A study of how enriching keyword metadata improved sales of 4 publishers points to changes in how we should view marketing of books online.
A look from 1999 at an interesting new company called, “Amazon”. Whatever happened to them?
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list.
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow.
Is “signal” meaningful in the absence of “noise”? Damon Krukowski asks what important things have been lost in our transition from analog to digital media in his book, “The New Analog”.
Testimonials to the importance of university presses.
Traveling through time can get confusing. Here, an analysis of the way different movies and books approach causality.
Franklin Foer’s new book is a bracing account of the current information economy, the monopolies and motivations at its heart, and the weakening of democratized knowledge.
Knowledge Unlatched has announced its “transformation into a central open access platform.” What does that mean, exactly? An interview with Managing Director Sven Fund.
An inspirational talk by the National Book Foundation’s Lisa Lucas.
What kind of peer review is developing to evaluate long-form digital scholarship? A view from AAUP press editors.
Use of printed books in large North American research libraries is falling even faster than we think.
Finally something important an ebook can do!
Robert Harington reviews a delightful new book that reminds you of how delightful our publishing world can be. Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories From Publishing History by Rebecca Romney and J. P. Romney.
The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.