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Future of Publishing

The Book That Reads You

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

E-books are praised in terms of what they aren't: heavy, tree killers, limited in distribution, of fixed text size. Not enough focus has been put on what an e-book itself could become.

Amazon Aims to Empty Competitor Shelves of Indie Ebooks

Mark Coker | Posted 02.08.2012 | Books
Mark Coker

Amazon yesterday launched a broadside against competing ebook retailers when it introduced a new program that requires authors to remove their books from competing retailers.

Print isn't Dead. It's Just Dying.

Tatiana Lanteigne | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Tatiana Lanteigne

A real book has a crisp smell when it's brand new. But what makes a book a book is the joyful pride you get from looking over at a book on a shelf and knowing, "This is mine. I read that."

The Future Of Writing And Reading In The Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.24.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I've been intrigued by Richard Eoin Nash since the time he ran the indie press Soft Skull Press in the 2000s. His new enterprise is Red Lemonade/Cursor, a reader/participant-oriented publishing venture hoping to take full advantage of the social potential of new media.

How To Stop Book Piracy

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.15.2011 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

Previously, publishing has been about creating engaging, affordable physical storytelling experiences that fill our bookshelves and share our lives.

Is It Time For Publishers To FIght Dirty? | Aaron Gilbreath | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books

Last month a fellow bibliophile, someone with whom I work at a bookstore in Portland, Ore., described one of Kindle's newest TV commercials. In it, a ...

Is The Book Dead? Who Cares! | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books

Just like with the newspaper industry, the digital world has disrupted the traditional book publishing industry, destroying business models and sendin...

The Future Of Literature: Porn, Cyberterrorism And The Russian Mob

arcadesunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

This long post is a primer on what's happening / happened to publishing, and also some models for revenue going forward... The models, of course, are...

Authors: Throw Yourself Upon the Gears of Big Publishing

Mark Coker | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

Until recently, if a publisher refused to publish an author's book, it limited an author's ability to reach readers. Now, the e-book printing press is free and available to all.

You Are the Future of Publishing

Richard Nash | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books
Richard Nash

I wish to restore what I believe to be the natural balance of things, an ecosystem of writing and reading. Not out of nostalgia but fundamentally because every time culture becomes more democratic, it becomes better.

What Authors and Readers Need to Know About eBooks

Anne Hill | Posted 06.17.2011 | Books
Anne Hill

The smart money says that things will get worse before they get better. Publishers will have to start thinking more like software start-ups. Are you ready for some aspirin yet?

How to Write and Publish the (almost) Perfect Book

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

When it comes to publishing, there is a certain recipe for success. And while nothing is guaranteed, there are significant activities which must happen in order for your book to have a chance at success.

Digital Book World 2011:

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Four of publishing's leaders filled a massive ballroom to capacity and then some in New York City on Tuesday morning as Digital Book World kicked off ...

Your Subaru's Bumper Still Knows the Truth

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

Longstanding barriers between authors and readers -- barriers of technology, finance, and distribution -- are crumbling faster than news stories can report.

Sleeping With The Enemy? | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Rosenthal, the publisher who was ousted from Simon & Schuster in June, has been named the president and publisher of a new book imprint at Pengu...

Your Suit and Tie Will Not Stop Armageddon

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

David Thompson always reminded me of what the book business, what our lives should be about: celebrating the things we love. Goodbye, friend. You will be missed.

The Seven Secrets to eBook Publishing Success

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

Whether you're a self-published indie author or a large traditional publisher, the opportunity to reach readers with books has never been greater.

Publishing on the Fringes

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

I sometimes worry that publishing leans too heavily on the escapism and that we run the danger of over-escaping, waiting for the literary IMAX to move things forward.

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

Digital Book World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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...

UK Publishing Execs Warn That Book Industry Won't Return To Pre-Recession Prosperity

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The c.e.o. of HarperCollins has warned that the publishing industry is unlikely to return to pre-recession prosperity, after eight of the top 10 publi...

Poetry Isn't Dying, It's Experiencing A Renaissance

The Denver Post | David Milofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Without obvious fanfare, over the past 10 to 20 years a seismic change in publishing has occurred: Poetry has become our fastest-growing literary cott...

The Atlantic's Vision Of The Future Of Books

The Millions | Lizzie Skurnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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-...

Google CEO: The Future Of News Is Mobile

Guardian | Charles Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt says that the experience of reading news will move to digital devices quite rapidly -- and that it will involve pe...

Book Of The Future? Ander Monson's 'Vanishing Point'

The New York Times | JENNIFER B. MCDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"This is a book," Monson writes on his first page. "It is fixed in time, in space, in print, an artifact." His brain, however, represents "flux, motio...

Why Doesn't Ken Auletta Want My Money? (the Case for Selling Books by the Chapter)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

Ken Auletta recently noted, without any apparent evidence to support his claim, "no one, with the possible exception of students, will want to buy a single chapter of most books."