Monday, June 19, 2006
Mags & Their Printers, a PDF Newspaper?, We Need a King!, and other stuff
UK's Guardian is "copying the content of its Web site, media.guardian.co.uk, every 15 minutes and pouring it into an eight- to 12-page PDF document to be downloaded and printed out... The company hopes the service will appeal to lunchtime and evening commuters who want a print-based update on the day's events."
Scoop! Newspaper website readers shop online! The catch is that they do it more than non-site users. It is kind of silly (coffee drinkers use cups! steak eaters use knives!) because all it does show is that one site has readers of a different behavioral characteristic than another site. Hmmmmm..... segmenting by behavior.... Well, at least they're out there standing up for their medium. There's a lot to be said for that, if you know what I mean.
...82 percent of newspaper “Power Users” – readers who use newspaper Web sites on an average day -- purchase products online, compared with only 55 percent of individuals who do not frequently use newspaper Web sites...
What a bad press release... that said, this is a printer selling magazine and catalog printing over the web.
Here's their site http://www.pelicanmagazineprinting.com/
But you can't tell who they are. There's not a single human's name on the site. I assume it's a print broker.
iLiad's e-book reader goes on sale in Europe next week!
Blog post: http://www.engadget.com,%20www.engadget.com/2006/06/16/iliads-irex-e-reader-goes-on-sale-online/
Company site: https://www.irexshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/28
Finally, I now know what will make the printing industry grow again. We need a king! Or at least that's why people are bullish about Thailand's printing business.