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The Indirect Value of Free Content
Sunday, Jun 29, 2008 | 4 Comments

After my previous post on free content, I got a lot of response outside of the blog - mostly via twitter direct messages.  I encouraged everyone to post their own thoughts, and Justin Whitaker was …

Low Prices, But at the Cost of Customer Service
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

Low prices indeed.
With the slumping economy many are shopping for the best bargains, including my family. Recently we visited a local retailer that offers “low prices, everyday” and picked up a few items at …

Future Roles of Book Publishers
Friday, Mar 28, 2008 | No Comment

Paul Watson has written an essay entitled The Future for Publishers in which he suggests new roles publishers will play in content promotion, distribution, and ultimately how we may be generating revenues in the future.  …

It’s OK - We’re Good Pirates
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 | 15 Comments

What?
According to Karen Croxson, digital piracy may help companies. As a new-media minded person working in a traditionally old-media world I am a little conflicted here. I am coming around to Chris Anderson’s …

Social DRM, the Death of Copyright and the Fallacy of Piracy
Monday, Mar 24, 2008 | 4 Comments

There is some really great debate over on the TeleRead Blog concerning DRM, copyright, and piracy. As the TeleRead blog has grown, David has added new columnists (disclaimer: including Wiley publisher Joe Wikert) which …

Consuming Content: Are you a Grazer or a Super-User?
Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 | No Comment

Dan Blank observes that as we think about the ways in which publishing is changing, one of the factors we must consider is the speed at which content is being generated.
As we think about how …

Google Knol as an Instant Author Platform
Friday, Dec 14, 2007 | 7 Comments

Late yesterday, Google made an announcement about an upcoming product called knol, a free platform for creating authoritative articles on any subject. Knol will have a variety of social features and will let …

Facebook for Content Providers: A Look at the New York Times Application
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2007 | No Comment
Facebook for Content Providers: A Look at the New York Times Application

The New York Times dips its toe into the Facebook waters today with the release of its New York Times News Quiz application.”Sigh, another Facebook application.” you say? Perhaps, but this one is particularly …

Reader Poll - A Little Help Here?
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

ckwebb.com recently underwent a redesign, and I’m still tweaking it a bit.  Although most of you read ckwebb.com via the RSS feed, many do click through.  So some of questions for you, dear readers:

On the …

O’Reilly Forges Ahead with New E-Content Initiative
Monday, Jun 18, 2007 | No Comment

Tim has announced O’Reilly is now offering books on a per chapter basis. That is you can buy an entire e-book, or just the chapter(s) you want, and it appears they will be rolling …