Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Bestselling authors: Embracing change or sticks in the mud?

Here at Appazoogle, we spend a lot of time examining consumer predilections towards book formats. We look at how these behaviors create financial, strategic, and evolutionary implications for publishers. But since … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Digital gets real

A recent Digital Book World article caught my eye this week, mostly because of the big names involved: Amazon and Wal-Mart, the titans that I like to think of as the equal and … Continue reading

September 26, 2012

Finding readers is complicated–but not as complicated as making them buyers

Last week, Kelly Gallagher, Bowker‘s VP of Publishing Services, took the stage at the Digital Book World Discoverability and Marketing Conference to present the research company’s findings on how readers … Continue reading

September 25, 2012

Apps on ereaders: Does anyone use them?

I am extremely curious to hear whether you Appazoogle readers use apps on your ereader and tablet devices. (Unless you have an iPad. That’s a whole different story.) Because I … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Coding party success

Last week we posted about the first-ever Appazoogle live event in Boston—the glibly-named “Just Another Coding Party,” co-hosted by the Boston #ePrdctn Twitter meetup group. As promised, the event was … Continue reading

September 21, 2012

How YOU doin’? DBW launches social media dashboard for top publishers

Digital Book World (DBW) launched its Discoverability and Marketing social media dashboard today that measures the social imprint of top publishers. While the project is a great start,

September 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Elektrobiblioteka: A student turns a book into a remote control

One of the most interesting topics to me these days is how to make print and digital coexist in an increasingly complicated, crowded space. (It is a theme that I … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

The tumultuous business of library e-lending

Last week Hachette announced they would be raising library ebook prices by 220 percent.* Hachette justifies the price increase because it puts no restrictions on the number of times each … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Kids tablets: Toys “R” Us announces Tabeo

After reading books to her son on her iPad, a friend of mine became so dismayed by her toddler’s absorbed trance and alarming affinity for the touch screen that she … Continue reading

September 16, 2012

Getting creative with technology: Authors seek to improve reader relationships on the web

It’s no secret that social media, digital technology, and self-publishing capabilities have, arguably, enabled authors and readers to become closer than ever. But just how far are authors willing to … Continue reading

September 13, 2012

Two new tablets are thrust into the tablet wars

On Thursday, September 6, both Kobo and Amazon made press announcements to unveil new lines of ereaders and tablet devices. Bad timing on both of their parts since whichever way you look at it, a bit … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Judge approves DoJ settlement. Who scores?

Well, we have part of our answer in the ebook price fixing lawsuit. Despite public opposition to the settlement, the ABA/B&N amicus brief, and a filing in the form of … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Evernote and Moleskine sync up: An expensive, cool blend of “print” and digital

Riddle me this: What happens when you combine a premium, iconic notebook brand with what is arguably today’s most popular note-taking app? The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, of course. And, … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Appazoogle: live in Boston

Inspired by Mozilla’s Summer of Code initiative, we at Appazoogle are pleased to announce something that we think is pretty neat: a chance to learn to code your own ebook. … Continue reading

September 7, 2012

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