I hope everyone had a great and fabulous weekend! Being that Mondays mark the return to the “office,” we have chosen Mondays to discuss industry news on the blog. It is our hope that the information we provide will help you keep up with the latest gossip, trends, and issues.
To lead off our News Report, what better than a client who was on the news!! A recent CNN video shows our very own Jennifer St. Giles at the recent RWA convention held in Atlanta. Isn’t she lovely?! TKA on CNN, we’ll take it! Jenni we are so proud of you!
In other news The Book Standard reports on something that I, personally, am quite excited about. I know there have to be some other iPod fanatics out there as well- is this “music” to anyone else’s ears?!
The iPod for Books: The iPod?
By Kimberly Maul
Turns out the long-awaited “iPod for books” that the digital-book community has been praying for may in fact be…the iPod. Rumors suggest that the next version of Steve Job’s ubiquitous device may incorporate e-reader technology.
According to Engadget.com, a source from a major publishing house said the company has been asked to “archive all their manuscripts—every single one—and send them over to Apple's Cupertino HQ.” Another source said that the next iPod will have significant screen space, as well as book-reading mode, with contrasts and monochrome settings to make on-screen reading easier.
And last, but certainly not least I want to share a fabulous website I recently discovered. It is for a tracking service, similar to RWA’s bookscan. It is still in its developmental stages so for the time being you can access it for free! This is a great service to check out if you are interested in learning more about sales numbers and figures – go to www.titlez.com to log in!
So how about you – have any industry buzz that you want to share?