Non-English digital growth ‘matches UK/US’ | The Bookseller
The digital adoption rate in non-English language markets where Amazon Kindle operates is matching that in the English-speaking world. This is according to Russ Grandinetti, vice-president for Kindle Content at Amazon, speaking to delegates at Publishers Launch held yesterday (Monday 7th October) on the eve of Frankfurt Book Fair.
Amazon now shipping Chromecast orders outside of the US | Engadget
Google has yet to expand Chromecast sales outside of the US, but that isn’t stopping Amazon from getting a little piece of the action. Android Central noticed that the online retailer has opened orders on Amazon.com to include additional international shipping options, providing an legitimate and cost-effective way to get the $35 streaming dongle before it officially lands on foreign shores.
McCall Smith to rework Austen’s Emma | The Bookseller
Alexander McCall Smith is to write a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma for HarperCollins. The author is the latest recruit to the publisher’s “Austen Project”, which will see Joanna Trollope tackle Sense and Sensibility, Val McDermid modernise Northanger Abbey, and Curtis Sittenfeld rework Pride and Prejudice.
Nielsen to roll out Twitter ratings for TV shows… | CNET
The goal of the “Nielsen Twitter TV Ranking” will be to measure the unique audience tweeting about individual programs.