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‘How cell phones would change the plots of famous books’

By David Rothman
August 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

Will e-books change the structure of novels—you know, “medium is the message” kind of stuff? Some say yes. Now here’s the same question about another technology, cell phones, and the effects of their existence on the plots of novels and other writings. In fact, with zillions of phones [ on]

HuffPost buys into Espresso model to save bookstores

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

Yes, the Huffington Post appears to have bought into the print-on-demand Espresso Book Machine model as the solution to bookstores’ woes in the digital age. Or at least, travel writer columnist Eytan Levy does. In his piece “How to Save Local Bookstores in Two Easy Steps,” he [ on]

Embrace your bookworm stereotypes, with Huffington Post

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

Huffington Post has just run a delightful and insightful piece on 31 “Stereotypes About Book Lovers” that “Are Absolutely True, And That’s A Good Thing.” (And we have some evidence to prove it.) But just read and enjoy. Well, no need to tell a book lover that … [ on]

Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon and Publishers Misses the Mark

By Juli Monroe
February 21, 2013 // 5 Comments

According to the Huffington Post, three independent bookstores are filing a class action suit against Amazon and the “Big Six” publishers. Alyson Decker of Blecher & Collins PC, lead counsel acting for the bookstores, described DRM as “a problem that affects many independent [ on]

Are you drowning in e-books? Here's a solution.

By Dan Eldridge
September 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Those of you who work professionally in the publishing biz have probably been reading, hearing and talking about the art and science of ‘e-book discovery’ for years now; it’s been a slowing growing industry trend for as long as I can remember. But unless I’ve suddenly been [ on]

Stigma of self-publishing has largely gone away

By Chris Meadows
May 20, 2012 // 3 Comments

On IndieReader, Terry Giuliano Long has an interesting, long post about how self-publishing’s stigma has decreased over the last few years—leaving some traditional authors feeling threatened. Long notes that a number of brick and mortar booksellers are starting to make room for self-published [ on]

Newspapers could survive advertising declines by turning to e-books

By Chris Meadows
September 14, 2011 // 6 Comments

How are newspapers going to survive the e-revolution? Dan Pacheco of BookBrewer thinks he has the answer: e-books. He points to the recent Huffington Post decision to start organizing and curating years of journalism work on particular subjects and releasing it in the form of e-books. E-book [ on]

Huffington Post releases first ebook

By Paul Biba
September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

From The Bookseller: The Huffington Post has turned digital publisher, releasing its first e-book, A People’s History of the Great Recession by reporter Arthur Delaney, yesterday (7th September). The title is available on the UK Kindle store priced £3.51, and available for $4.99 on the [ on]

Is free on-line writing devaluing paid prose?

By Chris Meadows
February 22, 2011 // 7 Comments

A few days ago, NPR carried an interesting story looking at the sale of the Huffington Post to AOL. As David Carr pointed out, much of the value of the $315 million sale was created by bloggers working for free. When you look at personal blogs and social media, you might see random people telling [ on]

How e-books can help your reading life

By Chris Meadows
October 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

On the Huffington Post, writer Steve Leveen (co-founder and CEO of Levenger, a company that sells “Tools for Serious Readers”) has written a column about the ways that e-books can improve the reading experience. Of course, it’s not exactly news here that e-books can represent an [ on]

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