Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Category Archives: Interviews and Events

AWP: the post-show report

A big thank you to everyone who came to see us at AWP on Thursday! We had a great time presenting and had about 70 people come out to hear … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

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

Standing out from the self-publishing crowd: Blogger Jessica Heights on reaching ebook success

In the age of ereaders, self-publishing is becoming an increasingly attractive option for writers. Rather than have to undergo the long and arduous process of finding an agent and/or publisher, … Continue reading

February 3, 2013

Top News of the Week

Judging from the all the hype over children’s book publishing at the Digital Book World event this week,  here’s a special edition of Top News dedicated to the kiddos. Children’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2013

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

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

A preview of the 2012 Boston Book Festival

This Saturday, October 27, the fourth annual Boston Book Festival takes place in Copley Square, Boston. If you’ve never been, the festival is a place where authors, illustrators, journalists, filmmakers, and more … Continue reading

October 23, 2012

Riffle offers a fresh approach to book sharing and recommendations

The dictionary says that riffle means to flip hastily through pages or to take a cursory look at a book. The new book discovery website, Riffle, does offer users a quick look … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

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

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