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  • June 1, 2013
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If you’ve been following digital publishing news the past few months then you’ve probably heard the term “Hybrid Author”. This is a term that is being bandied about by those in and around the legacy publishing industry, and it refers to self-published authors who have chosen (more on this later) to sign a deal with…

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  • June 1, 2013
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Zola Books was the hot ebookstore story of 2012. They got attention everywhere with their promise of having exclusive content and a unique social reading experience (the free crack given out at the briefings probably helped), but now that a year has passed it now looks like they are nothing but hype. I caught up…

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  • June 1, 2013
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Getting ebooks into brick-and-mortar stores is one of the hotly discussed stories at BEA 2013, so I couldn’t leave the show without getting a look at OverDrive’s new retail kiosk. It did not disappoint. OverDrive has taken the work they put into their library ebook kiosks and adapted it to sell ebooks instead of offering…

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  • May 24, 2013
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Qualcomm got a lot of press this week for a dummy 5.1 inch smartphone screen, but I would bet that the screen from Qualcomm’s other screen tech division has a better chance of hitting the market. Several folks from Pixtronix were in the Qualcomm booth this year, showing off a new 7″ display that is…

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  • May 22, 2013
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E-ink has managed to be the most exciting and biggest letdown at SID Display Week this year. They’ve just unveiled a new screen tech that promises to offer the sharp color that the Triton 2 color E-ink lacks in no less than 3 colors, but unfortunately it is also limited to exactly 3 colors. The…

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  • May 22, 2013
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I was in the Samsung booth earlier today, checking out their screen tech, when I came across the the perfect scene to explain why Samsung sold Liquivista. Here it is: The image above shows 3 ten inch screens (as well as the recently announced 13.3″ screen). Two of the 10″ screens are in use now,…

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  • May 22, 2013
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E-ink has a number of new products on display at SID Display Week this year and one of the more unusual ones is their new Aurora shelf label. This is going to be the first shelf label that can be deployed into a supermarket’s freezer case (or so E-ink says*). ePaper shelf labels are a…

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  • May 7, 2013
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The Society for Information Display is holding their annual conference and trade show in Vancouver later this month, and I will be there. This will be the 50th SID Display Week, and I am expecting it to be a good one.  I have a list of people to meet, booths to visit, and sessions to…

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  • January 21, 2013
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I thought I would give my readers a heads up that I am going to be attending a relatively unknown conference and trade show in the last week of January. FlexTech 2013 is the trade show for the Flex Tech Alliance. This trade group promotes (obviously) flexible technology like Plastic Logic’s screens and plastic based…

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  • January 16, 2013
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Here’s one of those stories which I didn’t think were important at CES. As you can see in the video, I was wrong. About a month ago Pocketbook announced their second doomed large-screen ereader, the Jetbook Color 2. This ereader is the first to have the Triton 2, the newest generation E-ink screen. At that…