Posts filed under “Digital Media”
PBS’s digital media initiative MediaShift is launching a line of ebooks. The launch is part of a larger experiment with PBS, which is also planning to publish its own ebooks this year. MediaShift’s first two titles are How to Self-Publish Your Book (80 pages, $3.99) and Your Guide to Cutting the Cord to Cable TV (50 pages, [...]
The Wall Street Journal’s paywall may be more than a decade and a half older, but it’s digital subscription business is growing even faster than that of the closely watched New York Times. According to unaudited figures released by the Alliance for Audited Media Tuesday, the WSJ’s digital circulation increased 62.6% to 898,102 at the [...]
Digital technology is transforming not just how media is made, but who is making it. At elite digital brands, readers and the general public are having an unprecedented role in shaping media and content creation. At a paidContent Live session hosted by Slate chairman Jacob Weisberg, three media companies described a new breed of creators [...]
Amazon’s first connected car app, Amazon Cloud Player, went live last week, allowing its customers to pull their music collections out of the airwaves and into their Ford dashboards. It’s certainly a new milestone for Amazon, which is adding the car to the growing number of devices and platforms it supports. It also got me [...]
There’s rarely any mystery about what Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has in mind for his mini media empire, if only because his internal memos are so widely leaked that his plans eventually become public anyway. In his latest missive, Denton makes it clear that he wants to see a major push into ecommerce as [...]
Fans bombarded Amazon with dozens of negative reviews of a new biography, got several favorable notices erased and even took credit for Amazon’s briefly removing the book from sale.
Why one consumer has spent more on digital media in the last year than he used to spend on the physical stuff.
If you’ve been following our coverage of the disruption of the publishing industry, you know that the meaning of the term “book” has become pretty fluid, thanks to the e-book revolution; and it’s not just the Kindle, but new offerings like Byliner and Atavist, which blur the lines between books and magazines, and even new [...]
The fact that there is a public debate about the maturation of digital media is a fair sign that real change is afoot. That one of New York’s most prominent angels is branching out from his collective of founders to a mega fund is another, reasonably symbolic, clue. To be clear, this isn’t about finality or absolutes, and we should [...]