The US Department of Justice has filed a new document in the Apple eBook antitrust lawsuit. The filing includes an email sent from Apple’s founder Steve Jobs to Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corporation, the owner of HarperCollins, one...Show More Summary
As Little League season unfolds this spring, you can see the “He’s Just a Little Boy” poem by Chaplain Bob Fox tacked to fences at 1,500 baseball diamonds around the country. The photograph of one of those signs (embedded above) hasShow More Summary
Tech blog Mashable has introduced a new app for Google Glass called Mashable Velocity for Google Glass, which alerts users about that go viral. When the app predicts that a story will go viral, the Google Glass user will get an alert. Show More Summary
I met author Sara Humphreys at my Reader Appreciation luncheon for the first time and was quickly taken in by her wit and charm. Last week, she became my hero.
Bejeweled Blitz has returned to the top free Android app this week at No. 7, according to research from Google Play. The puzzle game from PopCap lets players match and detonate gems to beat layers. Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. Show More Summary
How much did eBook prices change after five major publishers agreed to the agency pricing model? The Department of Justice shared its “findings of fact and conclusions of law” (PDF link) in a long court document this week. The documents...Show More Summary
There are plenty of apps that will let you scan the barcode of a consumer product good to find out details about that product and how to get a good deal. But now there is an app that applies the same technology to your social consciousness. Buycott...Show More Summary
One bestselling self-published author urged other writers to avoid reading reviews online. Do you agree? Novelist Paige Weaver has spent five weeks on our Self-Published Bestsellers List with Promise Me Darkness, but she stopped reading reviews as her book spread online. Show More Summary
Good book covers are a wonderful thing; today we discuss some good new ones.
From their press release and interesting initiative by NetGalley: NetGalley, a service to promote and publicize forthcoming titles to professional readers of influence, has launched the NetGalley Wellness Challenge. The Challenge isShow More Summary
Novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis hosted an Ask Me Anything interview on Reddit today, fielding questions about an American Psycho musical adaptation and talking about his work. One reader asked Ellis why he bashed the work...Show More Summary
If the Common Core fails, what comes next?
The advocacy organization AARP will publish a new series of original eBooks, teaming up with RosettaBooks. Here’s more about the new partnership: RosettaBooks has partnered with the AARP to publish a series of original eBooks from the...Show More Summary
BookLikes, a new book sharing site for readers, has officially gone live. The company founders spent the past eight months beta-testing it and were able to gather 8,000 users. Here’s more from the release: BookLikes is a blog platform...Show More Summary
Mashing a plethora of industrial design categories will give you exactly what you’d think – bright plastic shoes with iPhone holders. The iPhone Mashup Shoe does exactly what it was commissioned to do, but it feels gaudy from trying to be too much all at once. Show More Summary
App marketplaces are filled with great reading and writing tools for kids, but finding the best apps for the kids in your life can be a daunting experience. To help our readers find and share better digital material for children, we’ve started a new Recommended Apps for Kids directory. Show More Summary
This week, Adecco Creative is hiring a senior editor, while Random House needs a manager of publicity. Palgrave Macmillan is seeking a senior editor, and ABRAMS is on the hunt for a marketing manager. Get the scoop on these openingsShow More Summary
RosettaBooks has partnered with the AARP to publish a series of original eBooks from the nonprofit organization. RosettaBooks will also help the AARP with various distribution. Together they will publish books on a variety of subjects including: caregiving, brain health, and driver safety. Show More Summary
I’ve struggled for a long time to find the best apps for my daughter in overcrowded and badly sorted app marketplaces. To help our readers both share and discover better digital content for kids, I’ve created our growing Recommend Apps...Show More Summary
Smart phones can now be equipped to tackled your olfactory perception with this whimsical Japanese gadget from Chaku Perfume. The device is a small attachment to your phone that can transfer scents wirelessly for $60. Chaku’s representative...Show More Summary