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I Miss Staging — Postlight — Digital product studio
"This is how we used to develop in the last decade, hitting reload on different browsers on different operating systems and adding special cases to our code until everything looked and worked okay. Eventually a consistent platform emerged." Yup. Yet another downside of the future-is-services: it's also a mess, and everyone just seems to be _coping_ rather than offering alternatives.
operations  publishing  saas  technology  onestepforward  hosting 
11 weeks ago by infovore
A few technical words about Upsideclown, and some thoughts about audiences and the web (17 Aug., 2017, at Interconnected)
"This isn’t because I want to optimise an audience; this isn’t because I want to sell ads. This is because it’s nice to know that 17 people read the website and 21 people opened the newsletter, and 36 people read the same story on Facebook, and 6 in an RSS reader -- and gosh that’s like the whole top level of a double decker bus, all those people read my story! When companies deal with millions and billions, I think perhaps they forget how the intimate feels. How sometimes it’s not about a thousand retweets but instead about an audience of readers who come back. With whom you have a relationship. Who appreciate you, and you appreciate them. Yes it’s a pleasure to write, and yes I will do it without needing to get 1,000 likes on each and every story, but also let’s not forget that it’s more pleasant with company." This is all good by Matt - on the way the small-bit-intimate web has been sidelined for the all-or-nothing approach. (I'm glad I still run my own site. I'm glad RSS still works. Small software is important. Maybe web-scale doesn't automatically mean 'big')
analytics  publishing  web  scale  intimacy 
august 2017 by infovore
Locked Room International
Publisher and translator of locked room mysteries.
novels  crime  mysteries  books  publishing 
january 2016 by infovore
Ebooks for all — The Message — Medium
Really strong piece by Craig Mod on Worldreader and their achievements, focusing on a school in Ghana.
ebooks  publishing  literature  craigmod  writing  africa  ereaders 
june 2014 by infovore
"Sheetsee.js is a JavaScript library, or box of goodies, if you will, that makes it easy to use a Google Spreadsheet as the database feeding the tables, charts and maps on a website. Once set up, any changes to the spreadsheet will auto-saved by Google and be live on your site when a visitor refreshes the page." This is good.
javascript  spreadsheets  data  publishing  web  software 
august 2013 by infovore
Platforming Books — by Craig Mod
"A not-so-long time ago there were no digital books. There were no Kindles or iPads. There were self-contained objects. Objects unnetworked. The only difference now is that they're touching, they're next to one another. The content is the same. But that small act of connection brings with it a potential sea change, change we'll explore as we continue to platform books." A huge thinkbomb from Craig.
craigmod  books  publishing  apps  digital  epub 
august 2012 by infovore
Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress - O'Reilly Media
"Dwarf Fortress may be the most complex video game ever made, but all that detail makes for fascinating game play, as various elements collide in interesting and challenging ways. The trick is getting started. In this guide, Fortress geek Peter Tyson takes you through the basics of this menacing realm, and helps you overcome the formidable learning curve." Excellent idea, O'Reilly, and lovely cover, too!
book  oreilly  publishing  games  dwarffortress 
june 2012 by infovore
Monday 31 May 1669 (Pepys' Diary)
""And thus ends all that I doubt I shall ever be able to do with my own eyes in the keeping of my journal, I being not able to do it any longer, having done now so long as to undo my eyes almost every time that I take a pen in my hand; and, therefore, whatever comes of it, I must forbear: and, therefore, resolve, from this time forward, to have it kept by my people in long-hand, and must therefore be contented to set down no more than is fit for them and all the world to know; or, if there be any thing, which cannot be much, now my amours to Deb. are past, and my eyes hindering me in almost all other pleasures, I must endeavour to keep a margin in my book open, to add, here and there, a note in short-hand with my own hand." Well put. Well done, Sam. Well done, Phil.
samuelpepys  pepysdiary  philgyford  publishing  finishing 
may 2012 by infovore
Stet by Me: Thoughts on Editing Fiction · Meanjin
"In publishing we now talk about immersive narrative, mainly because we are tense about the future of books. People who love reading are in it for exactly that: to soak themselves in story. To forget whenever possible that there even is a story outside the book, particularly the bubble-busting story of how the book was made. As a reader, I cling to the sense that this all but transcendent experience comes directly to me from one individual imagination. The feeling I have when reading fiction—of a single mind feeding me experience and sensation—is seldom articulated but incredibly powerful. As a reader, I don’t want fiction to be a group project." But, as the article points out, the role of the editor(s) means it always is. A lovely article about books, publishing and fiction.
editing  books  publishing  fiction  writing 
may 2012 by infovore
Tyler Brûlé: the man who sold the world | Media | The Observer
"What about Scandinavia? After all, Monocle is forever claiming Copenhagen or Helsinki is the best place in the world to live. Brûlé looks aghast, revealing the conflict between aesthete and businessman. "The Scandis are a bit too socialist." He swings his hand around the office. "Everything in this room is from Scandinavia, but the maternity leave would kill us." So Copenhagen may be the best place to live in Brûlé's world, but it is no place to run a business." Oh, Tyler. Roughly what I expected, sadly.
tylerbrule  publishing  monocle  europe 
march 2012 by infovore
Hard Times: For Our Times |
" of the things I learned in attempting to produce 50 interesting variants on the text is that it is very, very hard. Whatever is done to the text, it is virtually impossible to extinguish Dickens’ intention without extinguishing the whole work (as in the case of the copies which read simply “Fancy fancy fancy fancy…” or “Facts facts facts…” for 300-odd pages). The text stands; it is greater than paper." This is brilliant.
writing  publishing  intent  authorship  art  jamesbridle  stml  brilliant 
december 2011 by infovore Pub Rules
"I’d love to run, edit, and write for a publication bigger than just me and my blog. I don’t have time, so I won’t, at least not any time soon. But if I were to run a publication, I’d have a few rules:" These are all correct. Also: they apply to everything from a blog upwards, frankly.
writing  publishing  blogs  web  brentsimmons 
november 2011 by infovore
The New Value of Text |
"Velocity, depth, breadth. These are the dimensions we can add to books, that are the gifts of a digital age, not gimmicks, glossy presentation and media-catching stunts. The text works. It stands and speaks for itself. It is not what we need to change." Yes, yes, yes, this, a hundred times over.
publishing  text  writing  literature  ebooks  stml  jamesbridle 
october 2011 by infovore
Delivereads - Curated Content for Your Kindle
"Get great articles delivered to your Kindle without any extra effort." Curated content, delivered direct to your Kindle via the email interface. Will try this for a bit: it's a really obvious opening in the space, and scope for there to be many of these.
reading  kindle  books  articles  publishing  curation 
may 2011 by infovore
How to run a magazine using virtual money (Wired UK)
"EON has a full-time staff of six, headed up by editor Zapatero (known to his grandma as Richie Shoemaker), who told that around two-thirds of the content of the magazine is written by EVE players, who are paid in in-game currency for their work. It acquires the reserves of in-game cash to pay its writers by selling ads to in-game organisations, like banks or insurance companies, which pay their ad bills in the game's currency too. The setup means that gamers who play EVE have more ways to make in-game cash than just mining or trading in the game universe. They can also be a journalist, reporting on galactic events." This is completely brilliant/nuts. Also: I love the idea that people want to collect the historiography of the universe.
games  eveonline  mmo  journalism  publishing 
march 2011 by infovore
Falling out of love (Phil Gyford’s website)
"I want to love books, but if the publisher treats them merely as interchangeable units, where the details don’t matter so long as the bits, the “content”, is conveyed as cheaply as possible, then we may be falling out of love." Phil buys a new volume of Pepys, finds it's now being printed on-demand, and talks a little about the perceived quality of such books. In short: if you're not expecting it, and it's a change to the usual, it makes you feel a bit like the publisher doesn't care about it.
books  publishing  printondemand  philgyford 
december 2010 by infovore
Bookland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Bookland is a fictitious country created in the 1980s in order to reserve a Unique Country Code (UCC) prefix for EAN identifiers of published books, regardless of country of origin, so that the EAN space can catalog books by ISBN rather than maintaining a redundant parallel numbering system." Awesome. Via Kim (who else?)
metadata  standards  publishing  books  isbn  bookland 
november 2010 by infovore
On Wikipedia, Cultural Patrimony, and Historiography |
"..for the first time in history, we’re building a system that, perhaps only for a brief time but certainly for the moment, is capable of recording every single one of those infinitely valuable pieces of information. Everything should have a history button. We need to talk about historiography, to surface this process, to challenge absolutist narratives of the past, and thus, those of the present and our future."
stml  jamesbridle  historiography  publishing  internet  history  perspective 
september 2010 by infovore
The Iraq War: A Wikipedia Historiography - a set on Flickr
""The Iraq War: A Historiography of Wikipedia Changelogs" is a twelve-volume set of all changes to the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War." James is brilliant, but I knew that already. This is quite a thing.
wikipedia  historiography  publishing  printondemand  jamesbridle  stml 
september 2010 by infovore
Today's Guardian (Phil Gyford’s website)
"Although the finished site looks nothing like a newspaper I think it has more in common with newspapers’ best features than most news websites do. The sense of browsing quickly through stories and reading the ones that catch your eye, feels similar." Phil is smart. This is good.
guardian  reading  newspapers  design  publishing  philgyford 
june 2010 by infovore
What Publishers Today Can Learn from Allen Lane: Fearlessness
"The book — by which I mean long-form text, in any format — is not a physical thing, but a temporal one. Its primary definition, its signal quality, is the time we take to read it, and the time before it and the time after it that are also intrinsic parts of the experience: the reading of reviews and the discussions with our friends, the paths that lead us to it and away from it (to other books) and around it." James, as ever, is very, very sharp. This is good.
books  publishing  time  temporality  jamesbridle  stml 
april 2010 by infovore
The Bookshops of Mexico City |
"At some point, I begin to feel that I am carrying entire Latin American forests home with me. Also, I am afflicted with a terrible need to stop and write things down, at almost every corner, slowing my passage through the city and impeding motion. I am locked in this ridiculous two-step, unable to travel more than half a block before sitting down and writing out more, papering over the last thirty feet, dripping more ink onto the street: this absurd project, this incomprehensible, incompletable urge, this terror of forgetting and compulsion to record." Beautiful writing from James, which has been sitting on the "to link" pile for far too long.
mexico  books  art  publishing  travel  stml  jamesbridle 
april 2010 by infovore
E-Books – The Bigger Problem, Part Two of Three. | Dangerous Precedent
"With every piece of metadata that you don’t throw away, you gain a factor more potential ways of slicing through your content and delivering it as a separate product, simply as a result of a database lookup. In the case of Vogue today, say, commissioning an editorial product that simply shows every dress designed by Christian Dior that appears in the archive would involve weeks of intern-work, instantly making it unprofitable or too late. A metadata-complete archive in the future would give you that with a single line of code." Hammersley on the value to journalism of sensible datastorage. Data-driven journalism in the sense that it is not *about* data, but in that it is *treated as data* - and from this more stories can flow.
publishing  journalism  benhammersley  data  content  metadata  storage  intertwingly 
december 2009 by infovore
Egmont and Penguin seal Nintendo deal with EA |
"Egmont Press and Penguin Publishing will launch a range of children's books onto the Nintendo DS in a licensing deal with entertainment software company Electronic Arts (EA). It is the first time that children's books have been developed specifically for the Nintendo DS platform in the UK." Ooh, that's kind of awesome.
epublishing  books  ds  nintendo  uk  penquin  publishing  ebooks 
october 2009 by infovore
The Game Crafter - Your game REALIZED - Home
"It is time you took that game you created and publish it. No more homemade board or cards. You have arrived. Now, publish it!" Ooh. Cafepress/Spreadshirt but for boardgames. Nifty - wonder what the quality's like.
games  boardgames  printondemand  publishing  diy  design 
july 2009 by infovore
Rock Band Network
"Use our tools to author playable tracks. Upload and submit your tracks for review by the Rock Band Creators community. Approved tracks become available in the Rock Band Store and on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace*, and you get a cut of every purchase." Um, as pointed out elsewhere, this is utterly brilliant. Harmonix are smart cookies, and thinks like this remind me why.
harmonix  games  content  publishing  music  rockband 
july 2009 by infovore
Editor quits after accepting bogus science article | Education |
"The editor-in-chief of an academic journal has resigned after his publication accepted a hoax article. The Open Information Science Journal failed to spot that the incomprehensible computer-generated paper was a fake. This was despite heavy hints from its authors, who claimed they were from the Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology." Oh dear.
science  journal  hoax  academia  publishing  openaccess 
june 2009 by infovore
Well Played 1.0: Video Game, Value and Meaning | ETC-Press (Beta)
Well Played is now out, and can be read online and purchased from Lulu. It's exactly the sort of thing I've wanted for a while - a reader for videogames, and for the actual experiential side of them - and it's got some great authors contributing pieces on a host of games. Worth your time, for sure.
games  writing  reader  stories  books  publishing  analysis  criticism 
may 2009 by infovore
kewlchops: A new leaf.
"I'm looking forward to working with new, clever people and getting my hands dirty again. I'm charged with leading the Open Library into fresh, fun territory; to enlist many hands to make "a page on the web for every book ever published" a great resource. I'm thrilled to be working with Brewster Kahle and his crack team in an important time for books on the web." What a perfect hire. Can't wait to see what George brings to it.
georgeoates  internetarchive  books  publishing  openlibrary  awesome 
april 2009 by infovore
Bronze Age Fox - Impossible! info
Pop band from Bristol, made good singles, got a deal, rather than touring recorded an album, album got shelved by label that had wanted them to tour, band broke up, album now sees light of day from SVC, for three quid. Phew!
music  brongeagefox  publishing  download  album  pop 
april 2009 by infovore
Charles Pooter (pooter2009) on Twitter
Kevan is publishing parts of Diary of a Nobody on Twitter. Makes sense, really.
books  web  twitter  pooter  diaryofanobody  publishing 
april 2009 by infovore
Well Played - Forthcoming: 2009 | ETC-Press (Beta)
"The goal of this book is to help develop and define a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience. Video games are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysis. By inviting contributors to look closely at specific video games and the experience of playing them, we hope to clearly show how games are well played." Looks fantastic - great selection of writers, great selection of titles, and what the games canon needs. More Like This, please!
games  writing  books  publishing  criticism  analysis  experiential 
april 2009 by infovore
Beautiful Data | O'Reilly Media
"With this unique book, programmers, administrators, and others who handle data can learn by example from the best data practitioners in the history of the field. Modeled after O'Reilly's highly-acclaimed book, Beautiful Code, Beautiful Data lets readers look over the shoulders of prominent data designers, managers, and handlers for a glimpse into some of the most interesting projects involving data. In an engaging narrative format, the authors think aloud as they explain their work, highlighting the simple and elegant solutions to problems they encountered along the way." Oh. This could be lovely.
book  publishing  data  visualisation  informatics  oreilly 
march 2009 by infovore
Michael Tamblyn - 6 Projects That Could Change Publishing for the Better
Jolly good, this, with lots of sensible points and a real clarity of thought for what otherwise could just be Powerpoint-by-numbers.
technology  books  publishing  creativetechnology 
march 2009 by infovore
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky
"For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases. Many of these models will rely on amateurs as researchers and writers. Many of these models will rely on sponsorship or grants or endowments instead of revenues. Many of these models will rely on excitable 14 year olds distributing the results. Many of these models will fail. No one experiment is going to replace what we are now losing with the demise of news on paper, but over time, the collection of new experiments that do work might give us the journalism we need." Late to link to this, but as everyone else who has done already would point out: it's great.
technology  media  publishing  printing  journalism  newspapers  internet  clayshirky  businessmodels 
march 2009 by infovore
Warren Ellis » Dubplates, Battle Weapons, Unbooks And Ebooks
"The thing that caught my eye about the Unbook was the idea of accepting a book as a version: an evolving beast that spits out periodic iterations of itself before crawling away to mutate some more."
books  publishing  printing  warrenellis  unfinished  unbook 
march 2009 by infovore
nanoc: a Ruby CMS that generates static HTML » home
"nanoc is a tool that runs on your local computer and compiles Markdown, Textile, Haml, etc. documents into static web pages, ready for uploading to any web host." Easily build static sites with a teeny bit of templating.
ruby  generation  web  publishing  cms  html  static  templating 
january 2009 by infovore
The connected book (and how to make soda water) - Boing Boing
"Slowly, over time, a page typeset in 1771 might start to get a whole new life, thanks to the growing authority we grant it through that elemental gesture of making a link." And this is why we need to empower the socialised book, not just through Google Books, but through the physical things themselves.
writing  books  publishing  research  google  stevenjohnson 
january 2009 by infovore
You'll need to sign up for Issuu to download it, but basically: it's a zine, it's aimed at men, so it's a men's zine, I guess. Some nice spreads, a consistent tone, and a hand-drawn map. Not ironic, just full of things.
publishing  magazine  zine  men 
january 2009 by infovore
Dopplr Blog » Blog Archive » Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama…
"We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008. To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 - President Elect Barack Obama." This is super-awesome. Can't wait for mine, no matter how small it is.
statistics  publishing  illustration  information  pdf  generation  informatics  dopplr 
january 2009 by infovore
Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print *
"The baseline grid. Oh yes, the baseline grid. Let's be honest this is the sort of thing you know you need to know about. And you do know about, you know, sort of. But. Do you really know about it? Of course you do if you work on a magazine or a newspaper, but when was the last time you used one? I almost re-taught myself how to use a baseline grid. I certainly re-read all about it and it pretty much saved my life." Ben, on the details of The Paper. Good stuff in here.
design  publishing  printing  layout  interprint 
january 2009 by infovore
A Sarsen Amongst Dirt: Experimental Type & Design — Bookkake
"A couple of other examples of this kind of thing we like, are the bookish experimentations of B.S. Johnson, whose second novel Alberto Angelo contains both stream-of-conciousness marginalia, and cut-through pages enabling the reader to see ahead - possibly the most radical act I know in experimental books." Yes! And which I bang on about interminably. I love this stuff.
design  publishing  books  literature  book  print  bsjohnson  nonlinear 
january 2009 by infovore
STACK independent magazine subscription and delivery
Stack lets you subscribe to a selection of independent magazines; you choose how many you want a year, and they send you a selection. A really nice idea, although it'll be interesting to see them broaden their horizons a bit.
subscription  magagzine  print  music  film  independent  publishing 
december 2008 by infovore
An ABC of R2 | Help |
"A series looking at different aspects of's rebuild and redesign project, which ran from October 2005 to September 2008." Looks like there's going to be some good stuff emerging from this; great to see the Guardian making it so public.
architecture  software  development  design  guardian  publishing  online  blog 
november 2008 by infovore
WIRED 1.01: The Age of Paine
"Paine does have a descendent, a place where his values prosper and are validated millions of times a day: the Internet. There, his ideas about communications, media ethics, the universal connections between people, the free flow of honest opinion are all relevant again, visible every time one modem shakes hands with another." Fantastic article
wired  tompaine  wireduk  journalism  internet  media  publishing  freedom 
october 2008 by infovore » lifting the veil - will you take a peek?
"Tim, or perhaps T.J. (we were at the pudding stage), began talking about the experience of editing Cliffhanger (the edition we were going to print), and about some of the material that had to be changed or cast away – characters’ names, a lesbian sex scene, the ending itself – and we wondered whether, in a born-digital text, these sloughed-off palimpsests acquired an existence of their own, beyond the shadows of an HFS hard drive; in a library run by Veet Voojagig, perhaps." Picador publish both the final version of the book in print - and the urtext as a separate digital product. Fun.
publishing  writing  picador  panmacmillan  ebook  digital 
october 2008 by infovore
Dexter Gets His Own Newsstand
Wonderful pastiches of popular US newstand titles to promote the new season of Dexter. The New Yorker pastiche is particularly superb.
design  print  publishing  magazine  cover  parody  pastiche  dexter 
october 2008 by infovore
"Bandcamp isn’t Yet Another Place to Put Your Music. We power a site that’s yours. So instead of our logo plastered between banner ads for Sexy Singles Chat, your fans see your design, your music, your name, your URL. You retain all ownership rights, and we just hang out in the background handling the tech stuff." Via Waxy; looks really excellent, and some wonderful stat-gathering tools for bandowners.
music  web  application  publishing  distribution  band  startup 
september 2008 by infovore
T=Machine » Publishers are from Mars, Developers are from Venus
"Over the last few years, there has been a big shift in power and success away from independent studios, and towards in-house, publisher-owned studios. This has been driven by several things, sound economic reasons, competitive reasons, and because the strong independent studios had done a good job at creating a slew of new IPs (which publishers were eager to snap up, as always). In my experience relatively few people in the games industry realise this... So, what’s next? What’s going to happen over the next 3-5 years?" Adam on the business of the games industry, and what's facing it next.
games  business  industry  economics  startup  web  development  publishing 
september 2008 by infovore
the-morning-after - Google Code
"The Morning After is a magazine-style theme for WordPress created by Arun Kale. The theme was created based on a brief survey on the WordPress forums about what people would want to see in a unique magazine-style theme." Looks great.
wordpress  design  theme  publishing  cms  blog  template 
august 2008 by infovore
R. Stevens Steers Diesel Sweeties Back to Its Roots | The Underwire from
"[Diesel Sweeties] changes people's lives because they haven't found their purpose in life, which is to have sex with robots, which is what the comic is about. It's about very unlikable people who are my various foibles put in pixelated cartoon format, and girls who sleep with robots, and the furries who judge them."
dieselsweeties  comics  webcomics  web  robots  sex  publishing  independent  newspapers  syndication  rstevens  awesome 
august 2008 by infovore
Ben Hammersley's Other Blog • It won't be what you expect.
"David Rowan’s editorship of the UK edition of Wired raises many questions. The first being “Who is going to be his number two?”" The answer is Hammersley. That could be good.
wired  uk  publishing  magazines 
july 2008 by infovore
Good Experience: Secrets of book publishing I wish I had known
"Following up on these overviews of the book industry, I thought I'd share some lessons I learned from publishing Bit Literacy." Some useful advice.
books  publishing  advice  marketing  sales  media 
july 2008 by infovore
Introducing MagCloud and the Future of Magazine Publishing
"If you can make a PDF, you can now publish a magazine. On behalf of everyone at MagCloud, I can’t wait to see what you make." Derek Powazek drops a big one. Awesome stuff.
publishing  printondemand  magazine  printing  derekpowazek  hp 
june 2008 by infovore
The World of Fashion: Pixel Perfect: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"[Dangin] is, more than anything, the consigliere for a generation of photographers uncomfortable with, or uninterested in, the details of digital technology." Great article on the king of retouchers; whatever you think of his art, he's clearly sharp.
retouching  photography  fashion  publishing  photoshop 
may 2008 by infovore
A Photo Editor - The State of the Printing Industry
"I think we need to change our philosophy of what a magazine is... We need to reinvent ourselves as a luxury item that people want and are willing to pay for... How long can we buy at a premium and sell at a discount? We can’t."
printing  publishing  magazine  premium  product  marketing 
may 2008 by infovore
Z-list - Vox
Simon Wistow with a sensible, insightful post - starting from Andy Baio's remarkable discovery of Milliways - on how the web (and bloggers) need to grow up, and how telling smart people "you don't get the web" isn't actually an answer at all. Bravo.
journalism  blogging  waxy  infocom  simonwistow  publishing  writing 
april 2008 by infovore
SI Vault - 54 years of Sports Illustrated history -
Forty+ years of Sports Illustrated, all under one roof online, and free. Worth it for the photography alone, even if you're not a sportsfan.
sportsillustrated  sport  publishing  writing  journalism  photography 
april 2008 by infovore
Magnus Holm - Building a Website with Webby
Some nice notes on using Webby to build sites. Now, if only I could get the gem working...
webby  publishing  ruby  static  site  web 
february 2008 by infovore
Webby :: Home
"Webby is a fantastic little website management system. It would be called a content management system if it were a bigger kid. But, it’s just a runt with a special knack for transforming text." A nice idea for simpler, single-user sites.
cms  publishing  ruby  blog  web  site  gem  static  flat 
february 2008 by infovore
TimesMachine - New York Times
"TimesMachine can take you back to any issue [of the NYT between 1851 and 1922]". Some lovely flourishes in the interface, and some remarkable content, as you might expect.
newspaper  newyorktimes  interface  interaction  design  publishing  journalism  history 
february 2008 by infovore
Telegraph to become OpenID provider : January 2008 : Shane Richmond : Technology : Telegraph Blogs
"The Telegraph will soon become the first newspaper in the world, and the first British media company, to become an OpenID provider. Readers will be able to begin using the service from the end of February." That's an interesting - and savvy - move.
openid  publishing  journalism  blogging  newspapers  telegraph  uk 
january 2008 by infovore
things magazine - because you're worth it
Lots, and lots, and lots of old Pelican book covers. Delightful.
penguin  pelican  design  books  publishing  bookcovers 
january 2008 by infovore
Darren Hoyt Dot Com » Wordpress Magazine Theme Released
Very nice - reminds me a lot of the work I've done building CMS-style sites with Wordpress. It's not hard - just requires some thought and trickery. Great that this is free, anyhow.
publishing  wordpress  theme  blogs  template  design 
january 2008 by infovore
russell davies: the smokes of kilimanjaro
Russell buys a tankbook: "Tank is launching a series of books designed to mimic cigarette packs –
the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane."
tankbooks  books  publishing  smoking  cigarettes  design  packaging 
january 2008 by infovore
TANK BOOKS - Tales to take your breath away
"Tank is launching a series of books designed to mimic cigarette packs –
the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane." Lovely!
books  publishing  design  tankbooks  smoking  cigarettes 
january 2008 by infovore
Kindle can light up your life :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko
"It's one of the most awesome consumer products ever. It might even be a landmark moment in technology. ... and Amazon is promoting it as a $399 waffle maker." Andy Ihnatko on the Kindle
kindle  amazon  technology  publishing  books  writing  reading 
december 2007 by infovore » Swotter
"Swotter reads books to Twitter, and via Twitter to the world." It just finished reading Ulysses aloud. It is awesome.
twitter  books  technology  publishing  literature 
december 2007 by infovore
The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim looks at Kindle through what's been said about it so far, and what's been said about the act of reading in the past. His comparisons prove depressing, and worthy of at least some consideration.
kindle  publishing  electronic  reading  amazon  jeffbezos  analysis  criticism  service 
november 2007 by infovore
Fray: Busted! True stories of getting caught in the act.
"Fray is being reborn as a quarterly printed book, and we need your help." A great move from Derek Powazek
fray  writing  creativity  magazine  storytelling  book  publishing 
september 2007 by infovore
Nick Sweeney · searching for the one-eyed jesus
" sums up the particular strain of globollocks in Monocle that both entices and infuriates, like a coke-fiend friend" - great post from Nick Sweeney on Monocle and cultures of their own creation
globalism  journalism  publishing 
september 2007 by infovore
Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site - New York Times
"...indirect readers, unable to get access to articles behind the pay wall and less likely to pay subscription fees than the more loyal direct users..." - you don't say?
paywall  business  advertising  online  newmedia  newspaper  newyorktimes  publishing  journalism 
september 2007 by infovore
Better Accelerate Than Never - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - the PC gaming site
"FHM was selling 800,000 for a reason, and it wasn’t to those of us who’ve seen all three endings of Deus Ex" Gillen talks about the resurgence of PC Accelerator.
publishing  games  journalism  magazines 
september 2007 by infovore
Prince: What's New
"Prince is a computer program that converts XML and HTML into PDF documents."
pdf  css  xml  print  software  publishing  layout  conversion 
september 2007 by infovore
Blurb | Self publish with free BookSmart software for Windows or Mac
Lulu-esque self publishing, but with dedicated software to produce your book. Looks interesting.
books  publishing  selfpublishing  application  photography 
july 2007 by infovore
Penguin Classics - Boys Own Books - Penguin Books Ltd
Beautiful new series with some lovely covers - the cover for The Man Who Was Thursday makes me want to buy it all over again. It's just perfect.
books  publishing  design  covers 
july 2007 by infovore
Math for the Masses « add support for LaTeX into their posts - translates code into inline images with appropriate alt text. Impressive, for the mathematically/scientifically minded at least.
wordpress  maths  blog  latex  publishing  typography 
march 2007 by infovore
SPECIAL: "Winning Online" -- A Manifesto
"Newspapers must win online, or face a future of painful contraction." Need to read this at some point.
newspaper  online  publishing  toread 
october 2006 by infovore
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