Thursday, August 04, 2011

Facebook Acquires Digital Book Maker

Publishers Weekly announced this week that Facebook has acquired digital book publisher, Push Pop Press:

Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, a digital book maker with a focus on the iPad and iPhone. According to a statement on Push Pop's website, "Facebook isn't planning to start publishing digital books, [but] the ideas and technology behind Push Pop Press will be integrated with Facebook, giving people even richer ways to share their stories."

Read the full article HERE

Both companies claim Facebook is not moving into ebook publishing, but rather expanding on the site’s interactive platform.

However, since everyone seems to be getting into the ebook craze, we have to wonder.

What do you think Facebook will do with Push Pop Press? And should they pursue ebook publishing?

13 comments:

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I don't think FB should pursue ebook publishing, but they might be able to introduce some really fun things on FB using the technology. I'll be interested to see what they come up with!

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, I don't know. I think everyone will become writers.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Be interesting to see what they do!

Karen Walker said...

It's all happening so fast, who can keep up with it.
Karen

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Somehow I can't imagine this! I guess they're trying to just find ways to expand their brand.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everybody else is doing it - why not?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I'd be interested to see if it works.

Yvonne.

Arlee Bird said...

Not sure what exactly they'll do, but it does seem like a sensible match. I don't much like the name "Push Pop Press"--it sounds like some kind of weight-lifting technique.

Lee
Tossing It Out

GigglesandGuns said...

With FB who knows what they'll try. I imagine a lot of e publishers will fall by the side of the road the way dot com's did and the way other social networks are being gobbled up now.

Jules said...

I'm so over FB, I'm more interested in where Google is going. But to answer, it all is about the bottom line. Really, how long can one actually play farmtown and be happy? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Enid Wilson said...

Interesting. FB is growing on me. Perhaps I can post some free reads there in future.

Chemical Fusion

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Lee, I think of ice pop treats!

Jules, I have never played Farmtown!

Karen Lange said...

This is an interesting combo. Thanks for the info and link. Have a great weekend!