TeleRead Links: Article length, mobile editors, bookstore returns, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

TLDR: so just how short should your online article be? (The Guardian) It’s why the inverted pyramid remains a useful model on which to craft story telling. Created for print to allow subeditors to [...]

Morning Links: Children in Mali reading eBooks. Digital making us dumber?

By Joanna Cabot
May 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Is Digital Making Us Dumber? (GoodeReader) Since the most recent advent of digital reading and ebook proliferation, the techno format has been blamed for  a drop in reading comprehension scores [...]

Morning Links: eBook production tools. Amazon adds audiobooks to KU in Germany

By Joanna Cabot
April 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

Ten Great eBook Production Tools (Digital Book World) So while this isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, it’s a quick guide to some of the best tools for four key pieces of the development [...]

Morning Links: Author and publisher marketing collaboration. Hybrid publishing

By Joanna Cabot
April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

More Thinking About how Author and Publisher Marketing Collaboration Should Change (The Shatzkin Files) I did a couple of recent posts, the basic thrust of which was that publishers needed to rethink [...]

Morning Links: Pretending piracy doesn’t exist. Changing roles of bookstores and libraries

By Joanna Cabot
March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

When Analyzing Cord Cutting Options, Most TV Analysts Continue To Pretend Piracy Simply Doesn’t Exist (Techdirt) One gets the sense that media outlets feel like if they so much as even [...]

Uppsala English Bookshop hosts H.P. Lovecraft evening

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The English Bookshop in Uppsala, in business for 20 years now in Sweden’s historic northeastern city, held a special commemorative lecture and reading on March 18th, to mark the death on March [...]

Morning Links: B&N to split off college bookstores. Konrath joins Kindle Worlds

By Joanna Cabot
February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble Spins College Bookstores Into Separate Company (GoodeReader) Barnes and Noble has announced their intention of spinning off their college bookstore division into its own autonomous [...]

Morning Links: Apple must pay troll $532M. Amazon to publish Kindle Scout books

By Joanna Cabot
February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Accounting for Authors, Publishing’s Forgotten Customers (Digital Book World) One issue I hear talked about a lot lately among publishers is the need to figure out who their customers are. *** [...]

Whither Foyles?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

Foyles, the famous London independent bookstore, has announced trading results that show it dipping into a loss for the 2014 financial year – albeit on increased turnover. Which prompts the [...]

Daunt Books runs flyer promo for Recommendations

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Daunt Books, the highly regarded UK bookstore chain which began with a travel focus and has since branched out into general book selling – as well as producing the savior of Waterstones, James [...]

Morning Links: Illegal music file sharing virtually eliminated in Norway. Auditing media habits

By Joanna Cabot
January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Recording Industry Has ‘Virtually Eliminated Illegal File-Sharing’ In Norway — By Offering Better Products (Techdirt) A countrywide survey in December 2014 showed that just 4% of [...]

Did Waterstones really see a shift back to print?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

There’s been quite a bit of pickup of the recent Financial Times story on Waterstone’s, which supposedly supports a shift in UK reader appetite back towards printed books, where James [...]

James Patterson gives third round of grants to bookstores

By Susan Lulgjuraj
December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

James Patterson is at it again. The best-selling author sent another round of donations to independent books stores around the country. This time, he doled out $473,000 to 81 shops in a third round [...]

One of Budapest’s loveliest bookshops: Rózsavölgyi és Társa

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of Budapest’s most fascinating and attractive specialist bookshops, as well as the storefront for one of Hungary’s largest music publishers, is Rózsavölgyi és Társa, just off the [...]

Taiwan brings back the bookstore

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

According to a recent report in CNN, Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite is leading a renaissance of the bricks-and-mortar bookshop on the island, by focusing above all on the social experience of [...]

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