Publishers don't have many avenues to promote their own videos other than Yahoo, AOL or Youtube to satisfy their advertisers. Most of these companies end up taking a cut of the revenue, but few have any choice. Conde Nast has been quietly been building their own video distribution platform spending close to $50 million in development costs.Conde Nast will be launching The … [Read more...] about Conde Nast Launches New Video Distribution Network
Archives for April 2014
Yahoo Travel has undergone a tremendous revision and the website borrows heavy elements from the Yahoo Food digest. You can see a ultra modern theme developing in most of the top properties of Yahoo has the company invests in top-tier writing talent and mixes in advertising alongside original content.The Yahoo Travel website originally launched in 1997 and remains in the … [Read more...] about Yahoo Travel Digital Magazine Revised
Kobo has just signed a digital distribution deal with Mcdonalds UK for free eBooks available in Happy Meals. As part of the Secret Seven promotion parents will be able to redeem coupons for free eBooks.The promotion will center around childrens books by author Enid Blyton’s ‘Secret Seven’, published by Hodder Children’s Books, will be running for five weeks in McDonald’s … [Read more...] about Kobo Teams Up with Mcdonalds UK for Happy Meal eBooks
As global leaders in both children's content development and educational innovation, Scholastic is a company whose name is synonymous with quality platforms for schools. From their monthly reader book clubs to their entire curriculum manifests, the wealth of solutions they provide to educational institutions is pretty astounding.This week, Scholastic announced the launch of … [Read more...] about Scholastic Unveils Storia School Edition
It's a long-held and possibly undocumented belief that the man who invented the flip phone designed it in such a way as to look like one of the original Star Trek communicators. Accordingly, the Star Trek franchise has actually been responsible for a number of design features--and political changes, if credit be given to its multi-racial and gender equal cast--that currently … [Read more...] about SciFi Genre: Does Hugh Howey Control the Future?
One of the things that reading consumers lost with the transition to a digital book purchasing environment is the ability to walk into a well-stocked bookstore and browse the shelves, picking up books with enticing titles or covers, flipping them over to read the blurb, and maybe reading the first few chapters of an attention getting book. The loss of this level of interaction … [Read more...] about YUDU’s BookSnacking Revamps Bookstore Browsing for eBooks
Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Review! Today we look at one of the best e-reading websites for your child, Storybird. This is a free innovative service that allows you to read thousands of books for free and whose core audience ranges from 6 to 14.Storybird features short stories, poetry, longform and a myriad of genres. You can look for content by how old your … [Read more...] about Review of the Storybird Kids Reading Service
Barnes and Noble has just unveiled a new campaign for customers in key European markets. Residents in Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain will get five free eBooks and magazines who use the Windows 8.1 e-Reading app.The Italian offer includes bestselling titles Il richiamo della foresta by Jack London, Le nove chiavi dell'antiquario by Martin Rua, Alta marea a … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble offers Free eBooks and Magazines to European Customers via Windows 8 App
Humble Bundle has a storied history to offering video games in a pay-what-you-want model with incentive bonuses to people who meet a certain dollar threshold. Humble is starting to get away from just being known for video games and has experimented with offering various eBook packages. Now, they are doing something different. In a new deal with Image Comics, we know have the … [Read more...] about Humble Bundle Offers First Digital Comic Collection
Kobo and Sony are very strange bedfellows, but they have slowly begun to do more business with each other in the last four months. The Sony Reader Store officially closed and all purchased eBooks are being sent to Kobo. All existing e-Readers issued by Sony will be getting a firmware update so people can buy content directly from the Kobo Store. A leaked document reports that … [Read more...] about Are Kobo and Sony Collaborating on a new e-Reader?
In 2012 Kobo released their first five inch e-reader, the Kobo Mini. This was the first time the Canadian based company deviated from the standard six inch screen size to a five inch model. This allowed it to be more lightweight and pocket friendly to carry it on the go. According to the Kobo website and various retail partners it seems to be officially discontinued.The … [Read more...] about Kobo Mini e-Reader Officially Discontinued
Zinio has just acquired Audience Media and the marriage between the two companies marks an industry-first in the space between a company focusing on consumers merging with one that focuses on business relationships in the magazine publishing industry.This acquisition will make Zinio the dominant player in magazine content for mobile devices, as well as expanding their … [Read more...] about Smaller Publishers Now Benefit from Zinio
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint were one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to hit the iPad in quite sometime. Today, the entire suite of apps have received a new update that allow them to print over the air.According to a Microsoft Office Blog post "Your top request is here! You can now print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations to an … [Read more...] about Microsoft Office Suite for iPad Gains Printing Functionality