Publishing Industry News: January 2016
Here's a round up of some publishing news you might have missed this month:
Changes coming to Amazon
Amazon will be flagging ebooks that have "Quality issues reported". This latest update is nothing to worry about. It's basically just another quality control to make sure the publishing standard of ebooks meets Amazon's publishing terms of service. For more details about the update check out this article at http://johndopp.com/writers/amazon-kindle-spelling-mistakes/.
A new device is being developed to create a tactile tablet to allow the blind to read. For more details read http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3399018/Braille-Kindle-developed-blind-Tactile-tablet-allow-people-feel-images-text-screen.html
Barnes and Noble situation improving
Barnes and Noble have been having problems but Wall Street is betting on better times ahead. Part of the solution may be opening smaller stores. Read more about it here http://www.cbsnews.com/news/whats-barnes-nobles-next-chapter/
Aerbook is a new venture by Ingram that creates retail opportunities for publishers and authors via social media. For more details read http://www.savvybookwriters.com/the-amazon-of-social-media/#Aerbook