Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Digital gets real

A recent Digital Book World article caught my eye this week, mostly because of the big names involved: Amazon and Wal-Mart, the titans that I like to think of as the equal and … Continue reading

September 26, 2012

Will Rakuten score the first point against Amazon in the Japanese ereader battle?

Having been on the Rakuten beat since November of last year when the Japanese Internet retailer purchased Kobo for $315 million, I find myself constantly—and pleasantly—surprised by the company’s international … Continue reading

July 5, 2012

War and Peace gets “NOOKd”: How platforms can affect content (even inadvertently!)

I had to laugh when I read about a publisher’s error that resulted in some interesting edits in Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace. Due to a simple find-and-replace snafu, all instances … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

Working with the Evil Empire, part III: Kindle edition

This is the final segment of a series of posts by Casey Brown, Emerson College publishing graduate student and an author who has self-published through Amazon’s CreateSpace. To learn more … Continue reading

June 26, 2012

Ebooks plus soccer equals literacy

A headline in last Thursday’s Publishers Weekly daily Round Up immediately caught my eye: “One million ebooks headed to Africa: With FC Barcelona’s and Worldreader’s help.” Naturally I was intrigued … Continue reading

May 30, 2012

Top News of the Week

Android taking over iPad in e-reading market. According to Digital Book World, the real news is that choosing tablets may be having an adverse effect on the e-book market. Color … Continue reading

May 11, 2012

The winter of our [dis]content

Recently I read an article on Big Think’s Disrupt Education blog in which the author suggests that Pearson should enter the tablet market. My gut reaction is a wailing “nooooo!” … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Top News of the Week

London Book Fair recap – Publishers Weekly has coverage of the Digital Minds Conference and The Guardian  reports on discussions of how publishers must adapt in the ever-changing industry. DOJ … Continue reading

April 20, 2012

Top News of the Week

More on agency model collusion The Wall Street Journal stated, Sharis Pozen, acting assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Justice Department, “won’t stand by quietly if companies make agreements … Continue reading

March 30, 2012

The Kleenex of publishing: Kindle and brand recognition

By ERICA HARTNETT While I was having lunch the other day, I couldn’t stop myself from eavesdropping on a conversation taking place a couple of tables down as soon as … Continue reading

January 13, 2012

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