January 17, 2015
Recently I was asked where I think publishing will be 5 or 10 years down the road. My knee-jerk reaction was not to take the bite. Prognostication is a snake pit. I often have my students read articles about predicting what will happen in publishing. When we talk about them in class, the laughter takes […]
April 19, 2012
Books are essentially artifacts and commodities, depending on how you view them. Problems arise when they are seen strictly through one lens.
February 11, 2012
I guess it's OK for corporations to spend tons of money lobbying, but not OK for hundreds of thousands (and more) citizens to express their opinions.
January 22, 2012
One thing that sticks in the craw of major publishers is retailers selling their books below list price. (They also hate used book sales, too, and the textbook industry has found a neat way around that, too.) Amazon has been a major transgressor. Nothing is so galling to the big publishers as Amazon slashing prices and creating loss leaders to increase traffic and sales.
January 15, 2012
SOPA and Protect IP are supposed to protect the world from a glut of illegally copied work. But who is this legislation really going to protect? Who needs due process anyhow? Why the scurvy mindset where everyone's an eye-patch-wearing pirate? Avast, ye mateys.
July 7, 2010
There are more developments coming down the line, probably fairly soon, for ebook readers.