Chromebooks take another bite out of the Apple, get official in New York City schools

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The recent news on strong K-12 takeup of Chromebooks for education received solid confirmation via the Google for Education official blog, where Hal Friedlander, Chief Information Officer at the New York City Department of Education, posted an item on the recent decision by the New York City [...]

Morning Links: NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books

By Dan Eldridge
April 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books (NPR) New imprint Moth to publish Northern crime (The Bookseller) Taking e-books mainstream … in Germany (TOC) Independent foreign fiction prize 2013 shortlist announced (The Guardian) Kindle Daily Deals: Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark [...]

A Virtual Library for NYC Straphangers

By libertyc
March 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Those who take the subway in New York City know it can be tedious and crowded at times, and lively and energetic at others. During the long evening-time commute home, the subway can be dreadfully boring; it can also be downright entertaining. Reading, of course, is a common pastime on the train, [...]

Our upcoming TOC 2013 coverage

By Dan Eldridge
February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

O’Reilly’s annual Tools of Change for Publishing conference just got underway this morning at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. And while we unfortunately weren’t able to make it New York for the event’s first day, we will be on the scene, tweeting and reporting [...]

Is publishing too New York-centric?

By libertyc
November 11, 2011 // 3 Comments

That’s the title of an article in Publishing Perspectives.  Here’s a bit of it: The outsized influence New York, and Brooklyn in particular, has on the current literary scene is undeniable.  It is the center of publishing in the United States. But is it good for the other 99% of the [...]

Kobo’s first U.S. pop-up store now open in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

By Chris Walters
July 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

This was actually news last week, but for a while the announcement post disappeared from Kobo’s site so I wasn’t sure what was going on. Now the post is back up and Kobo has issued an (informal?) press release announcing that the kiosk is operational and open seven days a week. If you [...]

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