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Starlog available online via Internet Archive
December 22, 2014 | 1:25 pm

Starlog, the very significant and much-missed science fiction magazine that ran from 1976 to 2009, has now been made available in full courtesy of the Magazine Rack section of the Internet Archive, which has put the entire run of issues up online, from its Star Trek-inspired inception to its eventual bankruptcy. Starlog was lucky - or aware of the zeitgeist - enough to launch almost contemporaneously with the debut of the first Star Wars movie, and rode the impetus that gave for science fiction over 375 issues. It's not clear whether the Internet Archive collection is complete as claimed -...

Issuu pushes out app to Windows 8.1
May 30, 2014 | 12:21 pm

issuu-65_600One more fresh sign that Windows 8.x tablets are maturing as ereading options: Issuu, which claims to be "the fastest growing digital publishing platform in the world," with access to some "16 million free magazines," has just announced the debut of a new Issuu App for Windows 8.1, which joins an existing Android app. According to Issuu, the platform's features include personalized magazine feed with recommended content, and stackable collections across various devices. The new app is compatible with Surface and Windows 8.1 devices, offering an optimized reading experience for Microsoft's latest OS iteration. Issuu also claims 25,000 new publications each...

Monrning Roundup: Rogers Media Pulls Digital Magazines from Zinio; France Doesn’t Tax DRMed Books Extra and more
November 20, 2013 | 9:00 am

digital magazinesRogers Media Pulls All Digital Magazines out of Zinio and Launches their own Service (GoodeReader) Rogers Media is likely the largest magazine publisher in Canada and they have pulled all of their digital editions out of Zinio. Rogers intends on launching their own Netflix-like app, called Next Issue magazine that will provide access to all of its magazines as well as dozens of high-profile American titles for a monthly fee. *** Kindle Paperwhite gets Goodreads Integration and Kid-Friendly Reading Goals (GigaOM) A day after Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets got a software update, so too does its Paperwhite. Like the tablets, the Paperwhite gains deeper...

Morning Roundup: 19 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read Forever
June 17, 2013 | 9:03 am

Morning Roundup19 Books You've Been Meaning to Read Forever (Book Riot) A little while ago, we asked you to confess the books you’ve always wanted to read but just never seem to get around to. You know, the ones that stare at you from atop your TBR pile and cause you endless readerly guilt. 358 readers answered the call, listing 383 unique titles. A handful of books came up A LOT, and a lot of books came up only once. Here are the top 19 books Riot readers have been meaning to read forever. --- Oxford English Dictionary Adds 'Tweet' and 'Crowdsourcing' (GalleyCat) The Oxford English...

Morning Roundup: Is e-book growth revenue stalling out?
June 12, 2013 | 9:49 am

Morning Roundup Is Ebook Revenue Growth Stalling Out? (Digital Book World) Ebook revenue gains continue to slow this year. The latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers reveal that ebook revenue was up only 0.7% to $130.2 million in January. --- Digital Mags Can be More Local, and More Global Than in Print World (Media Shift) Today your location still matters — except when it doesn’t. New digital magazine apps let you unlock new magazine experiences by being in the right place at the right time, or subscribe to global publications without regard to national borders. These apps’ creators want to free magazine readers from...

Morning Roundup: Digital magazine advertising to hit $3.8B by 2017
June 10, 2013 | 9:00 am

Morning RoundupDigital Magazine Advertising to hit 3.8 billion by 2017 (Good e-Reader) Magazine companies have been one of the most successful segments of publishing to take advantage of the digital space. Very early on they have been able to leverage their strong brands across a wide spectrum, including paywalls, dedicated apps, and inclusion into Zinio. Advertisers are increasingly spending more money on digital properties, and by 2017 analysts expect almost 3.8 billion dollars will be spent. --- Don't Make a Costly Mistake: Know Apple's In-App Purchasing Rules (GigaOM) Did you know that you can lose points, virtual weapons, virtual currencies and other items you’ve bought...

Morning Roundup: Has self-publishing become a cult?
June 3, 2013 | 9:23 am

Morning RoundupSelf-Publishing Has Become a Cult (Salon) What’s funny is, the adherents would have you believe that once you self-publish, the scales will fall from your eyes and you’ll recognize self-publishing as the One True Path. Traditional publishing will reveal itself to be a lost circle of Dante Alighieri’s Hell, full of damaged souls who want to enrich themselves off your work while destroying every shred of your creativity. I call shenanigans. --- Digital Magazine Usage Growing Via Tablet Users (Good e-Reader) Digital Magazine usage is growing with people who have adopted tablets into their lifestyle. Recently a survey polled 1,293 people on how they have...

Adobe Sees Steady Growth in Digital Magazines
May 8, 2013 | 3:29 pm

Magazines have taken a hit over the years on sales in the marketplace. But we’re talking about physical magazines, the ones where you leaf through actual pages. Companies have moved toward digital magazines as a way to get consumers back, and even find new ones. According to research by Adobe, which produces the software that most professional print and digital magazines are created with, the outlook is positive. “The momentum we’re seeing in digital publishing is that publishers are actually able to make money off these magazines,” Lynly Schambers-Lenox, Adobe’s group product marketing manager for digital publishing, told TabTimes. “They are coming...

TIME to publish free tablet-only magazine on Boston tragedy
April 17, 2013 | 5:38 pm

Boston  Time magazine has revealed that it will publish a tablet-only edition on the Boston Marathon attack tomorrow. The digital magazine will be available free on iPad, Nook, Android and Kindle devices. The publication will feature stories and exclusive photographs from Boston, as well as... Read Full Article... Source: Tab Times...

Foli Aims to Get Rid of Months-Old Magazines in Waiting Rooms {Review}
April 15, 2013 | 4:30 pm

FoliI’m sure you’ve experienced this. You go to the doctor or dentist, and you’re informed that “someone will be with you in a minute.” Yeah, right. Knowing you’ll really have a lengthy wait, you try to find a magazine to read. Hmm. People from three months ago. Time from one month ago. Conde Nast Traveler's fall edition. Why aren’t there any current magazines? Foli aims to fix that problem. Instead of ancient, dog-eared periodicals, Foli offers businesses a way to offer current magazine content to their customers through an iPad app. I was fortunate enough to have my home temporarily transformed into a Foli spot, so I could...

Morning Links — Newspapers, magazines and viruses
February 12, 2013 | 9:17 am

stack of newspapersCanadian Businesses Lobby for Right to Infect Computers with Rootkits and Viruses (Boing Boing) Newspapers That Aren't Dying: 4 Success Stories and 4 Lessons (Paid Content) Hearst Digital Magazines to Undergo Rapid Transformation (Good e-Reader) Licensing Controversy: Balancing Author Rights with Societal Good (The Scholarly Kitchen) Kindle Daily Deals: A Patch of Ground by Michael Archer (and 3 others)...

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