How an invention from the 1400s will fare in the years ahead.
Sales of scholarly books are dropping, even as their prices are rising. Will academia give up its resistance to an open-access digital model?
It's not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it's the phone; How publishers are rethinking books for the small screen
It's a familiar lament that books are dying, but in Minneapolis it was impossible to feel anything but buoyant optimism about the future of letters.
One day about three years after I'd left the New Yorker to become a book editor, Alberto Vitale—former CEO of Random House, Inc., a genial, intelligent, and remarkably tan businessman, originally from Italy and Olivetti—stopped me in the hall outside...
Peter Preston: Research shows that the book-buying universe - both digital and printed - is expanding, not contracting
And why the publishing industry still matters
One day in 2012, Megan Chance, a historical-fiction writer from the Kitsap Peninsula, arrived at Amazon.com's South Lake Union headquarters for a meeting. The retail
E-book prices seem entirely reasonable now, but once a library signs on, it must continually pay the rising subscription fee or the books will just vanish.
Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.
How one small publisher ditched Amazon and is having its best year ever.
The launch of the Espresso Book Machine at BookExpo America in June 2007 promised to usher in a new age of bookseller publishers.
New tools can help disseminate work in art history, archaeology, and many other fields that have presented high hurdles for print publishing.
Barefoot Books is a successful, thriving, independent publishing house that creates beautiful, high-quality books for children - and doesn't sell via chain stores or online discount sites, not even Amazon. The Barefoot model is human-scale but that d...
There is no technological fix.
With its use of sound and interactivity, the Device 6 app isn't a novel. ... Right?