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  1. Don’t Trust Your CMS — Following: How We Live Online

    On CMSs stripping formatting and how troublesome that can be. My first thought is “Why is this CMS so awful that the journalists aren’t writing and editing their own drafts in it?” (via @simonw)

  2. Ian Hickson - Google+ - Discussions about DRM often land on the fundamental problem…

    DRM is not about preventing unauthorised copying. It’s about giving content publishers power over companies who make reading/viewing/listening devices, and restricting what users are able to do with the content they’ve bought/rented to use on those devices.

  3. Lacuna Books

    Online tool for writing books and papers. Long content, footnotes etc, output to HTML and, for $10, EPUB and PDF. Looks good. (via Tom Taylor)

  4. Packagr

    Promises to make it easy to repurpose blogs etc, and output to Kindle, iBooks, App Store etc. Not properly launched yet, looks interesting. By Ben Brown et al.

  5. Subcompact Publishing — by Craig Mod

    I’ve only read a third of this so far but it’s very good. There are so many opportunities for small publishing these days, while the old, slow big publishers struggle. (via @readmatter)

  6. Off The Page – David Hepworth on magazines and beyond: InPublishing

    On how much has changed. “…you could supply the NME’s news editor with a piece of information secure in the knowledge that it would not escape into the wider world for the week it took to get through the production and publication process and actually appear on the page.” (via @matlock)

  7. MCEngine – The micro-comment engine |

    Another WordPress plugin for adding ability to comment on paragraphs (or just add “Winer Links” linkable paragraphs). Ah, it’s a newer, better version of feedbackBP. Sounds very good, can’t see any example though.

  8. WordPress › Feedback by Paragraph (feedbackBP) « WordPress Plugins

    “This plugin allows users to leave comments at paragraph level as well as post level.” One of a few things that do this. Last updated in 2009… Update: Oh, replaced by MCEngine now.

  9. Edit Flow

    This WordPress plugin looks like the bee’s knees. Calendar, editorial comments, custom statuses, editorial metadata. And the site looks like it’s been made by competent, caring people.

  10. How To Run A News Site And Newspaper Using WordPress And Google Docs - 10,000 Words

    Describing how the ‘Bangor Daily News’ (Maine, USA) uses Google Docs and WordPress to publish its website and then send the text to InDesign for laying out the print paper. Includes a list of WP plugins used. (via @benhammersley)

  11. Luna’s Café: Typography is about reading – and so are ebooks

    There are a few reasons I’ve never bought a Kindle book, and this thoughtlessness on the part of publishers and Amazon is one. (via Daring Fireball)

  12. The Online Photographer: The World’s Best Photography Magazine Tries a Different Revenue Model

    For the bit about “vampire” publications, which rely on the journalism of others. eg, ‘The Week’. I reckon, when/if increasing numbers of traditional publishers charge money, there will be more of these vampires — well curated, re-written content, without original journalism, on a tiny budget.

  13. A List Apart: Articles: A Simpler Page

    A bit about the problems of formatting long-form stuff for different screens, and then his solution, Bibiotype, an HTML/CSS/JS template, which is really gorgeous.

  14. The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post -

    “One reason that The Huffington Post gets a lot of criticism for not paying its bloggers is because most people think of it as a publishing company, when really — like Facebook — it is more of a technology company.” (via Daring Fireball)

  15. The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (

    “The web is not, despite the desires of so many, a publishing medium. The web is a customer service medium. ‘Intense moderation’ in a customer service medium is what ‘editing’ was for publishing. … Turn your readers into members. Not visitors, not subscribers; you want members.”


    A WordPress plugin (and more) that adds the ability to comment on paragraphs of a text (like CommentPress I guess?). The UI feels a little clunky.

  17. PersonalNews

    Kind of odd “individual newspaper” that combines your choice of pages from some newspapers.

  18. The Online Photographer: Old TIME, New TIME

    A nice comparison of two copies of Time magazine, from 1968 and today.

  19. Express & Star

    “Britain’s biggest selling evening newspaper”, their website now powered by WordPress.

  20. John Graham-Cumming: Utter crap reporting from The Daily Telegraph

    Also read the previous post about the CNN story. Come *on* journalists — it’s not difficult to at least be adequate at your job.

  21. Dave Eggers on his favorite things about newspapers | Books | Interview | The A.V. Club

    An interview. I like, and share, his bemusement at newspapers’ reliance on wire stories when the world isn’t short of writers. (via Tom Taylor)

  22. Commentpress

    “An open source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to comment paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text.”

  23. Is the Magazine Dead? « Jimmy Wales

    Wikipedia’s founder on small groups making their own magazines with a MagCloud/Wikia partnership.

  24. Warren Ellis » Paper Nets

    “I keep wondering. What can a one-writer magazine look like?” Me too.

  25. New ways to save the newspaper - azeem.azhar

    Interesting thoughts from Azeem about what things it’s worth the Observer (or a similar newspaper) doing.

  26. Seth’s Blog: Textbook rant

    Why textbooks prescribed for college courses are a bad thing: “They are expensive … They don’t make change … They don’t sell the topic … They are incredibly impractical.” (via Preoccupations)

  27. How To Make Your Own Books From Wikipedia |

    Couldn’t be easier. (1) Create a Wikipedia account. (2) Add pages to your book. (3) Download a PDF or order a bound copy. Very, very good.

  28. Home Page | Flat World Knowledge

    Creative Commons licensed textbooks, written by “experts” and peer-reviewed, which are then free to read online (or pay for a printable version). Little available right now, but promising. (via Preoccupations)

  29. The Printed Blog | Home

    A trial of a twice-daily very local newspaper in some US locations using content from blogs. It would be difficult to be any worse than, say, Metro, London Lite, Evening Standard, etc. in London.

  30. Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that’s fit to print

    I haven’t even seen one of these (yet) but it’s already one of my favourite objects. I’ve wanted to do something like this for ages but Russell and Ben actually did it, and did it much better than I’d ever have done it.

  31. Tabbloid

    Will regularly email you a PDF of your chosen RSS feeds. Couldn’t be much simpler. (via Russell Davies)

  32. Russell Davies: meet the new schtick (2)

    Part two of a write-up of a talk Russell gave. Real-world things derived from the internet’s good stuff make me excited.

  33. Seth’s Blog: Advice for authors

    More advice for when you’re having a book published.

  34. Secrets of book publishing I wish I had known - Good Experience

    Nice clear description of having a book published. Even if you have a publisher, you’re on your own. (via Kottke)

  35. What is it like to write a technical book? at Xaprb

    Great write-up of what it was really like to write a big complicated book, managed by rather disorganised people. (via Simon Willison)

  36. MagCloud

    Self-publishing, publish-on-demand magazines. Send a PDF, and they handle printing, delivery, subscriptions, etc. Seems such an obvious idea now Derek Powazek and co have done this. (via Daring Fireball)

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