Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pixel Qi – It’s Kinda Like Eye Candy

I know this post will excite my girlfriend to say the least. A few months ago, she and I were shopping around for a notebook computer. She was very hesitant to settle on a model because she was not a … Continue reading

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PROJECT Defines the Digital Magazine

Virgin Digital Publishing Limited recently released an ad-driven issue of their iPad-only magazine, Project. My uncle, adamant that I needed to experience it, encouraged me to borrow an iPad from a friend of mine at work. I took a look … Continue reading

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Hot Topics: Highlights

The footage from the Hot Topics discussion panel has been edited, exported and uploaded to the SteamPunkPub channel on YouTube. The length of the discussion was shortened to under twenty minutes of highlights and had to be divided into two … Continue reading

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PubIt! A Digital Strategy for Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

Digital book publishing has encouraged and, in some cases, forced companies like Barnes & Noble to employ new business strategies that accommodate recent technological innovations. Although the brick-and-mortar stores are taking their fair share of damage, the future looks promising for companies that … Continue reading

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Bestseller on Amazon in Less than 9 Days

Shed Simove writes a 200-page book tilted, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex. The book climbed to number 44 on Amazon’s bestseller list in under nine days. The kicker, the book is just bound blank pages. Can’t believe … Continue reading

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SteamPunk at Panel Discussion: Follow-Up

The Hot Topics panel wasn’t the most organized of the series and the structure of the evening’s discussion quickly unraveled into a panel/audience crossfire. Topics and questions jumped back-and-forth between how digital technology has impacted art, culture, society, economics, and … Continue reading

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Breaking Free of the Contract

At the brink of the digital revolution, many people believed that publishers were going to lose authors and take huge losses in sales, that newspapers were going to become extinct, and that bookstores were going to crumble, leaving only the … Continue reading

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New Jobs Page

Words in Gear is happy to announce that it is accepting applications from eager writers and media enthusiasts who would be interested in interning for the blog. This position will be a great opportunity to develop a portfolio, mix with … Continue reading

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SteamPunk Speaking at Panel Discussion

Representatives of SteamPunk Publishing LLC were recently invited to join a panel discussion at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The program, Where the Digital Future is Taking Us, is a Hot Topics discussion focusing on the trends of new media and the impact … Continue reading

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Android or iOS? You May Not Have to Make a Choice.

Digital publishers face an easy choice when it comes to platforming traditional textual content. Epub is an open standard that can be supported by any OS, and is available on nearly any tablet, mobile device, and e-reader equipped with the … Continue reading

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