The facts and context for e-reading show strong trends of demand and expectations.
Nostalgia about the book will be upon us soon enough. But we’ve been down similar paths before, and so have prior generations.
Amazon continues to leverage its platform advantages into the e-reading space — this time, with a smart library-oriented move and an equally smart move toward advertising and sponsorship.
An April Fool’s post is bested by reality — but that doesn’t mean the idea isn’t silly anyhow.
The HarperCollins e-book lending limitations provide lessons in how both sides typically deal with change.
When you explore the revenue model of e-books vs. print books, some pricing practices make sense. But when you factor in the expenses, the logic begins to break down.
The revolution in book publishing shares some aspects with revolutions everywhere. Here’s a short slideshow by the founder of Smashwords examining current motivations for authors.
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.
For scholars to excel in the information age, technology needs to learn to learn. Perhaps highly specialized humans can help.
It’s been a reckless year marked by books becoming cannon fodder in the platform wars.
The self-publishing adventure that began here two years ago winds down. What worked? What didn’t?
Is our future defined by third-party aggregators? Or is there a business opportunity there worth fighting for?
The migration from print to digital continues for book readers. Even the venerable New York Times bestseller lists are changing in response.
Two flawed surveys help to reveal what might really be at stake in the higher ed book market.
Amazon’s latest play is aimed squarely at academics. Will it revive the moribund monograph market?