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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/27-1/31

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.  A breakdown of the differences in capabilities and sales expectations with ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and apps. The 2013 holiday…Continue Reading

Video Killed the Radio Star? Who is primed to succeed as ereading evolves?

Though the holiday sales rush is over, there’s still no shortage of talk about ereading devices. The only problem? The market and technology has grown so much in the past year that “ereader” has come to mean so much more than dedicated devices such as the Nook Simple Touch or Kindle Paperwhite. This past month…Continue Reading

Tortoise? Hare? Who’s Winning in the race of the ereaders?

New ereader developments abounded in early May with the announcement that Barnes & Noble’s Nook received a $300 million investment from Microsoft, prompting much speculation about what new products and technology this partnership might bring. Though Nook and Microsoft might mean some interesting developments in the US market, many other ereader companies have turned their…Continue Reading

OnCopyright 2012: Prospering in the Creative Economy

“Advancing the Creative Economy” was the theme of the Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012 conference on March 30, and an important first order of business seemed to be defining what, exactly, a creative economy is. For many, it became a matter of semantics: “piracy” and “stealing” vs. “infringement,” “individual” vs. “commercial,” “intellectual property” vs. “creative…Continue Reading

Lessons from O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing 2010

“If you don’t eat your own children, someone else will”: That’s how Michael Mace, Principal of the Silicon Valley–based Rubicon Consulting, began his presentation, “Check Out My Scars: Seven Lessons from the Failure of E-Books in 2000, and What They Mean to the Future of Electronic Publishing,” at the 2010 O’Reilly Tools of Change for…Continue Reading

Finding the Edge of Engage: ad:tech New York 2009

Publishing Trends thanks marketing consultant Rich Kelley for this piece. What’s the new frontier for targeted online ads? Could the long tail go bankrupt? What does social media offer that social networks don’t? Publishers, advertisers, and service providers flocked to ad:tech at the Javits Center in early November for three days of 60 panels and…Continue Reading

The Next Wave of Content, Ads, UGC, Communities: MIXX 2009

[This is a guest post by Rich Kelley, a New York–based marketing consultant. Follow him on Twitter here. Thanks, Rich!] Tim Armstrong, AOL’s new CEO, divides internet history into three phases. The first phase was about access—remember dial-up modems and limited bandwidth? The second phase, when browsers and search engines competed for eyeballs, was about…Continue Reading

Battling the Online Tyranny of “More” at MIXX 2008

PT thanks New York–based marketing consultant Rich Kelley for his reporting. “What we have today is the tyranny of more,” warned Mike Linton, CMO of eBay. “More choices, more technology, more competition, more alliances, more complexity, more risk.” “The Internet is run on love,” mused Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of…Continue Reading

ONIX, Ebooks & Butterflies

Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, the passage to the digital realm can be a vulnerable and tremulous thing. Nowhere is this more evident than in the quantum mechanical realm of trade ebooks. The problem du jour: can ONIX, the electronic standard used for the last five years to send bibliographic data (title, author,…Continue Reading

O’er the Hudson

Far-Flung Regional Houses Hit the Heartland Bull’s-Eye Just one word: scrapbooking. Yes, scrapbooking is the fastest-growing hobby sector in the United States, with sales of related supplies — presumably including books — quadrupling in the past five years to an estimated $2 billion, as the New York Times recently noted, and projected to grow as…Continue Reading