Posts Tagged ‘publishing’


Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Digital publishing is changing, and changing quickly.

For some time, publishers have been able to enhance their PDF documents with tracking functions. This enables publishers to learn which elements of their product command the most attention from their customers. If you’re a game publisher, wouldn’t you like to know that your customers spend 60% of their time in chapters three and four of your latest release, while ignoring chapter seven altogether? The ability to learn this information is already here.

What’s more, Adobe Acrobat 9 now has full Flash video integration. Videos can now be embedded directly into PDF documents, and played without the need for a media player. Think of the enhanced gaming products that could be produced. Do you have a cyberpunk game? Why not embed your dystopia TV videos in your products? Sure, throw them up on YouTube as well, but use that rich content to enhance your digital offerings.

Books for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I’ve been looking for a way to sell books for the iPhone for some time. Back in April, while chatting with Mike Stackpole at GTS, I mentioned this to him. Mike’s been publishing digital fiction, experimenting with different formats, for some time. In addition to selling his work in a format readable in Second Life, Mike told me he’d been working with a developer to make a platform for serving books for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

On Friday, the wait will be over.

ZappTek is releasing their Legends product. A few of the features:

– Triple tap screen inversion for low-light reading.
– Double tap zoom and text rotation.
– Bookmarking and placeholder memory

Read Mike’s blog post here:

View the images of ZappTek Legends here: ZappTek

The following books will be coming soon to your iPhone:

– Least of My Brethren
– Jed and the Titanium Turtle
– Kid Binary and the Two-Bit Gang
– Once a Hero
– The Silver Knife
– Serpent On The Station

Eden Studios

Friday, July 4th, 1997

Alex Jurkat, George Vasilakos and I started Eden Studios to publish the Conspiracy X RPG. We’ve got great plans for the future, including a re-release of CJ Carella’s WitchCraft and Armageddon RPGs.