Kindle’s ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’ Update

The link below is to an article that reports on an update to the Kindle’s ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’ page.

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Not My Review: History of Magic in North America, by J. K. Rowling

The links below are to articles and reviews of new content posted at Pottermore (J. K. Rowling) concerning Harry Potter like content and material, which she will be adding to over the course of this week – entitled ‘History of Magic in North America.’

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Kindle: How To Send eBooks, Documents, And Articles To Your Kindle App Or eReader

The link below is to an article that looks at how to send content to a Kindle App of Kindle Ebook Reader.

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The DRM dilemma facing the open web


Most of us are pretty used to certain freedoms granted by the open web. Just as you can send a link for any webpage or service to a friend, you can also save an image from a page, examine its code or copy some text to quote in something you’re writing. That way of doing things may be set to change.

The blogs of large corporations are rarely worth reading unless you’re a journalist or a fan of marketing content, but on Wednesday Telefonica(s tef)’s blog carried an interesting article by Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the web and the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body that formalizes new web standards.

The piece sums up all the different meanings of the word “open” in the context of the web, data, platforms and so on. It’s a pretty good primer on this stuff, so much of which…

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Article: Goodreads Announces New Content Policy

The link below is to an article that comments on the new Goodreads content policy, which includes deleting content that mentions author behaviour.

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Article: Bundling & Debundling

The link below is to an article that comments on recent trends to both bundle and debundle digital and traditional content.

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Is Flipboard a partner or a competitor for publishers and content creators? Yes


Flipboard has always had a somewhat double-edged relationship with the publishers who create the bulk of the content that flows through its apps: it theoretically gets those content creators a larger audience, and in some cases it does revenue-sharing advertising deals with them, but it also keeps a lot of the benefit for itself. That tension between Flipboard’s interests and the interests of content companies or media outlets was highlighted again on Tuesday, with the news that the company has launched a web version of its platform, which allows Flipboard content to be viewed through any web browser.

In the beginning, Flipboard offered publishers what seemed like a sweet deal: a magazine-style app that would allow their content to look great on an iPad or other mobile device, which saved them the cost and hassle of developing their own apps and/or offered a possible alternative to them, a special…

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