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Adobe products, eBooks, and the New Space

By on February 9, 2011 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
Adobe products, eBooks, and the New Space

The following is a forum comment I made in Continue to Learn elearningclassroom.com Adobe has moved into the multimedia space completely with their suite of applications. They have targeted eBooks as part of the mix. Digital publishing offers multiple opportunities for us with the skills to create new products and services that solve our customers’ […]

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Will You Pay Less for an eBook with Advertising, Product Placement, and Social Media Gaming?

By on February 4, 2011 in Publishing Revolution with 2 Comments
Will You Pay Less for an eBook with Advertising, Product Placement, and Social Media Gaming?

Nicolas Croce recently posted his article “Fighting E-Book Piracy with Advertising” on the Gatekeepers Post. Once considered an oddity and an impediment to the reading experience, advertising and other forms of monetizing eBooks, now appear to have a future in creating a business model for publishing that both rings the cash register for publishers and […]

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Read eBooks on your TV? Really.

By on January 10, 2011 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
Read eBooks on your TV?  Really.

Get ready to read your books on your TV. Really. From a Streaming Media report from CES: “Content including periodicals, books and movies will be formatted in Sharp’s proprietary XDMF, which automatically adjusts content to the size of the screen. According to John Herrington, President of Sharp North America, Sharp will extend XDMF to its […]

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Amazon fights back–Kindle for the Web announced

By on December 18, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
Amazon fights back–Kindle for the Web announced

Following Google’s release of an e-bookstore and web-based reading app, Amazon announced on Dec. 7th at Google’s Chrome OS launch event that consumers can now read full Kindle books on their web browsers via the new Kindle for Web app. Previously, users were only able to read the free first chapters of Kindle books on […]

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Demystifying Independent Online Video Syndication Models

By on October 14, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
Demystifying Independent Online Video Syndication Models

As an independent producer and with a company (Breakaway Media) serving companies and institutions producing video content, I was interested to participate in the webinar, “Demystifying Independent Online Video Syndication Models”, presented by The Diffusion Group and VideoNuze on August 24, 2010. View the webinar. “Demystifying Independent Online Video Syndication Models” featured presentations by Jim […]

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Another take on eBook packaging

By on October 4, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 1 Comment
Another take on eBook packaging

Robin Good features posts by John Blossom in Integrating and Marketing eBooks with Sales and includes the post, What Book Publishers Can Change In Their eBook Marketing Strategy. “eBook packaging”–think in terms of serving the audience-use of content-not units production. John Blossom questions how progressive are publishers who are approaching e-publishing from the standpoint of […]

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Packaging for e-book publishing – climb on board

By on October 2, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
Packaging for e-book publishing – climb on board

More and more each day, the publishing industry becomes more like Hollywood in every way (just a little behind that curve). eBOOKNEWSER’s post “Lit Agents Are Taking On the Role of Publishers” reports on new developments in packaging for e-books that reflects this trend. What did we see with Hollywood in the 1980’s? The rise […]

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Branded Content – the Future of TV on the Web?

By on September 7, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
Branded Content – the Future of TV on the Web?

This article from TechCrunch is one of the most important and insightful articles on the future and now of Web video I have read in a long time. Branded content of Web video harkens back to the early days of television. Will the video ad networks drive development of TV on the Web? In the […]

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YouTube Leanback: UPDATE

By on July 9, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 0 Comments
YouTube Leanback: UPDATE

May 24, 2011: Here’s an update on developments of Google TV and YouTube Leanback in a post from Lost Remote. Early look at new Google TV, YouTube Leanback From the Breakaway Media post in July 2010: You may have heard about the recent announcement at Google I/O of the future launch of YouTube Leanback. YouTube […]

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2 Keys to Broadcast Media Careers for Students

By on April 18, 2010 in Publishing Revolution with 1 Comment
2 Keys to Broadcast Media Careers for Students

Recently I had the chance to sit down over a cup of coffee with Henry Rubin at his neighborhood haunt, Raging Sage in Tucson Arizona, to talk about professional pathways and education for students who want to pursue a career in broadcast television and media production, two keys to success. In a career spanning more […]

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