Daily Digest for 2009-06-30

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Reviews are still king, more effective than Twitter #books #ebooks #publishing http://bit.ly/XoL2c
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Shared annotations in e-books debate heats up. A good and important debate is beginning. #publishing #books #ebooks http://bit.ly/kXL9q
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@PublishingSpy Both are wrong. Gladwell and Anderson oversimplify, but Gladwell did puncture Anderson’s logic of free. It’s not about price.
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Gladwell, Anderson and Godin: All wrong for the typical writer. "Free" debate is a guru clustertopic. http://bit.ly/lxnCq #books #publishing
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RT @mathewi: Mark Cuban takes a crack at the "free" debate and (as usual) gets it mostly wrong: http://is.gd/1jATz

Daily Digest for 2009-06-29

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@AndreaHMN #apple won’t offer a dedicated #ebook reader to compete with #kindle. It will offer a tablet that can be used as an ereader
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@jny2 don’t Gladwell looks silly, he took "free" apart, but missed the importance of free as a transaction driver. http://bit.ly/TlN7f
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@jny2 Free isn’t out, and Gladwell could be gored by pointing out the over-generalizing in his work, but he was right in this case. IMHO
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Denver Post/Salt Lake Tribune: Asking the wrong question about #Kindle http://booksahead.com/?p=375
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@communicatrix Who, then, is Gayle Gordon in your day? I feel for them, and you.

Daily Digest for 2009-06-26

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Why print-on-demand in bookstores is going to be a hard sell for bookbuyers and booksellers. #books #publishing http://bit.ly/poQP2
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@buckybit we may go back to personalized bindings, which bibliophiles may love. But costs do need to fall, qua;ity of the page improve
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@egebhardt print-on-demand has a place, though I think it’s in the supply chain: http://bit.ly/poQP2 Self-serve needs good design support

Daily Digest for 2009-06-25

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Teens not aliens, actually like the rest of us when using media #ebooks #books http://bit.ly/oZ4c
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Surprisingly, I agree with Steve Ballmer. He is wrong, though, that media evolution is zero-sum. #media #e-books #MSFT http://bit.ly/BxDlC
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You must watch Sputnik Moment, a film about the value of education by David Hoffman. #books #education http://bit.ly/7mkYY
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@BrandonHopkins what is your email?
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Michael Jackson dead.
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A few brief comments on Tom Weber’s Kindle unitasking column at paidcontent. #Kindle #ebooks #publishing http://bit.ly/1AqJjU
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@agahran obviously, your friend assassinated MJ. Report him to the authorities immediately.
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@egebhardt We have 2 Kindle 1 — getting a DX soon, though I want memory card slot, because I want search mags, newspapers and books 4 years

Daily Digest for 2009-06-24

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In which I rub a Kindle fanboy the wrong way. Proudly curmudgeonly I am. http://bit.ly/cHgHm #Kindle #ebooks
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RT @LindaStone: 1 of the best books ive read in 2009: http://bit.ly/HYinm PLAY: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination + Invigor …
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@egebhardt a book, fantastical dreams of better ebook software, difficult business problems to solve. It’s all part of the social flu I have
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Can anyone recommend an SF/LA-area web site developer for a non-profit (w/budget) fund-raising and community service site?
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@BrandonHopkins Surely, I am making a recommendation for a friend. Send me a link.
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@BrandonHopkins Thanks! I’ll take a look and will probably have some follow-up questions for you, too.
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Amazon on the record: Device limits set by publishers #Kindle #ebooks #publishing Includes some UI suggestions. http://bit.ly/wrlSs
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@cdonnellan Amazon’s the only place to buy a Kindle, because they activate it for your Amazon account.

Daily Digest for 2009-06-23

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RT @danmhall: meeting @godsdog at #SBUX for coffee, always a pleasure | Hanging with Dan does me more good than him!
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Best publishing-, book- and news-related videos from #140conf #books #publishing http://bit.ly/OJx8f
twitter (feed #3) 4:26pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

JohnBorthwick good talk at the 140 conference. Are you looking at ebook formats with "social" features. It’s what i’m thinking about
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@buckybit I’m looking at them now…. Maybe the wrong version of Flash on your end?
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@buckybit I stare continuously at Twitter hoping to be of service…. ;^>
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Notes on the business of listing books and rights for sale, retailing and ecommerce sites. #books #ebooks #publishing http://bit.ly/6XHZf
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twitter (feed #3) 7:41pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

Kindle download limits are real — limited number of devices may download a book. How to fix it easily. #Kindle #ebooks http://bit.ly/mEoEF
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Note to would-be Twitter/Social gurus: Don’t follow 1100 people before you post the first time. Think "give and take."

Daily Digest for 2009-06-22

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This is a crowd making progress. #IranElection http://bit.ly/tkfRs
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There is no enemy, and no need for enemies, just for more participation. #publishing #ebooks #books http://bit.ly/RUd6L http://bit.ly/RUd6L
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Publetariat, a fee-based rights listing database/marketplace for authors, launches #books #publishing #authors http://bit.ly/kbIOY
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@manata how do you mean the humor translates? To the Kindle screen?
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Bad idea dept.: Kindle download limits are set at the publishers prerogative. #kindle #ebooks #publishing http://bit.ly/3iwNv
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Don’t fear rising Kindle prices, don’t accept arbitrary pricing. A response to calls for boycotts. #+Kindle #publishing http://bit.ly/enKzf
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@manata oh, actually, that would be the original, not the translation, which the movie & tv show were. Great book.

Daily Digest for 2009-06-20

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@danmhall It’s a gift and a curse. Order the extended battery and enter Nirvana
twitter (feed #3) 5:28pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

Long-form vs. short-form ( #Twitter /140 ch.) is a false conflict. Social experience a blend. How to make short link to long, long to short?
twitter (feed #3) 5:30pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

Challenge for the next two years: long/short form consilience. Artful, rational reconstruction of dialog across all forms, compared to 1900s
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@alevin emphasis on brevity, because of Twitter, is a false dichotomy. We extend long-form discussion here, create attention, open dialog
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@alevin or, more to the point, this discussion is suffering from short-form only. But how do we link out and expand it gracefully?
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@alevin yes, but practices merely organize the boundaries, like procedural guard stations on a DMZ…. Formats have to be permeable.
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@danmhall Agree that the control of data is critical, but the display interface needs to stop trying to control/hold the user, too.
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@alevin Yes, the more time I spend on Wave, the less it feels comfortable or conducive to dialogue
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@alevin that, and permeable formats for ebooks (in/out linking, annotation, conversation), vast fields of metadata, real/non-realtime comm.
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@alevin Yes, see http://bit.ly/11TVtf, from a couple months back, and I reduced this conversation to a posting here: http://bit.ly/1ja5F
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What publishers should think about: Connections, consilience and flow http://bit.ly/1ja5F #publishing #books #ebooks
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@Citability Good that Google now links to an individual page, bad to see it just embeddable rather than accessible http://bit.ly/zLKbo
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@Citability That level of citability is essential to scholarly authors using ebook cites, too. W/o, Kindle, etc, editions useless as sources
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#IranElection Khamenei has blown it, it’s only a matter of time until Rafsanjani grabs the initiative. RT @mkapor http://bit.ly/xD7Gq