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Every year, when I teach my online classes in eBooks in the Publishing in the Master’s in Publishing program at Pace University, I try to keep it fresh. I take old stuff off the syllabus to make way for the new. But there are some classics, which I’d like to record here. These are resources […]

Categories: Technology | Comments Off on 3 Major Changes in the Publishing Industry

At today’s Publishing Point Meetup, David Young (CEO, Hachette Book Group) spoke about the major changes in the publishing industry. Here are some highlights. 1. Changes in Bookselling “Last year 50% of our revenue came from companies not directly invested in our business (e.g., Walmart, Costco, etc.)” – this is a big change from the […]

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I am looking for publishing app. case studies for Premedia Spectrum (1/18-1/21, in Naples, FL) e-mail me at ksandler1@gmail.com, subject: Tablet Story. Premedia Spectrum is a conference that brought together two leading industry conferences: the GAA Premedia Conference and IDEAlliance Spectrum. GAA is the Gravure Association of America, a trade association for gravure printing. IDEAlliance […]

Categories: Business | Comments Off on Faith in the Future of Publishing – Tim O’Reilly

Thanks to The Publishing Point meetup the other day for hosting the fascinating Tim O’Reilly (founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and the Tools of Change Conference). I live tweeted the event, but wanted to share my snippets with you. Advice for the Industry: “The faith that I have in the future of publishing: You […]

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A new Razorfish report on how digital content thrives today concludes that content must be nimble and structure helps make it so. Check out the full report at http://nimble.razorfish.com/publication/?m=11968&l=1 – and don’t miss the “capabilities that can help” within many of the sections that lists technologies to make this happen and appendix with semantic tools. […]

Categories: Business | Comments Off on Call for E-book Standards

In post calling for e-book standards, the author tries the same e-book on 3 different devices, gets different results. Favorite line: “I know very little about computer programming ….But I know a fair amount about being a customer, and I know it shouldn’t be this hard.” Excerpts below. I want to know: Why can’t we […]

Categories: Business | Comments Off on What does Apple’s iAd format mean for news publishers?

Robert Niles asks this question in the Knight Digital Media Center’s Online Journalism Review: What does Apple’s iAd format mean for news publishers? He states “Thanks to a generation of lousy ads for lousy products, many consumers have been conditioned to hate ads.” The link is to a Gizmodo article that says “From a user’s perspective, it’s […]

Categories: Technology | Comments Off on EBook Publishing – Why Is It So Hard?

On MediaBistro’s eBookNewser blog, they are chronicling “The Making of an eBook.” In the first installment at http://bit.ly/1bNq97T, the author says the indie publisher doesn’t want to create an eBook because they have to pay to format the book twice. It must have been around 1996 that I heard Chris Gulker, who was then at […]