Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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Digital Sentiment

Digital publishing might be slowly eliminating the concept of book signing with new services such as Kindlegraph and Longpen, both of which are designed to allow writers to sign things digitally through the web. Kindlegraph and Longpen (the latter invented, … 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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Harry Potter Isn’t Done Merchandising

This past Saturday, I took my girlfriend Lindsay to see the epic conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Unfortunately, there were some people attending who thought it was a wise idea to bring their significant other … Continue reading

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PadWorx for a More Mature E-Book

Enhanced e-books are collectively the poster child of the digital/literary world, but the largest market is leaning toward interactive children’s books. Where’s the stuff for us big kids? I like playing with the iPad and other tablet devices, but would definitely prefer … Continue reading

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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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Google Has a Serious Page Turner: Story HD

The media and content tycoons at Google have announced the release of their own e-reader that will be available this Sunday for $140.00–a price that compares to the Kindle. They teamed up with product manufacturer, Iriver, assembling the Story HD. … Continue reading

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HP vs Apple

Apple released the iPad 2 last March to the delight of millions of tablet users who wanted an even better Apple product. Well, Apple takes another stride to perfect the formula with the iPad 3 which, rumor has it, will … Continue reading

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Comixology: Comics Done Right

Comic books have been an American pastime since the early 20th century, and it’s about time they got the digital treatment. Nothing has me more excited than Comixology, the #1 top grossing app on the iTunes App Store with more than … Continue reading

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