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Crowdsourcing - the future of publishing?

Posted by Daisy Ware-Jarrett on Oct 1, 2014 10:15:27 AM

Crowdsourcing seems to be the latest publishing trend, with two of the biggest giants, Amazon and Penguin launching new schemes to get readers more involved.

The two companies have within days of each other announced new projects that play on the idea of reader interaction in very different ways.

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Topics: kindle, News, stephen fry, amazon, autobiography, Blog, book, crowdsourcing, digital publishing, ebook, indie, penguin, publishing, the fry chronicles app

Digital publishing: Is the purpose of digital to mimic print?

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Jul 25, 2014 2:53:15 PM

We’re deep into the age of digital publishing. Do the needs of yesterday still stand today?

In 2012, a survey from the Pew Research Centre and The Economist found that 60% of Americans under the age of 40 preferred to read conventional print-like versions of newspapers and lifestyle magazines on their tablets rather than interactive ones.

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Topics: 2014, kindle, lizard, mimic, modern, online, technology, android, Blog, Comment, content, design, digital publishing, future, good, indie, interactive, ios, ipad, issues, journal, magazine, media, newspaper, page lizard, print, publications, publishing

Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription service

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Jul 23, 2014 9:59:04 AM

Amazon has taken its next big step in dominating the e-book market with its release of 'Kindle Unlimited', which allows subscribers unlimited access to e-books, for $9.99 a month.

Although currently limited to the US, Amazon's new service has the potential to dramatically alter the way books are consumed. The subscription model itself is not a new one; companies like Spotify are well-known for changing the way we listen to and purchase music. More recently, ventures like Readly, a subscription-based magazine service,  have taken steps to translate this into the Digital Publishing world.

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Topics: 2014, kindle, modern, News, page, self-publishing, spotify, Subscription, technology, amazon, author, Blog, consumer, content, creative, digital publishing, ebook, editing, future, indie, interactive, publications, publishing, self-publish

PPA New Talent Awards - digital publishing

Posted by Graham Duffill on Mar 12, 2014 3:29:32 PM

A night of awards and digital publishing. These are our thoughts on PPA's New Talent award.

What does this years PPA New Talent Awards tell us about new talent within digital publishing?
Not much unless you can work out why it is all concentrated to a handful of media companies.
To name a few: DennisFutureImmediate Media, IPC and ShortList.

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Topics: 2014, IPC, new talent awards, online, ShortList, technology, winners, awards, Blog, digital, digital publishing, ebook, editing, Event, graduate, Immediate Media, independent, indie, interactive, journal, magazine, media, newspaper, page lizard, PPA, publications, publishing, student

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