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Join the Revolution That's Transforming Our Lives

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Kare Anderson

We are living in a world where good and bad behaviors can originate in more places, be adopted quicker, and spread faster farther. The Law of Unintended Consequences will become the rule, not the exception.

Cory Doctorow: 'I Can't Read This Without Crying'

Posted 01.30.2013 | Books

Cory Doctorow's new book Homeland is the sequel to his popular YA book Little Brother, which again features teenage activist Marcus Yallow, this time ...

On Aaron Swartz: Looking Forward

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If any good can come of this, it's the wider attention Aaron's death has brought to his struggle with corruption, and his efforts to create the tools needed to fix it.

A More Honest Way Of Selling Ebooks

Robert Martinez | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Robert Martinez

We believe that of you simply treat the customer with respect, then they will reciprocate in kind. With the help of Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow among others, we are testing this idea.

New Olympic Competition: Hacking the Olympics

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

The 2012 Olympics are going to get hacked. We're about to see what happens when an irresistible force -- angry teched-up people linked by social media -- collides with an immovable object -- the corporatized branding colossus known as the International Olympic Committee.

How To Write A Book: Tips From Famous Authors

NeuroTribes | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

I love books. My late father Donald, who taught Wordsworth and Melville to inner-city kids for decades, used to read Ulysses to me while he carried me...

Do Authors Make Good Publishers?

Publishing In the 21st Century | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Do authors make good publishers? The answer is No. But it's fascinating to watch them try. Years ago as the e-book revolution dawned, we said that i...

Does Free Sell?

David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Carnoy

I recently re-issued the free app as a lengthy excerpt and posted 150 pages of "Knife Music" on Scribd.com. Since then some folks have asked me whether giving away the whole book or these extended free samples has helped sell books.

Highlights From the First Annual Book Blogger Convention

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

The first annual Book Blogger Convention was officially held on May 28 at the Javits Center in New York City, immediately following the conclusion of BookExpo America. More than 200 bloggers, publishers, and authors attended.

The iPad, My Mother, and the Doctor(ow)

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

Has the world, in its over-appreciation and/or over-hatred of Apple, become so blind as to only attack the sales process of one digital sales company?

Authors Ask: How Terrifying Will Our Future Be?

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

The thrills and terrors of where our world is headed served as the subject matter for Thursday night's "Bleak Horizons: Dark Visions of the Future" panel discussion at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO.

Frankfurt Book Fair: Deals, E-Books, China, Mandela

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Frankfurt Book Fair has been going on this week, and it's brought news, controversy, and excitement galore with it. The choice of China for guest ...