Amazon Launches New Tool to Help Schools Manage Their Kindle Collections – One of the biggest publishing fights will be over the hearts and minds of students. Pearson just bought EmbanetCompass, a company that helps colleges and universities to move their academic courses online. Barnes & Noble divested its college program into the new company it formed with Microsoft. But Amazon isn’t going down quietly. It has launched a new program called WhisperCast which allows one IT administrator to control and launch hundreds of Kindles and Kindle tablets from a single webpage. It’s enterprise for your Kindle. The Digital Reader
Claire Felicie’s photographs Marines’ faces before, during, and after Afghanistan. – Claire Felicie documented the facial changes in several Dutch Marines to test whether the experience can be seen in their faces. Only 12 months have passed from the first photo to the last. Of all of them, I thought the second set looked like the person had changed the most. If you look a presidents’ pictures, though, it is easy to see the toll the office has taken on the individuals. Slate
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.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com