Articles by Brian Howard

Is The Sky Really Falling on NOOK Media?

By Brian Howard
July 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Editor’s note: The following opinion piece, written by former Book Business editor-in-chief Brian Howard, originally appeared on the Book Business website back on June 26. The subject this piece covers is, by now, relatively old news. But it’s also a very well-written and smartly [...]

Is anyone still paying attention to the DOJ/ebook antitrust case?

By Brian Howard
May 18, 2013 // 5 Comments

I guess I’d forgotten. Now that all the the publishing players have settled, abandoning agency pricing and returning to the wholesale slums, the DOJ/e-book antitrust case, which popped up again in everyone’s news feeds this week, feels a little anticlimactic. The DOJ, perhaps simply [...]

On my honeymoon, I fell in love all over again… with my e-reader (and my wife, of course)

By Brian Howard
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

I hope you’ll pardon me as I jog my ocean air- and sun-addled brain back into something resembling normal functioning with a story from my just-ended honeymoon. On Saturday, my newly minted wife and I got back from Tulum, Mexico, where we spent a week on the beach relaxing and—if [...]

How Has the Tablet Changed Your Life? Your Business? Your General Disposition?

By Brian Howard
April 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe it’s already/only been three years since Apple introduced its category defining iPad. On the one hand, it seems like only yesterday. On the other hand, for those of us with tablet computers of one stripe or another, it’s hard to imagine life before our new [...]

What does the SCOTUS' Wiley v. Kirtsaeng decision mean for books, publishing?

By Brian Howard
March 21, 2013 // 3 Comments

By now you’ve likely heard that the Supreme Court has ruled, in a 6-3 decision, in favor of immigrant scientist Supap Kirtsaeng in Kirtsaeng V. Wiley. In what’s being heralded as a win for consumers and libraries, and a loss for publishers, the SCOTUS overturned a previous ruling [...]

Feeling Bookish: CEO Ardy Khazaei on the real aims—and real benefits—of the publisher joint venture

By Brian Howard
March 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

While it’s odd to think of an organization backed by the  Penguin, Hachette and Simon & Schuster as a startup, Bookish, the new book-recommendation and -discovery site is essentially that. After two years in development under three CEOs, Bookish is now a reality, a place where users can get [...]

What would become of an independent Nook?

By Brian Howard
March 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

*This article originally appeared on the website of Book Business, a TeleRead sister publication. While predicting doom for Nook, as Book Business columnist Michael Weinstein put it, has become the favored pastime of the book and tech press of late, it’s hard not to read the news of B&N [...]

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