunes app store. This week, it’s Jumpy Jack and his skateboarding antics. Unlike the original Flappy Bird, Jumpy Jack comes with rewards for users who can move through the obstacles. Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. Show More Summary
Children’s book publisher Sylvan Dell Publishing has changed its name to Arbordale Publishing. The company has changed the name over the use of the name “Sylvan,” which caused the publisher legal issues. Here is more from the press release: The original name was closely associated with co-owner Donna German’s family. Show More Summary