Thursday News Links: More Digital
Kindle sales are now being counted toward bestseller numbers. I hope this goes a long way toward pushing publishers to get their act together and release ebooks in a timely fashion.
Slow web loading speed can be a greater deterrent than anything and can overcome great features or content. This is something I struggle with at Dear Author – the trade off between widgety goodness and fast loading pages. I think it’s a battle I’m losing right now and plan to relaunch at the end of the year, a better faster Dear Author.
Teleread reports the Sony 700 is no longer available through the French store. Mike Cane noticed that the Sony 700 and Dark Blue Sony Reader 505 are gone from the US site. Does that mean the Gen 3 Sony Reader can’t be too far behind?
Twilight is turning ComicCon into a girlfest of sorts as teens descend upon the conference to catch glimpses of Robert Pattison who is scheduled to be on the New Moon Q&A panel.
Wall Street Journal writes about the digital buyer remorse when she finds out the books she bought, she doesn’t really own (which is why I crack the DRM on every book I buy even though it violates the DMCA)
Is the system of patronage returning to the arts? More musicians are producing their work under their own label and getting start up money from successful artists and investors. It’s possible with the rise of digital books that authors as profit centers may grow in both practice and acceptance.