Ereader News & Analysis
| Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
Deck the halls with pads and tablets! It seems the recently concluded holiday season has resulted in healthy sales figures for tablets and e-readers. This has probably lined Apple's and Amazon's pockets with enough cash to last until next Christmas. Would you believe that tablet and e-book reader ownership doubled over the past holiday season?
| Tuesday Sep 6, 2011
Amazon's new Kindle tablet is underway, and if Amazon delivers as promised, consumers will be able to get their hands on this new tablet by the holiday season. But while Amazon originally promised to produce both 7- and 10-inch tablets, it's confirmed to producing only the smaller variant, at least for now. And this might just be its best business decision yet.
| Tuesday Jun 28, 2011
As e-reader sales race ahead of those jumped-up, overpriced, tablets, led by Amazon's (news, site) Kindle, does America just want a really good read? And will the release of the Star Wars novels give them an even bigger boost?
| Wednesday Mar 16, 2011
The market for tablet computers is a booming one, as per recent figures. As of end 2010, 18 million tablets were shipped worldwide according to IDC (news, site). Apple is in the lead, with the iPad almost capturing the market for media tablets.
| Thursday Mar 10, 2011
As we wrap up Read an E-book Week, e-books continue to make headlines. As it turns out, while technology has made it possible to read many books from one device, publishers and other traditional venues of book distribution have yet to catch up.
| Monday Mar 7, 2011
It’s Read an E-book Week and as we celebrate authors, readers and the devices that help make reading electronically possible, we are also taking a look at emerging digital reading trends.
| Friday Jan 21, 2011
We've been through this before. The infamous publishing paywall is slated to go up again for New York Times readers. For many readers of other various local papers, paywalls have been a reality for awhile, leaving us to wonder if paid content models actually work.
| Thursday Dec 9, 2010
Thanks to mobile devices like the iPad and the Kindle, eReading and ebooks are growing in popularity, bringing new life to the publishing industry. A recent report illustrates just how far the eBook market has come in the past year.
| Friday Jun 18, 2010
Quark (site, news) has been very busy this week, all in the name of digital publishing. At Untethered 2010, a digital media conference in New York that this year focused on Profitable Media in the Tablet Era, Quark announced a few initiatives aimed at making digital publishing more efficient for content creators and publishers across all platforms.
| Thursday May 27, 2010
Authors need their own mobs, right? AuthorMob -- a new service that creates iPhone and iPad apps to promote authors and their eBooks -- unveiled itself this week at BookExpo America (BEA), North America’s largest book industry event.
| Tuesday Mar 16, 2010
As long as there’s been an Internet, the discussion between user experience and usability has been explored. Although they are conceptually linked, taken separately, they highlight different elements of the human-computer interaction.
Yet in these days of advanced user interfaces, from mobile devices to e-readers to tablets, has the line between user experience and usability blurred? And if so, what does it mean for web standards and design? We examine their distinctions, roles and implications in an effort to answer these questions.
| Wednesday Nov 4, 2009
In May we profiled the self-publishing site Klatcher, which allows authors to self-publish anything online from words to a rich media publication and start selling their best content.
Like most anything in the web-o-sphere, a lot can happen in six months and Klatcher is no exception. Johannes Bhakdi, CEO and a visionary of the web publishing world caught us up to date on where Klatcher has been and where it is going.
| Saturday Oct 10, 2009
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And these are the articles you couldn't get enough of during the past week -- if page views are anything to go by, anyways. So, what was your fancy? Twitter, CMS, iPhone and Google.
- Crowd Fusion, a Web Publishing Platform for Topic based Websites. One of the newest web content management platforms to come our way is Crowd Fusion CMS. Although only in private beta testing at this time, it is getting some notice.
- Top 5 Best Twitter Tools for Business. Endless analysts, "social media experts" and pundits are telling you that it's imperative that you develop your Twitter presence. Yes, yes, yes… As for the tools, here are what we consider the top 5 twitter tools worth some of your precious time.
- Google Goes After SharePoint with New Sites API. With the introduction of Google's new Sites API -- and some tools that explicitly pull stuff out of SharePoint and place it into Google Sites -- the real heat between Redmond and Mountain View is finally starting to build.
- Ektron Snaps Up Former Interwoven CMS Evangelist. With the M&A activity in the content management space not dwindling down despite the economic crisis, it’s only natural to see the content management industry talent hop around. At times, that happens in a fashion resembling the game called “A Cold Wind Blows.”
- Social Media Minute: Employers Ban Social Media, Twitter Finally Gets Revenue Deals. According to a study from Robert Half Technology, a little more than half of U.S. workplaces are banning their employees from viewing and interacting with social networking sites.
- Jive Wants to Socialize Your SharePoint Enterprise Content. Jive Software has a new strategy designed to extend SBS across an organization's content silos. The plan? Take enterprise content stored in your Enterprise CMS and socialize it within SBS.
- The Great Flash for the iPhone Fake Out. Yes, Flash has been brought to the iPhone. No, you can't view Flash-based Web content on the iPhone. Kind of a rough deal, right?
The Economy is in the Dumps but Content Management is Booming
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Whether Traveling or Virtual, There are Events to Attend
Wondering how to spend your time in the next few weeks or months? Attend a conference or maybe just a webinar or two. Have a look at our Industry Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.
| Thursday Aug 20, 2009
Move over Kindle, Sony is throwing its hat into the ePublishing ring. Sony Electronics, which sells e-book devices under the Reader brand, has announced that it will start selling digital books only in the ePub format by the end of the year.
By adopting open standards for ePublishing developed by the International Digital Publishing Form, which are already supported by a growing number of major publishers and a growing number of reading devices, Sony will end its proprietary DRM software (that restricts how often e-books can be shared or copied) in favor of technology from the software maker Adobe.