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The Digital Transformation of Education: A 21st Century Imperative

Vineet Madan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Vineet Madan

As we push forward with the digital transformation of education, it's worth taking a look at just how greatly technology can impact teaching and learning in this country.

Andrew Losowsky

Facebook's Next Purchase?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

By Andrew Losowsky, Books Editor Barnes & Noble just got some new, potentially activist shareholders. Earlier this year, analysts speculated that i...

Harlequin Picks Up "Sh*t Girls Say" Book, But Can Old Industries Keep Up With Internet Time?

Lori Culwell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Lori Culwell

Most Internet memes have the shelf life of a banana, and trying to capture these memes in traditional forms like publishing or television is often an exercise in "too little, too late, no one cares anymore."

E-books and the Privatization of the Village Square

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Dan Kennedy

The trouble is that in too many cities and towns, we no longer have a village square except in the form of enclosed spaces owned by profit-seeking corporations. What happened to that protester said a lot more about our privatized idea of community than it does about that one particular incident.

The E-Book Dilemma

Warren Adler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Warren Adler

For fiction authors who are published by traditional publishers and rely on advances and royalties for their living, the future is dim.

EBooks: Windbagging the Price Issue

Dan Agin | Posted 06.15.2012 | Home
Dan Agin

Here are some truths about the current brouhaha concerning the Department of Justice and the Big Six publishers and Apple controversy.

Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Good For EBooks

Will Entrekin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Will Entrekin

The DoJ lawsuit might make things more difficult for those who have based their business models on paper books, but it could well be a boon to smaller publishers, authors, and--most importantly of all--readers.

How the NY Times Bought Apple's Spin on the Feds' Antitrust Suit Allowing Amazon to Cut Prices on E-books

Peter Scheer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Peter Scheer

It's not possible for Amazon to both (1) sell e-books at a loss in order to reap big profits on Kindle devices, and (2) sell Kindles at a loss to reap big profits on e-books. It may be doing 1 or it may be doing 2, but it can't be doing both at the same time.

Why You (Yes You!) Should Indie Publish

Hillary Rettig | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Hillary Rettig

For many authors, the decision to indie publish is a no-brainer. Sure, it's work, but it's interesting work, and you have a shot at fair compensation for your efforts.

We've Reached the E-Book Tipping Point

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Steve Kettmann

Count me among those who would much rather hold a book in my hand as I read, pen at the ready, rather than clicking through glowing text on a screen.

An Open Letter to Jonathan Franzen, or How I Learned to Love the Twittersphere

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Amanda Guinzburg

The fact is the digital train has already long left the station and we, those of us who call ourselves writers and artists, have an obligation to get on board so we might impact the nature of the trip.

What If a Book...

William Petrocelli | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
William Petrocelli

Not so fast with the obituaries. It's time to downplay the similarity between books and records and find some better comparisons.

How to Get Your Book Published When Everyone Keeps Rejecting It

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
David Henry Sterry

When Nura pitched her anthology revolving around the love lives of Muslim-American women, we were blown away.

For ProPublica, More E-Books

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 03.31.2012 | Media

ProPublica, the nonprofit news organization known for its investigative journalism, is about to expand its e-book efforts....

Apple Did Not 'Reinvent Textbooks'

Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

The software that Apple introduced Thursday morning at its "Reinventing Textbooks" event represents many, many great things for education in America -...

Millions of New e-Reader Owners "Fill 'Em Up!"

Karen Dionne | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Karen Dionne

If the Internet seemed slow last Sunday, it might have been because around the world, literally millions of new e-reader owners spent a fair part of the day downloading e-books.

How Will We Read: Children's Books?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
C. M. Rubin

I recently asked Karen Lotz, the Group Managing Director of Walker Books Ltd, what their estimate for children's e-books and print books over the next 3 to 5 years is.

Publishing's Renewed Holiday Push With Memoirs, an Enduring Genre

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
David Tereshchuk

The publishing industry has now fully readied itself for the holidays, with offerings that include yet more aggressively-promoted slices of first-person recollection.

How Will We Read: In Public Libraries?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Libraries across the United States need our help as they are being closed or having significant cuts made to their budgets.

Kindle Fire, iPad, and Nook Deliver a New Kind of Business Book

David Meerman Scott | Posted 01.19.2012 | Technology
David Meerman Scott

Tablets bring a non-linear experience to reading a book. Readers can instantly jump from one part of the book to another. There can be hyperlinks to external content. And it is in full color.

Lucas Kavner

Can The American Library Survive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

This is part of our new ongoing series, Libraries in Crisis. To read more about the series, click here. At the Gilpin County Public Library in Colo...

How Will We Read? - The Book Given

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
C. M. Rubin

On November 26, 1864, Lewis Carroll gave my relative, Alice Pleasance Liddell, a book he had written for her. He called the book Alice's Adventures Underground.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Alton Brown On Cookbooks: 'I Want To Go Where Nobody Has Gone Before'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

By J.M. HIRSCH NEW YORK -- Alton Brown's next cookbook may be more like "The Matrix" than Food Network. That's because the host of the network's...

Mark Bittman Brings Cooking Back and Pushes Publishing Forward

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

Food writer Mark Bittman doesn't see himself as part of a vanguard in publishing, even though his newest work, Cooking Solves Everything, will be reserved for e-readers and iPads only.