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The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

16 Reasons Why Print Books Will Always Be The Best

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

When readers talk about the future of books, two roads diverge: the pixelated path paved with Amazon ads, and the road less traveled, a path for those...

Good News: Cancel the Obituaries -- Print Book Sales for 2015 Are ... Up

The National Book Review | Posted 12.22.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Reports of the death of print books were, it turns out, premature. Print book sales in the United States in 2015 are up more than 2 percent over last year, according to Nielsen BookScan.

New App Lets Readers Turn Their Print Books Into EBooks

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.21.2015 | Arts

If you could swap your heavy tomes and well-loved paperbacks for a tablet’s worth of eBooks, would you? It’d be easier to keep track of your book...

11 Simple Reasons The Print Book Doomsayers Are Wrong

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

Print book lovers have suffered long under the rise of ebooks and the smug condescension of tech idealists, happy to remind old-school readers that th...

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.27.2015 | Books

Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A...

Print Books Are Still Outselling Ebooks, Despite Dire Expectations

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books

Fans of print books, who have long lived in fear that their neighborhood bookstore will be rendered obsolete by the ubiquity of ebooks in a matter of ...

6 Reasons Why Print Books Will Always Be Better

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.22.2014 | Books

Surprise, surprise. Literary writers prefer print.

Why Print Books Will Endure

Steven Petite | Posted 05.29.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

There is something about owning a physical book, holding it in your hands, feeling the paper in between your fingerers while turning the pages and experiencing the journey of a tale on real paper, not on a paper white screen or illuminated retina display.

10 Reasons Self Published Authors Will Capture 50 Percent of the Ebook Market by 2020

Mark Coker | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books
Mark Coker

The 10 trends above underlie my prediction that indie ebook authors will capture at least 50 percent of the U.S. ebook market in next seven years. Go ahead, call me crazy or delusional. I don't mind.

In 10 Years, Will Kids Even Know What Bookstores Are?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

Andrew Losowsky

PHOTOS: Why Printed Books Have An Amazing Future | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books

The future of print is a bright one, as my new book, Fully Booked - Ink on Paper: Design and Concepts for New Publications (Gestalten, $60), attempts ...

Sales Of Print Books Fell Again In 2012

Posted 03.06.2013 | Books

Sales of print books fell just over 9 percent last year, according to Publishers Weekly. Reporting on figures tracked by Nielsen BookScan, which t...

Andrew Losowsky

Why Ebooks Are Inspiring A New Age Of Print | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.29.2012 | Books

Ebooks, like physical books, have weight. That is, according to a computer scientist at UC Berkeley, who calculated in 2011 that a 4GB ebook reader fi...

Literary Treasures: The American Antiquarian Society at 200

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Nancy Rubin Stuart

At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Americans Read HOW Many Books?

Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

Fewer people are reading - but at least they're reading more, and in more formats than ever. That is, according to the results of a series of tele...

Johannes Franzen: "Print Books Are Damaging to Society"

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 04.01.2012 | Comedy
Andrew Shaffer

"When I read a book that's been painstakingly transcribed by hand, I'm handling an object that took a scribe six months to a year to copy," Johannes Franzen told booksellers at the 1564 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Ornate Books: The Last Gasp of Print Publishing

Dan Agin | Posted 02.03.2012 | Books
Dan Agin

The book as an object: never mind the words, never mind the content, never mind the ideas -- it's an object, buster. No one needs to actually read anything anymore. Just sell the damn cover!

Relocating Book Lover Faced With Tough Decision | NICK BILTON | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

At the end of the week, I’ll be moving west and writing about technology from The New York Times’s San Francisco bureau. I’ve lived in New Yo...

Buy A Hardcover, Get An eBook Free? | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

How do you help brick-and-mortar stores sell books? Throw in an e-book. That is the idea of one publisher, Algonquin, which began a promotion in 30...

10 Ways eBooks Are Changing Our Lives

The Denver Post | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

The Hermitage Bookshop in Cherry Creek North, decidedly old-school with its oak furniture and elaborate Persian rug, isn't where you'd expect to find ...

Making Books Do Things eBooks Can't, And Vice Versa | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. now sells more e-books tha...

iPad's Appeal To Book Lovers

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Apple's iPad debuted on April 3, it was greeted in some quarters of the tech world by a chorus of critiques. With no phone, no camera and no mult...

Protect eBooks Or Trust Customers To Do The Right Thing?

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

Publishers should trust customers. Most people are honest and well-intentioned. Let's educate them about their social obligation to financially support the author, publisher and retailer who helped bring them this book.