Friday, August 24, 2012

Industry News - Amazon, Ebooks, Apple, & Book Covers - and Friday Photo Inspiration

Amazon is now selling ebooks in India. Read full article at Paid Content

Libraries are still having issues with ebooks, especially text books - improper formatting, ebook pricing, availability, etc. Read full article at Research Information

Apple is now the most valuable company in history. Read full article at Mashable

20 theories of what makes a good book cover design. (And #20 is the fluffy kitten theory.) Article and examples at The Guardian

And your Friday Photo Inspiration...









25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I read this week that Apple was the biggest. And very cool photos. Very green.

michelle said...

Thanks for all the great links! The photos are awesome!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the pics! Gorgeous :)

That Apple fact is amazing!

Clarissa Draper said...

Nice fotos. Also, cool that India can now read more e-books!

Summer Ross said...

Green photos- I get the impression you are trying to make the summer last longer... :)
Love them, the trees are so beautiful and I like how they weep.

Karen Walker said...

Photos are gorgeous, Diane. Wish I'd had the foresight to buy Apple stock.
Karen

Em-Musing said...

Ooooo! Two green tree pythons. Cool!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. I really can do without the green tree coiled pythons - they really are not my favourite creatures .. green dripping primal growth is fine ... without the additives ...

We're into primal growth here - straight down rain! I'm grateful ..

Thanks for the update re ebooks, Amazon, Apple et al ... always good to be reminded of what's going on around us ..

Cheers Hilary

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Oh wow! Awesome photos.
I translate books to large print and braille for the RNIB in the UK and it's one demanding job.
I prefer real books to Kindle, though I can see the immediacy of eBooks.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The fluffy kitten always works on me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Summer, I didn't realize until I had them all together that there was so much green.

Hilary, we've had rain all day. Cool rain, which is better than warm, humid rain.

Maurice, I love fluffy kittens!

M Pax said...

Did you take the photo of the moss covered tree in the PNW? There's a lot of that around here.

I don't like how Amazon has the stats combined with the US though. I'd rather see them separated.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Very cool pictures. I heard about Apple, as I charge my iPod. Does anyone not have one of their products?

LD Masterson said...

Great photos. Interesting post about covers.

Donna Hole said...

Those tree photos are inspirational; especially the first one.


......dhole

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for the links. I stopped working in a college library around about the time they were looking at getting more text books in digital format (the two weren't connected!) The new head librarian doesn't seem to be a fan of books and wants everything in ebook format. I hate the idea of going that far though.

Great photos, btw, but not to much the snake!

Misha Gericke said...

Great links! Definitely checking some of them out. Love the three tree photos.

The snake just gives me the creeps.

;-)

Jo said...

I've seen a snake like that, can't remember where. Great pix.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

M Pax, yes I did!

Susan, in the US, I imagine it's a rare household that doesn't have an Apple product.

Annalisa, especially when there are still so many issues.

Carol Kilgore said...

You had to throw the snakes in :)
Eewww.

Now I'm going to read about covers.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Diane! Thumbs up for fluffy kittens.

Thoses pics are great. Lots of green. : )

RaShelle Workman said...

I love the green snake. So cool. Creepy, but COOL! Hope your Saturday's been great. =)

Southpaw said...

I love the first photo!

Thanks for the links. I'm off the read the one about covers.

Jai Joshi said...

That's fabulous news about amazon selling ebooks in India! Brilliant.

Jai

Ciara said...

Love the snake. I knew about India, but a little surprise about the Apple.