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From the World of DIGITAL –

Six Libraries Exceed a Million Digital Checkouts This Year: OverDrive

By Dianna Dilworth on December 24, 2013 3:45 PM

Six libraries in North America marked more than 1 million digital checkouts this year, according to digital book distribution company OverDrive. This includes eBooks, audiobooks, music and video files.

The libraries to make OverDrive’s ”Million Digital Checkouts Club” this year include: King County Library System in Washington, which recorded 1.6 million downloads up 25% over 2012; Toronto Public Library, which had 1.5 million digital downloads this year, up 68% over last year; New York Public Library which had 1.2 million digital downloads up 16% from 2012;  Hennepin County Library in Minnesota had 1 million digital downloads in 2013, a 41% increase from 2012; Cleveland Public Library in Ohio, which marked 1 million digital downloads this year,  a 32% increase over 2012; and the  Seattle Public Library which had a million downloads, representing a 22% increase over 2012.

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/six-libraries-exceed-a-million-digital-checkouts-this-year-overdrive_b81155

From the World of E-Commerce category:

Amazon is Offering $5 Credit For Downloading Amazon Appstore Onto Android Device

Amazon is running a deal to promote the Amazon Appstore this week. The company wants consumers to download the Amazon Appstore for Android onto their new devices and to help promote this, the retailer is offering customers that download an app or game from the latest version of the store to their Android device between December 24th and December 28th a $5 credit for future purchases.

For the full articles, go to MediaBistro: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/amazon-is-offering-5-credit-for-downloading_b81151

From the WOW! Category –

Wine Art Book Featured on Kickstarter

Vinography.Com blogger Alder Yarrow hopes to raise $18,000 on Kickstarter for his art book, The Essence of Wine: Celebrating the Delights of the Palate. Yarrow collaborated with award-winning food photographer Leigh Beisch on this project. For the first printing, they hope to produce at least 700 copies of the book for the first printing. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. For more, including the video, please visit: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/wine-art-book-featured-on-kickstarter_b81156

From the Useful Business Information category:

New Article: Top 5 Online Tools for Authors to Manage Their Book Business

http://blog.infinitypublishing.com/bloginfinitypublishingcom/bid/119606/top-5-online-tools-for-authors-to-manage-their-book-business?source=Blog_Email_[Top%205%20Online%20Tools%20f]

Remember – you can’t edit unless you write first!  Keep writing – and reading!  Be safe and happy, too. Nancy Q. 

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About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014.
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