Category Archives: Industry News

Industry News is dedicated to sharing what kind of strategies companies are employing to gain ground in the frontier of digital publishing and enhanced media as well as new business models, marketing campaigns, and more.

Google + Book Sharing

Google+ is Google’s new social networking venture that has become extremely popular due to its word of mouth campaigns. Let’s face it: people want to be a part of most things that are invite-only. Google+ has taken many of Facebook’s users … Continue reading

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HP TouchPad: A Very Short Trip

The HP TouchPad has come and gone without stirring up much difficulty for the Apple’s iPad. Strangely enough, one of its strongest (or at least, most unique) features turned out to be its ticking time bomb–the WebOS. HP decided to … Continue reading

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MS Reader: There Will Be Casualties

The Microsoft Reader is on the latest tech obituaries list. Readers may ask if this news is very relevant since the MS Reader never posed a serious threat to contemporary eReaders, which had far more advanced technology such as e-ink, … Continue reading

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Pottermore Shares Potter E-Rights With Sony

J.K. Rowling’s new strategy to release the very first electronic versions of her Harry Potter series through Pottermore will definitely strike a new vein in her seemingly depth-less gold mine. However, this time around it seems that she will be exclusively allowing Sony … Continue reading

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Appletalism

Dear Apple, I was recently informed that you had acquired more currency than the government of the United States of America. This, of course due to the country’s current economic situation, is not hard to believe. I’m sure that at … Continue reading

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Libraries in the 21st Century

The digital advances in publishing and media may provide new services and even opportunities for the classic social amenity of the library. The what? I know–the li-brar-y. Stacks upon stacks of dusty tomes will be moved to make room for a few … Continue reading

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Bookbags Getting Lighter

Textbooks are closer to becoming a serious presence in the book app market than ever before. Students make up a large percentage of the iOS audience as younger consumers flock around devices that offer new ways to consume media. Students … Continue reading

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Apple vs. the E-Book World

Apple is marginalizing its eBook market. The company has been waging war on third-party bookseller apps by competitors such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google. What has kept Apple on top in the tablet market is how cunning and smart … Continue reading

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Borders Says Its Last Words

When I wrote about one of the five Borders stores that was closing in New Jersey, I should have expected that the rest of the stores would be going soon, too. To be honest, I had no idea until I … Continue reading

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Don’t Underestimate the Dark Side

Digital publishing is the wave of the future, and the Writers Guild of America agrees. That’s why they’re trying to make it work for them. So far, the payoff just isn’t there, according to the Guild, and they want to … Continue reading

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