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Social Media Newsfeed: New Messaging App for Instagram? | Pandora Earnings

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Snapchat-Like App Bolt Leaked on Instagram (SocialTimes) Some Android users are seeing a banner ad inside Instagram for the company’s new “one tap photo messaging app” Bolt. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Interviews Hachette Author Edan Lepucki

As part of his battle with Amazon, Stephen Colbert has been promoting the book California by first time novelist Edan Lepucki. His goal was to help Lepucki land on The New York Times bestsellers list – a rare occurrence for a first time...Show More Summary

How Social Networks Deal With Death [Infographic]

Death on social media can be difficult to deal with. Any time there is a disaster — natural or man made — users often pour out sympathies and make donations to charities, all boosted by their social circles. But when it comes to the death of a loved one, there can also be a few odd questions. Show More Summary

Jack White is Getting Into the Book Business

White Stripes frontman Jack White has launched a book publishing company called Third Man Books. The imprint launches with a poetry collection entitled Language Lessons, co-edited by Chet Weise and Ben Swank of Third Man Records, White’s record label. Show More Summary

Scholastic’s Revenue Grew 2% in 2014, 8% in Q4

Scholastic’s total revenues for fiscal 2014 reached $1.82 billion, representing a 2 percent increase from $1.79 billion in 2013. The company also revealed that its fourth quarter revenues for the year were $549.3 million, up 8 percent...Show More Summary

Oyster Now Available on Web & Mobile Browsers

eBook subscription service Oyster has expanded beyond apps and is now also available on the web and mobile browsers. The news comes a week after Amazon revealed that it was getting into the eBook subscription business, steep competition for Oyster who so far has been leading the way in the Netflix-for-books business. Show More Summary

Gamers Don’t Like Ads During Breaks in Mobile Game Play

Mobile advertising is often handicapped by the very devices that it hopes to appear on. Mobile screens tend to be small, mobile ad units have little flexibility, and the ad has to interrupt something else to make its presence known.Show More Summary

International Best-Selling Author Paul McKenna on His Writing Process

Paul McKenna, the hypnotist and self-help guru from the UK, has a gift for writing best-selling nonfiction books. After an early career in radio, McKenna transitioned to TV and then to publishing. He’s written 16 nonfiction books, with...Show More Summary

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Revealed

Focus Features has released the trailer for the film adaptation of E.L. James’s bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey film. The stars of the erotica film Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were on TODAY this morning to premiere the trailer. We’ve...Show More Summary

Use This Sun-Activated Coupon for Android to Get Discounted Sunscreen

Here’s a clever product promotion masquerading as a coupon: Zealios, a skin-care company, is offering a digital 50 percent discount that gets activated when you spend some time out-of-doors. This is likely the most high-tech sunscreen...Show More Summary

S.C.Stephens Lands 3-Book Deal With Forever

S.C. Stephens (pictured, via), a bestselling self-published author, has landed a three-book deal with Forever, an imprint at Grand Central Publishing. Beth de Guzman, vice president of digital and paperbacks, negotiated the deal with Kristyn Keene, an ICM agent. Show More Summary

The Weinstein Company Reveals Trailer For ‘The Imitation Game’

The Weinstein Company has unveiled an official trailer for The Imitation Game. This film adaptation is based on Andrew Hodges’ biography Alan Turing: The Enigma. The video embedded above offers glimpses of star actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the famous logician and computer scientist. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Rebrands | Facebook Earnings

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. A Brand New Foursquare, with a Brand New Logo and Look, is Almost Ready for You (Foursquare Blog) In a couple weeks, we’re rolling out a brand new version of Foursquare that’s all about you. Show More Summary

The Littlefield Letters

A class of fourth graders pleads with a librarian to keep their set of books just a little bit longer.

7.5% of Book Buyers Are Buying Less From Amazon Due to Hachette Dispute

Amazon’s dispute with Hachette is causing about 7.5 percent of book buyers to buy less from the online retail giant and 1.4 percent of book buyers are buying more, according to figures based on research from Peter Hildick-Smith of the...Show More Summary

Grove Atlantic Acquires Book of Mormon Producer’s Self-Published Book

Grove Atlantic has acquired Kevin Morris’ collection of stories White Man’s Problems, along with a novel that Morris is currently working on. The Book of Mormon co-producer self-published White Man’s Problems on Amazon earlier this year. The...Show More Summary

Reading Habits on the Toilet: INFOGRAPHIC

Do you read while you go to the bathroom? The Reader’s Edge has created an infographic called ” Reading Habits on the Toilet,” which explores the preferred habits of readers in the bathroom. Check it out: “Are you guilty of texting on the toilet? Perhaps you’re a bit more traditional and you prefer a book, or magazine. Show More Summary

What, How and Why People Share on Social Media [Infographic]

User sharing on social networks can be a somewhat nebulous topic. Marketers would love to know just what kinds of content gets shared the most. To answer this question, web design and development company Go-Gulf created an infographic that breaks down what, where and why people share on social media. Pictures are the No. Show More Summary

Free Samples of the Man Booker Longlist

The Man Booker Longlist has been revealed for 2014. While a number of the titles will be released later this year, we’ve collected free samples of many of the books on the list. The shortlist will be revealed on September 9th and the...Show More Summary

‘Sweet Addiction’ Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels leads the Self-published Bestsellers List this week for the second week in a row. To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Show More Summary

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