Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 18 February 2016

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • Netflix of eBooks” Scribd Drops Unlimited Subscription
    US e-book sub­scrip­tion ser­vice Scribd is drop­ping its unlim­it­ed e-book sub­scrip­tion offer, and mov­ing to a hybrid mod­el as of next month.Tags: Writing AmWriting self­pub epub
  • Social Media Peak Has Been Reached

    What we have reached, and what Twitter’s impend­ing demise is emblem­at­ic of, is the pin­na­cle of the ‘social share’. Public post­ing and social shar­ing will con­tin­ue to exist but the col­lec­tive pub­lic con­scious that grew up in the first and sec­ond waves of social will be accom­pa­nied by a range of more per­son­alised mes­sag­ing options, that pro­vide just as good a user expe­ri­ence. Media tech­nol­o­gy will con­tin­ue to evolve and engage but the cur­rent incar­na­tion of social as we know it has now reached its peak.

  • Barron’s Recommends Amazon Buy Barnes & Noble
    Barnes & Noble has only about 17% share of physical-book sales, so the com­bi­na­tion might avoid antitrust issues.Tags: Writing AmWriting self­pub epub
  • Amazon’s Terms of Service Now Cover the Zombie Apocalypse!
    If the zom­bie apoc­a­lypse does hap­pen some­time in the future, the world might end, but Amazon will still be on your side.Tags: Zombie
  • Forget atten­tion span. Why web­sites have to make long-form inte­gral part of their con­tent mix.
    Long-form con­tent should be con­sid­ered an essen­tial part of your con­tent mix on your web­site. What data tells us is, that invest­ing into pro­duc­ing longer hiqh-quality, word-rich arti­cles pays off. Long form con­tributes to both, more social shares and …
  • 3 Social Channels Language Nerds Should Follow

    If you’re a lan­guage nerd like many of us at Grammarly, you may also have an insa­tiable appetite for lan­guage knowl­edge. For you, it’s not enough to occa­sion­al­ly browse web­sites dur­ing your free time; you need a dai­ly del­uge of new words, blog posts about word ori­gins, tips and tricks for gram­mar, and lessons in a new lan­guage. These three social chan­nels will feed your dai­ly need for lan­guage knowl­edge and keep you com­ing back for more.

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  • Improve Ebook Samples With Subscription & Automation

    Why is it that I can sub­scribe to dog food for my three bas­set hounds but I can’t sub­scribe to ebook sam­ples? This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty not just for retail­ers like Amazon but for pub­lish­ers as well.

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Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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