In light of rumors pointing to an Amazon smartphone, this change could help entice devs to create apps that also work on the Seattle-based company’s handset, rather than focus their efforts on another mobile platform, notes Seattle-based GeekWire.
More Americans are now reading ebooks, according to a new Pew study. But in 2013, ebook revenue growth hit an inflection point and tapered off. Somewhere between a fifth and a third of book publishing revenue in the U.S. comes from the sale of ebooks – a number that was quickly getting bigger every year, until this year, when it stagnated. Perhaps HTML5-based Epub-3 will give it a shot in the arm.