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Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Penguin ebook lending program update

More good news on the library e-lending front: Penguin has plans to expand its library ebook lending pilot program to libraries in both Los Angeles and Cleveland. The pilot program, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mark Z. Danielewski discusses the “art” of ebooks

Guest blogger Cailin Donoghue graduated with a master’s degree from Emerson College’s publishing program this past May and now works as the sales and marketing associate at Beacon Press. She … Continue reading

November 29, 2012

RelationShops: The reaction to advertising and editorial overlap in magazine publishing

Yesterday, Appazoogle guest blogger Rivkela Brodsky wrote about how the line between advertising and editorial content is becoming blurred with the prevalence of ecommerce partnerships between magazines and advertisers. Today, in … Continue reading

November 27, 2012

RelationShops: More magazines look to ecommerce partnerships with advertisers to survive

This post is the first part of a two-part essay discussing the ecommerce initiatives of major magazines.  Getting your hands on the clothing, shoes, jewelry, furniture, and more featured in the pages … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Are library ebook patrons also ebook buyers?

A new poll sponsored by OverDrive, the ebook distribution service, along with the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), suggests that yes, people who loan ebooks from libraries are … Continue reading

November 20, 2012

Reading on the web? Changing standards? More disruption?

How do you prefer to read your books? In good old paper and ink? On a no-fuss ereader? A tablet? How about a web browser on your computer screen? Perhaps … Continue reading

November 19, 2012

Top news of the week

Google turns vacuum cleaner into book scanner. Via Wired: As if scanning those 7 million rare and out of print books didn’t ruffle the feathers of enough opponents, we at least know how they … Continue reading

November 16, 2012

Publishers taking active role in ebook promotion: Is anyone listening?

We all know that ebooks get a bad rap sometimes. Whether it is due to pricing issues or poor formatting, ebooks always seem to be in the hot seat—right alongside … Continue reading

November 15, 2012

The harder they fall? Amazon faces a succession of scrutiny as people draw snap judgments

If you’ve been following any of the publishing news stories lately, most likely you’ve seen quite a few stories that report missteps, mistakes, and mysteries concerning the giant e-tailer that … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

A love affair with ebooks

Late last week an article in Digital Book World caught my eye: Why Some People Hate Ebooks; and Why I Love Them. The article’s author, Jeremy Greenfield (who’s also Digital … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

Top news of the week

DBW power rankings. Two notorious love birds top DBW’s list of  top ebook publishers. Amazon is gunning for Netflix and Hulu. By raising its Prime prices? Aggro. Print is not dead! Fetishists say so. “Clicking to … Continue reading

November 9, 2012

Stuck in the middle: Tablets for low-income consumers

Apple’s launch of the iPad mini revealed what some might call a nod to the competition with its lower price point—though, granted, not that much of a nod to the competition. Though … Continue reading

November 7, 2012

President TK: Ebooks, elections, and the drive for currency in the digital environment

We live in an Internet era. Information is cheap, fast, and easy, available almost as soon as our brains can tell our fingers to Google it. But the ready availability … Continue reading

November 6, 2012

Changing the way we see ourselves: perceptions of publishers

What are we doing here? That’s the sort of existential question we as publishers have been asking—and responding to—again and again as publishing (aided by digital formats and by increased … Continue reading

November 5, 2012

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