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It's Time For Publishing Houses To Change the Game

Richard Nash | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada
Richard Nash

Publishers should dominate this service business; like Faber, they just need to start. Book production and retailing, whether by companies or individuals, is fully commoditized now also, so the key is to occupy the space held by, say, yoga instructors, dentists, psychotherapists, interior designers -- services for which you are as likely to pay more, to get a better job, than to pay less.

Would You Buy From a Kindle Vending Machine?

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

When last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled into Las Vegas, many were surprised and intrigued by Amazon's presence. They didn't have a typical booth on the trade show floor. Instead, they set up a Kindle vending machine inside the Las Vegas airport (near the ATM and soda pop).

Do We Need Paper Books Any More?

Jenna Em | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Reading on my smartphone, tablet or e-reader doesn't give me the same thrill as reading an old-fashioned paper book. But why would I stop by the bookstore, or visit the local library, when I can download the latest books in seconds? Does society need paper books any more?

E-Books -- Welcome to iCensorship

Randall Craig | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Randall Craig

This app problem is just one skirmish in a long-brewing war between the ebook distributors. Consumers may not realize that ebook distributors have another weapon -- a dirty little secret actually -- to use in their fight: censorship. Yes, censorship.

E-Readers Send Erotica Sales Soaring

CBC | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Business

Sales have soared for erotic literature with the advent of e-readers such as Kobo and Kindle, with one company in British Columbia reapin...

Kobo Releases Full-Colour Tablet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian ebook company Kobo is getting into the crowded tablet market and beating a major competitor to the punch.Orders are now being t...

Can TV Be an Active Medium?

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Television has always been based on two pillars: Destination. From "Must See TV" to your favorite sitcoms on Thursday night, you could a...

Banning Books in the Age of Information

Robert Wheaton | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Robert Wheaton

On Jan. 25, Twitter's website became inaccessible in Egypt. Protestors, who had gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other cities across the count...

The Evolution of Apps

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Having the power to create an app that a brand or media entity can control, update and change on the fly (that isn't beholden to another media entity) not only makes sense, but points us to a new day and age where brands can develop their own media.