Tag: publishers

by Julie Keck

1. Subscription services for e-books: Like Netflix, like Spotify, or not at all? (Bill Rosenblatt / Forbes) 2. Which authors do subscription services benefit? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 3. Ghomeshi bio to be first original title published by Kobo (Laura Godfrey / Publishers Weekly) 4. Four of the big five have new […] more »

by Dillon Baker

It would be putting it lightly to say that the last couple of decades have been a tumultuous time for journalism. Dutch news site Blendle wants to bring some order to the chaos. When the Internet all but demolished traditional publishing models, most people wondered if we were experiencing the death of journalism (at least […] more »

by Austin Smith

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. News spread this week that Facebook is going to start serving full news stories from select publishers natively. Facebook’s rationale is that when a user clicks a Facebook story, the subsequent page load typically takes about eight seconds. The obvious outcome […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

It’s often said that every company is a media company. Red Bull has embraced that maxim in a full-throated way. Not only does the Austrian energy drink maker create TV shows, magazines, movies, books, music and more, but they also distribute their creations everywhere from newsstands, to theaters, TV, YouTube, mobile apps and, of course, […] more »

by Paul Lentz

Everyone is talking about wearable tech and Internet-connected or “smart” devices. And rightfully so. According to the research firm Canalys, the market is expected to triple in size next year alone based on mainstream consumer adoption. However, few are talking about the implications for digital publishers and why they should pay attention. From Pebble and […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Maybe you’ve always had an idea for a book but were too daunted by the traditional gatekeepers of agents and publishers. Well now you can dust off the manuscript and get read to publish, because the growth of self-publishing services and social media makes it easier than ever to self-publish your book. But whether you […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Social networks are a powerful way to spread the word and spark conversations about great content, but they can present a double-edged sword. “Our best communities, reviews, and highlights about us are on these networks,” RebelMouse founder and CEO Paul Berry told me in a recent phone interview. Yet, “when the people who care about […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Opponent of major e-book settlement fights back with cartoon (PaidContent) 2. What’s the Point of Publishers in a Digital Age? (Digital Book World) 3. Publishers back African literacy effort with e-books (NYT) 4. Nook Simple Touch users irate that it […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple won’t settle in DOJ e-book case (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble gets downgraded amid increased e-book competition (Reuters) 3. Some libraries try to buy e-books directly from smaller publishers (SF Chronicle) 4. Why the growth of digital books has […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Facebook unveils new features including long-awaited scheduling (The Next Web) 2. The Denver Post and its #theatershooting coverage (The Buttry Diary) 3. Reading app Zite adds more big-name publishers to its program (PaidContent) 4. Grief in the age of social […] more »