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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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!

Man Seeking 1 Copy Of Every Book Ever Written

AP | By MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books

RICHMOND, Calif. -- Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street, an Internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: ...

Relocating Book Lover Faced With Tough Decision

nytimes.com | 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?

nytimes.com | 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

latimes.com | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. Amazon.com 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.