Thursday, January 27, 2011

DODOcases for Kindles & iPads

I saw someone using one of these on the Metro on my way to class on Monday.

Perusing the site, I think it's an interesting way to keep traditional bookbinding methods alive while still finding a way to serve readers....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Torrenting and the fiction-publishing market

In this LJ post (which I saw on FB), an author sounds off on the impact that illegal downloads can have on her career. Food for thought?

Literacy Isn't Dead

Apparently a new study lists D.C. as the nation's most literate (based on soft- and hard-copy resources available and used).

USA Today article here

Original study here

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

An interesting case study (though sadly short on detail) from Kaplan Publishing on the print-to-digital paradigm, from the user-experience (UX) perspective:

Portraits of an Industry in Flux: Digital Publishing and UX (UX Magazine, 1/3/2011) -

I suppose one lesson is that times of great change also provide the opportunity to refocus resources, revise goals, and identify new tools in creating an improved product type.