*+-At Books in Browsers, NYT digital designer Allen Tan urged content creators to first understand the underlying principles before jumping in to a project like Snow Fall.
*+-The news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington post newspaper turned an average day on Twitter into an explosion of disbelief and Amazon jokes.
*+-South Africa is making itself known as a home for digital startups. Among the hottest is Snapplify, a digital publishing solutions provider with a growing global profile.
*+-The New York Times has been increasingly slow to pick up on trends in the book business, but if the people who buy newspapers are likely still the same people who buy books, they deserve better.
*+-Today, the LA Times is releasing their first e-book, “A Nightmare Made Real” — will papers capitalize on stories that publishers might otherwise turn into books?
*+-By Andres Hax Santiago newspaper La Tercera reports that Pedro Huerta, the director of Kindle Content at Amazon, has assured Chileans that the Kindle will will be up and running in Chile, with enhanced content in Spanish, within 18 months. Pablo Dittborn, the editor of Random House Chile has assured that the costs of passing from PDF format to EPUB …
*+-Leading Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia announced a new e-publishing venture, initially drawn from content written by reporters at the paper.
*+-Why is the new book “The Deal From Hell” universally important to the publishing business? It shows the ease with which moneymen incur debt and ruin companies.
*+-By Hannah Johnson The New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced today the launch date and additional details of “digital subscriptions” for the New York Times — also known as a paywall. Digital subscriptions launched today for Canadian readers, which according to the announcement “will enable us to fine-tune the customer experience before our global launch.” The global launch …
*+-By Erin L. Cox What is the difference between literary criticism and recommending a book? Is there a difference between a book blogger and a book critic? Do they mean the same thing? Do they carry the same weight? And, which sells more books? I’m not sure I’m qualified to answer any of these questions, but as a publicist who …
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