Monthly Archives: July 2012

E-books 30% of US adult fiction trade sales

Source: The Bookseller, Jul 2012 US publishers’ sales of e-books more than doubled in 2011, meaning that the digital book is now the dominant single format within the trade sector’s adult fiction category, representing 30% of all adult fiction book … Continue reading

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Ditto: 3D Virtual Fitting for Eyewear

Source: PSFK, Jul 2012 One manifestation of this trend can be seen in DITTO, an online eyewear retailer that offers a 3D virtual fitting technology; with DITTO, shoppers can visualize how glasses will look on their face. After consumers record a short … Continue reading

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Who Do You Want Your Customers to Be?

Source: HBR, Jul 2012 When I look at what historically — and sustainably — works as a strategic innovation investment mindset, a single question dominates: “Who do our customers want to become?”  The better we know and understand who customers want … Continue reading

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eBook Reading to Children

Source: The Next Web, Jul 2012 … just under 50% of parents in the United Kingdom read to their kids on ereaders and tablets, or allow them to do so on their own. ereading is rapidly become the norm. It … Continue reading

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Amazon is Targeting Publishers

Source: Pando Daily, Jan 2012 Long-term there’s no future in printed books. They’ll be like vinyl: pricey and for collectors only. 95% of people will read digitally. Everybody in publishing knows this but most are in denial about it because … Continue reading

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MacMillan tries to Destroy Itself

Source: Pando Daily, Jul 2012 Macmillan Publishing has taken an entirely different route altogether. It’s one that, until now, has remained relatively under the radar. The company hired Troy Williams, former CEO of early e-book company Questia Media, which sold … Continue reading

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Can a Lean Idea Evolve into a Big Idea?

Source: Seeing Both Sides, Jul 2012 So as an entrepreneur, never mind an investor, how do you know whether you are working on a lean idea will never be anything more than a feature, or a Lean Idea that will … Continue reading

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