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Future of Books

Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

With increased focus on sharing of collections, consortial delivery programs, and collaboration amongst libraries in identifying and preserving print runs and last copies, the academic library is changing dramatically.

Still Relevant? A Talk With a Librarian

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Historically, libraries have always been a cultural community center for people. Now, because of technology, the roles of libraries have expanded exponentially.

I Don't Want Your E-Books, Thanks Very Much

Sarah Convissar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

There is something about holding a book and being able to turn the pages that I find comforting. In today's 21st century, books may become obsolete. For me that's something I find scary.

Andrew Losowsky

PHOTOS: Why Printed Books Have An Amazing Future | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Home

The future of print is a bright one, as my new book, Fully Booked - Ink on Paper: Design and Concepts for New Publications (Gestalten, $60), attempts ...

Major Announcement Could Change How You Buy Books

Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

Print-on-demand (POD) books could soon be everywhere, according to a major announcement made today. On Demand, the makers of the POD Espresso Book ...

The Future Of Books In 7 Easy Steps

John B. Thompson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
John B. Thompson

For 500 years, the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but today the industry finds itself faced with the greatest challenges since Gutenberg.

It's the End of the Word as We Know It

Rex Pickett | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Rex Pickett

You would think with a publishing contract, a high-powered agent, a movie in the works, that I was the most grateful writer on the planet. I was... and then I wasn't.

Artists and the Future of Books

Jane Chafin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Jane Chafin

It will come as no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I am a bibliophile. I love books, I live surrounded by them and never thought I would live to see the current changes in technology that have many referring to them as obsolete.

How Will We Read: A Book by You?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Write, edit, design, publish, market, sell your own book and book rights with highly experienced publishing staff assisting you? The self-publishing opportunity has changed significantly.

The Book as Process, Conversation, Byproduct

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home
Jeff Jarvis

I'm suggesting that talks, events, symposia, blogs, hangouts... -- discussion with smart people in any form -- should come before the book. The process becomes the product; the book (if there is one) is a byproduct.

Worried About the "Death" of Books? Then Give More as Holiday Gifts

Steve Kettmann | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Steve Kettmann

Books are not going to die, not so long as there are people.

Book Reviews: Critics vs. Amazon Reviewers

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

In the age of rapid digital revolution in publishing, when readers have book review options ranging from decades-old publications like The New Yorker,...

Are Bookstores the Dinosaurs of the Technology Age?

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Beverley Golden

Imagine a world with no bookstores. Personally, I just won't do it, because for me, this thought kept returning: bookstores are magical places.

The Author Uprising Against Big Publishing

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

At the heart of every revolution is a loss of faith in the prevailing regime. And a revolution is brewing that will topple Big Publishing as we know it.

The Future of the Book is the Author

Nina Lassam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Lassam

This synchronization between book and author is what separates ebooks from their paper counterpart. Every other medium; video, music, news, etc. has been drastically altered during the move online and books are no exception.

'I'm Excited About Books Because...'

Digital Book World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the midst of one of the most disruptive transitions the modern publishing industry has ever experienced, it can be easy to give in to pessimism, fa...

Digital Shockwave: How Millions of Dollars and the Survival of the Publishing Industry are at Stake

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

Yesterday afternoon I participated in a Blog Talk Radio interview with authors J.A. Konrath and Boyd Morrison on ebooks, traditional vs. self-publishing and the future of the digital landscape.

The Atlantic's Vision Of The Future Of Books

The Millions | Lizzie Skurnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The cover of Fiction 2010 offers, to say the least, a provocative vision. To our left glides a gentleman in pegged red pants holding an honest-to-God-...

Are Publishers More Worried About eReaders Than Readers?

Publishing Perspectives | Ron Hogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's never a good idea for industry conference speakers to show up late for their own panels, but when the assigned topic is "Will the iPad Kill Off e...

Tom Stoppard Fears Loss Of Printed Page, Thinks Educational Focus Has Shifted Away From Humanities

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard has spoken of his fear that the "printed page" is being lost in a "world of technology"....

Will Paper Books Go the Way of the Silent Film? Change in the Air at BookExpo America

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Leveen

Will someone sitting on a park bench reading a book made of paper date our time?

Nadine Gordimer: Books Are Essential To Africa's Recovery

The Guardian | Charlotte Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, one of South Africa's most distinguished literary figures and a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle, has mounted a ...

eBook Market Exploding, Confirms New IDPF Survey

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), in an email to members Friday, reported U.S. wholesale ebook sales for the month of January, 2010 rose 261 percent to $31.9 million from the same period a year ago.

eBooks Outsell Print Books And Free eBooks Are Biggest Bestsellers

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

eBooks, some of them free eBooks, outsold print books this Christmas. On December 26, Amazon announced that, for the first time ever, they had sold mo...

10 More Book Publishing Predictions

HarperStudio | Robert Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...