Welcome to TFP’s weekly roundup of interesting and noteworthy stories from the publishing world. Here’s what happened this week in publishing.

  • iMonitor released its list of the top new print apps for 2011. Some of the top apps were created with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, including Allure, Golf Digest, Reader’s Digest, Self, and Everyday Food from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (screenshot of the app’s cover page pictured right).
  • Over on the eMedia Vitals blog, Jeff Richman, director of publisher development for LiveRamp, wrote an interesting piece on digital advertising for publishers. The infographic accompanying the article provides some great statistics—like that 73% of publishers saw an increase in their online display advertising in the past year.
  • Barnes & Noble announced an important round of updates to the Nook Color firmware, promising an improved experience for digital magazine readers. Enhancements include page-flip animations (to approximate the experience of flipping through a hard-copy magazine), smoother zoom operations and a “pinch to zoom” function.
  • While there was much talk of the Amazon Kindle Fire as a potential rival to the iPad, early reports of a poor user experience are hinting otherwise. Some usability experts have gone so far as to say that the tablet will be a failure for Amazon. If you’re currently creating Kindle Fire-friendly apps, do reports like this affect your digital publishing strategy or attitudes?
  • WoodWing released the much-awaited Enterprise 7.5 with Adobe DPS integration—great news for publishers that want to streamline their multichannel publishing workflows and have been looking to optimize the Adobe tool set with an industry-leading publishing system.

This Week in Publishing appears every Friday on the TFP blog. Every week we compile interesting and noteworthy stories from the publishing world and put together a wrap-up to help our readers stay up-to-date. Think we missed something great? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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