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Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Everything must go! An evaluation of ebook price slashing

Last Tuesday, May 1, bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, along with his publisher, HarperCollins, decided to drop the ebook prices of his backlist titles (excluding only The Alchemist) to … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

B&N and Microsoft: the newest alliance of Bibliotech Land

On April 30, 2012, a press release echoed through the skies of the publishing world like a choir of angels, piercing through the miasma of gloom felt by many in … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Spain invites travelers aboard “reading trains.” What now, Bookmobile?

As a former étudiante étrangère in Paris, the wonder of travel within Europe constantly gives me a case of le sigh. I miss the high-speed trains, the ease with which one could … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Interactive e-textbooks: setting the bar too high?

Nature Publishing Group recently (okay, I’m a bit late to the ball game—it was in February) announced the release of a new digital-born textbook that has left me both nervous … Continue reading

May 7, 2012

Top News of the Week

Microsoft joins B&N in ‘strategic partnernship.’ According to Tech Crunch, “The new company, referred to for the moment as Newco, will contain B&N’s digital business, as well as its College … Continue reading

May 4, 2012

The future of publishing: a nightmare?

In a recent Publishers Weekly article about the upcoming Frankenstein app (click here for a more in-depth look at the implications of this app), a quote by app author Dave … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bottom of the Ninth: An animated graphic novel for iPad and iPhone

Every now and then I like to indulge the other side of my inner geek, the side that relishes in the reading stories enhanced with still images. I don’t need … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Book apps: The next dimension

An article in Publishers Weekly caught my eye this week. It’s about an upcoming enhanced ebook based on the classic, Frankenstein—but don’t expect this to be merely a Waste Land-esque … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Retailers, agents, and pirates: The ebook pricing debacle

As I’m sure most other publishing students and professionals are, I’ve been doing a lot of research into the legality of the agency model in the few weeks since the … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

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