Brian O’Leary

In defense of the book as a container, by Eric Hellman

By By a TeleRead Contributor
April 11, 2011 // 2 Comments

Podcasting has turned radio into a new medium. From the New York Times Magazine: …the value of a media product does not come from being fast. It comes from being timeless. …It wouldn’t make sense, [Abumrad] said, to devote the effort to seduce, disturb and engage the listener if [ on]

Publishers, stop being craven, forge your own future

By Eoin Purcell
February 18, 2011 // 8 Comments

For some time there has been a funny dichotomy in the publishing industry worldwide. On the one hand publishers have decried the growing influence of powerful tech companies from outside the industry. Google, Amazon, Apple all fall into that category (Amazon aside from being an impressive online [ on]

Barebones and featureless, by Brian O’Leary

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January 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

Late last year, the Economist released an iOS app that one review described as ”barebones and featureless, but that’s okay”.  After working with the app for a few weeks, I came to the same conclusion. In creating an app, the Economist went in a somewhat different direction.  The app is [ on]

O’Reilly interviews Brian O’Leary about piracy

By Paul Biba
January 10, 2011 // 3 Comments

Jecopnn Webb of O’Reilly Radar has an interview today with Brian O’Leary. O’Leary is about the only person I know who has done any credible research into piracy and ebooks. Here’s a one of the questions: Is piracy really a threat to the book industry? BO: I don’t have [ on]

A new kind of hello, by Brian O’Leary

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January 7, 2011 // 4 Comments

Now is the winter of my desk content, and I have been trying to catch up on some overdue reading. In November 2010, Forrester published the results of an e-book survey, “eBook Buying is About to Spiral Upward”. The full report is available for $499, and author James McQuivey offers a helpful [ on]

Deer in the headlights, by Brian O’Leary

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December 31, 2010 // 10 Comments

A couple of years ago, I presented a print-on-demand workshop at what turned out to be the last iteration of BookExpo Canada.  At the end of the trip, severe thunderstorms stranded me in Toronto. After weighing my options, perhaps poorly, I decided to drive home rather than wait at the airport for [ on]

Meet the new boss by Brian O’Leary

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December 3, 2010 // 1 Comment

On Monday, the New York Times profiled “a new crop of chiefs” leading the magazine groups at Hearst (David Carey), Meredith (Tom Harty), Time Inc. (Jack Griffin) and Conde Nast (Robert Sauerberg). Although the Times characterized the changes as a generational shift, a bit of “out with the [ on]

Open letter to Authors Guild president on piracy from Brian O’Leary

By Paul Biba
June 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

I think this deserves to be reprinted in full.  It’s from the Magellan Media blog: Dear Mr. Turow, Congratulations and best wishes on your election as president of the Authors Guild.  This is an interesting and in some ways challenging time for publishing, and the AG is positioned to serve [ on]

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