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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