Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Appazoogle out in public

Are you planning to be at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Boston this week? Since the conference is on our home turf, five of our … Continue reading

March 5, 2013

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

It’s (a)live: Advance access to Riffle for Appazoogle readers!

Frankenstorm is here! Halloween is coming! And Riffle—the book recommendation and discovery site we told you about last week—is live! It’s aliiiiiiiiive!!! And it’s still invitation-only. But, as a special … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Re: Newsweek

Guest writer Andy Dost studied journalism as part of his undergraduate coursework and has work experience in the publishing industry. Appazoogle invited him to share some of his thoughts about … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Surviving a DMCA Notice

In a series of previous posts, Casey discussed self-publishing his book BDKR1: The Unofficial Living Greyhawk Bandit Kingdoms Summary. In this follow-up, Casey discusses receiving a DMCA Notice against the … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

The economic failings of the Espresso Book Machine

In a series of previous posts, Appazoogle guest blogger, Casey Brown, touched on using the Espresso Book Machine to create bound proofs for a book proposal project. In this post, … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Working with the Evil Empire, part III: Kindle edition

This is the final segment of a series of posts by Casey Brown, Emerson College publishing graduate student and an author who has self-published through Amazon’s CreateSpace. To learn more … Continue reading

June 26, 2012

Working with the Evil Empire, part II: Distribution, pricing, and royalties

In my first post of this series, I talked you through how I decided to publish with CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this installment, we’re going to focus on a … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Working with the Evil Empire, part I: Deciding to self-publish with Amazon

This is the first part of a series of first-person posts documenting the experiences of a self-published, niche author with Amazon and CreateSpace, Amazon’s print-on-demand publishing platform. I published with … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 10 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

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

Apple’s iBooks author forgets EPUB (as I should have expected)

By IRIS AMELIA Okay, after watching Apple’s New York announcement on their initiatives regarding electronic textbooks, my incessant tweeting has finally ceased. For now. While being glued to the event, … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 7 Comments

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