he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.
Publishers need a new operating system. Here are three core features that would make it work.
Now, once the digital enemy has been let inside the wonderland that is Waterstones, which of the two strong brands will dominate?
Will Amazon's map app have social functionality? The answer is yes, assuming Amazon doesn't want to keep following the competition in embracing this hard trend.
My father-in-law turned to me and asked: "So, what's your number?" I looked back at him blankly. I was so naive in those days (last week). That was when I learned about the Amazon Best Sellers Rank.
Sure, for years Google has been essentially a means to an end. But should it remain that way? With respect to search, it's hard to see that changing in a fundamental way.
I'd like to applaud the makers of ereaders for collecting some of the first usable readership data in the history of publishing. If they want to know how quickly I tore through the new Christopher Buckley novel, or that I never finished War and Peace, so be it.
Somewhere, Jeff Bezos just punched a wall with his bare fist. The Amazon CEO is angry, frustrated, bloodied -- he must be! -- because his company's Ki...
If an otherwise good author may find it difficult to publish, but has something interesting to contribute to the conversation of his or her community, then by all means, put the idea out there and let it stand or fall based on its merits.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Today's powerful platforms disintermediate established powers-that-be.
As the Department of Justice faces off with the major publishers and Apple, I want to offer up a simple statement that likely contradicts what most readers believe: Making e-books is harder than it looks.
JustAnswer.com is an interesting site on which you can get important and timely answers to your questions. Questions about your mother's, daughter's or family pet's health; a crucial legal question; or one of life's more serious tribulations.
Today the USPS is anything but thriving -- and this is hardly surprsing. Founded in 1775, its "business model" is pretty much the same as it was more than 200 years ago. And that needs to change.
I'm still trying to figure out how electronic bookstores are going to replace this past time. I don't know that they can.
The app store contest is both a marathon and a sprint. Today's race is just the latest lap around the "software store" track. My advice to the digital consumer is to play the field, don't bet on a single runner, enjoy the spectacle and always download wisely.
A parrot as tall as a four story house, a serpent big enough to swallow an SUV and a pink half man-half dolphin hover in the air. Sounds like a world out of Hieronymus Bosch.