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The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books
"I've touched on this before, but while people may not want to buy single chapters of books, they do want to read things that aren't book length. I think we'll see more literature in the novella/short-story/long magazine article range as publishers and authors attempt to fill that gap."
books  publishing  ipad  kindle  short  stories 
april 2010 by mattedgar
http://www.oblomovka.com/wp/2010/04/01/cd-roms-and-ipads/
"Back then, geeks were unused to other industry sectors barging into our little rustic byte farmyards with their fancy suits and corporate triumphantly about digital convergence, and then, seconds later, striding into the business-model threshing machine that thrummed in the corner. We did not know then that there was a queue of people like this, waiting to dance past us into the bloody knives. We watched their cockiness with alarm, not with the disdain that would come later (and definitely not with own brand of hubristic Internet rockstar smugness, the smugness that tempts us all to look a bit less closely at ourselves, and a bit more closely at that thresher). knives."
android:bookmarks  ipad  media  economics  publishing  apps  magazine  ebooks 
april 2010 by mattedgar
About the Company : ORBooks
"OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business... Our approach jettisons the inefficiencies of conventional publishing to better serve readers, writers and the environment. "
books  publishing  business 
march 2010 by mattedgar
Books in the Age of the iPad — Craig Mod
" * The Books We Make will feel whole and solid in the hands.
* The Books We Make will smell like now forgotten, far away libraries.
* The Books We Make will be something of which even our children — who have fully embraced all things digital — will understand the worth.
* The Books We Make will always remind people that the printed book can be a sculpture for thoughts and ideas."
books  design  ebooks  publishing 
march 2010 by mattedgar
Fair and Loathing – Jamie Byng | Der Bücher Blog - Bestseller, Kritiken, Aktuelles
Daniel Keel who once said “Reason and rationality may be pursuing us but we are faster.”
android:bookmarks  reason  rationality  publishing 
february 2010 by mattedgar
The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend) - Charlie's Diary
"Here's a hint: if I wanted to spend my time marketing my books I'd have gone into marketing. I'm a writer. Every hour spent on marketing activities is an hour spent not writing. Ditto editing, proofreading, commissioning cover art, and so on. This is what I have publishers for. It's called "division of labour", and it's why self-publishing — unless you're an instinctive sales/marketing genius — is a Really Bad Idea™ for most writers."
journalism  writing  publishing  books  google 
january 2010 by mattedgar
Richard Nash: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future - mediabistro.com: GalleyCat
"6. In 2020 we will look back on the last days of publishing and realize that it was not a surfeit of capitalism that killed it, but rather an addiction to a mishmash of Industrial Revolution practices that killed it, including a Fordist any color so long as it is black attitude to packaging the product, a Sloanist hierarchical management approach to decision making, and a GM-esque continual rearranging of divisions like deck chairs on the Titanic based on internal management preferences rather than consumer preferences."
publishing  future  books  predictions 
january 2010 by mattedgar
Post-Medium Publishing
This sort of change tends to create as many good things as it kills. Indeed, the really interesting question is not what will happen to existing forms, but what new forms will appear. not what will happen to existing forms, but what new forms will appear. new forms will appear.
android:bookmarks  publishing  media  business  journalism  future  economics  web  music  newspapers  books 
november 2009 by mattedgar
The Quince Tree Press - Publishing the works of J.L.Carr
Loved the pocket books. Great to see this is still going. And the HTML specifies Garamond for the page title!
pocket  books  press  publishing  small  inspiration 
november 2009 by mattedgar
Mark Coker: Do Authors Still Need Publishers?
need venture capitalists to launch their companies, authors no longer need publishers to publish. publishers to publish.
android:bookmarks  books  publishing  business 
october 2009 by mattedgar
Newspaper Club - Things I Want To Read Over The Summer
"But the really big news here is about quantity. Newspaper printers are naturally geared up to print hundreds of thousands of copies very quickly. So when you ask them for a few hundred they look at you a bit funny. Recently we have found a digital newspaper printer who will print as little as five copies. Yes, just 5 copies."
newspapers  paper  printing  publishing 
september 2009 by mattedgar
Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Macropayments
In the traditional relationship, a publisher serves as a commercial intermediary between the writer and the reader in the same way that a newspaper’s circulation and advertising department serve as intermediaries between advertisers/readers and reporters... This all changes once the reader is the writer’s customer
writing  micropayments  publishing  intermediaries 
september 2008 by mattedgar
Social Networks: The Case for a "Pause" Button | 43 Folders
You can pause your newspaper delivery, and the newspaper never complains. Unfortunately most people online haven’t figured out that they’re just another publisher in a crowded space
social  networks  friends  publishing  online  ettiquette 
august 2008 by mattedgar

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