If you tried to make a book from scratch, how would you do it?
An appreciation of the book as physical object.
Editor’s Note: This post is being republished to coincide with the launch of the Digital Public Library.
The sheer number of new marketing programs for books makes it hard to determine just how much a book costs. This post details all the factors involved with pricing.
The results from a recent survey on book discovery and purchasing are now available. Print is declining, but still an essential component of the business.
Once again, the Chefs list their favorite books read this year — everything from Presidents to statisticians to cancer to owl soup. Enjoy!
E-readers seem to slow information accession and fog retention. Should we worry as the era of “big paper” begins its final stages?
A viral book sensation’s obvious story may not be as obvious as some think, harder to replicate, and indicative of a strong counter-trend.
Nostalgia about the book will be upon us soon enough. But we’ve been down similar paths before, and so have prior generations.
A best-selling author turns down a $500,000 advance in order to self-publish, while a self-published author who has earned $2 million takes a book contract. What’s going on here?
The Google Books Settlement actually hit its second roadblock this week. Here’s why, and where matter might go from here.
While it seems that availability drives down the quality of information goods, some exceptions make it clear this is not an unavoidable fate. Can scientific publishing beat the trend?
Customers have accepted the analogy that they “buy” e-books, but publishers may be faced with accepting the fact that they’re selling licenses. What this could mean to their bottom lines may not be the most painful part of this shift.
A debate at PSP reveals much, especially after it ends.
Distractions spur thoughts, so why do we want deep, contemplative thinking?