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Books and Publishing in the Digital Age

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

Publishers Settle with DOJ in Price-Fixing Suit

On April 11, 2012 the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five of the big six publishers, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Penguin, … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Think Twice Before You Respond to That Negative Book Review

The limitless reach of book reviews that are posted online has created a wave of public criticisms that range from scathing to overly flattering. As Crain asserts in his Paris … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Barnes & Noble Closes Stores and Focuses on Nook

The national retail chain Barnes & Noble recently closed down several stores in prominent locations in response to a dip in sales in the year 2012. Dallas, Washington D.C., Seattle, … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Ebooks: The Millions Launches Epic Fail

On January 22, 2013, the online literary magazine The Millions announced the sale of its first original ebook Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazon Prepares to Sell Used Ebooks

A market for used digital ebooks may soon exist thanks to Amazon’s recently approved patent. The patent could realistically allow for Amazon to sell “used” ebooks, applications, music, videos, and … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shakespeare Plays in the Digital Age? There’s an App for That

As publishers begin to utilize digital platforms, how will literary classics be translated across digital media? One possibility is that they will resemble something similar to the interactive versions of … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment