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LitRagger Brings Literary Journals To iPad & iPhone

Wish you could read your favorite literary journal on your digital devices? LitRagger has recently launched, giving indie journals a chance to publish on Apple devices.

Inside of the app, you can subscribe to Bellevue Literary Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Sycamore Review and Willow Springs. If you are interested in adding your literary journal to the mix, you can contact adam [at] litragger [dot] com for more details.

Here’s more from the company: “Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch that is designed specifically for literary journals. Built with the needs of small publishers and university-run magazines in mind, LitRagger simplifies the process of digital publication. No more fancy file types. No more formatting nightmares. LitRagger integrates with the print publishing process you already use, making it easier than ever to put your content on the world’s most popular tablet.”

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Apple May Release 7.85″ iPad To Compete With Kindle Fire & Nexus 7

Rumors are circulating that Apple will release a new and smaller iPad in a move to compete with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire. The mini is rumored to cost as little as $249.

Bloomberg has more details: “The new model will have a screen that’s 7 inches to 8 inches diagonally, less than the current 9.7-inch version, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn’t made its plans public. The product, which Apple may announce by October, won’t have the high-definition screen featured on the iPad that was released in March, one of the people said.”

AppNewser has more about all of the other tablets hitting the market: “Last week, Google released the Nexus 7, a $199 7-inch tablet computer that it is designed to consume digital media content like apps, music, books and movies from Google Play. We’ve heard rumors that Google is planning to launch a 10″ tablet and also rumors that two new Kindle Fires, a 7-inch version and a 10-inch version, are coming.”

 

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-founder Paul Vidich. Storyville is a mobile app for short stories that connects readers and authors. A former music executive, Vidich helped Steve Jobs bring music singles to iTunes. He hopes Storyville will do for the short story what iTunes did for the single.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Amazon’s iPad, Putin’s Pecs, and Romney’s E. Coli Problem

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we unveil our new tablet device (which many of my roommates are calling an “iPad killer”) and discuss the future presidents of Russia and the U.S., among other things.

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What’s Your Favorite eBook Orientation?

This GalleyCat editor reads almost all his digital books on the iPad in a double-sided landscape view (pictured, via).

What’s your favorite eBook orientation–landscape or portrait? It’s an important question for publishers, authors and editors to ask. Answer our quick poll below and help us understand how our readers like to read.

ABC News Unveils ABC Video Bookstore App

Today ABC News introduced an interactive ABC Video Bookstore in the Apple App Store, producing eBooks and enhanced eBooks that draw from the news organization’s extensive archives.

Follow this link to see the free iPad app. The store opens with two titles: A Modern Fairy Tale: William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal Love (sample page embedded below) by Jane Green and The Amanda Knox Story: A Murder in Perugia by ABC News. The titles will sell for $7.99 through the app and for $5.99 as text and photo eBooks for eReaders without video support.

ABC News president and author Ben Sherwood explained in the release:  “Working with our colleagues at Hyperion, we are uniquely positioned to give readers access to history in a vibrant eBook form – from political campaigns and human drama to the triumphs and tragedies that grip the world.”

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Apple Opens iPad 2 Pop-Up Store at SXSW; Could It Work for Bookselling?

Today Apple will open a temporary pop-up store in Austin, Texas to sell the iPad 2 to tech fans at the SXSW Festival.

Do you think pop-up stores could work for bookselling? Authors could band together to open a store near a music festival, writing conference, or other major event. Publishers could celebrate a mystery author’s launch with a genre-focused bookstore.

Apple offered these details about the pop-up store: “An Apple Store is popping up at 522 Congress at W. 6th St. in downtown Austin. Get your iPad 2 starting Friday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. And don’t miss a moment of SXSW.”

BookSwim Launches eBookFling

BookSwim has launched eBookFling.com. The new site allows users to swap digital titles, capitalizing on the eBook lending feature available on Kindles and Nooks.

Those without the Kindle or Nook devices can still utilize this service by downloading the app versions of these eReaders on their smartphones, computers, or iPads. A complete list of the rules can be found here.

While there are no membership fees, the site functions on a credit-based system. Here’s more from the release: “Lenders earn 1 credit for every 5 books they list as available for lend and 1 credit earned for each successfully lent book.” Users can also purchase credits for $1.99 each.