New Rumors Suggest New Nook Tablet Coming This Month – Nate pulls together a number of rumors regarding the upcoming Nook tablet. Purportedly it will run Windows 8 instead of a forked Android system which would make sense given the Microsoft partnership. The screen resolution is to be sharper and the processor zippier. The real problem as of yet is the lack of content. Amazon has videos, music and books. Ditto with Apple and Google. For any tablet to succeed, it will need to provide easy access to content. So far, B&N hasn’t delivered on anything but apps and books. The Digital Reader
Amazon Media Room: Press Releases – Remember the article I wrote about the rise of the serial a couple of weeks ago? Apparently Amazon thinks there is a market for serials as well. It has launched Kindle Serials. You buy at one price and every installment is automatically added to your file. The introductory price for the 8 serials is $1.99 each. I’m not sure how much the price of the non introductory serials will be but one has to assume more than $1.99. Amazon Press Release
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James threatens party planner with legal action – A woman wanted to throw 50 Shades theme parties, sell lingerie and give out tips. E.L James got wind of this and had her lawyers send out a cease and desist notice. Says her agent without any irony ““You can’t just hijack something someone else owns.” Somehow I think this type of attitude basically begs for something karmically bad to befall you. Mirror Online
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
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