Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Top News of the Week

More on agency model collusion The Wall Street Journal stated, Sharis Pozen, acting assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Justice Department, “won’t stand by quietly if companies make agreements … Continue reading

March 30, 2012

Digital kids

I normally don’t find the world of children to be particularly compelling, but even I have to admit that being a kid in the digital age is increasingly a pretty … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

P-books, QR codes, and the marriage of print and digital

When I arrived at my job last Friday, there was a box of books waiting for me to shelve (ah, the glamorous life of an unpaid intern). I opened it … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 5 Comments

Has Google lost its way?

As someone who grew up in the ’90s, I have trouble remembering how I went about solving life’s greatest mysteries before the advent of Internet search—but more specifically, Google. With … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 8 Comments

When an atlas comes alive

By Appazoogle guest blogger, John Rodzvilla Last Friday, March 16, the same on-sale date as the new iPad, children’s publisher Barefoot Books announced a new app for the iPad based … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why Amazon Publishing gives literary agents pause

These days, Amazon is pretty much the poster child for what happens when you insist on having your fancy cake and eating it, too. Back in January, Amazon Publishing entered … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Top News of the Week

Bologna Book Fair recap. A Publishing Perspectives article cited Bookigee’s Kristen McLean, who best summed up the overall takeaway from the Fair: “The children’s book market is the best bellwether, … Continue reading

March 23, 2012

The ad conspiracy

John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper’s Magazine, recently indulged in a bit of a rant over the Internet age in a lecture which was, in turn, immediately picked up and … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

“I think they were called books…”

“My grandmother reads those paper whatchamacallits. I think they were called books…” This is what I hear in my mind whenever I see a toddler deftly maneuvering through game apps … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

It’s official: we don’t really mind paying for content. (Who’s ‘we’?)

Nielsen recently reported that, despite the availability of free content, tablet users are still very willing to pay for music, books, movies, and even streaming radio. Everything except news, which, … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

Rethinking the future of monthly book club services

You know, I probably should not admit this, but here it goes: I am completely obsessed with monthly subscription boxes. When you were younger, did you find yourself spending your … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

AWP12: Wherein writers descend on a Chicago winter for a conference and bookfair

Andy Dost, a friend of Appazoogle, recently attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Chicago. This annual celebration of the written word includes a lot of pro-print … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Google art and tech chic

The fusion of art, fashion, and technology is just one of those peculiar things that can run from intense to commonplace cute; from brilliantly eccentric to charmingly quaint. With technology … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

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