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Trends, developments and innovations from the tech world as they relate to book publishing.

New Competition to Find “World’s Next Blockbuster Story”

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Montreal-based ‘World’s Best Story’ is a social media contest to find a blockbuster story that will succeed in all media: books, film, audio, games, etc.

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Mediander Promises Answer for Internet Information Overload

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Mediander.com will launch at this year’s BEA as a new online encyclopedia with a unique ‘knowledge engine’ that focuses on connections between topics.

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Amazon and Twitter Team Up on Social Shopping

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Add products to your Amazon shopping cart with a tweet. Will this new cooperation between Amazon and Twitter help publisher sell more books on social media?

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Exprima Talks: Hacking the Story with Nate Herzog

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Corey Pressman interviews Nate Herzog, creator of StoryHack Media, about his innovative media events, the power of storytelling, and Post-it Notes.

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Exprima Talks: Steven Woodall, Center for Book and Paper Arts

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In this Exprima Talks episode, Steven Woodall of the Center for Book and Paper Arts talks about the internet as a ghost town of content.

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Exprima Talks: Finitiv Offers Revenue Channel for Professional Publishers

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Finitiv president Andrew Brenneman on why his subscription platform for professional publishers might answer the question, how do we generate more revenue?

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Exprima Talks: Behind the Ink Enhances Ebooks

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In this Exprima Talks episode, Corey Pressman talks to startup Beneath the Ink about their ebook enhancement technology, and to author Emma Boling about how she used it in her book, Mistress of France.

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Catching Up with Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on New Content, Tablets

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Michael Tamblyn, the Chief Content Officer at Kobo, offers an update on the ebookseller’s magazine store, kids shop and international expansion.

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Books in Browsers IV: Get Ready for More Context

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Speakers at this year’s Books in Browsers summit explored the idea that creators should consider context as much as content, and that readers can greatly benefit from more context.

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The Future of the Cookbook is Interactive

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Oxmoor House, MyRecipes.com, and Digimarc Discover has collaborated to created new interactive cookbooks that let cooks save recipes and automate shopping lists on smartphones.

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