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Now You Can Upload Photos and Videos to Websites from Your iPad

Now You Can Upload Photos and Videos to Websites from Your iPad | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
iOS 6 adds a much-needed feature—the ability to use Upload , Select File , or Choose Fil...
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Publishing Without Perishing

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The Internet removed the stigma from vanity publishing and, more important, most of the cost. As a result, millions of people have fulfilled their dream of becoming an author.
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With HTML5, publishers don't need native apps, says Financial Times -

With HTML5, publishers don't need native apps, says Financial Times - | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

Assuming you’re interested in the confluence of HTML5 and the monetization of digital publishing, you’ll definitely want to check out this recent Mashable article, which covers a panel that took place at the Mashable Media Summitlast Friday, November 30.Thinking Outside the App, as the panel was titled, appears to have essentially dealt with just one question, which Mashable reporter Laura Indvik puts forward in her post: “Given the amount of traffic publishers are seeing from mobile web-browsers, coupled with improvements in HTML5 … does it make sense for publishers to continue to invest in native apps for tablets and smartphones?”

Panelist Rob Grimshaw, the managing director of the Financial Times‘ FT.com website, explained that the paper chose ”to pull its native apps for iPhone and iPad devices last year because it ‘wasn’t right’ for the organization,” as Indvik writes.

Here’s the real jaw-dropper, direct from the article:

Since the app was pulled, the number of iOS subscribers to the FT has increased by 70%, Grimshaw said. In fact, nearly a fifth of new subscriptions are coming from mobile devices, he added.

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Why I Was Wrong About Hating E-Books

Why I Was Wrong About Hating E-Books | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
I used to hate them. Now I never want to touch paper again.
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Browser News: Resources - Fonts

This gives information about fonts in web pages.
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Safe web fonts

Safe web fonts

A very nice discussion of the history of typefaces is taken from http://www.xnet.se/xpo/typetalk/ and archived here.

Another font comparison page is here, archived here. The same site has more excellent information about fonts here, archived here.

Another document cross-linking fonts is here.

The fonts that are most safe to use are:

Arial / HelveticaTimes New Roman / TimesCourier New / Courier

Other options that usually work cross-platform are:

PalatinoGaramondBookmanAvant Garde

Fonts that work on Windows and MacOS but not Unix+X are:

VerdanaGeorgiaComic Sans MSTrebuchet MSArial BlackImpact

 

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How to Create an Ebook Cover for Free

How to Create an Ebook Cover for Free | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Blog post at Grow With Stacy : I really wanted to create a nice ebook cover for my ebooks.
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We need to think very, very seriously about this - The Edge of Tomorrow - Standing on the verge of a technologically educational revolution.

We need to think very, very seriously about this - The Edge of Tomorrow - Standing on the verge of a technologically educational revolution. | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

This story is incredible, and admittedly, unfinished. There’s much more we need to learn that hasn’t been told yet, but what we do know c(sh)ould change things. Maybe even a whole lot of things.

Recently, the OLPC organization took boxes of tablets, carefully and tightly taped up, and dropped them in two remote villages of Ethiopia. There were no instructions. No teachers. Nothing but a group of first grade-aged students for whom the tablets were intended. Students who couldn’t read, couldn’t identify the single form of a letter, had never before seen any kind of technology.

What happened is simply astounding.

 

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The Gutenberg Parenthesis

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Is our emerging digital culture partly a return to practices and ways of thinking that were central to human societies before the advent of the printing press?

 

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Skitch Heart Love

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You'll love Skitch because it's fast. Screengrab anything, add a note & share — your online camera &...
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How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) | Edudemic

Last year, with a fearless group of 10th graders in Katrina Kennett’s English class at Plymouth South High School, we attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh new cart of iPads ...


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Content curation: make it part of your content strategy | Freelance Marketing Blog

Content curation: make it part of your content strategy | Freelance Marketing Blog | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

If you're not convinced yet, freelance Content Marketer and blogger Mike Farmer has some interesting points for you.

 

One thing I would add to his post is the importance of creating a Content Curation hub to really capture the benefits of your Content Curation efforts. Sharing links is just not going to be enough: in a world where tweets have a very short lifetime, you need to give your curated content a second chance by putting it on a curation layer where it can be discovered from search and from people with similar interests. 

 

This can be a blog, a site or a Scoop.it page but if you're going to make content curation part of your content marketing strategy, you will need that long term repository that social networks don't bring.


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The Flip: End of a Love Affair

The Flip: End of a Love Affair | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed.
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How To Get Twitter Followers

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Great article on how to grow your twitter network...
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Do Publishers Still Need Native Apps?

Do Publishers Still Need Native Apps? | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Does it still make sense to invest in native apps for smartphones and tablets? Execs from Google, 'New York' magazine and the 'Financial Times' weigh in.
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Six Essential Issues in Any Ebook Contract Negotiation | Digital Book World

Six Essential Issues in Any Ebook Contract Negotiation | Digital Book World | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

Publishers and authors are shaping new standard contracts as the industry shifts toward digital-first and e-original book publishing.

As opposed to big publishers, which are thought to pay authors a standard ebook royalty of 25%, new independent ebook publishers like The Atavist, Open Road Media and OR Books, can and do pay authors substantially more. But, on what terms? And, royalties aren’t the only issue at hand as a new publishing landscape emerges.

There are six basic issues at stake in an ebook contract negotiation:

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inspirationfeed.com

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Browser News: Resources - Font Samples

This weekly web-based newsletter offers news about browsers and web design, helps you find browsers old and new, presents design resources, and reports internet statistics.
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Refusing to Add Images to Your Posts is Killing Your Traffic

Refusing to Add Images to Your Posts is Killing Your Traffic | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Blog post at Grow With Stacy : There are many things that blog owners do that kill their traffic. Not adding images to your posts is one of them.
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Encouraging boys to read | My Red House

Encouraging boys to read | My Red House | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

According to a 2012 government commission which surveyed 21,000 children, 18 per cent of boys said reading was ‘more for girls’ and labelled it as ‘nerdy’. Boys were also less likely to be encouraged by parents to read.

While there’s no magic solution to changing boys’ negative attitudes to reading, the study came up with some helpful suggestions to tackle the problem.

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Find Out Which Tablet Is Right For You - Edudemic

Waaaaayyy back when (in 2010) Apple released the iPad, it seemed like that was the only option for you if you were going to buy a tablet. That wasn’t too far off from the truth – the iPad was the first commercially successful tablet, and at that point in time, there weren’t really any other easy-to-use options available.

Fast forward just two short years, and there are a host of options available if you’re in the market, and competition is fierce.

 

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Don't Buy An iPad Mini (Yet)!

Don't Buy An iPad Mini (Yet)! | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Wait a year....
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Ingram Standard Color Printing: Too Good To Be True?

Ingram Standard Color Printing: Too Good To Be True? | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Ingram’s new lower priced Standard Color Printing option is a game changer for self publishers.
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Curate to change the world: by Beth Kanter

Curate to change the world: by Beth Kanter | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

Beth Kanter was talking about her new book today with co-author KD Paine at ZeroDivide office in downtown San Francisco. Both were great speakers: very passionate with great stories on how non-profits are changing the world and how measurement and social media help them achieve that.

Of course I had my book signed and I love what Beth came out with. Don't you?

 

PS: buy the book! It looks awesome.


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Beth Kanter's comment, October 18, 2012 12:10 AM
Thank you so much for coming to the book party - loved it ..
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 18, 2012 11:32 AM
Thank you Beth! It was great seeing you and hearing you and KD speak: you seemed to have had a great time together writing the book and it came through really nice yesterday.
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Johnny Depp to become book publisher - Telegraph

Johnny Depp to become book publisher - Telegraph | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it
Johnny Depp is launching a new career as a book publisher, saying he hopes to bring previously unheralded tomes on to the market.
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The Flip: Why I Love It – How I Use It

The Flip: Why I Love It – How I Use It | Publishing Portal | Scoop.it

I love the flip. I do. And I realize by saying this I'm making a controversial statement.

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