In environments where Google creates new kinds of searchers, Amazon creates new kinds of readers and Apple create new kinds of digital companionship, just what kinds of human capital do these innovations create?
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Publishing has its own performance-enhancing drug scandal. In a New York Times story , self-publishing phenom John Locke (not the philosopher, nor the Lost character) admitted to buying Amazon reviews.
Mishka Shubaly's writing grabs you by your neck, his thumb fingering the delicate pulse by your throat. He's going to tell you about himself, and the reason you can't stop reading? It's because he also seems to know a thing or two about your inner life.
Blog plagiarism is entering a new arena of dastardliness that most bloggers are unequipped and unprepared to handle.
When did writers start being brands? This question led me through a maze of other squirrely musings. If you write a memoir, are you forever a memoirist? What happens if a thriller writer dares to try his hand at romance?
Now, once the digital enemy has been let inside the wonderland that is Waterstones, which of the two strong brands will dominate?
The temptation was too great. The need...the need...what can I say? I did it! YES! I can't hide from it. I went into a bookstore and bought books.
How do we know if a digital book is of a quality to support children's literacy development? An answer to this question must be constructed by all who contribute to a child's growth as a literate person.
The loss of this visible manifestation of who we are may be of little consequence to most people, but it's a loss worth noting.
From writing through production, I was done in two months. That included having the book professionally edited and copy-edited, getting a cover designed, my own proofreading, and seeing the novella formatted and loaded for Kindle and the Nook.
The first book club I ever joined was HuffPost Book Club, and these past few weeks I read "The Night Circus" along with the rest of you.
I'd like to applaud the makers of ereaders for collecting some of the first usable readership data in the history of publishing. If they want to know how quickly I tore through the new Christopher Buckley novel, or that I never finished War and Peace, so be it.
Somewhere, Jeff Bezos just punched a wall with his bare fist. The Amazon CEO is angry, frustrated, bloodied -- he must be! -- because his company's Ki...
I'm still trying to figure out how electronic bookstores are going to replace this past time. I don't know that they can.
When I discovered Ray Bradbury I thought he was imagining the future. Now I realize he is part of my past.
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