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Digital Books Get Their Gongs
Will Kindle e-books get the nod?
In another sign that the digital book market is maturing, it now has its own industry awards. The Bookseller has launched the FutureBooks ‘digital innovation’ awards. According to their website, they’re “the first of their kind to recognise how the trade is embracing the future with new products, new ways of working, and new marketing strategies”.
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Beyond the Soundbite: The Art of the Longform Interview
Self-Help Original Gets a Makeover
Its title is now a stock-standard phrase of the English language. It’s sold some 30 million copies since it was first published some 75 years ago. It single-handedly invented a new kind of book, one that now sells in the millions annually. It even inspired not one but two satirical memoirs (the first published in 1937, and the second in 2001, now an eponymous…
Scott Jumps Paywalls with a Single Speech
Yesterday ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a keynote address extolling the virtues of Twitter as journalism tool and arguing against paywalls.
“Lock yourself away - out of the conversation, out of the discussion, untweeted, unlinked, unreferenced - and you might find yourself unloved,” Scott told the 2010 Journalism Education Association Conference. He said that journalism would have to be financed, but that most…
If you’ve been looking at the newspaper and thinking you could do a better job then Schmedlines could prove to be the perfect distraction.
The idea is simple: get a real news story with a weak headline and then invite users to submit their alternatives. Today there’s a story about a Montana jury who have decided they won’t convict for the possession of a…
The Social Media Evolution
The Social Network may not have won the best picture Oscar, but social networking has been given a far greater honour - in Egypt. Parents of an Egyptian girl born during the events that recently led to the end of Hosni Mubarak’s grip on power have named her Facebook in honour of the role that the website played in the events. Perhaps the good…
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