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Next Issue Media brings the Netflix model to magazines

All Things D has an interesting article about the preliminary launch of Next Issue Media, a magazine service for tablet owners that’s modeled after all-you-can-view movie/TV services like Netflix and Hulu. First, the good news… Like Hulu, Next Issue Media … Continue reading

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Rowling will sell the Harry Potter ebooks on her own starting in October

The Harry Potter series may take place in the modern world, but it’s always been somewhat removed from it, emphasizing magic and wizarding dynasties over digital technology. The same has held true for the actual books, which have always been … Continue reading

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Dear Hachette, you’re doing it wrong

Hachette disables all highlighting in Kindle books, tells authors that piracy is to blame for low royalties, and brags about it to the press. Wtf? Continue reading

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Dehydrated books, or how to make money off of fan fiction and unauthorized sequels

Imagine that this evening I follow a friend’s link to a new Harry Potter book, one that essentially replaces “The Sorcerer’s Stone” in the canon with a Year 1 adventure that’s darker and closer in tone to the final few … Continue reading

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The safe bet: following a print metaphor

This is part of my overview of interactive digital books as of October 2010.  Current trends in interactive book design Relying on the printed page metaphor Interactivity as content Telling stories beyond the printed page As of right now, the … Continue reading

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Current trends in interactive digital books

This is the first of a multi-post overview of interactive digital books as of October 2010.  Current trends in interactive book design Relying on the printed page metaphor Interactivity as content Telling stories beyond the printed page Ebooks are exciting … Continue reading

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A review of Amazon’s enhanced audio/video Kindle books

I purchased one of Amazon’s enhanced Kindle books this morning–Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, because who doesn’t like video footage of cakes?–to see what it’s like to read an ebook with audio and video. Here are some cursory thoughts on the experience. … Continue reading

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Amazon launches enhanced Kindle books with audio and video

Amazon has just announced “Kindle Editions with Audio/Video,” which include related audio or video clips embedded directly in the file. For now, these enhanced editions are only available on Apple devices running the Kindle software–that means iPad, iPhone, and iPod … Continue reading

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