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    App Zine Machine, An Easy Way for Indie Authors to Publish Magazine Apps

    by Sabrina Apps
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    When it comes to digital publishing, indie authors have endless options. In addition to ebooks, authors can produce blogs, podcasts, and even digital magazine apps. One new platform that makes it easy for users to publish magazines is App Zine Machine. Created by App Clover, LLC, a resource in the mobile app market, App Zine Machine launched after 21 months […]

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    Books in Browsers 2013

    by Sabrina EBooks
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    I went to my second Books in Browsers last week (see last year’s recap day 1 and recap day 2), and was not disappointed! For those who many not know, Books in Browsers is “a small summit for the new generation of internet publishing companies, focusing on developers and designers who are building and launching tools for online storytelling, expression, and art.” […]

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    Infographic: The Life & Times of the Travel Guidebook

    by Sabrina Future
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    Cheap Flights has made an excellent infographic about travel guidebooks. The graphic looks at the history of the guidebook, from its inception as travel manuscripts in the first century, to its online existence today. Nothing is mentioned about e-books, but I suppose travel guidebooks are much more webby, since people use social media and review […]

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    The Coming of Age of E-Textbooks?

    by Sabrina EBooks

    I’m not as familiar with what’s going on with e-textbooks, but there seems to have been a lot of exciting developments recently. One thing I often hear about e-textbooks is that, despite the expectation that young people, particularly college students, would be the first to eagerly adopt all things digital, most students don’t like e-textbooks […]

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    Digital Content: Where are publishers investing and what challenges will they need to overcome?

    by Sabrina Publishing
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    I’ve been really in to webinars lately. I think part of it is I’ve been finding a lot free webinars that discuss either various aspects of the publishing industry or entrepreneurship. (Although the webinars on metadata were not free, but I think it’s important to learn and understand as much about metadata as possible). Anyway, […]

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    Three Innovative Companies: WordPivot, Link.me, and Bibliocrunch

    by Sabrina Future

    A big part of BEA is walking around the showroom and meeting new exhibitors. This year, I got to meet the founders of two new companies, WordPivot and Link.me, as well as reconnect with a friend and NYU alum, Miral Sittar, who is the founder and CEO of Bibliocrunch. 

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    Speed Dating: An Overview of 9 Innovative Digital Publishing Companies and Products

    by Sabrina Future
    BEA

    The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) held a Digital Show and Tell last week at BEA. This consisted of 15 new companies, split up in to two groups, giving five minute pitches to attendees. It’s basically speed dating, but for digital publishing. Each session lasted long enough that all attendees could hear each of the […]

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    Writers, Readers, Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold #2

    by Sabrina Future

    Last night’s meeting for Present Tense, Future Bold featured guest speaker Rick Joyce, the chief marketing officer of Perseus Books. Perseus is a publisher and a printer/distributor for over 300 indie publishers. According to Rick the digital transition happened distinctly in each industry (music, books, etc.), and was not monolithic. But, the future of print […]

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    DBW12 – eBooks for Everyone Else

    by Sabrina Publishing

    The second day of DBW12 had a few interesting on-going series. The one I chose to listen to was eBooks for Everyone Else, which had panels for design, marketing, and distribution.

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    DBW12 – What publishing can learn from the romance genre

    by Sabrina Publishing

    The romance genre is an interesting one. Of all the genres, it sells the most ebooks, probably because you can read a romance book with some privacy on an ereader. The romance panel had some interesting insights into ebook publishing, which I think other publishers can learn from and apply to their own companies. The […]

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    BEA Day 1

    by Sabrina Publishing
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    First day of my first BEA, BookExpo America. Fortunately, because of this publishing blog, I was able to attend for free! I spent about five hours today at the Expo, and I still wasn’t able to cover everything. It can be a little overwhelming, as some attendees may agree, but totally worth it. This year, […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Publishing

    Last year Skyhorse Publishing acquired Sports Publishing, and starting this year they will be “releasing instant books about the winning teams of major sporting events—albeit with a twist.” Skyhorse will update relevant backlist titles. For example, because of the Green Bay Packers win on Superbowl Sunday, Skyhorse reissued Tales from the Green Bay Packers SidelineTales […]

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    Visit to HarperCollins

    by Sabrina Publishing
    HarperCollins

    My interactive media class was held at HarperCollins today. I don’t have the best photo of the building, but we were told to wait outside until 6:30 p.m. so as not to overwhelm security, and it was freezing. Below freezing, in fact, it was snowing, and we were waiting in a wind tunnel, longingly looking […]

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