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The decline of short-form content and the rise of niche hobbies

By Chris Meadows
August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Are people losing patience with lists and slideshows? Issuu CEO Joe Hyrkin thinks so, in a piece he wrote for Re/Code. Hyrkin notes that this sort of quick-bite short-form content has exploded on the Internet in recent years, because people like lists and they’re so easy to advertise on. But [...]

Neil Gaiman says scared is good

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bulgarian writer and New Yorker by adoption Maria Popova picked up on a “semi-secret” evening event on the literature of terror held by Neil Gaiman at TED’s 30th anniversary event, TED 2014 in Vancouver – certainly secret enough to keep his name off the official speaker [...]

University of Oregon literature seminar first in nation to focus on 'cli-fi' genre

By libertyc
June 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

No sooner had NPR aired a story nationwide about the emerging ‘cli-fi’ literary genre than a California literature professor named Stephanie LeMenager announced she would be teaching a winter 2014 seminar titled ”The Cultures of Climate Change.” LeMenager (photo at [...]

TED Talks: How Books Can Open Your Mind (Video)

By Dan Eldridge
June 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

For anyone who hasn’t yet had a chance to watch the video of Lisa Bu’s beautiful TED Talks lecture about the power of books, and the life-altering affect they had on her own life, give yourself the gift of clicking on the video below; it’s just six minutes and 17 seconds long. I [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

John Wiley Teams with TED to Offer Educational Content (Publisher’s Weekly) The Missing Man Booker Backlist (Good E-Reader) The Sobering Economics of eBook Subscription Services (Digital Book World) Apple Granted Patent for eBook Page Turning (The Register) Kindle Daily Deal: Freedom from [...]

TED to begin publishing ebooks

By libertyc
March 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Nonprofit Quarterly: TED, the 501(c)3 nonprofit behind the popular Technology, Entertainment and Design conferences, is expanding to the e-book market with TEDbooks. The digital publications are geared for people who are hungry for new ideas, but short on time. A traditional book has [...]

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