Amazon Now Renting Textbooks for Kindle

Today, announced the launch of Kindle Textbook Rental--now students can save up to 80% off textbook list prices by renting from the Kindle Store. Tens of thousands of textbooks are available for the 2011 school year from leading textbook publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. Students can find details about the program at

Free O'Reilly Webinar: Digital Rights and Publishers

The Changing World of Digital Rights and Publishing Agreements


Dana NewmanJenny Bent

DateThursday, July 28, 2011

Presented by: Dana Newman, Jenny Bent

Join Dana Newman and Jenny Bent as they discuss the changing world of digital rights and publishing agreements. Authors, agents, and publishers alike will appreciate this webcast which promises to offer a clearer understanding of the issues, with topics to be addressed including:

  • New business models for the licensing of rights
  • Advances and royalties
  • Digital/new media rights
  • Options
  • Permissions
  • The changing definition of "out-of-print"
  • Retained rights/reversion of rights
  • Changes/interpretations of "non-compete" clauses

Free Books For New Nook Owners

The Digital Reader Blog reported that today Barnes & Noble announced a new program that's good for new Nook owners. If you bring in your old ebook reader when you go to buy a Nook, you can get 30 free ebooks.

The offer is available starting tomorrow, and it covers both the Nook Touch and the Nook Color. Along with the $315 in ebooks, B&N will give you a 2GB microSD card. They' released the complete list of titles ( here)

Interview about Publishing Articles on the Kindle

I was so happy to be asked to do an interview with Len Edgerly, from the Kindle Chronicles. This is my favorite podcast on everything Kindle. He has a variety on interviews and Kindle information every Friday.