Posts Tagged ‘ the future of publishing ’

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?

Catching Up With Podrunner’s DJ Steve Boyett: Podcasting, and Publishing 2.0

Jun 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Making Money with Podcasts, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly closed with a mention of a favorite cardio workout podcast – the long-running (pun intended) Podrunner. The Podrunner series features free exercise music mixes for runners, joggers, power walkers, cyclists, elliptical trainers, aerobics, or “anyone who can use nonstop, fixed-tempo […]

Denver Tests ‘Individuated Newspaper’ Delivery

Jun 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: The New Media Update

A media conglomerate is experimenting with delivering newspapers that are customized, not just with neighborhood news for a single part of town, but with custom newsgathering for each individual newspaper customer. MediaNews Group, parent company of The Denver Post, is using a downtown hotel and a neighborhood in Denver as a guinea pig for its […]

Kindle DX: First Impressions From Kindle Chronicles’ Len Edgerly

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, iPods & Portable Media Players

Wednesday online book retailing giant unveiled the newest version of the Kindle e-book reader. The new model, the Kindle DX, is a bigger-screened, more expensive version ($489!) of Amazon’s popular gadget. The DX is thin and light, can display more shades of gray (perfect for b/w newspaper and magazine content), and, says InformationWeek, it […]

The ‘Long Tail’ Comes To Magazines

Apr 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, The New Media Update

Today’s New York Times profiles a new technology from Hewlett Packard, MagCloud, that enables indie publishers to print small batches of custom magazines. Individuals and businesses create their custom magazines, and upload them to the MagCloud site in high-resolution PDF format. No money changes hands until MagCloud receives a customer order, and prints out copies […]

Publisher Offers Titles in Multiple Formats, One-Time Price

Mar 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

Publishers Weekly magazine reports today what may be the first offer of its kind from traditional publishing. Book publisher Thomas Nelson has launched “NelsonFree,” a program which gives readers their content in several different formats – as a hardcover book, an e-book, and an audiobook, all for the purchase price of a single volume. Thomas […]

Print Media Deathwatch: NYT Ponders (Again) Charging For Online News

Feb 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

Venerable newspaper The New York Times is considering charging readers for access to its website, less than two years after discontinuing an earlier Times Select online-subscription service. In an online question-and-answer session, Bill Keller, the Times’ executive editor, discussed how the newspaper has been debating whether to charge for online access to the newspaper’s content: […]

Another Reason Magazines Are Dying: They Just Discovered Podcasts

Jan 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts

Time magazine has published an article today about podcasting novelists. In the article, they note that podcasting could be publishing’s next wave: Scott Sigler of San Francisco missed out on getting his first novel published, with a deal collapsing in late 2001. But he built a big Internet fan base on novel podcasting, which led to […]

More Gloom and Doom: Free Press Downsizes To 3-Day Week

Dec 16th, 2008 | By | Category: General

In what the newspaper deems a “groundbreaking” move, the Detroit Free Press and News announced that they are cutting home delivery to three days per week. The Free Press and The Detroit News are the first first “big city papers” to make the shift from mostly-paper to mostly-online news publishing, citing a steep decline in […]

Book Deal Brings Zombie Podcaster Dreams To Life

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting

James Melzer, creator of the podcast novel The Zombie Chronicles, has landed a three-book publishing deal with indie publisher Permuted Press. In one of the most heartfelt and gracious announcements I have ever read, Melzer says: “I will treasure this moment, the moment I put pen to paper in order to finalize the deal, for […]