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Books and Publishing in the Digital Age

‘Gone Girl’ Trailer: All the Pieces are Set

Over the weekend I saw the full-length trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl, and I’m very interested in seeing how the film manages to tell … Continue reading

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Rooster App Offers Novels in Short Daily Installments

Finding the time to read an entire novel might not always fit our busy on-the-go schedules. If the thought of beginning a Dostoevsky or Tolstoy novel  intimidates you, then an app that … Continue reading

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Will A New Speed Reading App Change the Way We Read Novels?

What if you had the ability to blaze through the stack of novels on your nightstand at a reading speed of 1,000 words per minute? A new software developed by Boston-based developer Spritz … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twitter Fiction As A New Form of Storytelling

Over the past few years Twitter has become a popular platform for creating and celebrating fiction. Stories have been told in less than 140 characters; fictional characters have come to … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will Showrooming Lead to Bookstore Admission Fees?

More and more people are visiting their local stores to browse the products that they then choose to purchase somewhere else, usually online, at a lower price. Known as “showrooming” … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Public Libraries and Ebook Lending Pilot Programs

The popularity of ebooks and ereaders has led to a demand for ebooks in public libraries, but the number of digital titles available is low. Over the past few years, … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Digital Streaming Service for Short Fiction Due This Fall

Digital streaming services are offered for films, TV shows, video games, and music. It looks as though book publishing is the next industry to adopt this business model. This fall Tim … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Innovative E-Novel Inspired By iPod Shuffle

Ebooks have largely been criticized for being too similar to print editions, but a trend towards incorporating more dynamic and interactive features has led to some truly inventive new ebook  … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Neil Gaiman to Publishers: “Make mistakes…Try anything else. Fail. Fail better.”

At the London Book Fair’s fifth annual Digital Minds Conference, keynote speaker Neil Gaiman encouraged publishers to take chances during this digital revolution: People ask me what my predictions are … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Self-Publishing is a Gamble

Self-publishing, formerly known as vanity publishing, used to be considered a last resort for those who had trouble gaining representation from well-known publishers. The value and the talent of self-published works … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Clever, Crowdsourced, and Fan-Designed Book Covers

Choosing a book cover is an important decision. When browsing through bookstores and libraries, sometimes a book’s cover can entice you to reach for it or it can cause you … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Smaller Advances: The Rise and Fall of HarperStudio

HarperStudio, an imprint of HarperCollins, was created by Bob Miller and Jane Friedman in 2008. The boutique imprint publisher looked unlike any of the big six publishing houses. Staffed with the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment
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