PUBLISHING UPDATE - here comes summer publishing opportunity

So publishing now emerges from the world of 'big data' and who can predict what's going to happen with publishing brands . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* As loophole allows end to some Saturday USPS deliveries, magazines explore alternate options
* International Survey of Industry Consultants Reveals Predictions For The Future Of Print
* Business printing, branding and your costs May 27, 2013

Publishing, printing, desktop publishing and direct mail for May

Dig in and target the right market. Although ebooks now outsell print, there's still a huge and ready market . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Survey: 87 percent of US magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app
* Printed customer communications — marketing opportunity or inconvenience?
* 75% of Advertisers Use Social Ads, Half Integrate With Print
* Global newspaper trends: Readership remains high
* To print or not to print? That is the question
* Mobile2Print: the future of print?
* Print Media's Digital Malpractice
* Copyright smarts
and more ... May 20, 2013

Free eBook Reveals How 27 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps

Award winning book app author, speaker and coach, Karen Robertson, takes readers through what a book app is, the step-by-step process for creating a storybook app and shares the personal stories 27 writers who've published book apps for the iPad. May 19, 2013

E-Book Systems launches Mac FlipViewer Xpress Creator 1.0

E-Book Systems has launched FlipViewer Xpress Creator 1.0, a wizard-based software solution for Mac. FlipViewer Xpress Creator enables publishers and corporations to create and publish realistic page-flipping digital publications easily. It conveys the FlipBook in a 3-D page flipping interface, where pages are displayed like those in a real book. The created FlipBook can then be hosted on any web server for online viewing or distributed through any media for offline viewing. May 17, 2013

InDesign tricks from 'HerGeekness' : cleaning up those nasty MS Word files in InDesign

Importing Microsoft Word files into InDesign? Is it like, a real pain cleaning those files up? Designing Woman and Adobe Creative Suite expert, Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepcion, knows you've been there! She sent in this cleverly hidden InDesign trick -- to save you a ton of time! March 12, 2013

PUBLISHING UPDATE - death knell for the print industry?

Dig in and target the right market. Although ebooks now outsell print, there's still a huge and ready market . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* E-books send a shiver down the spine of the publishing industry
* In Digital World, Advertising Age Redesigns Print Publication
* What Hollywood Can Teach You About Great Presentations
* The truth about newspapers in the 21st century
* Weighing the custom publishing proposition
* Newspapers still have power, it seems
* Why print media is still green
* Ebooks Now Outsell Print Books
and more ... January 24, 2013

5 Tips for Turning Your Blog Into a Book

Over the last decade, blogging has been steadily increasing in popularity. In fact, Nielsen/McKinsey has gone from tracking 36 million blogs, just five years ago, to tracking over 181 million blogs by the end of 2011. Many of these bloggers may be looking for a way to compile or get more out of the posts they have written, which makes turning them into a book or eBook an ideal option. January 21, 2013

Ricoh Americas: ‘Unstructured knowledge’ is the challenge of our time

Leveraging a goldmine of untethered, unorganized information will drive organizations’ success in 2013 and beyond. Despite the power of increasingly advanced databases, the overwhelming majority of valuable business information remains adrift in the form of unstructured knowledge – any information that is not captured or easily searchable. Ricoh makes educated predictions . . . January 17, 2013

Publishing Update : 2013 Here we come

Yes, it's an all new year -- and we know that designers have to be publishers as well! But with social media eating away everyone's time you'd think there's now place for print media. Don't fool yourself . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Building the wall: Will digital subscriptions save the newspaper industry?
* Newspapers report ad revenue loss for 25th quarter in a row
* Newspapers join to create digital circulars on steroids
* How will the January USPS postage hike impact you?
* Doing print forensics brings new business
* Social media marketing in print
* Quit selling printing
and more ... January 10, 2013

The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris

Simon de Colines (1480-1546) and his contributions to the modernization of book design was underappreciated -- until master typographer and historian Kay Amert conducted research on the Parisian printer who experimented with dynamic page layouts and pioneered the use of italic types in France during the Renaissance. For the typography buff, historian or lover, this work sheds fresh light on typography from the Renaissance that shaped publishing as we know it today. December 14, 2012