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Monthly Archives: November, 2011

The social reading experience: Part two

by JEN BRAY Amazon and Barnes & Noble are making moves to beat out each other in the ereader market, especially in the most recent competition between the Nook Tablet … Continue reading

November 30, 2011

Kindle Fire igniting controversy

By CATE O’ROURKE I do not presume to know what goes on in the bizarre and brilliant mind of Jeff Bezos. Clearly, given Amazon’s profitability, the man knows what he’s … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Blueprints for new online book retail

The bookselling landscape has changed drastically over the past few years. Literally. During my undergraduate years at the University of Michigan I enjoyed the benefits of both the flagship Borders … Continue reading

November 29, 2011

EuroReading Series: Interactive publishing of the future

By LANA POPOVIC With the digital revolution looming, a sense of helplessness and inevitability has seeped into the nooks and crannies of the publishing industry and lodged there. The print … Continue reading

November 28, 2011

Who’s there?

Wouldn’t I like to know. I’m a copywriter and marketer; my work is driven by my audience. But in the case of ebooks, nobody quite knows who that audience is. … Continue reading

November 27, 2011

The Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire: Convince me! (part one of two)

By KEIRA LYONS Last week, Barnes & Noble and Amazon both began selling their first tablet in stores: the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire. Since they seem similar, I wondered, … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

The day I got lost browsing for books on YouTube

By ERICA HARTNETT I have to be honest. Until today, it never occurred to me that I could log on to YouTube and browse for books. Sure, I knew there … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

Inaugural tech: Part II

The first post on this blog was an introduction, essentially, to the Internet. This is part two. And now we’re talking straight publishing. Ready? It’s epub and mobi, the ultimate … Continue reading

November 20, 2011

Designed to sell

By CATE O’ROURKE With the new Nook Tablet entering the tablet computer market, there has been much chatter comparing the selling features of what promise to be the market leaders: … Continue reading

November 17, 2011

Why I won’t buy a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet

By MIKE PICKETT Don’t get me wrong. Both of these devices are top notch (click here for specs for Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet). I’m sure that they will work … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Amazon’s digital lending: If only libraries were this brazen

By EMILY PICILLO I hope Jeff Bezos pays his lawyers well. It’s only been two weeks since Amazon launched its Lending Library program and the drumbeats of impending litigation have … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

The social reading experience: Part 1

By JEN BRAY Reading has already changed (and is changing) due to the creation of the ebook and ereading device, but some ebook industry insiders think this era will be … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Opinion: Young publishing professionals, to fear or not to fear?

By LANA POPOVIC “Exciting,” “unpredictable,” “unprecedented”…and let’s not forget “terrifying.” Those of us still on the threshold of the publishing industry have been bombarded with adjectives in reference to the … Continue reading

November 15, 2011

The Apple tablet war strategy

By KEIRA LYONS Over the past few weeks, two more players have entered the tablet market and declared war: Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Kindle Fire will go on sale Tuesday, … Continue reading

November 14, 2011
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