Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Cheating on the printed page

The sig other and I entered the twenty-first century this holiday season: we received a stand mixer and a Nexus 7 tablet. In less than a week, I have gone from … Continue reading

December 31, 2012

Gadget realism: A digital divide

Every year, my electronics-obsessed brother tries to rope the siblings into “going in” on a big tech purchase for my mother. His enthusiasm is fueled by the one gamble that paid … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Am-bilical cord: Dependence on Amazon is a tough tie to cut

This year, I thought I could cleanly cut my ties with Amazon. I thought that my use of Amazon was limited merely to purchasing books and printer ink on the … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

Ebook gift cards: The ultimate anticlimax?

With the digitization of music, books, and other intangible forms of entertainment, where does one draw the line in gifting these items?  I know that other than my mother, the … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Book solutions here, there, and everywhere

It seems like new book-related sites are popping up all over the place on practically a daily basis. Whether discoverability-focused, sales-driven, or community-based, book-related sites and discoverability tools are emerging … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Happy (belated) birthday to us!

An entire year has come and gone here at Appazoogle…and we missed it. So this week, instead of celebrating a run-of-the-mill twelve-month anniversary, we’re celebrating thirteen lucky months of bringing … Continue reading

December 7, 2012

Lessons from Gilbane: Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I promised to show the light at the end of the tunnel for publishers trying to keep up with digital disruptions to their businesses. Topping the list … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lessons from Gilbane: Part 1

Where would you find a CEO belting out karaoke of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (the lyrics swapped out with intentionally nauseating tech buzzwords), the creator of something … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

ALA releases ebook media and communications toolkit

A lot has happened recently in the ongoing battle between publishers and libraries to get ebooks on library shelves in the most practical, effective, and secure way possible. Macmillan has … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Musings from a recent B&N visit: Print or digital?

This past week, I visited my local Barnes & Noble for the first time in, well, longer than I should probably admit. I confess, I am a heavy ebook reader. … Continue reading

December 3, 2012

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