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Guest blog: The Four Horsemen of the Digital Apocalypse

Posted by Page Lizard on May 3, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Henry Bevan explores the ethical dilema faced by those at the mercy of the technology giants.

A month ago at the Digital Book World in New York, New York University professor Scott Galloway said that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google were dragons disrupting the publishing world. They are knocking the ball so far out of the park, eventually they will knock it into another sport. He labelled the Big 4 “the Four Horsemen”.

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Topics: amazon, apple, Blog, Comment, facebook, Google, Instant Articles, publishing

Do single story payments spell trouble for publishers?

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Mar 24, 2016 12:08:47 PM

Blendle, an article micropayment app has launched in the US this week, seeking to reinvent how readers "can discover and support the best journalism in the country".

Could this be the long-awaited "iTunes of journalism" that finally turns the broken publishing model around? Blendle and its partners certainly hope so, and they place great emphasis on making it second nature to pay for content.

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Topics: micropayment, monetisation, News, Apple News, Articles, Blendle, Blog, Comment, content, facebook, Instant Articles

Digital Publishing Predictions for 2016

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Jan 12, 2016 5:26:52 PM

2015 brought sweeping changes across the industry. The technology giants started elbowing each other for a slice of the publishing pie, ad-blocking went mainstream and a handful of large magazine titles shockingly kicked the bucket.

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Topics: magazines, pdf, Apple News, Blog, Comment, digital publishing, facebook, Instant Articles, predictions, publishing

The Digital Publishing Dictionary

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Aug 18, 2015 3:47:55 PM

The digital world can be tough. Terms come and go at such a pace, and before you know it, everyone's chattering about HTML and mobile-first strategies without having ever stopped to explain what they mean.

We here at Page Lizard are just as guilty of this, and we're aware that people can sometimes be a little embarrassed to stop us and ask about the basics.

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Topics: HTML, html5, social media, Technology, technology, android, apple, Apple News, apps, Blog, channel, css, digital publishing, Flash, General, Instant Articles, ios, native apps, publishing, responsive

Webinar: Article-Based Publishing

Posted by Esther Kezia Harding on Jul 29, 2015 6:57:21 PM

What is article-based publishing, why is it important and what do we need to do to be ready for it?

Page Lizard have launched the first in a series of lunchtime webinars by hosting Sean Briggs; an independent publishing consultant at Creative Workflows, to discuss article-based publishing.

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Topics: Technology, technology, Apple News, Blog, channels, digital publishing, Event, facebook, Instant Articles, publishing, Social, Streams

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