Posts Tagged ‘ eBook ’

Publish Your Own Apple iBook

May 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Citizen Media, General

Apple announced today that you can now self-publish iBooks to the iBookstore. Here are Apple’s requirements for publishing an Apple iBook: Technical Requirements: An Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.5 or later At least 1 GB RAM QuickTime 7.0.3 or later. This is so you can encode and deliver content using our dedicated software. At […]

Apple iPad Coming April 3rd. But Where Is The PageMaker Of iBooks?

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Citizen Media, Featured Story

We get that Apple thinks the iPad is “magical and revolutionary”.

But what’s really magical and revolutionary is giving individuals the power to create content that can be shared instantly with people anywhere in the world.

The Apple iPad has the potential to be an interesting new platform for doing that – but where’s the PageMaker of iBooks?

Amazon Just Killed Off The Kindle’s Buzz

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: General

From the day it was released, people have recognized that the Kindle is crippled by compromises. Since then: We’ve learned that the Kindle is a failure as a new media platform; Amazon is turning off Kindle features to keep publishers happy; and that “Buying” a book for the Kindle is like Russian roulette. A lot […]

iPhone eBook Reader Stanza Reaches 2 Million Users

Jul 13th, 2009 | By | Category: General, iPods & Portable Media Players

Amazon today announced that more than 2 million users have downloaded Lexcycle Stanza, an electronic book reader application for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Stanza users have downloaded over 12 million books. “These milestones highlight that many people are quite comfortable reading full length books via Stanza on their iPhones and iPod touch. From […]

J&J Case Study Details Rules For Social Media Success

Jun 27th, 2009 | By | Category: The New Media Update

Social media strategist Ron Ploof has published a new case study that is worth a read. “Johnson & Johnson Does New Media” is a concise e-book detailing how the health products giant has established its new media presence. Many companies, large and small, hesitate to jump into blogging, podcasting, video, and social networks, citing “competitive, […]

Can The iPhone Save The Kindle?

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, iPods & Portable Media Players

Amazon has released a new Kindle iPhone App that expands the reach of the Kindle platform to Apple’s popular iPhone and iPod touch.

Will the Kindle iPhone application help make Amazon’s ebook platform relevant, or is it just another speedbump on the road to a more open ereading future?

Hearst Debuts Wireless e-Reader

Feb 27th, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

In a bid to stay afloat in an industry in crisis, magazine and newspaper publishing giant Hearst Corp. is getting set to launch an “electronic reader” later this year, a device designed with periodical-reading in mind. Hearst publishes a number of titles, including magazines Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Esquire, and newspaper The San Francisco Chronicle. Fortune […]

O’Reilly: The Kindle Must Open Up Or Die

Feb 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: General

Tim O’Reilly has published an opinion piece today saying that the Kindle must open up or die: Unless Amazon embraces open e-book standards like epub, which allow readers to read books on a variety of devices, the Kindle will be gone within two or three years. In developing the business plan for the Kindle, Amazon was no […]

Amazon: Kindle Not The Next iPod

Aug 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Commentary, General, iPods & Portable Media Players

A lot of tech analysts, including TechCrunch and Citi analyst Mark Mahaney, have been talking up their estimates of Kindle sales, and positioning Amazon’s device as the iPod of ebooks. Unfortunately for Amazon, the numbers being thrown around by TechCrunch & Citi appear to be bogus. According to a report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Amazon […]

Citi: Amazon Kindle Is Next iPod

Aug 12th, 2008 | By | Category: General, iPods & Portable Media Players

Citi analyst Mark Mahaney is bullish on the prospects for Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader. He estimates that Amazon (AMZN) will sell 378,000 units this year, double his initial guess. And he thinks instead of being a $750 million business that accounts for 3% of Amazon’s sales in 2009, the Kindle will be a $1.1 billion […]