E-Publishing News Round-Up for 10 August

Indie Publishing NewsHere is a quick round-up of some of the news in ebook publishing over the past week.

5 Reasons Social Media Will Always Sell More Books

…brought to you by multi-channel marketer and digital strategist Peter McCarthy who has more than 15 years experience in publishing. Read more >>

Amazon Releases New Updates for Kindle Fire, KFHD

Last week Amazon rolled out an update for the 2nd generation Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD Android tablets. There is now menu support for Brazilian Portuguese and the tablets now have onscreen keyboards customized for 40+ languages, including Chinese and Japanese.  Read more >>

Amazon Negotiating Russian Ebook Contracts

In other news Amazon is starting a massive expansion into the Russian ebook market and they have begun signing contracts with Russia’s largest publishing houses to supply electronic content to its Russian store. Read more >>

Sony Pitches Ebooks Based on Your Mood

There is a new section in the Sony Reader Store where Sony suggests ebooks based on your current mood. Read more >>

Ebooks Strain Relations between Libraries and Publishing Houses

You can listen to the transcript of this on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read more >>

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