The mental models associated with print are still defining how we work and design. Why has this persisted?
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.
In the Internet age, the GPO celebrates print with a comic book — a video worth watching for its throwback charm.
Amazon’s latest play is aimed squarely at academics. Will it revive the moribund monograph market?
The crafts of print are refined and amazing, truly mature and interesting technologies in their own right. Here’s to the technology of liquid color.
The OA financial model has morphed, and will continue to do so. The same realities will reveal the manufacturing biases of the initial model, and require new funding choices — just like it will for traditional publishers.
Apple announces a new model iPhone and an updated operating system for all iPhones/iPads/iPod Touch devices. What impact will these new technologies have on publishers?
How can publishers maximize the value and reach of their content using new technologies? The ACS, Cell Press, and PubGet offer their solutions.
The supply chain around trade publishing is “broken,” according to publishers. But are they what has broken?
E-readers are poised to go mainstream, yet publishers continue to be wallflowers. Haven’t we learned to dance at all during this last digital decade?
How we measure quality may be a form of vestigial elitism, stemming from the print age. And it may be holding us back.
The e-book age is here — infrastructure, readers, storefronts. Publishers should heed the warning signs and stop delaying the inevitable.
The failure of the traditional music industry has become the standard cautionary tale for content industries adapting to a digital era. But for scholarly publishers, many factors make the music industry a poor comparison. We have more in common with smaller niche markets. Watching their electronic experimentation and new business models may be more informative as we seek new strategies for presenting and selling content.
Print is alive, but demoted. This video argues the point in a lively and entertaining way.
The editor of “Vanity Fair” claims print isn’t dying. But the death metaphor obscures the reality — print isn’t as important as it once was.