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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.

Children’s Book Apps Reach for the Top

While we know that comics rank highly for apps in the Apple store, children’s book apps like The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and Blue Hat, Green Hat joined them on the top 10 list last week¹, making for … Continue reading

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Agencies and E-Readers are Conniving Behind the Publishers

The New York Observer published an article last week concerning a deal that super literary agent Andrew Wylie, of the Wylie Agency, made with Amazon. According to the article, Wylie will be selling books by his clients (I will list some … Continue reading

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The iPad is Taking Over!

I think the above statement has a great degree of truth behind it. People are using iPads to assist or enrich simple tasks. Eating—ever seen that diet app? Sleeping—ever played around with the relaxation music app? Going to the bathroom—ever … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Apparates to the Web

JK Rowling has announced an October launch of Pottermore, a community website that will host the first e-book editions of the series as well as provide a platform for fans to engage in the extended world of Harry Potter. From … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

Publishing houses make millions of dollars off eBook sales, and will continue to do so as newer technologies (such as the iCloud) become more accessible to these companies. There is no denying that the eBook market will continue to grow as … Continue reading

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Kindle: New Battle-Plan for the Holidays

There are many months until X-mas, but Santa already appears to be rooting for Amazon this holiday season. Although a risky gambit, he rarely leaves things purely to chance, so he’s making sure that the odds are looking pretty stacked in … Continue reading

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Shedding Brick-and-Mortar: Growing Pains

No one’s surprised by the decline of brick-and-mortar bookstores anymore—after Borders declared bankruptcy and every electronic developer started making eReaders, coverage is more comparable to watching bookstores drop one by one like lemmings from the proverbial cliff than actually reporting … Continue reading

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Women Love the Nook Color

My sister bought the Nook Color a few weeks ago and she treats it like a cheaper, more productive child. She takes it everywhere: to use during work, to the beach while she sunbathes, to the bathroom, to bed. There’s … Continue reading

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The Digitization of Amazon

Amazon has done what it hoped to accomplish in a couple more years:  become a primarily digital market. This month, Amazon reported that eBooks for the Kindle are outselling both hardcover and paperback books. “We had high hopes that this … Continue reading

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A Smashing Idea for Random House

Near the beginning of last week, entrepreneurial media giant Bertelsmann AG acquired Smashing Ideas for its Random House publishing division. Random House, as the largest English-language publishing company in the world, needs no introduction, but here’s a little about Smashing … Continue reading

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