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
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
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
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
When it comes to sales, marketing, and PR there's one common misconception among clients: this is will instantly get me to the top. What authors often fail to realize is that publishing their book isn't a standalone ticket to success. In a great new article, publicity veteran Sandra Poirier-Diaz dished the details on 12 essentials for translating publicity efforts in sales. December 11, 2012
Jumsoft creates some of the best graphic icons and spot illustrations in the industry - their designs for Mac OS X iWork are seriously unrivaled! Here are 385 new pieces, which can be used to illustrate slideshows, invitations, posters, newsletters, e-books, or just about any kind of content that lacks a creative touch. November 23, 2012
The SHAKESPEARE System -- With creative marketing, self-published independent author Matthew Mather quickly reached #1 on the Amazon Science Fiction best-seller list with his first novel, The Atopia Chronicles, surpassing 40,000 copies shipped in its first ten weeks. He is now sharing his SHAKESPEARE system of 11 tips to help new authors achieve their own self-publishing success. November 23, 2012
Author Rick Cusick discusses the art of "Lettering" in new book published by RIT. Hallmark helps us appreciate the small moments in life -- with greeting cards and special messages garnished with designs and lettering that enhance the full reading experience -- and we can thank Hermann Zapf. September 27, 2012
Designers have to be publishers as well ... with the internet and social media, the publishing industry is faced with a complicated road ... here's the latest publishing update:
* Newspapers are running out of time to adapt to digital future
* Newspapers' Next Move In Expanding The Reach Of Digital Ads
* The digital game plan: Is anyone doing it right?
* 3 things you must know about print marketing
* For newspapers, a less than daily future
* Print is dead? Not so fast September 20, 2012