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Can The Internet Save The Book?

Salon | Julie Klausner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his 2008 book, "Here Comes Everybody," Shirky imagined a world without traditional economic or political organizations. Two years later and Shirky ...

So the Publishing Business Didn't Die, After All

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

While many traditional publishers still figure on the top 100 publishers list, more than half of the list consists of publishers who didn't exist 10 years ago, half again of which did not exist five years ago.

PHOTOS: Independent Publishers We Love For Their Spirit

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

Despite the difficult publishing climate especially for the big houses, there are still publishers that are thriving and marching to the beat of their...

Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

Enhanced eBooks Could Polarize Publishing Industry

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Enhanced e-books could polarise the publishing industry, delegates were told at LBF's "Winners and Losers in the Digital Jungle" seminar. Karolina Sut...

Field Notes From a Published and Self-Published Author

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carine Fabius

Over half a million books were self-published last year. However, the publishing bigwigs haven't quite surrendered their 20th century thinking on the matter.

An Analog Industry in the Digital World: Why Publishing is Embracing Social Networking

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

With book coverage dwindling it has become more important than ever for publishers to create and explore alternative avenues in which to engage readers. And, perhaps surprisingly, publishers are responding.

Why Men Don't Read: How Publishing is Alienating Half the Population

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I'm tired of people saying Men Don't Read. Men LOVE to read. But the more publishing repeats the empty mantra that Men Don't Read the less they're going to try to appeal to men, which is where this vicious cycle begins.

The iPad is going to make printed books the new VHS tape

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

Though we will miss books, we have to applaud the iPad-- it's going to save the publishing industry.

Book Expo America 2010: Hot New Fiction, Nonfiction & Cookbooks

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

I just returned from my trip to Book Expo America, the largest publishing fair in North America. I visited as many author signings as possible, with the goal of bringing attention to new works.

BookExpo America 2010: Hopes And Dreams At The Javits Center (PHOTOS)

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Every one of the 30,000 attendees entered BookExpo America with dreams--and at BEA they all seem so tantalizingly possible.

How to Avoid Writing Your First Novel

Lynn Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lynn Rosen

As I get older, I'm starting to believe: figure out what frightens you most, and go there. So there I am going. And I am inviting you along on the journey.

eBooks Have Resurrected the Printed Book

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

What does a printed book have that eBooks don't? Permanence. The role of the printed book is still critical, if not for the publishing industry, but for the human race.

A Tale of (Mis)Communication in the Corporate Workplace

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leonard Jacobs

This is a tale about poor communication in the American workplace. And why, when companies are struggling and unemployment remains high, we sometimes have no one to blame for our problems but ourselves.

Iowa Writers' Workshop Graduate Spills It All: Interview with John McNally, Author of "After the Workshop"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I thought McNally, because he has experienced the Iowa Writers' Workshop firsthand--and lived to tell the funniest tale ever written about it--would be an ideal subject to interview about a lot of concerns in the writing and publishing industries.

Kids' Lit: Beyond Paper Books

Regina Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Regina Brooks

Most of today's teens are online and that's where publishing has to go if they want to reach them. Why not take advantage of the rich storytelling opportunities that multimedia has to offer?

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.

Amazon vs. the World (the New York Publishing World)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

The world is changing for all of us, and with the popularity of Amazon's Kindle, New York publishing is not exempt from those forces. Adapt, or perish -- and it seems they prefer the latter.

CES 2010: Why Were There No Publishers at CES?

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Why were there no book publishers at CES? Not a single purveyor of content, other than a handful of authors. But no publishers. Nobody talking about what their company was doing in the realm of e-publishing.

Short Stories for $3.99: the Atlantic/Kindle Deal is Not So New

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

As of December 7, short stories by Christopher Buckley, Edna O'Brien (and by January Curtis Sittenfeld, and presumably many others) are available on Kindle, courtesy of a deal with the Atlantic Monthly.

Why Did the Writer Break Her Foot?

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

I have it on good authority that starting tomorrow we'll "share" our content on our iphones for no advance. People will say things like "I guess I'll write a book" and no one will find it unusual.

Attention Fellow Book Lovers: HuffPost's New Books Section Is Here

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

My love affair with books is a long one. As a little girl growing up in Athens, I remember sending my friends home early from my fifth birthday party because all that celebrating was keeping me away from my books. Who needed friends and cake? I had my books! Since I was 21, there hasn't been a time when I wasn't researching or writing a book. Until now. So, instead of my signing another book contract, we are launching a Books section, in partnership with the New York Review of Books, where you'll find the latest book-related news and blog posts, book reviews, all sorts of special features, and, of course, articles from the New York Review of Books. So if you love books, reading, and good writing, please check out HuffPost Books.

Why Won't Borders Donate Their Soon-To-Be-Trashed Books?

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Erik Ose

Current Waldenbooks employees have come forward to alert the public that the company plans to dispose of many unsold books in the cheapest, easiest, least responsible way possible - by trashing them.

Publishing's Next Big Thing and Its Next Big Headache, Part I

David Colbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Colbert

A reader spends a lot of time with a book. Ads will have time to sink in. That makes the medium valuable. Google isn't getting into the book business for charity.

Why E-Books are Hot and Getting Hotter

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

2009 will go down in history as the year e-books went mainstream.