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Magazines and Twitter


The digital magazine industry is about to be much more closely involved with Twitter than is commonly appreciated.

After five years of scraping around with Flash, and then two years of figuring out how to do good stuff on the iPad, the digital magazine business has reached a stage where it seems clear that the ‘next step’ will be heavily ‘social’, in which magazines recapture their strong position as guardians and builders of specialist interest groups. So digital magazines … Keep Reading

Why Magazines and Books are going to be more app-like.

Steve Colbert has a splendid take on the new biography of Steve Jobs: he pulls the book up on to his desk and then starts playing with it as though it were an iPad. He can’t swipe the pages, so he turns it upside down and then the portrait of Steve Jobs on the front cover “doesn’t even reorient”. There is nowhere to put the jack for his headset etc…

In fact, this is pretty much the same joke as … Keep Reading

Competition and Intrusion

Frédéric Filloux has a bit of a rant about Apple’s vulnerability to charges of monopoly for its very successful control of the ‘tablet’ market and the rather strict rules that it imposes for publishers and developers in iTunes.

I am not sure that his charges amount to much. On Apple’s 30% commission he decides:

Ok, then, it’s legal. But is it fair and, more importantly, sustainable for Apple?


But this system essentially favors the vast market of small to

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A New Web Services Approach for Exact Editions.

Exact Editions is now showing a new face to publishers who are interested in using our services.

This is really a matter of scaling up, since we are now working with hundreds of publishers and editors all of whom are looking for smoother, faster, simpler ways of being digital and delivering digital editions to their readers. An obvious way of speeding and simplifying this process is to start delivering a web services model for magazine publishers. The first step of … Keep Reading

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