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Articles tagged ebooks (46)

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Oyster’s strong tech saved it from being another sad ebook startup failure story, but it’s another case of platform power edging out an independent startup.
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It turns out that ebook subscription models don’t work very well when people read too much. So what happens next?
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The daily baseball newsletter cuts through the endless sea of sports online. Can email newsletters be to the 2010s a bit of what blogs were to the 2000s?
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Plus: A judge rules that Apple colluded on ebooks, CNN’s shift into tabloid journalism, and the rest of the week’s future-of-news news.
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The Boston NPR station is using an early version of Creatavist, the new storytelling and layout platform from Atavist, in its coverage of the notorious mobster’s life and upcoming trial.
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The paper wants to extend its audience, and find new revenues, through producing original long-form stories from Times journalists. Justin Ellis
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Subscriptions will offer the story/technology publisher a way to expand its readership and create a persistent source of revenue. Justin Ellis
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The ebook platform is moving into direct sales and exploring a subscription model. Justin Ellis
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0Hoping to redefine “trade publication,” Digiday launches Glossy, a vertical to cover disruption in fashion
“I hate the term ‘trade publication,’ because it implies being a boring cheerleader for the industry.”
0Chasing subscriptions over scale, The Athletic wants to turn local sports fandom into a sustainable business — starting in Chicago
“It’s very easy today to be click-driven and produce articles that don’t have a lot of substance or depth and don’t cost that much to produce, but that dynamic is disappointing for fans who want higher-quality content.”
0A year in at Vox, Recode looks at its future: Video, distributed content, more podcasts, and no /
“There’s a huge opportunity to be a widely read, digitally native business site that uses tech as our lens, and I don’t think that’s out there.”
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