I am one of those book lovers unsettled by Kindles. But now I think I've finally spotted an actual weakness in the Kindle.
Take a dash of The Children's Hour, a whole lot of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, some Lord of the Flies , and first time director Jordon Scott begets a film that stands on its own as an original.
The collapse of Borders is akin to the collapse of Lehman Brothers on Wall Street, and it suggests that too many people in American publishing don't know what the hell they're doing.
Paperback and hardcover books, magazines, newspapers and eReaders are tools, not the means to the end, for building an authentic reading life.
Borders failed to develop a new business model while trying to perfect its traditional one. Doing both helped Barnes & Noble hold its ground against Amazon.com, WalMart and others.
It's our job as parents to keep them safe and to protect them when they do get into dangerous situations; whether it's that cruel gossip queen in their class or that wave of unknown kids they've just friended on Facebook.
The thing is: Kindle books are more "expensive" than used books. Except... there are myriad hidden costs to buying used books as you can see.
We went through numerous drafts, then began submitting to publishers. One editor offered to buy it--but only if I turned it into a chick lit novel and published it under a female pseudonym. I declined.
The Atavist founders describe their endeavor as "a boutique publishing house producing original nonfiction stories for digital, mobile reading devices."
That's right, you are forbidden to buy e-books. You also cannot buy songs off the radio or apps for your mobile phone. You can go to Amazon or the App...
How should we regard the business card in a digital age? For a few years now, I have been photographing business cards. but today, I decided that they should go into the public domain.
It would appear that the impending fall of Borders and Barnes & Noble is a victory for the corner bookstore and local library, but -- with book sales as they are -- the victory could be a hollow one.
Developers, jailbreakers and pirates are setting their sights on the Kindle, coming up with some surprisingly useful software for the purposefully stripped-down device. Will Amazon care?
Digital technology has brought about a whole new world for book publishing and magazine publishers. Some say it is a world of trouble, others say a wo...
Amanda Hocking is really something of a wunderkind. At only 26 years old, the Minnesota native has written a total of 17 novels. Since self-publishing...
My New Year's resolution is to stop reading those "death of publishing as we know it" articles, because they don't affect me. I'm going to keep writing, for as long as I can.
by Daniel Alarcón
by Donna Tartt
by Jennifer DuBois
by Julian Barnes
Published on September 24th, 2013