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Monthly Archives: December, 2011

The agency model lawsuit and the future of book pricing

Still no answers from the lawsuit over the agency model of ebook pricing. Although multiple class-action lawsuits had been filed over the year, on December 9 the judicial panel on … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Farhad Manjoo

I would like to thank Farhad Manjoo. And that probably makes most of you want to punch me in the face. If you haven’t read Manjoo’s hugely controversial Slate post, … Continue reading

December 30, 2011

Postcards from publishing’s past

By EMILY PICILLO             My favorite Christmas present this year was hands down one of the most simple, inexpensive, and endearing—a box of 100 postcards … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

How an ebook is like your microwave

I will admit I’m too young to remember a time before microwaves. But I have heard stories. And the stories go like this: A story about microwaves Long, long ago, … Continue reading

December 27, 2011

A vibrant new ereader hits the South Korean market

Not long after the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire hit the American market, the launch of a new Korean product added its own gunpowder to the digital revolution. Meet the … Continue reading

December 27, 2011

Six questions for Lissa Warren, VP and Publicity Director of Da Capo Press

By LANA POPOVIC She may have the face of an ingénue, but Lissa Warren is a seasoned publishing veteran, with twenty years of experience in the industry. She has worked … Continue reading

December 26, 2011

All I want for Christmas is a digital file…?

By JEN BRAY As the holidays are fast approaching, I wondered, how does someone give an ebook for Christmas? Are people even giving ebooks as gifts these days? As a non-ereader … Continue reading

December 23, 2011

A history lesson for today’s paperback

By EMILY PICILLO Whatever happened to the Beatles’ paperback writer? It might be the bibliophile in me, but “Paperback Writer” has always been my favorite Beatles ditty. A struggling writer’s plea. … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Fifteen minutes of writer’s fame

By ZAYNAH QUTUBUDDIN Do you want to be a best-selling author? You do? Well, here’s how! Just write your novel, upload it to Amazon’s self-publishing program, drop the price to … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 4 Comments

The evolution of digital enhancement: Hypertext

Last week, I recounted my shock at the surprising history of ebooks with a look at print adaptations and CD-ROM in the 90s. The floppy disk has long since gone the … Continue reading

December 20, 2011

POD: How print may endure in a digital book world

By KEIRA LYONS An article about print-on-demand in Wired magazine piqued my interest recently. In the article, columnist Clive Thompson writes about what he thinks will be the future of the … Continue reading

December 19, 2011

Huffington Post to launch new book club

  For those of you who haven’t heard, Huffington Post revealed the details of a new HuffPost Book Club that will launch January 3rd. Get excited, because it promises to … Continue reading

December 18, 2011

Dynamic ebook pricing: What the Goliaths can learn from the Davids

By MIKE PICKETT Most of us know that when we are traveling on an airplane, we probably didn’t pay the same price for our ticket as the guy sitting next … Continue reading

December 18, 2011

Recent commercials telling of change in Barnes & Noble’s overall strategy

By JEN BRAY Is Barnes & Noble changing its brand to compete with Amazon? I mean, it’s already selling more and more non-book items and has been following closely in … Continue reading

December 16, 2011 · 3 Comments
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