Quotable Authors: Maya Angelou

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Quotable Authors: Madeleine L’Engle

Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 04/05/2013

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 03/31/2013

IS IT A BOOK OR AN APP? DIGITAL PUBLISHING COMBINES THE TWO IN A NEW MEDIUM
Last year we invested in a start-up digital publisher called Open Air Publishing. The company focuses on creating how-to books for tablets. Two weeks ago they released their latest title, a high end digital parenting book that caters to mothers and… [read more]
Source: Forbes

HTML5 APPS ABOUT TO ENJOY “ENLIGHTENED COEXISTENCE” WITH NATIVE
What do you mean it’s April already and people only do this kind of thing in January, it’s still snowing in most of Northern Europe isn’t it? IDC’s Hilwa suggests that there will be a new “enlightened coexistence” between web and native device… [read more]
Source: ComputerWeekly.com (blog)

AMAZON TO LAUNCH COVER CREATING TOOL FOR SELF-PUBLISHED E-BOOKS, KDP COVER CREATOR
Amazon is developing a cover creation tool for its Kindle Direct Publishing self-publishing platform, dubbed KDP Cover Creator. The tool is currently being tested by a limited number of KDP authors but the company expects to roll it out to all its KDP… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

WHAT’S UP AT PUBIT!?
Barnes & Noble has created a stir in the self-publishing community with the e-mail it sent yesterday to publishers and others who have used PubIt!, alerting them to ‚Äústay tuned for an upcoming announcement on our next chapter in self-publishing… [read more]
Source: Publishers Weekly

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 03/31/2013

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 03/17/2013

EFF BLASTS PLANS TO BUILD DRM INTO HTML5
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has weighed in on the growing controversy over the proposal to build DRM into HTML5, the next version of the standard language for building Web pages and applications… [read more]
Source: Boing Boing

ATAVIST CO-FOUNDER EVAN RATLIFF ON DIGITAL CONTENT MODELS
The Atavist, founded by Evan Ratliff, Jefferson Rabb and Nicholas Thompson, was launched in early 2011 to tap the burgeoning long-form digital content… [read more]
Source: Folio Magazine

HTML5’S OVERSEER SAYS DRM’S TRUE PURPOSE IS TO PREVENT LEGAL FORMS OF INNOVATION
Ian Hickson, the googler who is overseeing the HTML5 standard at the W3C, has written a surprisingly frank piece on the role of DRM. As he spells out in detail, the point of DRM isn’t to stop illegal copying, it’s to stop legal forms of innovation from… [read more]
Source: Boing Boing

AMAZON’S ‘SEND TO KINDLE’ BUTTON TAKES AIM AT READ-IT-LATER SERVICES
Now Amazon is entering the read-that-really-long-story-later market with a Send to Kindle button that will push content directly to Kindles and devices with the Kindle app. The button has already launched on Boing Boing, Time and The Washington Post… [read more]
Source: Wired

AMAZON WHISPERCAST FOR KINDLE NOW LETS ORGANIZATIONS MANAGE MASS APP
When Amazon introduced its Kindle Whispercast service back in October, it did so with the promise that ‘”bulk app distribution” would be coming soon for Fire tablets. Fast forward to today and that feature is now live, giving organizations the ability… [read more]
Source: Engadget

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 03/15/2013