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TD-Cover-smTalking Digital
Conversations with Publishing Executives

written and edited by Douglas B. Hebbard
Publisher of TalkingNewMedia.com

Available as a print edition here: Amazon.com
Available as a Kindle Edition here: Amazon.com
Available for NOOK here: Barnes & Noble
Available as interactive eBook here: Apple iBooks Store

Written by the editor and publisher of the digital publishing website TalkingNewMedia.com, Talking Digital is a collection of interviews with digital media professionals from the magazine, newspaper and book publishing industries.

This interactive eBook contains photographs, screenshots, galleries, and videos drawn from the newspaper, magazine and books apps discussed, and their creators.

Readers will discover the origins of the Mag+ digital publishing platforms from interviews with those at Bonnier at its creation, as well as the new platform PRSS. There are also interviews with publishers, eBook marketers, an author and an app designer.

Talking Digital interviews were conducted from 2010 to the present and bring readers some perspective on the growing digital publishing scene.


A_Darker_Sun.164A Darker Sun
Photographs by Dean Brierly

An interactive photography book for the iPad, and with the release of OS X Mavericks, for the Mac. This eBook also contains a nine minute video presentation of the photographic series with original music.

The photographer, Dean Brierly, is the editor of the fine art photography magazine Black & White.

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A Darker Sun presents the complete series of photographs of the same name by photographer-editor Dean Brierly.

“The stunning, multi-layered images are a perfect blend of form and content. Each is a statement in and of itself, yet, all are related to each other as in frames of a film, joined by the singularity of Brierly’s vision in deep black and moody orange.” – Stuart I. Frolick, Director–Editorial, Photographic & Video Services, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
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“Balanced between abstraction and representation, the subconscious and the urban zeitgeist, they reflect a photographer and historian of 20th century art, cinema, literature and music, who manifests, in richly textured visual shorthand, a carnivorous curiosity and intelligence.” – Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography, Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.

“Darkroom manipulation gives my work an organic integrity,” says Brierly in the essay found inside the book. “I have a belief that a successful image shouldn’t come too easily. You should have to work for it.”

In addition to the photographic series and essays, this interactive book also contains a nine minute video presentation of the photographs with music composed and performed for A Darker Sun.


Guide-2-featureTalking New Media’s
Guide to Digital Publishing Platforms

Second Edition

The only interactive guide to digital publishing solutions for magazine pros. Featuring over 200 pages of information from 68 companies worldwide.

Available in the Apple iBooks Store

Talking New Media’s second edition of the Guide to Digital Publishing Platforms has been published as an interactive eBook for the Mac and iPad.

The 200+ page eBook contains information on 68 different companies who offer magazine publishers (and self-publishers) help developing and launching their digital magazines. Filled with descriptions, contact information, videos, galleries and more, the Guide is your one-stop place for information.

The second edition of the Guide is available from Apple’s iBooks Store. The cost of the interactive eBook is only $3.99, and updates to the Guide will be available for free when released.


OnePersonRally-164One Person Rally: 
I Have Something to Say

Photographs by Petra Sith
Foreword by Robert M. Knight

Available as an interactive eBook here: Apple iBooks Store
Available as a print edition here: Amazon.com

The first published book by Slovak-born, American photographer Petra Sith is coming soon to the Apple iBooks Store. One Person Rally: I Have Something to Say is a collection of black and white images of citizens who are given poster board and magic marker and given the opportunity to express themselves.

OPR-LoveTear-smThe new book features a foreword by legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Robert F. Knight.

“Petraʼs use of what appears to be average people in many different locations evokes a photographic quality like the imagery of Diana Arbusʼs work,” writes Knight. “Her beautiful use of black and white photography lets you really look at the person holding the sign and wonder what their real story is.”

The images were captured over the course of a year. Each consists of an individual, a couple, or group, given an opportunity to express their views with a simple poster board and marker. Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, sometimes inspirational – the photographs of One Person Rally reveal the inner thoughts and emotions of their subjects.

“I loved doing this project because it changed my life,” writes Petra Sith in the book’s introduction. “My hope is that, as you look through these images, you find yourself in them in some way. Different faces, places, ideas – but the power of words, on a cheap piece of poster board, connects us all in some way.”

About the Author: Petra Sith is a professional photographer and musician. Sith and her family moved to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1987, and resides in the Chicagoland area. One Person Rally is her first published collection of photographs.

The author is available for interviews.


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Drillmaster

written by William Pomeroy

A story of one soldier’s experience at basic training in the early sixties.

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Available as an iBook for Mac & iPad here: Apple iBooks Store

“What’s your name?” cooed the Training Instructor, taking one quick step to face me squarely.

“Breckinridge, sergeant,” I replied. Instantly the veil of anonymity, which was what made one invisible in the military, was lifted in a moment of impulsive undoing. Predicaments surrounded me like gnats in the summer heat…

So begins the first novel by award-winning journalist and editor William Pomeroy, Drillmaster is a military saga of one soldier’s journey through basic training. He experiences bigotry and isolation, ultimately leading to personal growth.