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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.

The Death of Print Doesn't Have to Mean the Death of Publishing

Steve Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Haber

In a world of social networks, video games and mobile handsets that do everything imaginable, Americans have maintained their interest in reading.

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

Going "Indie": Rebranding the New Wave of Authors

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rob Asghar

Stop calling yourself a self-published author. You are an independent author, and you wrote an independently published book, not a self-published book.

Why We Need $4.00 Books

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

The day has come for publishers to offer a $4.00 book. Most books are too expensive. Compared to lower cost alternative media sources, books are becoming niche consumables like caviar.

Trashgate: Borders Dumping Books, Stop the Waste

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Hall

I am distressed to learn that Borders books may be dumping books when closing its Waldenbooks Specialty Retail group.

Why Magazines Won't Die

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The more I use technology (and I am on this damn computer a lot...too much), the more I want to read a magazine.

Small Is the New Big in Publishing

Jonathan Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Fields

I'll be spotlighting some nontraditional publishers and technology most people have probably never heard of, but who are doing amazing things, growing like wildfire and making serious jack.

Bound and Gagged: Publishers Remain Silent

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's a chill in the U.S. publishing industry when it comes to blogging. As we've been tracking down talented book-industry people to blog for th...

Chicago's Women & Children Inspires Three Decades of Writers and Readers

Gina Frangello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gina Frangello

By the early 1990s, there were more than 100 feminist bookstores in the U.S. Now, after the explosion of chain bookstores and a changing political climate, there are a mere seven remaining.

Should Internet Content Be Free? The Best Model to Save Newspapers, Books, and Music in the Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anis Shivani

How can we retain, even enhance, creativity in the digital age, taking advantage of near-zero costs of redistribution? Two recent books consider the question.

A Raging Case of Memoiritis

Lissa Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lissa Warren

A mere chronicle of the author's experience is rarely enough for a memoir to succeed. Readers need a reason to care, and perspective is key.

Thanks The New Republic!

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amitai Etzioni

I am grateful to The New Republic for providing the space for long essays on complex subjects.

And Then the Panel Came to Blows: Notes on a Publishing Party

Gina Frangello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gina Frangello

As a result of new technology and online media, book reviewing is no longer a small, elitist club but open to anyone who can give good blog, and indie publishers are taken every bit as seriously as the Big Boys.

How to Save Lit Mags

Caleb Das | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Caleb Das

Literary sites shouldn't behave as if they are some kind of living archive.

Bye-Bye Books

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Disruptive technologies like the printing press and the Internet are no longer appearing every century, or every decade, or every year; they are appearing every month.

The Long Tale of Publishing: One Sale at a Time

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Derek Beres

I can only hope that independent booksellers come around and support the efforts of the too often romanticized "indie" author who uses the latest technologies in their craft, one sale at a time.

Books Aren't Dying

Patrick deWitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick deWitt

Books aren't going anywhere. The model is changing but the words and stories and paper and ink are proof of a living, vital entity.

Books: The Biggest News In Publishing Since The Kindle [Updated]

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Giltz

To read the new John Grisham any way you want, you would pay about $120. Of course, no one is going to do that, but being forced to choose what way you want to read a book is crazy.