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Black Women in Comics: (H)afrocentric Wins 2016 Glyph Award

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

As the comics industry continues to make a noticeable shift towards including, marketing to and creating safe spaces for women and women of color, nominations for comic awards across the industry have soared.

Authors Guild v. Google Ruling: An Expansive View of Fair Use

David Chavern | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
David Chavern

The Supreme Court's recent decision to deny review of the Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. ruling was a blow not just to the suit's plaintiffs in the book industry but to all of us in the business of writing and publishing content.

Why Buying a Newspaper Makes a Lot of Sense

David Chavern | Posted 04.29.2016 | Media
David Chavern

There has been a flurry of news recently about various newspaper groups being bought and sold. And each time I have gotten some version of the questio...

Think You Need a Website? The Debate Is Raging More Than Ever.

Joshua Macht | Posted 03.01.2016 | Media
Joshua Macht

We've all witnessed the explosive growth of social media during the past decade. Now, a growing cadre of sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram and others are morphing into professional publishing platforms.

You Know That You Still Read A Newspaper, Right?

David Chavern | Posted 02.24.2016 | Media
David Chavern

I don't want to underplay the wrenching changes that newspapers are going through as they move from a traditional delivery system to a new, very different one. But looking forward, why would you count them out?

5 Big Questions for Publishers in 2016

Joshua Macht | Posted 01.21.2016 | Media
Joshua Macht

Much of what we thought motivated web users in the beginning, such as speedy pages, has now become a hygiene factor that you simply must have, but which won't motivate a customer to become a loyal follower.

3 Jobs for Journalists to Pursue in the New Newsroom

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Though technology may be blamed for many of the news industry's problems, it can also be the missing piece to finding a job in the "new" newsroom; online magazines and digital publishers need talented people to develop, distribute, and manage content.

Morning Glory: The Real Opportunity Behind the Daily News Roundup

Joshua Macht | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

Just about every news outlet is looking to capture your attention when you wake, amassing email lists, analyzing the open rates and trying to steal your valuable time away from the competition. All to get you hooked.

How to Self-Publish a Paperback Book with Createspace

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.06.2015 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

As self-published authors, it's important that we build a professional image to differentiate us from the thousands of others ebook authors out there....

Indie to Traditional: A Conversation With Kate Moretti

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kate Moretti's latest thriller, The Vanishing Year, marks a new transition for the New York Times bestselling author. With this novel, she is moving from a digital/print on demand publisher to a traditional publisher. This process represents one that so many independent and self-publishers dream about -- cracking into the work of traditional publishing.

Adpocalypse: 3 Reasons Why the Second Coming Is Near

Oliver Leung | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
Oliver Leung

Apple has introduced iOS9 with Ad blocking capability for mobile web in response to consumers desire for an ad free experience. Does this mean that the milk and honey of the Internet have stopped flowing?

Building a Case for the Data-Driven Publisher

Joshua Macht | Posted 09.10.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

Back during the earliest days of the web, it seemed as if publishers would be able to transform their businesses using the magic of cookies. But the gold proved elusive. All these years later, we are beginning to see results that are finally impacting editorial programming.

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

How to Read Like a (21st Century) Poet

Josh Lefkowitz | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Josh Lefkowitz

What works for one person may not work for another; you alone know what kind of reading experiences will excite and/or move you. But I do think you have to read, to become a (better) poet; and I do think the internet can provide some remarkable avenues to do said reading.

Target Churchill: How Persistence Gave Birth to a Bestselling Thriller

Warren Adler | Posted 03.04.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

Every novelist is asked where they get their ideas. I have spent many years reflecting on that mystery with most of my work. Target Churchill is an exception. It came via a person, a persistent messenger who, like Winston Churchill, never surrendered.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

3 Massive Problems with Digital Publishing Today

Danny Wong | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

In order to avoid publishers blindly attempting to preempt the future, it is worth critically asking: What will (and should) happen in order for publishers to be successful, long-term?

Dive into the New Rules of Engagement: Keys and Building Blocks to Exploring a New Frontier in New Media

Derek Smith | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Derek Smith

Ask any of today's mavens fueling digital content in 2014 and they'll tell you that digital storytelling continues to drive tech advancement with more...

Go Plant Your Magazine!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Go plant your magazine! That's right. Belgian magazine Humo embedded flower seeds in one of its editions, telling readers to simply bury the page in ...

Can't Upload Your Ebook 'Cause It's 'Encrypted'? Here's Why.

David Kudler | Posted 03.26.2014 | Books
David Kudler

Most ebook sites won't allow you to upload a file with obfuscated fonts. (They just don't tell you that. They say the file's "encrypted." That's helpful!)

Alan Rinzler on Publishing Past, Present and Future: Part 2

Terence Clarke | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

"I think this is the best time ever for an author," Rinzler says. "The balance of power has shifted from the gatekeepers to the artists."

No, I Won't Use an e-Reader

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The book encapsulated a deep sense of pleasure, safety, wonder, satisfaction, and above all, love. These early experiences linger with us, and can have enormous emotional resonance.

DC Comics Launches Two Brand New Digital Publishing Imprints

Bryan Young | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

DC Comics announced today their new DC Digital initiative, called DC2 and DC2 Multiverse, two brand new methods of comic storytelling for the company.

Commencement 2.0

Bruce Judson | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Bruce Judson

There are specific stages associated with mobile and digital disruption, and higher education is following this surprisingly consistent pattern. Indeed, we now see the new benefits arising for the consumer of education.

What 17 Industry Leaders Think About Digital Storytelling

Derek Smith | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Derek Smith

In the past, digital storytelling was pretty simple. You created an engaging story, selected the right platform and shared it with your audience. Today, it's not that easy.