This is Texterity's take on the whole "Magazines on iPhones" angle.
Nice usability features but doomed to failure in the UK thanks to our (current) availability of wifi
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Digital magazine specialist Zinio is offering iPhone and iTouch users their top selling titles to download for free. They have also launched a mobile newsstand, from which the users of Apple's gorgeous new products can get their magazines.
The Zinio reader will allow users to flip through pages as per the full PC version.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
James Patterson, author of You've Been Warned, says, "The screen is fabulous. You would expect that, with a screen, there would be a glare, it would be hard to read but it's not. There’s no glare. It's not backlit, which is kind of magical. I think people are going to be very, very surprised and delighted. This is a lot easier to read than a lot of books are these days."
Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, added"I'm telling you, after five minutes I've ceased to think I'm looking at a screen. It's not like reading a computer screen. It's more like reading a piece of paper. I think it's actually clearer, easier on the eye than the printed word."
I'm buying one next week so we'll see..
Monday, November 19, 2007
Industry speculation about the new Amazon device, reportedly named "Kindle," has occurred for the past year. Amazon has been preparing its digital book store for the launch of the new device by making inactive links to electronic books called "Kindle" editions available on the product pages of various books.
The Kindle device will connect users to Amazon's e-book store through a built-in Wi-Fi connection, and will likely retail for $399, according to reports.
It's not clear yet if/when this reader will be available in the UK.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Here's the release -
House & Garden magazine will cease publication with its December issue, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President & CEO of Condé Nast Publications. The website, houseandgarden.com, will also be shut down.
"House & Garden has a long and venerable history within Condé Nast," Mr. Townsend said. "This has been a difficult decision to come to but we feel it is one that must be made at this time. I would like to thank Dominique Browning and the entire staff for their award-winning efforts throughout the years. House and Garden's intelligent and graceful editorial attracted a loyal readership. We were proud to publish it.
"With the unexpected departure of the publisher of the magazine, we decided to take a serious look and re-evaluate the title," Mr. Townsend said. "Our investment in House & Garden throughout the years has been substantial and we no longer believe it is a viable business investment for the company."
Condé Nast will continue to be a leading publisher in the home and lifestyle category with magazines including Architectural Digest, Domino, and Vogue Living (which will increase its frequency in 2008).