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Publishing News: Betting on the Nobel Prize

Putting odds on the Nobel Prize, Jobs' biography to release early, and what a free Kindle could do.

The betting line on the Nobel Prize for Literature had an odd contender: Bob Dylan. Also, Steve Jobs' biography was moved up, and Mathew Ingram looked at the possible effects of a free Kindle.

Publishing News: Amazon vs barrier to entry

Amazon breaks through the two-digit price point, a new map misses the mark, and readers peg newspapers as largely irrelevant.

With a $79 price point, Amazon makes ereaders mass market. Also, indie bookstores in London release a map guide (on paper?), and a Pew survey shows newspapers at the tipping point — and not in a good way.

Publishing News: Survey says publishers continue to miss out on digital opportunities

Aptara’s latest survey is out, news organizations as ebook publishers, and a recipe site that works like Instapaper.

The Third Annual eBook Survey of Publishers was released this week. Also, news organizations continue to venture into ebook publishing, and the KeepRecipes site may be the most useful online recipe organizer yet.

Publishing News: Google gets local with Zagat

The Google-Zagat acquisition, a speech-to-ebook platform, and Reuters puts a twist on aggregation.

Google goes deeper into local content with its Zagat acquisition. Also, anyone who can speak can now publish an ebook, and Reuters takes a different approach to aggregation.

Publishing News: Amazon and the sub-$300 tablet

Amazon tablet rumors, Stephen King offers early access, and the "email" copyright turns 29.

Can Amazon crack the $300 tablet barrier? Also, Stephen King's latest was available early to those with Klout, and the man who copyrighted "email" 29 years ago says email death notices are premature.

Publishing News: Publishing startups bet on curation and apps

A look at three publishing startups, Romenesko retires, and Jer Thorp discusses data at the NYT.

The TOC Sneak Peek webcasts continue, Poynter gets a part-time employee while Romenesko plans a new blog, and Jer Thorp talks about being a data artist at the New York Times.

Publishing News: Amazon lands "4-Hour" author Timothy Ferriss

Amazon signs its first best-selling author, RR Donnelley acquires two companies, and what publishers can learn from the NYT paywall.

Timothy Ferriss signs with Amazon Publishing to "redefine what is possible," RR Donnelley positions itself for digital publishing success, and the NYT can teach publishers a thing or two about advertising and sponsorship.

Publishing News: Amazon launched the HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon continues its "be everywhere" approach, publishing survey results are optimistic, and a lawsuit against Apple and five US publishers was filed.

In the latest edition of publishing news, the Kindle Cloud Reader's HTML5 platform offers a new level of content ubiquity, BookStats latest survey shows optimistic results for publishers, and a Seattle law firm alleges Apple and five US publishers colluded.

Publishing News: Apple's new in-app rules cause a minor dustup

Apple enforces its new app rules, World Book Night goes global, and publishing needs to be more entrepreneurial.

B&N, Amazon and Google had to scurry as Apple began enforcing its new in-app rules, the U.S. jumped on board for World Book Night 2012, and Todd Sattersten showed publishers what they can learn from tech startups.

Publishing News: Scribd flirting with ebook subscriptions?

Scribd launches its Float app, citizen journalism rebooted, and textbooks come to the Kindle.

In the latest Publishing News: Scribd's Float app aims to be Netflix for reading, the TapIn Bay Area app empowers citizen journalists, and Amazon dips into the e-textbook rental market.