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The Next Great Media Form | Fast Company

Many have written about the changing news business, how the economics of inefficiency that characterized newspapers ad sales, which still are the lion’s share of revenues, don’t apply in a world of plenty; how anyone with a smartphone and camera can act as a reporter and draw eyeballs away from so-called mainstream sites; how publishers…

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How to Gift an eBook | BookBaby Blog

How to Gift an eBook by Chris Robley on November 29, 2011 in eBook Distribution, eBook News   Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales reports are in; Kindles, iPads, and Nooks are flying off the shelf! I was in a Barnes & Noble on Friday and the line at the Nook station almost went out the…

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Publish Your Goddamn Book Already

Publishing is dead. Long live publishing. Or at least, self-publishing, which, thanks to a plethora of services and a general de-stigmatization of the so-called vanity press could be entering something of a golden era. So where are the literary breakouts? The through-line from Gutenberg’s invention of movable type to the desktop publishing revolution of the…

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Twitter the “Mayor” of the Middle East?

I’m just sophomoric enough to still enjoy a typo or two when it comes from in such a venerable a news organization as the New York Times. In a article exploring the 5th anniversary of the launch of Twitter, the Times substituted the word “mayor” for “major” when describing its role in the recent uprisings…

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Online Journalism, Then and Now

Trend-tracking in online journalism has yielded some interesting findings. Notions of community and monetization are key as this info-graphic suggests. Via @daigledigital

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How to Make a Newspaper

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150104714212552 From 1937’s Trees to Tribunes. Gotta love the juxtaposition of newspaper hacks and trees being felled ? this could be the moment the term was “hack” originated. Kudos are due to the composer for such a rousing score. It’s my new ringtone for my editors.