The Nxtbook Blog: News, Case Studies, and Strategies for Digital Publishing

Why Is Time Engaged More Important Than Ever?

We all know the stats about how distracted our audiences are. They now, supposedly, have an attention span of fewer than eight seconds. A reader will spend, on average, only 37 seconds on an online article. Top websites aim for two minutes of engagement per visit....
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From Mashable to Time: Making Sense of the Chaos

Mashable was sold for one-fifth of its perceived 2016 value, Vice and Buzzfeed announced they are going to miss revenue targets by around 20% and Oath, which holds Yahoo, AOL and Huffpost, has laid off more than 500 employees. If that wasn’t enough, Time...
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Driving Event Attendance Through Well Designed Curation

In August of this year, the Nxtbook Media design team volunteered its resources to develop two flyers and an enhanced Nxtbook to help raise awareness and promote Mike Sturla’s 6th Annual Back to School Give Away. Community service is one of our core values at Nxtbook...
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Where Is the Digital Edition Market Heading?

The digital edition market continues to make turns, but is the product still a viable option for content creators? There was a time when page flipping digital editions were all the rage.  I remember getting my first look at one of these content carriers while I was in...
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Behind-The-Scenes of Trike Racing with Jeremy

Welcome back to The Nxt! *Note: After this video was shot, the United Way decided not to host an official trike race for 2016. For the past nine years, Nxtbook has participated in the United Way Trike Race held in downtown Lancaster in May. The Trike Race is used to...

7 Common Myths About Digital Content

The internet is amazing! It has the ability to connect people of all walks of life, demographics, geographic regions, and beliefs. More than ever you can share your ideas and find like minded people. However, with that comes some mixed messages and insecurities on how...

Marketing or Sales: Who Ranks?

There’s an old adage, you can’t effectively lead or manage what you can’t, won’t or don’t define. When the definition, and roles between sales and marketing are unclear, the result is confused, demotivated team members creating a drain on valuable resources of time,...

Global Internet Stats & Why They Matter

In 1999 Bill Gates said, "’Know your numbers’ is a fundamental precept of business.” This applies not only to revenue, profit margins, and valuation, but to the myriad of metrics you can tap into in our digital world. If your business lives online, there are a few...

Welcome To The Nxt

At Nxtbook Media, we have a mission statement and a list of our core values, but our unofficial motto is, “Work Hard, Play Hard.” As such, our working atmosphere is informal and spontaneous, with a serious work-related conversation inevitably chased by a good laugh...

Introducing the Lunch-N-Learn Culture Series

We love culture at Nxtbook.  It shapes who we are, how we work, and the environment we experience everyday. We believe culture plays a vital role in every organization and that's why we created the Lunch-N-Learn Culture Series. Join us throughout 2016 as we tackle...

Thoughts on Flash From Our IT & Development Teams

Technology is constantly evolving and as a Technology and Communications Partner, Nxtbook Media is committed to staying on top of the shifting landscape of tech. An issue that is on our radar is the gradual shift from Flash to HTML5. We are paying close attention...

Me Design Pretty Never

Personally, as a designer, the very last thing I want to do is to make something look pretty. I think the urge was beat out of me my first year in college during a series of awkward and painful critiques in my design class. Up until that point, I thought that design...

3 Principles to Multi-Platform Publishing

We are living in a content junkie’s dream. Anywhere he or she goes, there is instant access to all kinds of content, summoned with a quick search and tap of the finger. At this point, we get irritated when we can’t have access to content and feel scandalized when we...

Google’s Update Doesn’t Spell Doom

There’s something exciting about mashing “Armageddon” and just about any other word. We’ve witnessed this recently with the heavy snowfalls of winter, prompting newscasters to report a “snowmageddon” in some areas. The practice has resurfaced this week with a...

7 Website Mistakes too Painful to Ignore

In the United States, 89% of consumers expect businesses to have a website, regardless of size or industry. But as any marketer will tell you, even in the Business-to-Business space, it isn’t enough to just have a website. People have become more savvy to using the...

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