Dedicated magazine apps for tablets may look good, but I fear they're headed straight to oblivion.
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The industry is right that Jeff Bezos is destroying them. But he's not doing it by abusing monopoly power. They're weak because they're not doing anything useful. People who care about literature and ideas will be better off without them.
Techdirt recently wrote about Spain's imminent and almost unbelievably foolish new copyright law designed to prop up old and failing business models in the publishing sector. Mike mentioned that it was potentially disastrous for things like fair...
MetaFilter is the little weblog that could, established in 1999 as one of the first community blogs. Over its fifteen year history it has expanded from a place to discuss interesting things on the
The Wellcome Trust recently published details of how much it spent on open access publishing in the year 2012-2013 in an attempt to make the debate around the costs of open access publishing more evidence-based. The data we released fuelled much discussion online and Robert Kiley, Head Digital Services at the Wellcome Library, gives an
One of the big frustrations of writing a book is that while Microsoft Word can be used for creating and formatting a book, it's a real pain in the neck for ordinary mortals to use it for that
The question for us isn't whether a society fractured by faith can afford literature that gives religious offence. It is whether we can afford not to have it, says the writer of Penguin's controversial decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's book.
E-readers have been a regular sight on public transport for years now but until recently, little has been known about the impact they are having on the publishing industry and readers alike. For the first
Poveri scrittori distrutti dall'e-book". E' un articolo di Repubblica di carta (non rintracciabile nell'edizione web) del 9 aprile scorso, in prima pagina di spalla. L'autore 232 nientedimeno che Scott Turow, scrittore di legal thriller regolarmente piazzati nelle posizioni più alte delle classifiche di vendita, nonch233 avvocato.
Joe sez: Here's an essay from bestselling author Barry Eisler , which I'm pleased to post here. Barry: There are a lot of substantively...
Scott Turow has taken his lumps around the internet for his bombatic lengthy editorial on the NYTimes. Turow targeted everyone from readers and libraries to search engines as contributing to the de
We've always had metadata on our images or video tapes, as caption, credit and copyright information on the back of a print, on a slide mount or on the label of a tape case. Important copyright and identification data was firmly attached indicating the asset value of the content.
The world of digital publishing can be a lot more complicated than deciding whether to buy a Kindle, Nook, or iPad. If you want to know just how complex things are getting, just ask a publisher, author, or agent about Andrew Wylie. Along with Amazon announcing its new Kindle, the major - and I mean,...
E-books may now outsell mass market paperbacks, but successfully selling digital editions of novels and other text-centric titles is only the first phase of a profound transformation of all segments of the traditional book publishing business.
The rapid graying of the newspaper audience has huge and unpleasant implications for publishers, as discussed in a moment. First, the data: