Monday, December 19, 2011

Worldwide Forecast for Tablet Sales in 2012 - 99 Million

JP Morgan gave a bullish outlook for the worldwide tablet market, adding well over 10 million units to an earlier forecast. The investment bank is forecasting worldwide tablet shipments will reach 99.3 million next year, a 55.2% jump over 2011. Earlier, JP Morgan had said it expected tablet shipments would reach between 70- and 80 million units next year, according to an article by Media Post reporting on the JP Morgan forecast. 
In 2013 the forecast calls for tablet sales to easily eclipse the 100 million mark, jumping to 132.6 million. 

Now is a great time to add Tablet-formatting to your publishing plans for your Yellow Pages and White Pages Directories.

YelloTouch Digital Directories can format your Books quickly and inexpensively - our Publishers that are posted on both the Apple platform and Android platform,  are very successful!  The best part is that the price is right with the added benefit of digital distribution.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Amazon: Third Week in a Row, Kindle Sales Surpass 1 Million per Week

We are thanking Tech Crunch for this news bite and sharing it here.

This is incredible!  We are beginning to see even more penetration of eReaders worldwide and understand the significant benefits for Directory Publishers to add this format as soon as possible.  Yellow Magic has added the YelloReader for conversion of White Pages and Yellow Pages for  eReader devices, including for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Several Local Search Industry Events Announced

This week in San Francisco, BIA/Kelsey’s ILM –West
Interactive Local Media, will focus on the latest
developments in Search, Mobile, Social and Deals.

SMX West 2012 (Third Door Media)
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA
February 28- March 1, 2012
(Workshops start on February 17, 2012)
ADP Association of Directory Publishers announced their
Annual Convention & Partner’s Trade Show will be held at
Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas
March 19-22, 2012

BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media –East Conference will be held at the
Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, MA
March 26-28, 2012

LSA Local Search Association
2012 Local Search Association Conference will be held at the
Boca Resort, in Boca Raton, FL
April 21-24, 2012

Revolutionary changes in our Industry are sparking new name changes of companies and associations to reflect the digital age.

Most of us know the YPA Yellow Pages Association changed its name to LSA-Local Search Association, and the EADP European Association of Directory Publishers, just announced its new “working title” as the EASDP – European Association of Search and Database Publishing and a new tag-line: “We provide Europe with contacts and business information”
The new EASDP is also announcing their new spring event in Brussels, May 10 and 11th, 2012
at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. “Turning Conversation into Conversion”