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Death of Publishing

Is Traditional Publishing Dying?

Michael_Levin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Books
Michael_Levin

Book publishing as we know it is dying. Publishers don't want to recognize this reality, because they can't imagine what else they'll do for a living once their companies collapse. But collapse they will, and here's why.

A New Year's Resolution to Restore an Author's Sanity

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

My New Year's resolution is to stop reading those "death of publishing as we know it" articles, because they don't affect me. I'm going to keep writing, for as long as I can.

Upcoming Changes for Newsweek

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

A return to hard-hitting investigative journalism: Fareed Zakaria on "Which clouds are prettiest?" Inception team goes inside every sleeping American's head, plants message: "Weekly news magazines are more relevant than ever."

The Neuron, the Ant, and the Novel

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

if we don't appreciate (read protect and remunerate) creative folks, they are likely to leave the collective and either start their own or huddle, disgruntled and resentful, on the outskirts of ours.

Britney Spears and the Future of Book Publishing

Anna Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anna Barber

Yes, traditional book publishing as an industry is transforming. But as the example of Britney's birthday book shows us, there will be all kinds of new publishing opportunities that didn't exist before.

Stinkoread, and The New Complete Theory of Peak Book

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

With the development of the vook, which is basically a book with some video content, we are gathered, once again, around the grave of The Book As We Know It.

It Was the Most Literate of Times, It Was the Most Illiterate of Times

Jared Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jared Gardner

Americans have long been terribly insecure about writing. From the minute independence was won, visions of literary and linguistic degeneration danced in the minds of American educators.

Book Publishing: Death or Rebirth?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

Of all these industries facing revolution, the book folks are the most arrogant. They just don't get it. It's time for the old book food chain to develop a holistic approach to something new.

Publishing Is Dead [Part 2]: Can We Make It About Writers For A Change?

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

Write your masterpiece, put it on Amazon or in the back of your van, take it to the willing with spare cash at a state fair. If it's good it'll sell. You just got to make them open it up.

Publishers Hope Electronic Books Will Revive Industry

New York Times | Brad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Technology evangelists have predicted the emergence of electronic books for as long as they have envisioned flying cars and video phones. It is an ide...