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.
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.
by Khaled Hosseini
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
by Ramona Ausubel
by Helene Wecker
Published on April 23rd, 2013