background preloader

Digital publishing

Facebook Twitter

Looking for diffrent ways to publish my photonovel as an ebook or app i came a cross a lot of services and guides many will find useful.

Emoji Dick, A Novel Translated into Emoji, Accepted by Library of Congress.

Publishing models

Masthead Online Blogs - Gadget Blog. I attended some great conferences and parties in Toronto and Vancouver this past June; conferences are a good time for reflection and to learn something new.

Masthead Online Blogs - Gadget Blog

In Vancouver, I learned about a site called “Creative Commons” ( that protects a writer’s digital distribution rights through licenses. I attended an entertaining seminar, “What it really takes to get Paid for Digital Content” at Magnet in Toronto, presented by Kevin McKean, VP/Editorial Director Consumer Reports. This seminar is the inspiration of this month’s posting. Paid Digital Content – Creating scarcity in cyberspace – Part One – B2C, part two will be on the B2B market, and will be published this fall.

2012 Digital Publishing Industry Report. Curious as to how your peers are using digital publishing to promote and grow their businesses?

2012 Digital Publishing Industry Report

Planning to publish a book in the near future, but wondering how your colleagues are going about this? And if you have already published, do you want to know what next steps your colleagues are taking to leverage digital publishing even further? In our first annual digital publishing study, more than 1000 online entrepreneurs…including coaches, consultants, trainers, speakers and other small business owners…reveal how they are currently using and plan to use… digital publishing in their businesses.

A Quick Preview. 5 Reasons Why Web Publishing is Changing (Again) We're witnessing another sea change in Web publishing.

5 Reasons Why Web Publishing is Changing (Again)

From Pinterest at the beginning of this year to the launch this week of a new product from two Twitter founders, Medium, 2012 has been a year where the norms of publishing are being challenged. It wasn't that long ago that Tumblr and Wordpress were the cutting edge of publishing. Welcome to Medium — About Medium. Create Free iPhone App Using Online Interface Builder.

Calaméo – Publish your documents. eBook App Maker » How Our App Works. Make a blog. The Digital Reader - The Best News and Info on eReaders and Tablets. Findings: discover, organize, and share your highlights. Current Trends in the Digital Publishing World. Hi, my name is D’vorah Lansky and I am excited to share this blog post, on the topic of Digital Publishing, with you.

Current Trends in the Digital Publishing World

I’d like to thank Kathleen for hosting me during this virtual tour, in honor of Digital Publishing Virtual Summit, where we feature 20 world-renowned book marketing experts. Today I’ll be talking about current trends in the Digital Publishing world. Tablets Are Destroying Stories by Micah Baldwin. I spend the majority of my day with creators, authors and publishers.

Tablets Are Destroying Stories by Micah Baldwin

The ability of storytellers to see a world that could exist and share it with words and pictures is amazing. When I am not chatting with storytellers, I am talking about how to distribute their stories digitally. Easy right? Zopler - Collaborative Storytelling. Byliner. The New Yorker to Tweet Entire Short Story. Kindle Direct Publishing: Help. 3 frequent mistakes to be avoided during the creation of your digital publication. 0inShare0inShare We often use this blog to give helpful tips and pointers for users of digital magazine software.

3 frequent mistakes to be avoided during the creation of your digital publication

We thought it might be useful to highlight some common mistakes that are made when creating these digital magazines and how to avoid them. Why Publishers Don't Like Apps. By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, only four months after Steve Jobs first announced his “magical and revolutionary” new machines, traditional publishers were gripped by a collective delusion.

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps

They had convinced themselves that tablet computers and smart phones would allow them to unwind their unhappy histories with the Internet. For publishers whose businesses had evolved during the long day of print newspapers and magazines, the expansion of the Internet was terribly disorienting. The Web taught readers that they might read stories whenever they liked without charge, and it offered companies more efficient ways to advertise; both parties spent less.

Things Reviewed:Technology Review iPad app version 2.0 The Daily iPad-only newspaper Financial Times html5 website Storyboard. “People would show up early.


In Miami, that’s quite an accomplishment.” It takes a lot to surprise Miami chef and restaurateur Michael Schwartz these days. With four restaurants in his portfolio, and a fifth — a more formal room with an old Florida atmosphere called The Cypress Room — just open, he’s a pretty unflappable guy. But Harry’s Pizzeria, the affable, overachieving middle child in his family of restaurants, has the ability to confound expectations — even those of its owner. Partly opened to provide a more casual and less expensive destination in Miami’s design district, Harry’s has also made its mark as the venue for a hugely popular monthly guest chef pop-up dinner that has brought the likes of Paul Kahan of Chicago’s Publican, Philadelphia’s Marc Vetri and New York’s April Bloomfield to Miami. 3 Ways to Visualize Text with Infomous. Now that artsy sites like Pinterest and Instagram are reaching critical mass, even writers need a way to make their stories pop.

3 Ways to Visualize Text with Infomous

Recently, publishers like The Economist, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly have turned to a text visualization tool called Infomous to give readers a fresh perspective on current events. Reminiscent of comic strip dialogue and brainstorming models, Infomous turns keywords from articles and Twitter feeds into clickable bubbles that link to other content within your site. The more often a word appears, the larger it looks in the cloud. The words update in real-time and can be moderated by clicking on an “x” to delete unwanted or irrelevant words. Said Infomous president Paolo Gaudiano, “It makes it easy for you to figure out what’s relevant to you.” 1. In August 2011, The Washington Post asked its readers to write about their struggles with unemployment to “show the real impact of joblessness” in America. Share Comics on Facebook, For the First Time Ever! How to Promote Your Book Using the New Facebook Timeline Features.

[Note: this video was made for musicians who work with our sister company-- CD Baby-- but the same new Facebook Timeline features are available to authors, too.]

How to Promote Your Book Using the New Facebook Timeline Features

———————————————–Yep. Facebook has done it again—they’ve flipped the switch and made another drastic change: Your author Facebook page will soon be a Facebook Timeline. 12 Ways to Increase Your Readership Using Facebook Timeline. Facebook Timeline’s new promotion tools for authors As many folks are finding out (to their horror), Facebook Timeline does not allow fancy landing pages that collect email addresses or that encourage likes in exchange for free downloads of eBook samples, chapters, etc. Facebook now forbids calls-to-action and other direct marketing jargon on the cover photo. So in lieu of customization, how can you increase Facebook likes? As tablet usage grows, can publishers evolve fast enough? As the buzz around the new iPad launch continues, both traditional and online publishers are “caught between the gravitational pull of the legacy tradition and the need to chart a faster digital course.”

That was a key finding in a recent Pew Research Center study on the state of the publishing industry. That “pull” was highlighted by Paul Rossi, the Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Americas for The Economist at a recent digital publishing conference. Asked by the moderator, “What keeps you up at night?” Publications Publishers Cite Tablets As Top Tech Priority 03/21. Publishers are making tablets a top priority when it comes to technology development this year. About 60% of business-to-business and business-to-consumer publishers cited tablets, mobile publishing and/or new Web products as a “high priority," according to a new survey by the Software & Information Industry Association. Other types of projects were not mentioned nearly as widely. About four in 10 (42%) of the 85 publishers surveyed by the SIIA named licensing and syndication as a key area of focus this year, while 19% cited video. The study found that B2C companies tend to prioritize tablet publishing above all else, while their B2B counterparts put the creation of new Web-based offerings slightly above mobile and tablet publishing.

When it comes to management’s perspective, C-level and VP-level executives are more focused on tablets than director-level company officers, suggesting that the former are looking further ahead than less senior managers.

Appumentary, app-book and photonovels

E-magazine. Ebooks. Book apps. Pdf to app services. Workshop. 5 Digital Publishing App Trends to Watch in 2012. Erik Loehfelm is the executive director of user experience at Universal Mind, where he leads the design team in developing new, immersive app experiences for a variety of devices. He is also a leading voice in the digital publishing industry. Follow Erik @eloehfelm and read his blog. Digital publishing grew tremendously in 2011. With the unveiling of new technologies such as the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S and Amazon’s Kindle Fire, we’ve dramatically changed the way companies will disseminate information for years to come.

But we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible in this space. We predict that 2012 will see a wave of new digital publishing apps across a wide range of industries. 1. There are already apps and games that build on the characters and storyline of films; however, a huge amount of film content has yet to be tapped by a mobile framework. For example, books based on children's films essentially contain stills of the movie. Adults Now Spend More Time With Mobile Devices Than With Print Media. More Thoughts on Magazines and Publishing on the iPad. My takedown of the poor iPad experiences offered by major magazine publishers resonated with the audience. It is obvious that many people are not happy with the current experience offered in the tablet space.

Encyclopedia Britannica Calls Off Its Print Edition And Goes Digital.