Jim Sturdivant

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Self-Publishing: Let the Buyer Beware

Media

Recently I received a flurry of promotional e-mails which sought to publicize the efforts of a bunch of self-published authors. I get these all the time, mostly from Yahoo or [...]

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Food For Thought: Technology’s Role in The Occupy Movement

Media

An article from the Atlantic should give anyone in the media industry some nourishing food for thought as they digest their turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving.

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Media Companies Band Together to Offer Digital Advertising, Daily Deals

Emerging Tech

Eight major media companies announced yesterday they are joining forces to provide a digital advertising and daily deals service to audiences.

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Maxifier CEO Jonathon Shaevitz on Ad Optimization

Publishing

Forbes.com announced Thursday that it has begun using Maxifier's adMAX technology to enhance ad campaign performance optimization.

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Postal Reform Bill Bodes Well For Periodicals Industry

Publishing

According to at least some publishing industry groups and analysts, the postal reform bill introduced Wednesday in the U.S. Senate would be good for both the Postal Service and periodicals [...]

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Ziff Davis CEO Weitzner Says Move to All Digital Reflects a ‘Tipping Point’

Publishing

Ziff Davis' decision to stop publishing print editions may have grabbed headlines, but the company's forward-looking plans to strengthen its brands in the digital media space may have a more [...]

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Devolutionary DRM

Media

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that DRM is for the dinosaurs. Publishers should instead focus on monetizing the exposure online sharing brings.

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Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Two Other New E-Readers

Publishing

Amazon.com today unveiled its long-awaited color tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, at an event in New York that also saw the introduction of two new e-readers.

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RapidBuyr’s Kevin Wells on Why Publisher Leads Are a Natural Fit For Daily Deals

Publishing

For business-to-business publishers, the recent popularity of "daily deals" coupon services provides a new way to leverage valuable leads.

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My (Re)generation: Paste’s Nick Purdy on the Fall and Rise of a Music Magazine

Emerging Tech

When Paste Magazine announced it was folding its print edition in September 2010, most probably assumed they had seen the last of the acclaimed music journal.