Auditus


The link below is to a short review of the web application ‘Auditus,’ that converts ebooks to audiobooks.

For more visit:
https://betalist.com/startups/auditus

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Instapaper Premium Now Free


The links below are to articles reporting on Instapaper ‘premium’ now being free for all users.

For more visit:
http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/11/01/instapaper-makes-premium-tier-free-users/
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/instapaper-makes-send-to-kindle-free-for-everyone
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/instapaper-premium-is-free/

How long to Read …


The link below is to an article that looks at the web app, ‘How long To read This.’

For more visit:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/08/find-out-how-long-it-will-take-you-to-read-almost-any-book/

Visit How Long To Read This at:
http://www.howlongtoreadthis.com/

Book Recommendation Platforms


The link below is to an article that lists the top book recommendations platforms.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/may/10/top-book-recommendation-platforms-what-are-your-favourites

Instapaper Updated


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the recently updated web application ‘Instapaper.’ This is a great app that I use myself.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2014/05/08/instapaper-launches-revamped-website-adds-new-highlighting-and-article-management-features/

NewsToEbook: Turns Feeds Into Ebooks


The link below is to an article that takes a look at NewsToEbook, a web application that turns your news feed into an ebook.

For more visit:
http://ebookfriendly.com/newstoebook-feed-to-epub-mobi/

Stumblary – the StumbleUpon for Ebooks?


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Stumblary, which is a web application that seeks to be the StumbleUpon for ebooks – it has a way to go.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/11/17/stumblary-wants-stumbleupon-ebooks/

Will the Digg Effect make a comeback?


Gigaom

During the latter half of the naughties (2000s), Digg was one of the premier destinations on the web. If your story ended up on the front page of Digg, then you were rewarded by hundreds of thousands of page views, quite a bounty considering publishers big and small made (and still make money) for page-view based advertising. The traffic bump came to be known as the Digg effect (much like being Slashdotted.) Digg, obviously fell on hard times and it was just over a year ago, it was acquired by New York-based technology and media company, Betaworks.

Johnborthwick

John Borthwick, chief executive of Betaworks, had a plan  — Digg still was a good brand and was an ideal vehicle for his vision of a social-data powered recommendation service and news reader. The early attempt at that social news reader, News.me, hadn’t really gone anywhere and they were ready to shut it…

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