With today's tools, the idea of waiting for approval from the minions of a multinational sounds as lazy and self-defeating as a band that won't burn CDs until they get a major label record deal.
Four months ago, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a series of changes to The New American Bible that the church had determined would help clean up certain passages.
I don't remotely see ebook readers as a dire challenge to books. Because what they hold are -- books. Whether a book is on paper or digital circuitry, the craft that went into writing it is the same.
Here's the function that the book -- the paper book that doesn't beep or flash or link or let you watch a thousand videos all at once -- does for you that nothing else will: It gives you the capacity for deep, linear concentration.
Yes, we will sell more books and end up a stronger community, if we support one another. So what are you waiting for?
Father's Day is almost here. If you're like me you've procrastinated, mainly because Dads can be hard to buy for. But if your father loves wine, here are five gift ideas he's sure to enjoy.
The American Booksellers Association has unfortunately failed to provide effective support and leadership in realizing a sustainable model for the future of independent bookselling.
Imagine a world with no bookstores. Personally, I just won't do it, because for me, this thought kept returning: bookstores are magical places.
In the end, the act of writing a book will not change. Yet as the publishing world changes, as do the ways in which readers digest books, many of the most meaningful moments in an author's career will be lost or different in a way to make them unrecognizable.
I'm happy to announce the launch of the Encyclopedia of Gratitude -- a reference that changes how you experience life by giving you a world of things to be grateful for.
When authors publish their books electronically, most price their titles between $2.99 and $9.99. However, a growing number of authors are pricing their online offerings for as little as 99 cents. Why is this?
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?
The publishing industry is at a crossroads. It's trying to figure out what it means to do business in the Digital Age, which has transformed the lands...
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.
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