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?
The grandfather of the media industry, publishing has made an ally of technology and is, in many respects, thriving.
As Amazon tears down the gates around literary culture, even independents are caught in the crossfire
Think of less diversity among books. Imagine less personality between publishers. And then think of a relentless conveyor belt of books that will enforce this lack of distinction.
The future of book publishing is increasingly digital -- and increasingly tilted towards genre fiction.
Molly Flatt: New digital options from the big publishers offer opportunities and limitations. It's just a case of reading the small print
When Open Road Media launched in 2009, the idea of an all-digital publisher was still fairly new. Nearly four years later, it's encountering more competition as publishers of all sizes hone their digital strategies. Here's what it's doing to try to s...
The landscape of celebrity publishing is a dreary one, but it is lucrative.
Ultimately that industry descriptor is hardly the best rubric for the way scholarly communication is democratizing.
Alison Baverstock: As the DIY approach gains more and more writers and readers, traditional publishers must reinvent themselves
Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, reach, and flexibility of the ebook format, but it will never convincingly replicate the experience of...
The Digital Public Library of America is a beautiful idea. Take the physical-to-digital ambition of Google Books and wed it to the civic spirit of the US public library system, providing a...
Self-publishing fans and the tech-obsessed keep getting it wrong: Big authors want to be in print -- and bookstores
There's a lot of talk going around about the end of big publishing as we know it, but soon-to-be Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch says he and his kind still have a lot to offer — especially in the age of self-publishing.
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations as...