Reinventing Book Publishing

Unbound's Crowd-Financed, Spine-Tingling Effort To Reinvent Book Publishing
Fast Company
"We're printing and distributing and finding the market for the books," says Mitchinson. Providing and mediating interaction between readers and authors is another differentiator; those who pledge money can not only interact with authors as the book is...
College kids hate textbooks. Can e-books really help?
But would shifting to a digital format really make students fall in love with “books”? The research data implies that it certainly could help. 62 percent of respondents said they would study more often if they could access their textbooks from anywhere ...
Books-A-Million Talks to Acquire 30-35 Borders Stores Collapse
By Marty Chase Negotiations between Books-A-Million, now the nation's second largest book chain, and bankrupt Borders to acquire between 30 and 35 Borders stores mainly in the eastern US have collapsed, Books-A-Million has confirmed. ...
E-Books Part II: Kindle, Nook, Kobo Look & Feel
How do the e-book e-readers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo compare to each other physically? Kobo (left) and Barnes & Noble's Nook (right) each have a touch screen and a pop-up touch keyboard; Amazon's Kindle 3 (center) relies on a space-hogging ...

Romancing the Novel: Three authors explain their methods
Weekly Alibi (blog)
As the writers talked, my judgments started to change. These authors were serious about their craft. “I always wanted to write books,” said Alice Duncan, a brassy woman with gray hair. “I guess as soon as my mother first read me a story, ...
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