Travis Gregory

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Children, Teens, and Reading

Who decides what I get to read?

Parents are in charge, and that's something we all accept to a certain extent, but as children turn into teenagers we all like to have more independence. So should parents tell us what we're allowed to read when there's no law against young people buying adult books?<p>If you're a little child and you …

Reading in the Age of the Tablet

Nearly any book you can think of can be read as an electronic book (e-book) today. Granted, reading an electronic book on a computer never really took off as a trend, but the advent of electronic readers (e-readers) started the turnaround. Today, general purpose devices like smartphones and tablets …

The Netflix of kids’ books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The Netflix(s nflx) monthly subscription model is a hit for movies and TV, and is spreading to music with paid versions of …

Yahoo sees future in digital publishing

Yahoo is pushing ahead with its transformation into an internet age media company, bringing in news, music and television stars for the launch of …

Vellum review: App offers a sleeker way to build ebooks

Since the early days of the .epub and .mobi formats, writers and publishers have been trying to find better ways to make ebooks. Some writing apps …

Which E-Book Format Is the Best?

If you're marketing products and services, or creating brand awareness, e-books can be an incredibly useful tool. Marketers can use e-books for both …

Usage surges at Smashwords and Wattpad

Self-publishing platform Smashwords and online writing platform Wattpad have both reported large year-on-year increases in engagement for …

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years – and as many parents are finding, children are highly proficient at using them. But are these devices harmful to their development? Or do they encourage 'technological intelligence'?<p>Four small preschool children are sitting in a …

Russia Emerges As The Third Biggest eBook Market in the World

Latest IDC research findings revealed that Russia has overtaken UK and Brazil to emerge as the third largest market for ebooks in the world, behind …

Scribd and Smashwords Working to Build New Publishing/Distribution Models for Ebooks

Last month, the ebook subscription service Scribd and Smashwords, “the world’s largest distributor of independent ebooks,” announced a two-part …

E-readers set young on road to love of books

• Push to expand indigenous reading<p>Forrest Primary year 6 student Jade Lewis sometimes started a book, but rarely finished it.<p>She did not get excited …

A Library For All -- Part Two

<i>This is Part Two of a two-part series on Library For All's launch in Haiti. Part One can be found here.</i><p>Jessica's story was the start of a new chapter in our Library For All story. The first chapter of Library For All really began three years ago, when my teammate Rebecca and her husband Barry …

eBooks

Amazon Will Probably Dominate Books-by-Subscription, Too

For a bunch of rapacious capitalists, the people who start technology companies are strikingly ambivalent about the concept of owning stuff. Silicon …

Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated with New Flashcards, X-Ray Options, Dictionary Redesign | The Digital Reader

Shares 6<p>Amazon rolled out a new update today for their iOS reading app, and from the looks of the changelog it's pretty clear that they have students …

Tablet, eReader ownership grows, as does the market for eBooks

<i>Latest Pew research shows steady growth of both digital media and the devices needed to consume them</i><p>The next Apple earnings report is due on Monday …

Flat Ain’t All That: The power of skeuomorphic design in selling stories

With the rise of “flat” design that has been talked about to death, I’ve been considering whether or not texture, realism and, to use the vernacular …

UI Design

The Top UX Predictions for 2014

If 2013 marked a year of frenzied growth in the land of experience design, 2014 could be a year of downright explosive expansion.<p>There's no arguing …

Next battleground in the subscription economy? E-books

It's time to add one more $10 monthly subscription to the budget.<p>Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are battling it out over digital video while Apple recently …

eBooks

Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies

"Compelling ideas expressed at their natural length." That's Amazon's tagline for their popular Kindle Singles program. And while Singles hasn't …

HarperCollins Unbound Links Print, Digital

Looking to link its print publications to digital content, HarperCollins is releasing HarperCollins Unbound, a new, free app for Apple and Android …

Review: iOS 7 Gives Us Insight Into the Future of Mobility

As team lead in user experience for SAP’s Mobile Design Center, I recently spent time familiarizing myself with Apple’s latest release of iOS 7 in …

UI Design

Five Steps to Enterprise Gamification

Gamification is a hot new trend in business. As with any emerging trend, the best practices are still emerging.<p>Some businesses are taking a …

Unboxing: Nest

With all of its potential difficulties, the task of installing a new thermostat is usually something people have to hire an electrician to …

iOS 7 UI Transition Guide

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Talking Lean UX with Jeff Gothelf

<b>Noted designer, agile advocate, and public speaker Jeff Gothelf has poured a good measure of his expertise into a new book, Lean UX: Applying lean</b> …