Digital Natives and Ebooks: Missing the Point

WE BELIEVE that reading widely and reading fluently will give children the reading stamina to deal with more challenging texts they will meet in college, at work and in everyday life. And every child should be able to choose and own the books they want to read for that choice builds literacy confidence—the ability to … Continue reading Digital Natives and Ebooks: Missing the Point

The Godin Situation: Content, Context, Community

“The first publisher willing to stand up and bid on a new publishing model will set the standard for the future. But don’t wait too long; the perfect model is out there and someone is going to beat you to the punch.” –Andrew Davis, Seth Godin and the Flower Clock Seth Godin’s decision to not … Continue reading The Godin Situation: Content, Context, Community

Can Digital Expand the Audience for Comic Books?

From a fragile network of brick-and-mortar direct market retailers and the often fickle tastes of hardcore, social media-savvy fans, to online piracy and the tantalizing possibilities of the iPad, comic books have been out on the bleeding edge of the digital transition for years. While some comics publishers have had success expanding beyond the limited … Continue reading Can Digital Expand the Audience for Comic Books?

Five Highlights from SXSW Interactive

Today is the last day of the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, but it wrapped up for me last night, and while I’m still digesting everything I took in, a few highlights have already become clear. Overall, the festival has been a chaotic mix of truly inspired presentations, thinly veiled sales pitches, over-the-top demagoguery … Continue reading Five Highlights from SXSW Interactive