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  • Steve Jobs

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    When I heard that Steve Jobs had died, I happened to be with the same friend with whom I watched the World Trade Towers collapse from a rooftop in Chelsea on September 11th, 2001. Yesterday was October 5th, 2011—ten years ...

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  • How eBooks Can Help pBook Writers

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    And Why You Should be Thinking About Digital Now by a Writer, for other Writers This past weekend saw the New Yorker Festival book signings at McNally-Jackson. Get ready for some serious name-dropping: Not only did Sarah McNally ring up ...

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  • Amanda Knox & Herman Cain—How the News Drives Sales

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    Last night, Amanda Knox was acquitted of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. This morning we saw sales of The Amanda Knox Story: A Murder in Perugia—an ebook we produced with ABC News on the case—take off. We also saw ...

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  • Vook: Extending the Platform

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    This is a very exciting time for Vook. We are on the cusp of realizing our vision of extending the Vook technology to the world. So what does that mean? Vook is sharing our ebook creation, distribution and sales tracking ...

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  • Gaiam Titles Produced Using VookMaker

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    At Vook, we love: Creating great-looking ebooks. Making it easy to create great-looking ebooks. Recently we released a series of titles in partnership with fitness-media company Gaiam. Today they were featured on PR Newswire and in Publishers Weekly. From PR ...

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  • The NYPD, the Vook Standard

    by Brad Inman on

    Last weekend, the Vook office was robbed. What a sinking feeling to walk into work and discover that we were hit by some thugs. This was particularly worrisome because the entire team was locked down engineering the Vookmaker platform with ...

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  • THE FRUITS OF VOOKMAKER!

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Our digital publishing platform, VookMaker, is ever closer to public release -- and our vision of an easy-to-use ebook creation, distribution and sales reporting platform. And yes! This is exciting, this platform we have developed. And yes! We are excited. ...

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  • The Front page meets the book section

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    A recent NYT story on news organizations publishing digital books read almost like a historical review of the inevitable than a piece on innovation—at least at Vook HQ. As soon as pro-sumer video cameras and desktop editing made it possible ...

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  • How Can We Help You?

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    A post at TechCrunch by Eric Ries this morning caught my attention -- it speaks to a core issue we're wrestling with as we engineer new features and functionality into our digital book creation platform, VookMaker. Ries asks the question, ...

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  • The New Vook

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    You might have noticed that our Website changed over the weekend. Instead of a storefront landing page, you’re treated to a brief statement that distills our mission. We strive to make Vook “the easiest way to create, enhance and distribute ...

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  • Educators are liking Dr. Vook's TextVooks

    by Brad Inman on

    Vook is experiencing some success in Apple's Education Bulk Buy program which allows us to offer several of our education catalogues at 50 percent off. [caption id="attachment_2227" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mr. Handsome, Dr. Vook"][/caption] We see as many as 200-250 purchase ...

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  • Become a VookMaker!

    by Brad Inman on

    [caption id="attachment_2216" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Chief of VookMakers, Chris Markiewicz making Vooks in NYC"][/caption] Vook is rapidly extending its technology platform to literary agents, authors, book packagers, curators, publishers, networks and trainers. Helping us make that happen is a growing group ...

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  • Ebook Pricing Study Now Available

    by Brad Inman on

    The explosion of content in 2011 has brought a multitude of price points to the digital consumer, from $0.99 self-published works to $12.99 digital front-list titles. Because an eBook’s exposure also often correlates to its price, a comprehensive pricing strategy ...

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  • Vook says hello to Chelsea!

    by Vook Contributor on

    The Vook team completed the move to its new Chelsea digs last week - and had a morning meet and greet for the team. It was great to have the whole Vook team together in one space, and a pretty ...

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  • eBooks are a Powerful Way for Brands to Share their Stories

    by Vook Contributor on

    Vook’s "mission" in life is to light up the content of the world’s best storytellers. For us, the concept of a “storyteller” is broad. The “storytellers” we work with include some of the world’s best authors, publishers, and media companies ...

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  • Rob Guttman joins Vook as Veep of Engineering

    by Brad Inman on

    Welcome to Vook, Rob Guttman! Prior to joining Vook, Rob was CTO at Juju, which experienced 10X traffic growth under his leadership. As vice president of Engineering at Daylife, an online news aggregation and publishing platform, Rob led a team ...

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  • MotherVook 2.0, our digital printing press

    by Brad Inman on

    Over the last month, our product and engineering staff have worked an ungodly number of hours on MotherVook 2.0, the next generation of our digital printing press. Bravo to the Vook tech team for delivering MotherVook on time with only ...

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  • Vook's Cavnar Explains What We Do

    by Brad Inman on

    Beet.TV founder and digital guru Andy Plesser caught up with our very own Matthew Cavnar who explains how quickly Vook can create new mixed-media experiences. Books may have an 18-month creation cycle but not Vooks. Click here.

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  • ZMOT: Winning the Zero Moment of Truth

    by Vook Contributor on

    "Every so often, something comes along that changes the rulebook." It's no secret that technology is radically changing our lives. Some of these changes are gradual and influence our personal lives. Others are huge, shaking up entire industries and the ...

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