Thursday, June 18, 2015

Marvel Single Issue Comics Will be Available on Amazon


Amazon, Comixology and Marvel have just signed a new multi-year agreement. Comixology will continue to power the Marvel Comics app and customers can continue to make in-app purchases.  In addition for the first time ever, single issue comics will be listed on the Kindle Store.

The new agreement that was signed today allows comiXology to continue to distribute Marvel's English language single issue, trades and graphic novels via the comiXology apps on Fire tablets, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web at  ComiXology will also continue to power the Marvel Comics app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices as well as the Marvel Digital Comic Shop. What's new for fans and readers is that over 12,000 single issue digital comic books will become available for sale on the Amazon Kindle Store on June 18, 2015 and will be available on the Amazon Kindle platform around the world.

Since Marvel and comiXology first worked together to create the Marvel Comics app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, the Marvel apps for these platforms have had a combined 15 million downloads. The Marvel Comics app has been the #1 grossing book app for iOS in 2015 and the #1 grossing app in the Comics Category in the Google Play app store for 2015. New fans, across all demographics, attracted to Marvel's amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series have driven titles like Daredevil, Spider-Gwen, and Rocket Raccoon to record sales, alongside perennial favorites like Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers.

Other New Kindles Arriving in 2015?

Yesterday Amazon unveiled a new Kindle Paperwhite with a 300 ppi E Ink screen. It’s a little out of character for Amazon to release a new Kindle this early in the year but not unprecedented. Besides, the Paperwhite 3 is just getting an upgraded screen, (and double the RAM, according to reports) so it’s not […]

Rachel’s picks for Hottest June titles


Christmas came early this year will all of the amazing books being released this month. With so many to choose from.  I wanted to share a few of my favorite picks. Click the link below for a larger collection of titles.

Hottest June Titles

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James

Love it or hate it, you can't deny the powerful draw of the Fifty Shades series. True fanatics and critics alike are already lining up to devour this one. Make sure you purchase multiple copies to meet demand.

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Think Neil Gaiman Meets Joe Hill with an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again. With Starred Reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal – you know this one will be wildly popular.

The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret

Keret's first nonfiction book to be published in America is as hilarious as it is moving and life-affirming. The audiobook is read by Alex Karpovsky. That's right. Mr. Ray Ploshansky from Girls. I laughed out loud listening to this one and I don't think I've ever encountered a more perfect author – narrator match.

Freedom's Child by Jax Miller

I actually cancelled plans with someone so I could finish this book. The protagonist of this story is being compared to Lisbeth Salander and Amy Dunne – I liked her better than both. This would be a perfect book club pick and should appeal to a wide audience.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

I read this one in a couple hours; cracking up while learning interesting facts and stats on the state of modern relationships. Celebrity memoirs are huge right now so be sure to add lots of copies of this one to your collection.

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

In the tradition of Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, comes a moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic. Who doesn't love books, family, and magic! This one is on top of my 'TBR' pile.


What titles are you reading/excited for this month?

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Rachel Kray is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive

The latest Fifty Shades title has arrived

{E04AA170-6886-47BB-A893-E586661D8B2F}Img400Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that Grey by E.L. James will be one of the biggest reads this summer. This book will appease avid fans while they wait for the next film's release in 2017.

Grey revisits Christian and Ana's love story from the point of view of Christian. In the previous books, Christian's emotions are hard to read, but here, fans will love being able to see important moments from his perspective like the first time he meets Ana.

Readers will appreciate the new insight Christian provides, as well as the same steamy language that got people hooked the first time. With potential sequels on the way, this is not the last we'll see of these characters.

Stock up on copies now as this is sure to be a high circing title for a long, long time! And for additional Fifty Shades of Grey Read-Alikes, click here.

Flappy Brain

Alex Eames from Raspi.TV has done my job for me today: here’s a video interview with Albert “Winkleink” Hickey from this month’s Cambridge Raspberry Jam, and a demo of his simply outrageous Flappy Brain game, which is controlled using nothing but your brain. (And an EEG monitor, an Arduino and a Pi.)

Albert says he plans to write up kit and code soon; we’ll be keeping an eye on his website for that, and will add a link here when it’s done. Thanks both! (I’m now going to experiment with refraining from blinking when I concentrate.)

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