Emoji Dick, A Novel Translated into Emoji, Accepted by Library of Congress.
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.
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?
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.
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. But there's a new edge and it's populated by the likes of Medium (a kind of categorized Tumblr), Branch (the sister site of Medium, for discussions), App.net (a microblogging platform) and Svbtle (an elite network of indie bloggers).
Welcome to Medium — About Medium. Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends.
It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. 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.
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.
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? Just put it on iBooks or Kindle or NOOK. Zopler - Collaborative Storytelling. Zopler is an interesting free service for collaboratively writing stories.
The basic idea behind Zopler is to enable the creation of community-crafted stories. Here's how it works; as a member of Zopler you can start a story with as little as one sentence or as much as 1000 words. Your story starter can include images too. Then you can make your story starter public or private.
If you make it public, any Zopler member can add to it. Byliner. The New Yorker to Tweet Entire Short Story. Kindle Direct Publishing: Help. Professional translation services are available to publishers who are interested in translating their KDP work into other languages, further widening their global audience.
Finding a Translator for Your Desired Language This site lists several associations in Europe that may help you find freelancers to translate your work. You may need to use an online translation site or browser plugin to navigate the freelancers' websites, since they're generally displayed in their native language. 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.
We thought it might be useful to highlight some common mistakes that are made when creating these digital magazines and how to avoid them. Online digital versions have so many benefits for both your end reader and your business so make sure you avoid these mistakes in order to gain maximum effectiveness. 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.
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 www.ft.com.
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. 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.”
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.] ———————————————–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. 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?” He answered, “What worries me is the flurry of excitement over an iPad giveaway and there are a pile of The Economist magazines outside on the table.” Publications Publishers Cite Tablets As Top Tech Priority 03/21.
E-magazine. Ebooks. Book apps. Pdf to app services. Workshop. 5 Digital Publishing App Trends to Watch in 2012. Adults Now Spend More Time With Mobile Devices Than With Print Media. More Thoughts on Magazines and Publishing on the iPad. Encyclopedia Britannica Calls Off Its Print Edition And Goes Digital.