Monthly Archives: June 2011

An eBook for Young and Old

It’s almost hard to believe that T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” has managed to become one of the top-grossing iPad book apps this year1. It’s dated (forgive me) and not something you see young men and women reading these days, which … Continue reading

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How Does One Make an Enhanced E-book?

Push Pop Press, architects of the digital and interactive version of Al Gore’s book Our Choice, are an enigma. Caught between roles of playing developers, publishers and licensors, the ex-Apple super-team pose a model for how enhanced e-books could begin to … 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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Multimedia Apps FTW

Multimedia apps are providing new and enriched content to preexisting books by providing text, video, slideshows and audio. With books such as Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, this is a terrific experience. The multimedia app for The Pillars of the Earth … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Poppin Book Pushes the Bar

Our Choice is the sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, and its digital Apple edition frankly steals the thunder from any e-book out there. The enhanced, full-featured book is the result of a super-star collaboration that could possibly be … 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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Go the F**k to Sleep

Although his voice is characteristically distinguishable from any other, and arguably soothing, it would be the last thing you would want your child to listen to before going to bed—well maybe not the last thing—just don’t let them listen to this one. … 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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Cloud Services and its Effects on the eBook

Steve Jobs of Apple announced the iCloud on June 6th to an elated audience at the Worldwide Developers Conference1. This was great news for consumers who paid $100 a year to back up their email, contact book and calendar for … Continue reading

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