Vincent Gearhart

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What is the Best Color for Text Captions in Photos and Videos

Whether you are adding titles in the lower third of a video or creating text captions to be placed on top of a coloured photograph, the text should …

Typography

eBooks: Where to Start and How to Finish

So there you are, sitting in front of a computer and staring at the seemingly insurmountable task represented by a new writing assignment. How can …

Don’t Let Paper Paradigms Drive Your Digital Strategy

The web isn’t print.<p>The way we publish on the web — our process and workflow — is mostly derived from what we know about putting ink on paper. Which makes sense, because for most of human history, print was all we had. In a world of connected devices, we need to publish digital content onto all …

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Gigaom | Six digital publishing startups to watch

Advertisement<p>You know you can blog with Tumblr or WordPress, or self-publish a book on Kindle (s AMZN) or iBooks (s AAPL). But what’s next for the …

The fall and rise of magazines from print to digital

Challenging times lie ahead for magazines. The Audit Bureau of Circulations figures published last month made grim reading. Sales of celebrity …

6 Reasons Instagram Video Beats Vine

6 Ways Instagram Video Improves Upon Vine<p>1. Clip Editing<p>2. Cover Frame<p>3. Filters, Duh<p>4. Tap to Focus<p>5. Image Stabilization<p>6. Vision Beyond the Video …

The Paperless Book

Stephen Colbert opened his October 25th, 2011 show with his normal exuberance. He bragged about his special early access to the iPhone, the iPad, and …

BEA 2013: The Seven Deadly Myths of Digital Publishing

E-books may now outsell mass market paperbacks, but successfully selling digital editions of novels and other text-centric titles is only the first …

Innovation

Gigaom | The Guardian has shown us the future of journalism, and it is — coffee shops!

Advertisement<p>Given its status as a leading player in the future of journalism debates — and the penchant many Brits have for puncturing egos — it’s …

Starting up in publishing

Here comes the hard part<p>I’m going to give you a winning formula for founding a successful publishing startup: go back in time and start it in 2008. …

Gigaom | Free is not the magic number: New trends in ebook pricing

Advertisement<p>Ebook pricing strategies are changing rapidly as the digital market grows. Self-published authors continue to shake things up, but what …

Amazon Hosts BEA Roundtable to Get KDP Feedback

Several industry experts were invited to a closed event at BookExpo to meet with Amazon executives about the state of self-publishing. Three notable …

The Cable Business Is Finally, Really Getting Killed By The Internet

In the last twelve months pay TV — cable, satellite, and fiber — lost 80,000 subscribers, according to Leichtman Research Group, via Janko Roettgers at GigaOm. This is the first time the pay TV business lost subscribers like this.<p>Bruce Leichtman, head of Leichtman Research, attributes some of the …

Yahoo’s marketing masterstroke: a free terabyte of Flickr storage is better than unlimited

Yahoo put a lot of marketing behind the revamp of its long-neglected photography service Flickr, unveiling the new look yesterday at a glitzy press conference in midtown Manhattan attended by the mayor of New York and hordes of journalists lured there by Yahoo’s other big news of the day, its $1.1 …

Academic Research

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

A Startup Called Repost Is Taking Re-Blogging To A Whole New Level

So a new startup, Repost, will likely enrage them.<p>Repost is geared toward publishers who want to make it easier for others to distribute their content.<p>"Yes, there are lots of sharing services," Repost founder and CEO John Pettitt writes on the company blog. "But here's the thing, they don't <i>actually</i> …

#ijf13: What lessons can 'old' media take from new media?

<b>Credit: Thinkstock</b><p>Lessons in best journalism practice can travel both ways between traditional 'old' media and digital 'new' media, with each able to …

Amazon Unveils Kindle Comic Creator For eBook Conversion

Comic creators looking to sell their self-published or indie comics in <b>Amazon's Kindle store</b> now have a way to make it happen with <b>the new Kindle Comic</b> …

The Massive Digital Library of the Future Just Opened Its 'Doors'

After two and a half years of development, the Digital Public Library of America finally flipped the switch on and opened its website at DP.LA. …

Easily Create eBooks from Web and Blog Content with Ebook Glue

Ebook Glue creates simple publishing tools that ease the process of readying content for electronic reading devices. Its flagship product, the Ebook …

Gigaom | What’s the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, Smashwords research suggests

Advertisement<p>One of the biggest decisions that self-published authors have to make is how to price their ebook. What’s the sweet spot? …

15 Things a Writer Should Never Do

Based on interviews with authors over the years, conferences, editing dozens of issues of <i>Writer’s Digest</i>, and my own occasional literary forays and …

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: “How much will self-publishing really …

eFlip Standard - Create Unique Flipbooks from PDF and Microsoft Office Files

Guangzhou, Guangdong -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/23/2013 --eFlip Software Co. Ltd is announcing the release of a new flipbook software eFlip Standard. The …