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Vook Releases ‘Digital Publishing House in a Box’

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Mr. Cavnar (linkedin.com) Hate to break it to you paper purists, but it looks like creating and publishing e-books just got a whole lot easier with Vook's new visual editor. Today, the e-book publisher launched a new platform that allows you to create, edit and publish your e-books across multiple devices,...
Vook Releases ‘Digital Publishing House in a Box’

News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

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The Daily, News Corp.’s attempt to create a newspaper for the iPad era, is shutting down after less than two years. The media giant, which also owns this Web site, said it will “cease standalone publication” of the app on Dec. 15. It says that “technology and other assets from...
News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

News Corp to close iPad newspaper The Daily

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Rupert Murdoch's online subscription venture was losing $30m a year and failed to win enough subscribersRupert Murdoch is to shut iPad newspaper The Daily from 15 December, admitting that it has failed to win enough subscribers to make the online subscription venture viable in its 21 months of life.News Corporation...
News Corp to close iPad newspaper The Daily

Penguin Random House aims to attack digital, emerging ebooks markets

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A deal sealed over a weekend – Pearson and Bertelsmann are combining their consumer book publishers Penguin and Random House in a joint venture to save money that can be invested in the future of digital content. Key facts: The players Random House: world’s largest book publisher, around 10,000 books...
Penguin Random House aims to attack digital, emerging ebooks markets

Google dives deeper into travel world, acquires Frommer's

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Google has acquired the travel publishing brand Frommer’s from John Wiley and Sons for an undisclosed sum, the company announced Monday morning. The acquisition is the latest in a string of deals that appears to bolster Google’s position in the travel information sector. In September 2011, the company purchased restaurant guide...
Google dives deeper into travel world, acquires Frommer's

Ebooks roundup: Frankenstein in Paris, a murderous weathergirl and lives of crime

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A new app lets you interact with the story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster, Joyce Maynard's To Die For arrives as an ebook and Scottish crime writers reveal their secretsA new take on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Profile Books, £2.99) is the most eye-catching development in April's digital publishing. Created...
Ebooks roundup: Frankenstein in Paris, a murderous weathergirl and lives of crime
Instapaper founder Marco Arment launches magazine on iTunes

Conde Nast Creative Director Scott Dadich Named Wired Editor in Chief

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Well that was fast. Not more than two weeks after Chris Anderson announced he was leaving tech publication Wired after an eleven-year tenure as editor-in-chief, Conde Nast has named a successor. Conde Nast creative director Scott Dadich will assume the position, returning to the tech publication at which he formerly...
Conde Nast Creative Director Scott Dadich Named Wired Editor in Chief
ePub standards body proposes new 'lightweight' DRM for ebook platform interoperability

Facebook's Team of Former Apple Engineers Focused on Improving iOS App

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Last month, The New York Times reported that Facebook has been working on a major overhaul of its iOS app, seeking to improve performance by transitioning from the current HTML5-based app to a native Objective-C one. At the time, Facebook was said to be releasing the app the following month....
Facebook's Team of Former Apple Engineers Focused on Improving iOS App

What's next in digital publishing: New platforms and payment models

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Over 20 percent of Americans ages 16 and up read an ebook in the past 12 months, according to December data from Pew, and big U.S. publishers are now seeing over 20 percent of their revenues come from ebook sales. In other words, ebooks are no longer new: They’re a...
What's next in digital publishing: New platforms and payment models

reKiosk Digitally Recreates The Independent Bookstore and Record Store Experience

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While ebooks and digital music are becoming the dominant way of consuming books and songs, only a few digital retailers have become important players in this space. reKiosk is trying to bring to the web the buying experience that was lost along the way thanks to a service that promotes...
reKiosk Digitally Recreates The Independent Bookstore and Record Store Experience

Department of Justice clears Random House-Penguin merger in the U.S.

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Random House parent company Bertelsmann and Penguin parent company Pearson announced Thursday that the Department of Justice has approved the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin ”without conditions.” The merger, which remains under review by other antitrust authorities including the European Commission and the Canadian Competition Bureau, would create the...
Department of Justice clears Random House-Penguin merger in the U.S.

Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

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Maybe the extinction of newspapers was inevitable once digital publishing moved from proprietary services (which provided access to their own limited content, such as CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL) and the slow speeds of dial-up delivery to the open access of the worldwide web and the possibilities of much faster broadband...
Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future
The Atlantic's Quartz: interesting ... but willit make a profit?

Tablet-only publication The Daily closing up shop on December 15

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News Corp.'s iPad-only publication, The Daily, will be shuttered on December 15, 2012, almost two years after its public launch. News Corp. made the announcement on Monday morning as part of its organizational changes, referring to The Daily as a "bold experiment" that simply could not sustain itself. As...
Tablet-only publication The Daily closing up shop on December 15

Adobe Creative Cloud just got more appealing with the addition of Lightroom

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Adobe has beefed up its Creative Cloud initiative by introducing support for its Lightroom service. The software firm launched the latest version of Lightroom (4) in March — bringing a welcomed 50 percent price slash — but it can be yours for the total sum of nothing, if you’re already...
Adobe Creative Cloud just got more appealing with the addition of Lightroom

Exclusive: Could Jon Miller's Digital Future at News Corp. Include a New Investment Fund?

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One of the issues that seem to have gotten lost in the complex transaction that will ultimately break apart News Corp. into two separate entities — an entertainment company and a publishing one — is the fate of its overall digital strategy in the new paradigm. That arena for...
Exclusive: Could Jon Miller's Digital Future at News Corp. Include a New Investment Fund?

Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

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For many years, Ubisoft has been the go-to company for stories about DRM gone horribly wrong. They really seemed to believe that always-on DRM actually does something to stop piracy. That was followed with story after story after story of Ubisoft doing things that harm only paying customers and generally...
Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

Ready, Set, Download the Universe

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Download the Universe brings together 15 of the Internet's top science folks in an online forum that guides readers through the vast world of digital science ebooks, texts and apps. It was born last month, after a group of writers and scientists had started gathering at Science Online to discuss...
Ready, Set, Download the Universe

The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

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The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry?Until November 2007, when Amazon introduced the Kindle, the only viable means of book distribution was paper. Accordingly, a writer who wanted to reach a mass audience needed...
The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear
Leaked Apple device IDs likely stolen from digital publishing company, not FBI
Inkling Habitat brings pro-level digital book creation to the cloud -- but will it dent Amazon?
The Hobbit's Unexpected Journey Into Magical E-Books

The Chinese are also building smart watches and smart shoes

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Wearable computing is not just a Made In America phenomenon. China is getting in on the act, too. Today came news that Guoke, a hardware company owned by digital publishing giant Shanda, will start selling smart watches in June, challenging both Apple and Samsung, the latter of which has also...
The Chinese are also building smart watches and smart shoes

Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics

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After a monthlong trial period, startup Graphicly is throwing the doors open to its digital publishing platform. Since incubating at TechStars in 2009, Graphicly has shifted strategy. Co-founder and CEO Micah Baldwin says the company was first conceived as an “iTunes for comics” — the place where existing comics publishers...
Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics

After taking in a combined $39k, two designers break down their digital publishing success

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After seeing modest success from their respective ebook releases, designers Sacha Greif and Nathan Barry have detailed the whole  process, from writing and designing to sales and marketing, in a podcast. Greif published part one of the series (transcript included) on Tuesday, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the work that...
After taking in a combined $39k, two designers break down their digital publishing success

A kinder, gentler DRM?

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With Harry Potter fan site and e-bookstore Pottermore.com now using watermarking instead of heavyweight DRM on all the Harry Potter e-books, anti-DRM arguments are growing louder. Now the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the organization that oversees the EPUB e-book format, hopes to create an industry standard for “lightweight content...
A kinder, gentler DRM?

E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones

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Worldreader has already distributed over 75,000 e-books to students in sub-Saharan Africa. Now the literary nonprofit is launching an e-reading app designed for basic mobile phones. In many African countries, 80 percent of the population owns a cell phone. Up to now, Worldreader has focused on distributing Kindles to classrooms...
E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones

Oxford Dictionaries rolls out responsive design for mobile word herders

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Checking a paper dictionary seems to be a thing of the past, looking up words online – many of us may be guilty of taking the word of a search engine to spot the most common spelling. There are of course dictionaries online but looking things up when you’re on...
Oxford Dictionaries rolls out responsive design for mobile word herders
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