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I recently spent the day with my editor and his colleagues on the marketing, editorial, and PR teams at my publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. We had wide-ranging discussions the release of the Amazon Kindle version of my book. While the Kindle is new, John Wiley & Sons isn't. I can point to a number of things that are evidence of how Wiley is tuned in today, behavior that's indicative of why it has thrived for 2 centuries.

Posted Jul 14, 2008

As Web 2.0 tools have developed, audiences have grown to expect to be involved. While many new businesses have developed around this idea, traditional media has had little choice but to jump on the bandwagon. The results have been mixed, but companies new and old are finding ways to leverage community for content and revenue.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

With its unique publishing and editorial structure, and limitless topical scope, Wikipedia traffics a huge amount of information. Out of more than 2.3 million entries in English, the mere presence of some entries is enough to offend certain groups.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

Blogs have come a long way from their earliest manifestations as little more than the online journal entries of individuals wearing bunny slippers while typing away on a home computer. These days, traditional media companies are still struggling to figure out how to leverage the innate characteristics of blogging—immediacy, focus, global reach, interactivity—in a way that will complement existing media channels.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

MadCap Software, the content of multi-channel content authoring, announced that GPRO Technologies Berhad has cut its time for documentation authoring and translation up to six-fold using MadCap Lingo and MadCap Flare.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Glam Media, Inc., provider of vertical content networks, announced the acquisition of Monetise Limited, an online media sales companies in the UK.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Accucoms, provider of sales and marketing services to scholarly and society publishers, announced the launch of an eBook sales service for academic publishers.

Posted Jun 13, 2008

Local Matters, Inc., provider software and media services, and Apptus, announced the completion of a solution enabling Quebecor MediaPages, a Quebecor Media subsidiary that publishes print and online directories across Canada, to integrate its print and online directories into one website, Canoe411.ca.

Posted Jun 13, 2008

Origin Digital, an Accenture Company, announced it has expanded its web-based Odaptor software platform with a new module that extends its capabilities to digital publishing environments.

Posted Jun 10, 2008

NewspaperDirect Inc., newspaper and magazine content distributor, announced that it is adopting the Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP) for its digital publication networks, providing its publishing partners with more protection over their content.

Posted Jun 06, 2008

MadCap Software, provider of multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft, announced the availability of Mimic 2.0. MadCap's XML software simulation application adds online and print output options, as well as support for MadCap Lingo to facilitate translation.

Posted Jun 06, 2008

Zmags, provider of digital publishing software, announced it has raised £2.1 million in Series B funding from OpenView Venture Partners, bringing the total investment in the company to £3.5 million.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

EBSCO Information Services has acquired Minerva Wissenschaftliche Buchhandlung GmbH, of Vienna, Austria, from Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co., a subsidiary of Springer Science+Business Media.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

Quark announced the release of QuarkXPress 8. QuarkXPress 8 delivers design power through a new interface developed for the creation of high-end page layout, print, web and Flash authoring tools, design-driven typography, and global publishing capabilities.

Posted May 30, 2008

DailyLit, the digital publisher of books sent via e-mail/RSS, announced its newest feature that allows users to receive daily installments from Wikipedia.

Posted May 16, 2008

The National Information Standards Organization's (NISO) Specifications for the Digital Talking Book (ANSI/NISO Z39.86) is at the center of a new downloadable plug-in to provide feature-rich, structured information to persons who are blind or print disabled, as well as to assist in the creation of e-books.

Posted May 16, 2008

Version 9.2 introduces a new XML Author edition specially tuned for content authors providing an interface for XML editing by keeping only the relevant authoring features.

Posted May 13, 2008

SDL, a provider of global information management solutions, announced the availability of SDL Translation Management System Service Pack 1.

Posted May 09, 2008

Across Systems, a provider of linguistic supply chain technology, announced the new version 4.0 SP1 of Language Server, which contains various extensions in addition to authoring, such as FrameMaker 8 and SGML support, context matching, and improvements for web-based translations via crossWeb.

Posted Apr 25, 2008

On March 17, MadCap announced the launch of its XML Documentation Suite to provide a native XML alternative to Adobe. The product offers authoring, review, collaboration, analysis, translation, and localization tools, including an authoring tool that supports DITA.

Posted Apr 24, 2008

SAXOTECH, a software development and systems implementation company, and Pluck Corporation, a provider of social media solutions, announced the two companies have teamed up to an integrated solution that connects the flow of news and content developed by both the newsroom and readers participating in social media discussions.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

CABI's book collection can now be purchased digitally with the launch of CAB eBooks.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Publishing Technology, a provider of software and service for the publishing industry, has launched a new digital publishing package for BBC Monitoring, a global news resource.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Vignette, a provider of web experience management and delivery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video web services company that enables web publishers to upload, share, analyze, and monetize internet video content.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Splash Media, LP, a provider of digital video publishing and internet television, has been selected by Adobe to produce original programming and video training content for Adobe TV.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

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