Things are heating up between Amazon and Nook with the launch of Nook Video. Watch video on your Nook, but also on your smartphone, TV or computer via the Nook Cloud. No details yet on what the cost will be; Amazon Prime, which includes unlimited video viewing through Prime Instant Video, free two-day shipping and access to the Kindle Lending Library costs $79 per year.
Can we say Barnes and Noble is gearing up for a fight?
Then, Barnes and Noble threw a second punch the very next day with the announcement of their latest tablets, the Nook HD in 7 inch and 9 inch formats. paidContent takes a look at the differences, and the family-friendly features being used to tout the Nook. One of those features is helping readers discover new books via Nook Channels, curated reading lists based on reading preferences.
Penguin is offering special "pink" editions of mass market bestsellers to support Breast Cancer Awareness in its 2nd annual Read Pink campaign. Penguin will donate $25,000 to breast cancer research, without regard to book sales, but they're hoping readers will support their efforts by purchasing the special pink editions. In addition to the eight displayed titles, others have been added so look for the special Read Pink! seals on book covers. Carly Phillips' Serendipity is one of the added titles.
Love Inspired Suspense is having a Fast Track Submissions event. Submit a two-page synopsis and first chapter for your inspirational romantic suspense to editor Tina James and get a response within a month.
Only a few tidbits this week. Summer is over and the year is winding up. I've been on a tear, plowing through review books so that I can clear my TBR pile. Why? Because the remainder of this year will be devoted to writing.
What will you do with the final three months of 2012?
Happy Readin' N Writin'!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.