ePublishing Community Bulletin 30 April 2012

Share-worthy epub­lish­ing and dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing com­mu­nity news, tuto­ri­als, arti­cles, resources, and mis­cel­lany I’ve run across.

  • ComScore: Amazon’s Kindle Fire Now Has Over Half The U.S. Android Tablet Market (And All The Mindshare?) | TechCrunch
    The researchers say that as of February 2012, Amazon’s Kindle Fire now accounts for 54.4 per­cent of all Android tablets in the U.S. Given how many dif­fer­ent mod­els of Android tablets there are out in the mar­ket at the moment, that gives it a …
  • Tor Books goes com­pletely DRM-free
    Tor Books, the largest sci­ence fic­tion pub­lisher in the world, announced that hence­forth all of its ebooks would be com­pletely DRM-free. This comes six weeks after an antitrust action against Tor’s par­ent com­pany, Macmillan USA, for price-fixin…
  • iPad Made Up 97 Percent of Enterprise Tablet Activations in Q1 2012
    After ana­lyz­ing mobile device acti­va­tions from its enter­prise cus­tomers dur­ing the first quar­ter of 2012, Good found that the iPad con­tin­ues to dom­i­nate the enter­prise tablet land­scape, while Android slates are strug­gling to gain trac­tion. The …
  • Tablets vs. Laptops | eHow​.com
    If you want portable com­put­ing power, your options include lap­tops, tablets, net­books and ultra­books. Since the iPad debuted in 2010, tablets have sold so well that tech ana­lysts spec­u­late that they may even­tu­ally kill the lap­top mar­ket. Tablet…
  • Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen | TechCrunch
    The device I saw was crudely cam­ou­flaged in a sort of card­board enclo­sure, but the screen was clearly vis­i­ble. With a tap, a slider popped up on the screen, and as it was dragged to the right, the screen lit up evenly with a rather cool light. …

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