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Audience migration to digital pulls The Legend of Korra off Nick TV channel

By Chris Meadows
July 26, 2014 // 2 Comments

The digital transition: it’s not just for books. With the advent of tablets and smartphones with fast cellular connections (or wifi), there’s been a critical shift in the way media are consumed. I’ve talked about that before: In the early days of the Internet, companies invested in [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Public Knowledge, John Villasenor, The Software Alliance (BSA)

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Matthew B. Glotzer, New York [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Matthew B. Glotzer, New York Public Library

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative This post continues a theme from the last couple, in which one side’s statement is [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi Here are two more documents from yesterday’s first sale hearing. Like yesterday’s pair, they’re a half-and-half split: one in favor of expanding first sale, the other concerned over [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

We’ve covered the history of efforts to implement resale of digital goods before (more than once, in fact), and there’s been quite a discussion of why it would be a bad idea. Now it’s Congress’s turn to talk about it. Today a House subcommittee held a hearing concerning first sale and how [...]

British printers struggle to cope with shift toward digital media

By Chris Meadows
April 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

My friend Michael Brotzman pointed out this story to me from the New York Times, about how the printing industry in Britain is coping with the decreased demand for its services. Even as high technology leads to printers that can print bigger runs, faster, more efficiently, and with fewer operators, [...]

Message to booksellers: The publisher is not your friend!

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

This headline may not come as a revelation to many booksellers, but for those still taken in by the likes of David Carr, and by recent statements around Independent Booksellers Week in the UK implying that the Big Five are friends of the little high street booksellers, here is some new perspective [...]

Wondering what to do with all those cell phone photos and digital videos? A new e-book has the answer.

By Dan Eldridge
April 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mike McEnaney spent nearly 10 years working as both an editor and a publisher of B2B photography and digital photography magazines for North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), the same organization that owns and operates both TeleRead and the Technology Tell network of websites. Very recently, [...]

Is Digitization Enabling Minimalism for a New Generation?

By libertyc
December 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

An interesting article in The Toronto Star looks at young urbans who are embracing more minimalist lifestyles by cutting clutter and consumption in favor of more experience-based lives. The article points to several factors underlying this trend including health, economic factors and ‘the [...]

European game store chain Game Group illustrates perils of not going digital in time

By libertyc
March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Earlier today, I blogged Mike Shatzkin’s post that bookstores may be going away and it might be a good idea for publishers to do more to keep them around. In that post, Shatzkin mentioned a statistic that 40% of all UK “high street” shops might have gone away within 5 years. I came across a [...]

Newspapers should move to digital, rethink content strategies, says Independent Content CEO

By libertyc
February 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

Here’s another of those “the print ship is sinking, hurry up and get off it” posts you see every so often, this one a guest post on TechCrunch by Jordan Kurzweil, co-CEO of digital business agency Independent Content. Kurzweil starts by recommending that newspapers “face reality”: – [...]

Seth Godin sees bare-bones future of books thanks to long tail

By libertyc
December 30, 2011 // 7 Comments

Marketing guru Seth Godin has a piece on PaidContent (reposted from his Domino Project blog) responding to an interview with the head of Ingram Books about the future of books and publishing. In the interview, Ingram CEO David “Skip” Prichard trots out some of the usual predictions about the [...]

What newspapers can learn from Netflix

By libertyc
July 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

Sometimes I think you can make e-reading news out of just about anything. Ken Doctor, author of the book Newsonomics, has taken a look at the recent Netflix price hike in an article on the Nieman Journalism Lab blog, and compares Netflix’s attempts to shift customers to digital streaming and away [...]

“Sigil VS Calibre” by Meredith Greene

By Chris Walters
July 24, 2011 // 7 Comments

Long has my inbox-on both LinkedIN and Facebook-been filled with inquiries on various ePub creation software, especially regarding two specific platforms: Sigil and Calibre. Both are free, open-source creations of unselfish and brilliant folks that saw the eBook industry coming a long time ago. [...]

Columbia publishing course shifts focus to include ebooks

By Chris Walters
July 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

There’s an interesting article from the New York Times that’s making the rounds this week, about how a long-running, and hugely popular, publishing course at Columbia University now includes topics on digital publishing and ebooks. The summer session began with a focus on “The Digital [...]

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