Tag: digital publishing

by Jefferson Yen

Look out Facebook, Snapchat might be the new belle at the social media ball and media companies are taking notice. You can now find media outlets like CNN, ESPN and Vice on the app’s new Discover section, which acts more like a curated portal than random news items in your feed. Each brand’s channel or […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Not much has changed between this week’s e-book best-seller list and last’s, with few titles making any big leaps or taking any deep spills. Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” heads into its second week at No. 1 as the Angelina Jolie-directed film adaptation tops $102 million at the box office. Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Could billionaires become the grand patrons who save traditional media from self-destruction? That was the thinking when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the New Republic, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar started First Look Media. But these grand patrons have found that the media world doesn’t come easy. […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, DoJ spar ahead of December e-book appeal (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 2. Indie authors and the question of Kindle Unlimited (Hellen Barbara / JaneFriedman.com) 3. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 4. Five digital publishing questions for Rick Chapman (Digital Book World) 5. Wait! […] more »

by Rich Bellis

It’s probably too early to expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the E-book Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is apparent, with only slim gains for Hachette e-books in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13. Hachette’s top title […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. McDonalds Happy Meals now offer e-books instead of toys in the UK (Rachel Pincus / PSFK) 2. Americans still prefer traditional books, despite growth in e-books (Jess Scanlon / Wall Street Cheat Sheet) 3. Want to write a book? Consider these 3 self-publishing options (Matthew Toren / Entrepreneur Magazine) 4. My self-publishing journey: Putting […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Study: Parents more likely to use libraries, want more e-books in libraries than other adults (Pew Internet) 2. Washington Post trials ThingLink Mobile at White House Correspondents’ Dinner (JournalismUK) 3. Viral Video: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” web-only commercial sets off debate (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter ads now available for all U.S. users (CNET) 5. […] more »

by David Johnson

Let’s learn a lesson from the past. When the news first started going digital, that is when it started appearing on the World Wide Web and print saw it as a competitor that would give the product away for free. The digital prophets saw a future in which free wouldn’t matter, and said things along […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. On Twitter, Rupert Murdoch vows revenge for recent News Corp. coverage (NY Magazine) 2. Digital publishers must be bold to win back lost ad dollars (Wired) 3. The future of pay walls, memberships and online ads (Digidave) 4. Twitter hires […] more »