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Writing and Publishing

Writing and Publishing

My colleague Chris wrote the other day about e-books and the 'generational shift.' He notes that one article on this subject even used the phrase 'young people today' non-ironically when talking...
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A few days ago I mentioned the “smell of books” in the context of scents that various perfume and other scented-product manufacturers are trying to produce. The aroma is caused by...

When Katie Donelan four years ago became BookBub's third employee and the first one who was not a co-founder, the bargain e-books email list reached fewer than 100,000 members. At BookExpo America...

As I’ve mentioned before, Amazon is a victim of rampant click-fraud attempts, as scammers out there think they’ve found some new way of banging on the Amazon piñata until some money...

Here’s a quick update on a story I did in April about the Indianapolis Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library raising funds to move to new facilities. The Vonnegut Library has launched a...

The Supreme Court has produced an interesting post-script to the landmark Kirtsaeng v. Wiley case, in which it had previously ruled permitted importation and resale of less-expensive textbooks from other parts...
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In a widely quoted statement during a conference in London recently, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, advocated the abandonment of the written word for video. "The...

Daniel Berkowitz, senior editor of Digital Book World, has a blog post discussing what he sees as a decline in reader attention spans. Although his evidence is strictly anecdotal, it’s possible...

The Wall Street Journal has a report on companies like Admiral, PageFair, and so on who are working on technologies to circumvent customer-run ad blockers in order to show ads to...

Rights are more important than ever in the digital publishing world of today. In that respect, it’s not surprising there would be a conference devoted entirely to managing rights to digital...

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Courtesy of the Kboards, a worrying item about struggling e-book sites and their ability to monetize engagement with Amazon - or not - has...

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