EPUB 3 Case Study with Kaplan

The last of the four part Understanding EPUB 3.0 webcast series was dedicated to a case study, presented by Kaplan Publishing. To read the about the other three webcasts, please see my posts EPUB3, EPUB 3.0 Workflow, and The New Kindle Format (KF8). Kaplan students are very attached to print products, since they've developed their study skills …

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iAuthor

Three weeks ago, Apple launched an exciting new app: iAuthor. It sounded very promising. Using iAuthor, you can drag and drop to make enhanced ebooks. iAuthor and iBooks2 were released on the same day with the intention of making it easier for students to use interactive textbooks. All textbooks sold on the iBookstore are priced …

This Week In Publishing

I'll keep it short and light-hearted, since it's almost Christmas and all. First, Nick Bilton, from the New York Times, has declared that this year was not in fact the year of the tablet. It was actually the year of the iPad, and next year there will be more competitors. It will be interesting to …

Barnes & Noble

Rumor has it that Barnes & Noble may no longer exist one year from now. In the meantime, I can enjoy their stores and Christmas decorations. And I can also play around with their Nook. The new color Nook was recently released. It uses LED like Apple's iPad, but it's formatted similarly to Amazon's Kindle--with …

11/29/10: Publishing This Week

California, as a way to save money and improve education, is going to use open source, free textbooks (yay!). Since there's not enough money to give every student a laptop, there's some skepticism as to how well this will work. But it's the first state to try this and something is better than nothing (California K-12 education was ranked 49th …

This Week in Publishing

Here's what's going on in the publishing industry this week: It's JFK month. Makes sense, since this year marks the 50th anniversary of his election. On Monday The Perseus Books Group, along with NBC News, released a new iPad app, JFK: 50 Days. The app complements the new book, "JFK Day by Day," and it features …