This animated chart, from digital music news, shows strikingly the changing contribution of vinyl LPs, CDs and other formats to music industry profits over the past 30 years.
My favorite local bookstore, Murder Ink, and its storefront companion Ivy’s Books, closed their doors on Broadway at 92nd St. a few years ago. I still miss them. Their demise, due to rising rent they couldn’t meet, brought home to me how fragile the economics can be for independent stores. How will they survive as internet giant Amazon presses its digital advantage? Can the unhurried, bookish ambience of the independent store in your neighborhood hold its own against Amazon’s one-click dominance? I’ll be looking at these questions. For now, I keep my Ross MacDonald in one of Murder Ink’s bookshelves, purchased in their final days. And I proudly wear this T-shirt from Ivy’s.
SRmedia Digital Publishing provides product development expertise to content owners to engage passionate audiences on smartphones, laptops, tablets and digital TVs.
We advise senior managers and entrepreneurs in key disciplines to execute a product vision: product planning, production tools and workflow, content management, distribution, user experience and reporting.
We also develop original digital properties which incorporate our broad product experience to engage niche communities on multiple platforms.
We define digital products as the perfect balance of content, technology,
and good experience for the end user.
DIGITAL PUBLISHING EXPERTISE
Digital Content Strategy
Product Requirements and Roadmaps
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Special interests for 2012 include content curation, internet TV channels and enhanced e-books, particularly on travel, health care, arts & entertainment, education and literacy, personal investing, and magazine-style enthusiast content.