Authors Guild President deplores free blogging—but where is the paid blogging?

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2015 // 2 Comments

Last week, The Bookseller carried an interview with Authors Guild President Roxana Robinson warning that writers should not contribute free work to popular websites in order to gain “exposure.” [...]

Joshua Hoffine kickstarts the photography project from Hell – or Innsmouth

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Horror photographer and visual artist Joshua Hoffine has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for his latest project, “Innsmouth: A Joshua Hoffine Photograph,” targeting $20,000. [...]

Review: Apple iPhoto Book-Making Tool

By Joanna Cabot
March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

It amuses me that although 90% of my reading is now in eBook, I seem to have more paper books than ever! That’s because I have been bitten by the craft bug this year. I don’t buy a lot of [...]

Franck Bohbot captures the world’s grandest libraries

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

French photographer Franck Bohbot has created a marvelous series of photographs of the great libraries of Europe – although Harvard Public Library does feature as well – as part of an [...]

The world’s largest ever indoor photo – and it’s a library

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most monumental photographs ever made, and still apparently the largest single indoor image (by information density) ever created, is in fact the interior of a library. The Strahov [...]

Photographer explains why piracy is driving him out of business

By Chris Meadows
September 24, 2014 // 8 Comments

We hear about Internet piracy and its deleterious effect on creators dozens or hundreds of times every year. In most cases, it’s about music, movies, games, or books that are circulating on [...]

As first papal 'selfie' goes viral, camera extensions add depth

By libertyc
November 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

With the first papal ‘selfie’ going viral earlier this year, Pope Francis has upped the  ante, and camera selfies  will never be the same. Not only is the word in the dictionary now, [...]

The Decline and Fall of the American Newsroom

By libertyc
April 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

* Editor’s Note: The end of this post contains a minor House of Cards spoiler. Photographer Will Steacy has a photo essay on his online portfolio called ‘Deadline;’ I’ve seen [...]

New 3D-photographic scanner will capture 250 book pages per minute

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

CNet has a report on a new book scanner (Japanese) from Dai Nippon Printing that takes and corrects three-dimensional images of book pages, allowing for them to be scanned at the amazing rate of 250 [...]

Photo rights cause e-book copyright complications

By libertyc
October 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Mediabistro has an interesting article on the copyright problem posed by photos when it comes to moving books from print to electrons. Just because a publisher might have the license to use a photo [...]

The digital revolution I didn’t notice

By libertyc
August 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

This Saturday, I drove about 30 miles west of Springfield to visit the Gay Parita Sinclair, a restored period filling station in Paris Springs, just west of Halltown, Missouri on old Route 66. [...]

People Magazine iPad app held back by paparazzi

By libertyc
August 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

All the e-reading revolution lacked was a revolt of the paparazzi (who a lot of people find pretty revolting already). The Hollywood Reporter reports that People Magazine was set to follow so many [...]

Quick Notes: London Book Fair, Prizmo, Overdrive audiobooks, Barnes & Noble + Salon, Apple

By libertyc
April 21, 2010 // 2 Comments has a piece from the London Book Fair looking at opposition to the idea of “enhanced” e-books. Karolina Sutton, senior agent at Curtis Brown, expresses concern that only [...]

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