New York Times

Thai printer declines to print today’s New York Times

By Chris Meadows
September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s another way digital media can beat out paper media. The local printer in Thailand who puts out the New York Times elected not to print today’s issue due to a story critical of the Thai royal family. Thailand’s laws make it a crime to insult Thai royalty. The Times isn’t very happy [...]

The New York Times temporarily frees 50 important stories

By Chris Meadows
September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The New York Times is one of the most well-known papers to feature a paywall. However, in honor of reaching 1 million digital subscribers, Poynter reports that the Times has elected to make 50 of its best-known stories from the last four years free to read for a few weeks. The Times is asking [...]

Why hasn’t piracy killed artists’ incomes?

By Chris Meadows
August 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

15 years ago, during the height of the Napster hearings, Lars Ulrich testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee of his concerns that Napster was going to set off a “creative apocalypse.” How were people going to afford to be able to continue making art, he asked, if people just wanted to [...]

Schrödinger’s ‘zon, and Rashomon

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s been a busy few days for Amazon, hasn’t it? I don’t remember this much to-do since the publication of The Everything Store. The New York Times came out with a steamy exposé on working conditions, and everyone from Amazon senior engineers to Jeff Bezos himself came out to rebut it—and [...]

New York Times new-reader strategy focuses on free

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal has a piece looking at recent efforts by the New York Times to make more content available for free. The Times has a tricky tightrope to walk, as it’s long been one of the big boosters of subscriptions and paywalls—but evidence is mounting that kids these days get most [...]

The Indie Author Power Pack aims for the NYT Best Seller list

By Chris Meadows
November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

David Gaughran blogs that he and some other authors are attempting to reach the New York Times Best Seller list with a super-cheap bundle of writing advice e-books. The Indie Author Power Pack bundles together three writers’ guides at the low low cost of 99 cents: Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean [...]

New York Times public editor finds bias in its Amazon/Hachette coverage

By Chris Meadows
October 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Wow, this is pretty big. For quite some time, indie publishing bloggers such as Hugh Howey, Joe Konrath, and David Gaughran have been complaining about the slanted nature of the New York Times’s coverage of the Amazon/Hachette squabble. Now New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has taken [...]

How many UK authors can you buy for the cost of an NYT ad?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 12, 2014 // 4 Comments

Class, today’s math question is: How many UK authors can you buy for the cost of a single full-page New York Times ad? And we’re going to compare the average median income of a British author, as calculated by the the UK Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS), with the [...]

British printers struggle to cope with shift toward digital media

By Chris Meadows
April 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

My friend Michael Brotzman pointed out this story to me from the New York Times, about how the printing industry in Britain is coping with the decreased demand for its services. Even as high technology leads to printers that can print bigger runs, faster, more efficiently, and with fewer operators, [...]

Should authors review other authors' books?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 9, 2013 // 6 Comments

A recent New York Times Bookends feature focused on writers reviewing other writers—specifically the argument of “should they or shouldn’t they?” Zoë Heller and Adam Kirsch discussed the topic, touching on why some authors are reluctant to review others, but also why it’s [...]

David Carr bashes Amazon, bucks for Witchfinder General vacancy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

The latest in a long series of analyses of the Penguin Random House merger, the Apple price fixing verdict, and the difficulties of Barnes & Noble as all chapters in some great “Lord Of The Rings”-style epic struggle against the encroaching forces of darkness in the shape of Amazon, [...]

The New York Times Now Available as a Kindle Fire App

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Love The New York Times and want to read it on your Kindle Fire? Until this week, you had to settle for the Kindle edition, which gave you the articles but none of the multi-media content. No longer. Kindle Fire users can now run a New York Times app, with the features of the Android and iOS apps [...]

New York Times: Flipboard or Native App?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 26, 2013 // 5 Comments

Last week The New York Times gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse: 12 weeks of digital access for $5. No, that’s not $5 per week. That’s $5 for the entire 12-week period. See why I couldn’t refuse? I’d been reading the Times‘ Top News on Flipboard for months, and I [...]

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