Category Archives: Storytelling

Apps are Wrong for Publishing

This post from Futurebook talks about how apps (i.e. for iPhone or Android) won’t yet generate enough money for publishing companies (and maybe that’s a good thing): Let’s look at numbers. Imagine you’re a publishing house releasing a celebrity-driven app. You rack up 50,000 units of App Store goodness. At a fiver per, you expect [...]

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Live-blogging TOC 2011: Better than Free, How Value is Generated in a Copy Free World

First up is Kevin Kelly from Wired magazine, Long Now foundation (and certified wise old man). Six trends in the world of book publishing: Screening: we’re moving from being people of the book to people of the screen. Ubiquitous screens is the context of publishing now. Reading a book on a phone wouldn’t have made [...]

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Mapping a world of blurb photos and book-making

As the definition of ‘book’ begins to shift and change, data is a good place to look for clues as to what will happen next. Each person making a book has a singular experience, but collectively the books are part of a vast network, with a lot of information to tell us about ourselves. Because [...]

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“E-books are good news for the literary world”

“What does it say about us that, on the one hand, we don’t seem so enthralled by the hit-and-run of Twitter while on the other, we can’t get enough of electronic books?” — latimes.com.

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