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Digital Publishing Predictions (Wishes?) for 2012
January 3, 2012

The new year is upon us, so you know what brings; a list of new resolutions that go unfulfilled, a gym membership that won't be used beyond February and a list of predictions for the next 12 months. Luckily, digital publishing isn't a topic that is beaten to death, so perhaps this list will provide some insight and thought for what the future of our industry may behold in 2012.

Industry Statistics You Can Use
January 1, 2012

A recent study confirms what many already suspect: Tablet and e-reader ownership boosts magazine reading. 90% of survey respondents say they consume as much or more magazine content compared to before buying a mobile device.

Nook Tablet: Hands on with Barnes & Noble's Fire-eater
November 7, 2011

If you've preordered the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble hopes you're now having second thoughts.

That's the message of the just-announced $249 Nook Tablet, the successor to 2010's Nook Color (which remains on the market for $199). The new 7-inch color tablet equals many of the basic specs of the Kindle Fire, but justifies its $50 price premium over Amazon's model by offering several notable upgrades.

For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad
January 17, 2011

The frustration that the country’s magazine and newspaper publishers feel toward Apple can sound a lot like a variation on the old relationship gripe, “can’t live with ’em, may get left behind without ’em.”

More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site
November 2, 2010

News Corp. said Tuesday that it had attracted 105,000 paying customers to the digital versions of The Times and The Sunday Times of London since it started charging for access to their Web sites this summer.

Tablets Poised for Huge Adoption, According to Media Research
July 9, 2010

Based on evidence from current trends, smart phones will be ubiquitous, tablets will see a huge adoption rate, and e-readers will generate relatively low sales but enjoy a loyal customer base, Bill Trippe, a consultant with media research firm Gilbane Group, recently told a room full of publishing industry stakeholders in New York City.

The Next Hot e-Reader: The iPhone
November 2, 2009

The sharp rise in e-book activity on the iPhone indicates that Apple is positioned to take market share from the Amazon Kindle as it did from the Nintendo DS. Despite the smaller form factor of the display, we predict that the iPhone will be a significant player in the book category of the media and entertainment space. Further, with Apple working on a larger tablet form factor, running on the iPhone OS, we believe Jeff Bezos and team will face significant competition.