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?
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.