Some Fun: GhostBusters at the NYP
Your source for trending topics in book publishing in 3 small bites. I ask you three questions, you can respond via your favorite social media service or blog use the hashtag #bookbyte so that we can respond and catalog your response. Here are the three newsmakers of the week with my question…
1. Is Your Bookshelf Your Phone?
If you could get digital books on the smartphone you already carry, would you still buy a dedicated e-reader? That's the question running through my mind after hearing that Amazon is developing a Kindle app for Android. The upcoming Kindle for Android app is set to hit smartphones this summer. (Source: Will Amazon's Kindle Android App Hurt Kindle Sales? by JR Raphael, PC World)
2. Louis Gossett, JR. Signs at New York Book Week
In conjunction with BEA, New York Book Week will house author programs at venues such as Times Talks, the 92nd Street Y, and the main branches of the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library, as well as smaller events at other libraries in the NYPL system and chain and independent bookstores throughout New York City and its boroughs. Gossett will present An Actor and a Gentleman
Monday, May 24 at 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway @ 66th Street. Question: Don’t get me wrong I love Gossett, Jr. But what’s up with all these AA celebs becoming authors now? Hollywood shortfall? (Source: New York Book Week)
3. Barnes and Noble launches Self-Publishing Program
Barnes & Noble has announced that this summer it will launchPubIT!, a new DIY publishing option for independent publishers and self-publishing writers to distribute their works digitally through BN.com and the Barnes & Noble eBookstore. (Source: http://bit.ly/aLj80d)
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