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EBooks: Windbagging the Price Issue

Dan Agin | Posted 06.15.2012 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | 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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
C. M. Rubin

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

Report: Mark Cuban To Publish E-book

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

-- Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will publish a 30,000-word "e-book" focused on business and success, according to The W...

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? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Books

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 | Books
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 | Books
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.

Is It Best to Buy or Borrow Books?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Now stepping into the ring: buying books vs. using a library! That bout might never make pay-per-view, but it's a contest often on the minds of avid readers.

E-Piracy: The High Cost Of Stolen Books

Karen Dionne | Posted 01.23.2012 | Books
Karen Dionne

Traditionally, authors and readers play on the same team. Authors create content and readers read it in a mutually beneficial relationship. But e-piracy has put readers and writers at odds by offering content for free.

The eBook Intrusion

Warren Adler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books
Warren Adler

As a creator of works of the imagination, meaning works of serious fiction, I consider e-book embellishments, like like video and music, intrusions on the author's intention and the reader's reception of this intention.

Am I Still Digging Publishing?

Stacey Barney | Posted 10.11.2011 | Black Voices
Stacey Barney

E-books have given way to the most creative and innovative time of publishing I have ever known -- and setting traditional publishing on its head. Even agencies are now adding self-publishing guidance to their roster of services. Holy cow!