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The Atlantic introduced a new Family section at TheAtlantic.com—the centerpiece of an expansive, multi-platform reporting initiative on the cultural, political, and economic forces shaping America's families. Along with a growing reporting team dedicated to this ambitious digital coverage, The Atlantic's focus on family will include stories in the magazine, video, a weekly newsletter, and live events.

Posted Mar 27, 2018

Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithm. This major change means that businesses really need to take a step back and refocus their Facebook strategy to make sure they minimize the impact. The key term to keep in mind when reshaping your Facebook approach is "meaningful interaction", which means that your audience needs to interact with your content, whether it be in the form of comments, likes and other reactions, or shares.

Posted Mar 09, 2018

The sooner you start producing visual content and sharing it with your audience, the better. Why? The answer is simple—it drives traffic, leads, and sales to your business. 21118

Posted Mar 07, 2018

Some print publishers see a helping hand arising from an unlikely source: Augmented Reality (AR.) Unlike Virtual Reality (VR), which plucks the reader out of their environment and takes them elsewhere courtesy of a headset, AR is designed to enhance the environment in which the reader finds herself by overlaying digital information onto the real world, via a phone screen or AR-enabled headsets.

Posted Mar 05, 2018

If you ask Elon Musk, artificial intelligence (AI) should be feared. "I don't think most people understand just how quickly machine intelligence is advancing," Musk said on stage at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit: The Age of Innovation. He also sponsors open AI, "a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence." Despite Musk's misgivings, AI is infiltrating just about every corner of our lives and the digital content industry.

Posted Feb 28, 2018

Tate, the renowned UK arts and galleries organization, launched a digital edition of its official magazine Tate Etc. Developed in partnership with digital publishing experts Exact Editions, the digital edition means that this renowned publication is available across web, iOS, and Android platforms.

Posted Feb 08, 2018

Trolls. If you spend any time at all on the internet, you've encountered one. If you're a journalist on the web--especially a female journalist--trolls are part of your daily life. If you're a publisher or brand, battling the trolls who make the comments section on your site an unbearable minefield of vitriol and personal attacks, is a nearly full-time job. Meanwhile, battling trolls while trying to develop audience engagement is a tough balancing act. EContent talked to Allison Munro, Head of Sales & Marketing at Viafoura, an audience development platform, about how to walk the fine line between encouraging engagement and discussion and letting trolls run rampant on your site.

Posted Jan 31, 2018

EContent got the chance to talk with some of the digital content industry's best and brightest at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference. We asked them a series of questions in the hopes that their answers will help you be better prepared for 2018's challenges. In this installment of Voices of EContent, we asked these leaders in their fields to tell us what advice they would give content creators in 2018.

Posted Jan 26, 2018

OverDrive announced that 58 library systems set a new record for lending 1 million ebooks and digital audiobooks in 2017. This milestone reaffirms the consistent growth of digital lending in the library and represents a significant increase from the 49 that reached 1 million checkouts in 2016. The libraries are based in the U.S., Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.

Posted Jan 25, 2018

How much of your traffic comes from Facebook? Whatever your answer is, it's about to change. Facebook has officially announced changes to its Newsfeed algorithm that will put content from friends ahead of, well, everything else. So, whether you're a media outlet or a marketer, your social media strategy is about to get a big shake-up.

Posted Jan 12, 2018

With an unpredictable landscape and an increase in competition from the endless supply of new media companies, both digital and traditional publishers are facing unforeseen challenges when looking for new ways to engage and retain their audiences. There are a few key tactics that successful publishers are executing that other companies should consider to stay relevant: leveraging social video, gearing content to target audiences, and investing in digital to grow reach.

Posted Jan 08, 2018

For all the talk about data and measurement at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference, it's not always easy to understand what to do with the numbers once you have them. Lynette Chen, MaassMedia senior consultant, tackled what it means to try and measure success at "the edge of innovation" in her session, relying on a Guardian case study.

Posted Nov 29, 2017

Our judges are an integral part of making the EContent 100 list happen, but they rarely get an opportunity to talk directly to our readers. In order to get an idea of what was on their minds during this year's judging, we asked them one simple question: "What was the breakout trend of the past year from your vantage point in the industry, and how do you see it evolving next year?" These are their answers.

Posted Nov 15, 2017

Visitors to the Bowker website myidentifiers.com will now be able to access StreetLib, a publishing platform offering book publishing tools in one place. StreetLib supports authors and publishers by providing the services necessary to publish and sell books online in multiple formats. It also provides technical and commercial assistance to help its users get the most out of its services. Bowker's Myidentifiers.com is the official ISBN registration site for American publishers. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate.

Posted Oct 16, 2017

Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that number was 247,210.

Posted Oct 12, 2017

ProQuest says it has teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central platform more efficient, effective, and valuable. The ebook platform has enhanced its book detail pages to boost usability with simplified workflows, more chapter-level capabilities, and improved file naming conventions that make it easy to organize downloaded resources.

Posted Oct 11, 2017

This week, UI Technology Solutions announced the launch of its new publishing solution, PageMajik. Designed to help publishers improve their workflow and efficiency, the PageMajik product suite uses machine learning to automate redundant submission, editorial, and production tasks to free up publishers to work on high-level acquisitions, design, and marketing.

Posted Oct 10, 2017

Content is always changing shapes, morphing into something new. Long before there was the written word, people gathered to tell stories around campfires. Before there was a printing press, there were handwritten books. Then, of course, came ebooks. Now, our content comes to us through a dizzying array of devices and platforms. Smart creators are using the growing number of delivery options to continue to reshape content into new—and sometimes improved—forms.

Posted Oct 09, 2017

Consumers aren't the only ones concerned about fake news these days. The folks who actually report the news are admitting this issue is increasingly troublesome, too. And the industry is fighting back in a number of ways.

Posted Oct 04, 2017

Offering rich, interactive images has emerged as a critical component to any website or web app visitor engagement strategy -- and with good reason. While engagement is critical to securing customer loyalty and driving higher conversions, it's important that businesses understand the negative effects that poorly managed image content can have on web performance and their customers' online experiences.

Posted Oct 04, 2017

Great Jones Street (GJS) short fiction app and Medium, the online publishing platform founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, have agreed to make premium short fiction from GJS available on Medium. Each day, a new GJS story, or chapter from the historical fiction serial, "Reversing the River" by Leslie Pietrzyk, will be featured on Medium's homepage.

Posted Aug 31, 2017

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