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Smart Spending Winning the eBook War

Unfulfilled promise of e-books offers lessons for news organizations

I spent my vacation reading from pixels instead of paper.

I read e-book versions of “Bruce,” a Springsteen biography by Peter Ames Carlin, and Dan Brown’s bestselling novel “Inferno.” Both had great potential for extra audio and video that could … Read more

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Star Tribune publishes serialized novel in paper, turns it into an e-book

Lynn Liedman wakes up every morning looking for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She’s been a loyal subscriber for years, but it wasn’t until this summer that she really got hooked.

She’s not reading for news. Instead, Liedman eagerly flips to … Read more

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How the Seattle Times made an iPad book from its best photos of the year

Seattle Times | iTunes
At the end of each year, The Seattle Times chooses its Pictures of the Year to feature in online galleries and its weekly print magazine.

This year it added something new -- a $2.99 e-book for iPads that lets readers swipe and tap through the full-screen immersive images.

The table of contents for the e-book.
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Buzz Bissinger’s e-book pulled in price war

New York Times
Buzz Bissinger's e-book sequel to "Friday Night Lights" was suddenly pulled from Amazon, David Carr reports, in an example of how e-book sellers are becoming Wal-Mart-like in their market dominance and pricing power. Apple offered a promotional deal for Bissinger's book, and Amazon responded aggressively by cutting the book's price to zero, which led the publisher to temporarily pull it from the Amazon market rather than give it away. || Related: Microsoft makes $300M investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader (Wired) | E-book publisher drops DRM (PC World) | Erotica genre climbs the e-book bestseller lists (News 10).
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Majority of people who read news now get it on handheld devices

Pew Internet
More than half of Americans who regularly read news get it on handheld digital devices, according to new research. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found 54 percent of news-reading adults turn to cell phones, tablets or e-readers (question 23). There's good news for writers: "41% of tablet owners and 35% of e-reader owners said they were reading more since the advent of e-content."

The main focus of the Pew survey was on e-books and how Americans are embracing them. A few interesting facts: (more...)
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Apple’s iBooks Author presents journalists with a new storytelling platform

Rabble.ca | Nieman Journalism Lab
Although Apple released iBooks Author, its new tool to create interactive e-books, as part of its push into textbook publishing, Wayne MacPhail believes it "could be the platform for a whole new form of rich-media, long-form journalism." He explains:
We now have, for free, a tool that lets us tell stories and present stories that combine all the interactivity and engagement we could dream of. In a single tool, I can combine what would have been done via video clips, feature stories, podcasts, photo essays, study guides and polls. ... Here's a free tool that's a better alternative than an ad hoc paperback, or special section, as a way to package a multipart series. Here's a platform that encourages readers to touch, listen to, watch, engage with and learn from your story.
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