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The Big Roundtable Rethinks The Editorial Model For Long-Form Journalism, Hits Its Kickstarter Goal

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Michael Shapiro isn’t the sort of person I’d expect to look for ways to circumvent the gatekeepers of traditional journalism. He’s a professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, and he said he’s been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and Sports Illustrated — in...
The Big Roundtable Rethinks The Editorial Model For Long-Form Journalism, Hits Its Kickstarter Goal

Brian Fargo begins raising $900K for Wasteland 2 on Kickstarter

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Brian Fargo, chief executive of InXile Entertainment and a veteran game maker, followed through with plans to raise money for Wasteland 2 on Kickstarter. Right now, the Kickstarter campaign is raising about $1,000 per minute for the post-apocalyptic game. Fargo was inspired to raise the money to finance his new...
Brian Fargo begins raising $900K for Wasteland 2 on Kickstarter

Startups are about to blow up the textbook

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A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning--terrifying traditional publishers. By Scott Olster, editor FORTUNE -- Call it a math lesson. Why would a school pay $80 for a textbook that may quickly become irrelevant, when it could pay around $5 or less? A...
Startups are about to blow up the textbook
BenchPrep raises $6M to win ‘hearts and minds’ of students

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

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I’ve published eight books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), one comic book,  and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Although the jury is still out on my...
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

Dear Amazon Shareholders: Our Customers Adore Us! Love, Jeff Bezos.

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And, why wouldn’t they? Even the Department of Justice acknowledges that Amazon has some of the industry’s cheapest e-book prices. A letter sent to shareholders today by founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, titled “The Power of Invention,” tackles the publishing industry head-on by explaining how both authors and customers are...
Dear Amazon Shareholders: Our Customers Adore Us! Love, Jeff Bezos.
Inkling Takes Dead Aim At Apple And Amazon With New Google Search-Friendly Digital Publishing Tools

Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

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Ted Nadeau‘s career is a good example of the evolution of publishing; after a decade managing digital content for major magazine publishers in the US, such as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Hearst Magazines, he is now the President and COO of Style Coalition, which connects influencers with brands. Nadeau’s area of expertise...
Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

Do Traditional Publishers know their Consumers Better Than Start-ups?

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Do Traditional Publishers know their Consumers Better Than Start-ups?

A Modest (and Admittedly Ill-Thought Out) Proposal For Saving Traditional Book Publishing

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Let’s all agree: Publishing is screwed, and it’s Amazon’s fault. The book giant has hired a veteran commissioning editor to dole out shovel-fulls of cash to the world’s best selling authors. Even the “big six” publishers have no way to compete. Cash-cow authors are turning their backs on the traditional...
A Modest (and Admittedly Ill-Thought Out) Proposal For Saving Traditional Book Publishing

Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

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A milestone today in the world of publishing, as Pottermore.com, the site dedicated to all digital things Harry Potter, opened for business as the exclusive distributor of Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. This marks the first time that a major author has ventured forth to offer e-books directly to the...
Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

Why One Insanely Successful Author Ditched Traditional Publishers And Went With Amazon Instead (AMZN)

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Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, lifestyle hacker, and author who writes about how to optimize aspects of your life. His newest book is 4-Hour Chef, and while there are plenty of recipes in it, it's actually about about how to maximize your learning ability. Ferriss teaches the reader the techniques...
Why One Insanely Successful Author Ditched Traditional Publishers And Went With Amazon Instead (AMZN)

Brian Fargo’s Wasteland 2 game Kickstarter campaign raises $502,000-plus in a day

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Double Fine Productions ended its Kickstarter campaign today, raising $3.3 million from more than 87,000 donors. But gamers can keep on giving. Brian Fargo, chief executive of InXile Entertainment and a veteran game-maker, has raised more than $502,000 from 8,000-plus donors in a campaign to raise money for Wasteland 2 on...
Brian Fargo’s Wasteland 2 game Kickstarter campaign raises $502,000-plus in a day
Say Media Says Yes To $27M, Will Build Out Publishing Platform, Buy More Assets

MediaWire Mobile Helps Print Publishers Build Apps Affordably

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There’s been a lot of excitement around the possibilities that smartphones and especially tablets offer to traditional publishers, but they also present a big challenge — the costs are often too high, said MediaWire CEO Clifford Hoffer. That’s why MediaWire is launching a new product called MediaWire Mobile, which allows...
MediaWire Mobile Helps Print Publishers Build Apps Affordably

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups

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This was my first year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the annual trade show that brings over 200,000 publishing professionals to Germany, so I can’t say whether the event had more of a digital focus than in years past — but I assume that it did, because there was plenty...
Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps

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The future of media on mobile devices isn't with applications but with the Web. By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, just four months after Steve Jobs first announced his "magical and revolutionary" new machines in San Francisco, traditional publishers had been overtaken by a collective...
Why Publishers Don't Like Apps
The 4 most common online video blunders (and how to avoid them)

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

Amazon's Kindle Serials: Probably not the next 'Great Expectations'

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When I talk to people about my job, one thing I hear about a lot — besides the good old chestnut “I still love the feel of paper books” — is Charles Dickens. Literary devotees are like, oh, he issued his novels in installments, they were super popular and people...
Amazon's Kindle Serials: Probably not the next 'Great Expectations'

Keen On... Tucker Max: How An Asshole Is Blowing Up The Publishing Industry [TCTV]

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Through bestselling books like I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, many of you will be familiar with the self-proclaimed asshole Tucker Max. Less well known is Max’s commitment to blowing up the traditional publishing industry and replacing it with a business model in which authors get a significantly bigger...
Keen On... Tucker Max: How An Asshole Is Blowing Up The Publishing Industry [TCTV]

Pearson exec: we need to be an 'Electronic Arts for education'

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What does publishing giant Pearson have in common with the giants of the video game industry? Not enough, apparently. In a conversation at the SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum, Luyen Chou, chief product officer for Pearson’s K-12 technology group, said that as new technology upends the textbook publishing industry, his...
Pearson exec: we need to be an 'Electronic Arts for education'

Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

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Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning. The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other. In October, Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka wrote a story that’s stuck...
Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

The definitive answer of web or apps as the future of mobile content? It depends.

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With a vast array of content types and devices to consume them, publishers still can’t easily decide between using the web or native apps for their wares. Three high profile content providers debated the topic at the paidContent Live 2013 event in New York City on Wednesday and it’s clear...
The definitive answer of web or apps as the future of mobile content? It depends.
Hyperink Launches Demand-Based Blog To Book Publishing

Why should Amazon be our taste and decency policeman? | Jo Glanville

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The online retailer has been criticised for profiting from ebooks featuring terror and violence. No one should tell us what to readAmazon is under fire again, this time for profiting from ebooks on terror, hate and violence. The Muslim Council of Britain has called on Amazon to take "proper responsibility"...
Why should Amazon be our taste and decency policeman? | Jo Glanville

When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

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Andrew Sullivan, the former Daily Beast writer who recently launched his own standalone publishing venture, has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t like advertising, which is why his site is supported entirely by reader subscriptions. And he also made it clear in a recent series of posts that he...
When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle

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The bestselling 50 Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, is set to rake in even more cash: Random House’s Doubleday plans to release the books in hardcover for the first time in the U.S. on January 29, in time for Valentine’s Day....
With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers
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