Barnes & Noble is fighting the good fight, but it looks like it may be going down big time.
With one exception, all of my friends use computers. They also own smartphones. Most have an iPad, an iPod, a GPS, a Kindle or a Nook. They frequently shop on the Internet and use MapQuest. They have a Facebook page and get their news from the Web. Some play Words With Friends. The exception is Larry.
Gay men are regarded as trendsetters, with people looking to us for indicators about where pop culture is heading. If you think I'm off the mark with that statement, take a moment to examine the music, television, art, and fashion landscapes over the past thirty years and then get back to me.
Should publishers step in to save bookstores? The answer, without question, is yes. But it's bigger than that.
I've decided to turn to religion. No, I don't mean I'm going to pray to God so He'll bestow a million dollar idea upon me -- I've decided to invent a religion.
The physical book will always remain in some respect, but more as an aesthetic curiosity, and a fine, curated remnant of a prior age. But reading? Whether by candlelight or halogen, that will be done by Kindles, Nooks and iPads.
The tablet wars are underway over brand new offerings from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Microsoft, Google and Apple.
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Now, once the digital enemy has been let inside the wonderland that is Waterstones, which of the two strong brands will dominate?
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.
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.
Call me a caveman, but as much as I love getting my news here, I STILL like physical books more than ebooks, iPads, Kindles, Fires and even the prospect of getting a little quick Nook-ie.
When it comes to learning to read well, our country seems to be in a never-ending cycle of conflict and consternation. Enter the fray a new disruption: the transition from print to digital books.
Okay, so now we know where the e-book is going. Ever upward. To have predicted that twelve years ago, when I had all my novels reversed from major pu...
The truth is that this dispute is not about saving literature or the sanctity of the literary world, it is about the publishers' business model.
The new ploy by book publishers is to characterize Amazon as a monopoly poised to take over and dictate terms and run rampant over those who create ebook content.
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