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AWP: the post-show report

A big thank you to everyone who came to see us at AWP on Thursday! We had a great time presenting and had about 70 people come out to hear … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Ebook gift card update: Livrada caters to authors

Last holiday season, we highlighted the pros and cons of ebook gift cards in lieu of gifting books, or even retailer cards like a Barnes and Noble gift card. Last … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Top News of the Week

Judging from the all the hype over children’s book publishing at the Digital Book World event this week,  here’s a special edition of Top News dedicated to the kiddos. Children’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2013

Are tech giants out to kill the novel?

Last week, Wired  interviewed Tim O’Reilly, the CEO of O’Reilly Media, a company that has revolutionized the e-publishing space over the last 35 years.

January 2, 2013

Cheating on the printed page

The sig other and I entered the twenty-first century this holiday season: we received a stand mixer and a Nexus 7 tablet. In less than a week, I have gone from … Continue reading

December 31, 2012

Gadget realism: A digital divide

Every year, my electronics-obsessed brother tries to rope the siblings into “going in” on a big tech purchase for my mother. His enthusiasm is fueled by the one gamble that paid … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ebook gift cards: The ultimate anticlimax?

With the digitization of music, books, and other intangible forms of entertainment, where does one draw the line in gifting these items?  I know that other than my mother, the … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

ALA releases ebook media and communications toolkit

A lot has happened recently in the ongoing battle between publishers and libraries to get ebooks on library shelves in the most practical, effective, and secure way possible. Macmillan has … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Musings from a recent B&N visit: Print or digital?

This past week, I visited my local Barnes & Noble for the first time in, well, longer than I should probably admit. I confess, I am a heavy ebook reader. … Continue reading

December 3, 2012

Penguin ebook lending program update

More good news on the library e-lending front: Penguin has plans to expand its library ebook lending pilot program to libraries in both Los Angeles and Cleveland. The pilot program, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mark Z. Danielewski discusses the “art” of ebooks

Guest blogger Cailin Donoghue graduated with a master’s degree from Emerson College’s publishing program this past May and now works as the sales and marketing associate at Beacon Press. She … Continue reading

November 29, 2012

Publishers taking active role in ebook promotion: Is anyone listening?

We all know that ebooks get a bad rap sometimes. Whether it is due to pricing issues or poor formatting, ebooks always seem to be in the hot seat—right alongside … Continue reading

November 15, 2012

The harder they fall? Amazon faces a succession of scrutiny as people draw snap judgments

If you’ve been following any of the publishing news stories lately, most likely you’ve seen quite a few stories that report missteps, mistakes, and mysteries concerning the giant e-tailer that … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

A love affair with ebooks

Late last week an article in Digital Book World caught my eye: Why Some People Hate Ebooks; and Why I Love Them. The article’s author, Jeremy Greenfield (who’s also Digital … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

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