banner promo

 

Press updates

10 press articles
Jul 9, 2010

Cooler reader looks to be another casualty of the squeeze that is inevitable in the ‘lookie likie’ eink reader market. They follow iRex in what may be a growing queue of dead technology failures. The one consistent thing we have said is that this technology made little sense and had a very limited life and now the writing may be clearly on the wall.We doubt we will see eink readers as we know them today in 2012.

 
Jul 9, 2010

Move Over Gutttenberg: Will E-Books Spell the End of Paper And Ink

Paul Levine

Paul Levine

Posted: July 7, 2010 01:51 PM

 

I was standing in a circle of Chardonnay sippers at an art show in Santa Monica when the conversation turned to the future of reading. As a novelist, I had skin in the game, so I grabbed a canape, sidled over, and eavesdropped.

"I'll never buy one of those electronic gizmos," said a heavyset man in his fifties, a humanities professor. "I'd miss the smell of ink on paper, the conjuring of medieval libraries and ancient parchment."

 
Jun 25, 2010
Rafi Mohammed, Ph.D.

Rafi Mohammed, Ph.D.

Posted: June 24, 2010 02:45 PM
 

Remember when flat screen televisions were priced over $3,000? Or when cell phones and associated monthly service plans were strictly for the well-heeled? The typical pricing strategy for innovative technology products is to target aficionados with high prices and if consumers adopt, new competitors enter the market and more advanced models are rolled out. This pattern is a form of "market-based" research for new products. With little reason to discount, duds eventually disappear. Conversely, pushed by competition, manufacturers of hit products view discounts as their ticket to mainstream riches. Such is the historical pricing pattern of successful products.

 
Jun 24, 2010

How the e-book and the bookstore can co-exist.

by Michael Edwards, CEO, Borders

We've heard it all before: digital content means the end of physical media. As consumers flock to the convenience of instant gratification and on-the-go content, traditional business models will be overturned, commerce will move online, and traditional retail outlets and the products on their shelves will go the way of the typewriter.

Or maybe not.

 
Mar 30, 2010

Digital magazines may seem old hat to some but they compare favorably to other electronic media when it comes to advertising and reader experiences, according to a new survey called "The Case of Advertising in Interactive Digital Magazines," by Josh Gordon, founder of Smarter Media Sales.

Readers more forgiving of "digital extras" than on Web sites.


Matt Kinsman By Matt Kinsman
03/11/2010 -09:53 AM



 
Feb 23, 2010

2010 is no bad time to be a writer

Traditional publishing may be in crisis, but the internet has given all writers a chance to win both readers and remuneration

 
Feb 15, 2010

Kindle Armageddon: How the Publishing Industry Is Slitting Its Own Throat

 

Dan Agin

Dan Agin

Posted: February 14, 2010 08:18 PM
 
Jan 15, 2010

 
Jan 4, 2010

Turn the page, click the link, see the video

Hybrid books appeal to young, tech-savvy readers, but do the instant visuals stunt their imagination?

 
Jan 4, 2010

Kindlemania could suffer from bite of the Apple

The eReader was a Christmas hit, but could face stiff opposition in 2010

 
10 press articles