Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

The Future of Reading

August 27, 2015

The Future of Reading

“Ever since the first hand-held e-readers were introduced in the 1990s, the digital-reading revolution has turned the publishing world upside down. But contrary to early predictions, it’s not the e-reader that will be driving future book sales, but the phone.”

— — “The Rise of Phone Reading,” Jennifer Maloney, Wall Street Journal

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Cat Fancy Magazine ‘Put to Sleep’

December 22, 2014

Cat Fancy Magazine 'Put to Sleep'
After 49 years, Cat Fancy Magazine is no more. To put that in perspective, 49 years is 3 or 4 cat lifespans [insert ‘9 Lives‘ joke here].  Cat Fancy was known for beautiful feline photos and practical kitty-keeping advice and had many fans, including Ayn Rand. The magazine will be succeeded by something called “Catster.”

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National Book Festival 2014

August 30, 2014

National Book Festival 2014

The 2014 National Book Festival is running until 10:00 PM Saturday August 30th in Washington DC, produced by the Library of Congress. This year’s festival was kicked off the National Mall and is being held in the cavernous Walter E. Washington Convention Center, but they could have held it in a phone booth. 24 percent of Americans haven’t read a book in the last year, and those who did read around 5, probably comic books.

You can attend for free. Go to the Culinary Arts Pavilion to enjoy America’s new National Pastime, watching other people cook.

Related:

“The Decline of the American Book Lover,” Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic

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Britannica Bytes

March 19, 2012

Britannica Bytes
After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease publishing paper editions and become a solely digital resource. Britannica has had digital editions on CD-ROM and online for the last thirty years, and will continue updating and publishing online. Unlike Wikipedia with its anonymous authors and crowd-sourced editing, digital Britannica will still be produced by professional editors and named authors who actually know what they’re writing about.

More:

“Wikipedia Didn’t Kill Britannica. Windows Did,” Tim Carmody, Wired

“Change: It’s Okay. Really.” Britannica Editors, Britannica blog

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What Men Think About

April 12, 2011

What Men Think About

Shed Simove has published a book called What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex. Each of the book’s 200 pages is completely blank.

The book is a worldwide best-seller.

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Bio Optical Organized Knowledge device

September 29, 2010

Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device

Forget the Kindle™, Nook™,  Kobo™, and Sony Reader.™ A new technology writes the final chapter in solid-state reading devices.

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Books and eBooks

July 25, 2010

 Books and eBooks

Amazon.com reported that, in its last quarter, eBooks outsold hardbacks. The media went mad:

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Bristol Baby Daddy Book?

July 5, 2009

Bristol Baby Daddy Book?

Mark Sanford isn’t the only one looking for a book deal these days.  The New York Post‘s authoritative “Page Six” reports that Levi Johston, father of Sarah Palin’s out-of-wedlock grandson Tripp, is shopping a tell-all book about his tempestuous relationship with Governor Palin’s daughter Bristol.  Mr. Johnston can also draw on some colorful family history of his own for literary inspiration.

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Sanford Book Deal Flames Out

July 3, 2009

Sanford Book Deal Flames Out

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford had a contract to write a book on economics. After his romantic escapades, the deal is history.

Mr. Sanford, a former financier and real estate broker, is married to a powertool heiress who worked on Wall Street. He was going to write a book called Within Our Means, about fiscal conservatism.

Mr. Sanford’s erstwhile publisher, Sentinel, specializes in conserva-porn, Christian funda-fluff, and 110-percent Americanism. The company is a unit of the British Penguin Group.

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