Yes! Amazon is going head-to-head with the Apple iPad and is expected to perform competitively. Something Apple hasn’t seen much of in the tablet market to date.
Amazon’s launch into the world of tablets reportedly includes a a multi-colour screen, like their Kindle, and will have a backlit 7-inch screen. With a price tag of around $300 or less it’s expected to be very competitive with the iPad.
With shipping expected to begin sometime in October Amazon’s tablet is sure to be on many wish lists for the holidays and would explain the current redesign of Amazon’s
The Sony Pocket, Daily, and Touch are all gone and in comes the new Sony Reader Wi-Fi. Sony has been in the ereader market for a while now but their newest edition comes with perks some consumers may find irresistible.
The new eReader includes built in Wi-Fi, 2GB of internal storage, a 6-inch touch-screen with E ink Pearl display, weighs 6 ounces and is only 0.35 inches thick and is most comparable to the new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader.
While some consumers may be happy the device includes a headphone jack to listen to audio
In the traditional publishing model authors can get paid in two ways, either a flat fee (a onetime lump sum) or on a percentage, or royalty, of each book sold. Then there is the increasing popularity of self-publishing. Here we’ll outline the differences.
When working with a publisher each contract will vary but there are common practices in the industry. Typically royalties for hardcover books are about 10% while 6%-8% can be expected for paperback. A new trend emerging is for publishers to pay authors based on net rather than the retail price of the book. A