While we tend to think of publishing as an attempt to make objectively true comments about the quality of research, in fact publishing is driven by personality. Services that try to eliminate such personality are likely to see personality reassert itself in other ways.
It’s time to abandon the library-as-victim narrative and write a new story.
An essay in the New York Review of Books about the Google Books Settlement is based on flawed reasoning. Here’s why.
Kirkus Reviews is doomed. But for all the losses of old ways of discovering books, new ones keep cropping up. The future is bright for book publishing.