While many industries are jumping on the social media bandwagon, very little has been written about the publishing industry’s use of this medium.
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I reckon The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be reworked to work as an interactive ebook. I also think cookbooks will mostly be digital within a few years. The research proposal component of my shortlisted but unsuccessful 2011 Unwin Trust UK-Australian Fellowship proposal sets out some of my thoughts and questions on these and other issues related to the future of book publishing.
Melbourne writer Angela Meyer, who blogs about books at Literary Minded, has become something of an expert on social media. She gave an insightful presentation on the subject at the Australian Publishers Association’s industry seminiar, Social Media Marketing: Let’s Get Real, in Sydney.
Later today we’ll announce the winners of the inaugural ebookish awards – so you have a small window in which to ponder our lists of finalists, drop us a line via Twitter (@ebookish #ebookishawards) or leave a comment on this page to tell us who (or what) should top each category and why, to suggest contenders we’ve overlooked, and to make predictions about next year.
Android-powered and sleek looking, the Dell Streak is a small tablet or a large smartphone, depending on how you look at it. How does it compare with the Sony Reader Pocket, a dedicated e-reader which also offers a 5” touchscreen?
There is no perfect smart device (yet), but the latest player in the fast-expanding tablet segment, the $999 Google Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab, ticks plenty of boxes.