That was the traditional thinking in 2012 and 2013, anyway. In 2014, the situation could be different as yet more people have smartphones and tablets and are even more comfortable with buying and engaging with apps.
So, while thinking about your 2014 and 2015 investments, give apps another look. Here’s a list of five myths about apps to get your head back in the game.
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Webcast: Digital Workflows That Are Reshaping Content Creation (DBW)
Join Digital Book World, Sanders Kleinfeld, director of publishing technology at O’Reilly Media, and David Wilcockson, development director at Librios Ltd for the third in a March series of ebook production webcasts where we will dive in to how two new digital production workflows are changing everything for digital content production. Register.
Six Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Harlequin (DBW)
Harlequin has struggled in recent years to grow revenues in the face of digital competition. Here are six lessons publishers can take from Harlequin’s story.
Making Social Pay (PW)
Virtually every publisher uses social media to market books and authors. But now social media can also be used to directly generate sales.
Kobo Claims Ruling Could Create Amazon Monopoly (Pub Lunch)
Looking at how its own business in the U.S. has fared since the demise of agency pricing for ebooks, Kobo is claiming that should the same happen in Canada, it would help create a monopoly for Amazon.
Amazon to Miss Estimates? (Seeking Alpha)
Analysts don’t think Amazon has been having a very good first quarter and new accounting rules around ebooks are partially to blame.
Kids and Ebooks in the UK (Talking New Media)
A new study finds that print books are still by far the preferred format for reading books even for the relatively tech-savvy youth of the UK.
How Patrons Are Using the First U.S. Library Without Books (Sacramento Bee)
Both local and visiting patrons are using San Antonio’s new BiblioTech, which has a collection of about 20,000 ebooks and plans on adding 10,000 more every month.
Another Place to Buy Erotic Ebooks (Good E Reader)
If the ebook revolution has taught us anything about the reading habits of Americans it’s that they like their books sexy. A new ebook retailer, Excitica, hopes to capitalize.
Installment E-Reading Goes Erotic (Daily Mail)
If there’s any way to really test whether installment ebook sales and reading can work on a large scale, it’s by making the content erotic in nature. A new erotic title being released in the UK in installments can be downloaded after midnight on Sunday for eight weeks. The goal? Make Monday morning commutes more exciting.