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Kindle Voyage: This Is What a $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous)

Kindle Voyage: This Is What a $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
It's been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012's Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon's got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage.
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Indonesia 2015: An Appetizer Awaits in Frankfurt in 2014

Indonesia 2015: An Appetizer Awaits in Frankfurt in 2014 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Indonesia, prior to its turn as Guest of Honor in 2015 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, is serving up a top roster of authors and thinkers to whet your appetite for next year.
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Are the Goldsmiths and Folio Prizes Changing the Game?

Are the Goldsmiths and Folio Prizes Changing the Game? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
At the New Statesman, Leo Robson examined the Goldsmiths and Folio Prizes and how they are 'changing the literary landscape.'
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Kindle Paperwhite vs new $79 Basic Kindle Comparison Review (+Video)

Kindle Paperwhite vs new $79 Basic Kindle Comparison Review (+Video) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
When it comes to comparing the Kindle Paperwhite with the new $79 entry-level Kindle that was released at the beginning of October 2014, the differences all come down to hardware.
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Life and Death at Frankfurt

Life and Death at Frankfurt | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Literary agent Barbara J. Zitwer reflects on the pivotal role the Frankfurt Book Fair has played in her life and career.
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What Are You Reading On? October 2014

What Are You Reading On? October 2014 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Given the many new mobile device launched each year and the excess of models still floating around from past years, a reader has many choices for reading devices.
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Now on Scribd: Unlimited Romance from Harlequin

Now on Scribd: Unlimited Romance from Harlequin | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Our library just got a little (okay, maybe a lot) steamier. We’ve just added more than 15,000 titles from Harlequin, one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, to our library of more than half a million books. Now, you can spend your evening (or any time of day, really) with bestsellers from Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham, and Shannon Stacey, all available by subscription exclusively on Scribd.
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FreedomPop Launches a $75 Tablet, Will Follow it With a $99 Phablet

FreedomPop Launches a $75 Tablet, Will Follow it With a $99 Phablet | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

FreedomPop is about to launch a new phablet aimed at those who think the Galaxy Note line is both too small and too expensive.
This purveyor of budget cellphone plans is launching a 7″ tablet today as a precursor to launching a 4G-equipped model next month.

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Tolino to Launch WaterProof Vision eBook Reader at Frankfurt Book Fair

Tolino to Launch WaterProof Vision eBook Reader at Frankfurt Book Fair | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Move over Aura H2O, there’s a new waterproof ereader about to hit the market. Unconfirmed reports are coming out of Germany today that Tolino will be launching a new waterproof Vision ebook reader at the Frankfurt Book Fair next week.
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Entering a Children’s Picture Book, Literally and Digitally

Entering a Children’s Picture Book, Literally and Digitally | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
How can the digital age use the tried-and-true concept of a picture book to create something new and wonderful for children?
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Amazon Creates New 'X Factor' or Crowdsourcing Offer

Amazon Creates New 'X Factor' or Crowdsourcing Offer | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
This week Amazon added another layer to their offer, a new ‘crowdsourcing’ book submission one, which as with all things Amazon today, immediately polarised many. The lure is to attract would be authors into what some would call a digital slush pile 'X factor’ competition, where readers vote and those works that get the votes, win and potentially get selected for stardom and the recognition their authors want. Under the new service Authors will be asked to submit never before published works. Amazon will then make available a preview of the work and enable readers to review and nominate their favourite and the books with the most nominations will then be reviewed by the Amazon team for potential publication. It is unclear when and if an author can flip a non-selected submission into KDP, but we suspect that will be on offer and provide an added author bonus.
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The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting

The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Colleen Higgs of South Africa's Modjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.
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Crowdsourcing at a Crossroads?

Crowdsourcing at a Crossroads? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Amazon announced it’s readying a crowdsourced publishing package to add to its self-publishing offerings.
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Amazon to Update Older Fire Tablets to New Fire OS, Could Bundle Washington Post App with it

Amazon to Update Older Fire Tablets to New Fire OS, Could Bundle Washington Post App with it | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Amazon is giving existing Fire owners a couple reasons to hold on to their older tablets. Last year’s devices are going to be getting a firmware update, and what’s more there are reports that Amazon plans to offer a Washington Post app.
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The Costs of Restructuring at Major Publishers

The Costs of Restructuring at Major Publishers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As book publishing transitions from a largely print-based industry to one that produces both print and digital content, many publishers are restructuring their operations. Those reorganizations are usually accompanied by layoffs that are not widely reported. In an effort to gauge the impact of these changes on the publishing workforce, PW looked at the SEC filings of the few publicly traded houses. Although there is reliable information on only three publishers, the documents show that while those companies have paid out millions in severance, in many cases they have replaced jobs that were eliminated with new positions to take into account the shifting demands of the industry.
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What is Faber's new division supposed to do? And is digital the savior of high culture?

What is Faber's new division supposed to do? And is digital the savior of high culture? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
According to a report in The Bookseller, Henry Volans, head of Faber Digital, has been tasked to form a new division of Faber and Faber, Faber Press, with the goal of creating a new kind of business for the venerable UK literary publisher. The exact purpose of this new structure is not yet clear, except that, according to several reports, it unites Volans’s current purview at Faber Digital with Faber Finds and Faber Fine Press, as well as embracing Faber’s poetry, drama, film, and classical music lists.
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Kindle First Launches in the United Kingdom

Kindle First Launches in the United Kingdom | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Kindle First has just launched in the United Kingdom and this Amazon program gives bookworms the ability to read eBooks before they are formally released.
Every month the Amazon Publishing editors will select four books, letting you pick the one you want to read before its official release date. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account you will still be able to select one of the featured books each month, and you’ll be able to buy it for just £0.99.

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Christian Fiction Writers Meet Amid Shrinkage, Growth

Christian Fiction Writers Meet Amid Shrinkage, Growth | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In a year in which four publishers closed, paused, or slimmed down their fiction lists, members of the American Christian Fiction Writers held their annual conference Sept. 25-27 in St. Louis to honor their best, talk shop, and see who was still standing. Registered attendance of 575--which included 150 first-timers--was down slightly from last year. The conference offered two full days of workshops, along with concurrent sessions with agents and editors hearing pitches from aspiring authors, which in a few cases produced contract offers.
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Denmark’s Schilling Asks Publishing Executives to Dream Big

Denmark’s Schilling Asks Publishing Executives to Dream Big | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
In its new white paper, Danish publishing consultancy Schilling challenged executives to answer “what should a publishing company built from scratch look like?”
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Little Critter Library is a Kid’s eBook Subscription App for iOS

Little Critter Library is a Kid’s eBook Subscription App for iOS | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Oceanhouse Media recently launched an ebook subscription service designed for young children ages 2-5.
The app is exclusive to iOS and grants access to a library of Little Critter ebooks by Mercer Mayer. The app is called Little Critter Library and is available in the Apple app store.

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Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years.
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HP Cracks the $99 Windows Tablet Barrier with the Stream 7

HP Cracks the $99 Windows Tablet Barrier with the Stream 7 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

HP has just announced a pair of Windows 8 tablets which will cost $99 and up. Launching just in time to edge out the Toshiba Encore mini as the first of the $99 Windows tablets in the US market, the HP Stream 7 will feature an Intel Atom Z3735G CPU, and it will be matched by the $149 Stream 8.

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Icarus Excel Features 9.7 inch Screen and Android 4.0

Icarus Excel Features 9.7 inch Screen and Android 4.0 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Netherlands based e-reader company Icarus has just revamped their wildly successful 9.7 inch Excel e-reader with Android 4.0. This will allow users to not only have a very large screen display to take notes but also install their own e-reading apps.

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Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-Ink readers available for order internationally when not available in country of residence.

Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-Ink readers available for order internationally when not available in country of residence. | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
QUICK NOTE: Revised the List of Current Kindles Globally to include new Amazon pages for new (and old) Kindles available for order from those outside the U.S. who need to order these models from Amazon-US rather than from their countries of residence.

Here's the quick-chart of current Kindles, globally.
I added Amazon's links to new product-pages for Kindles available for purchase
from their "International" pages. (The UK section was updated 9/21.)
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European Airlines Now Allow e-Readers on Flights

European Airlines Now Allow e-Readers on Flights | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The European Aviation Safety Agency on Friday issued new safety guidance that now allows e-readers such as the Kindle, Kobo and Nook to be used on airplanes, without the need of putting them in airplane mode. This sets the stage for major airlines to offer on-board WIFI internet access to buy books, magazines and newspapers while in the air.
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