publishing

We Get to See Director's Cuts of Our Favorite Movies. Why Not an "Author's Cut" for Books?
July 18, 2014

The film world is keen on releasing a director's cut, which differs from the final version of the movie; publishers should do the same with books.

Evangelical Christians Are Disappointed to Discover That Book Publishers Believe in the Free Market, Too
April 23, 2014

A new book arguing that the Bible is okay with same-sex marriage has landed its publisher in hot water.

The Book Industry Is So Scared of Amazon, No One Will Talk on the Record
Except these people
February 20, 2014

The wary silence surrounding Amazon has ended up forcing a small handful of voices to serve as mouthpieces for the industry at large.

Do Readers Give Infographics a Free Pass?
Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism
November 22, 2013

Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism

How to Succeed as an Author: Give Up on Writing
The rancid smell of 21st century literary success
October 24, 2013

The publishing industry has bounced back. Take in the rancid smell of 21st century literary success.

How Chinese Readers Will Help Save American Publishing
October 24, 2013

When New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg was lining up publicity for his recent book on the science of self-help, one country, in particular, wanted him to visit: South Korea, where The Power of Habit sold 280,000 copies.

Books Don't Want to Be Free
How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries
October 08, 2013

You hardly have to wait in line at Barnes & Noble anymore. The cashiers stare into the middle distance, while on the sales floor, space for books steadily erodes. Instead: toys, magnifying glasses, doodads for the desk.

The Next Time Someone Tells You Books Are Doomed, Show Them These Numbers
October 08, 2013

Shrinking Industry? The numbers would prove otherwise. 

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