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There are few people for whom the most exciting part of a book publishing deal is the negotiation of the contract.  For most folks in the industry, this is merely a part of the process that is an inconvenient necessity, a… Read the rest

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The Future of the Book

Posted by: Curtis | Jul 22 | Comments (0)

I’m not a futurist, but I enjoy reading them.  Kevin Kelly is one whose writing often fascinates me.  He recently wrote a piece speculating about the future form and function of the book. 

Here’s a taste: 

At the same time,

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In a recent Publishers Weekly article entitled, Book Machines Near the Tipping Point?, Judith Rosen discusses a new partnership between the American Booksellers Association, and On Demand Books.  On Demand has created the Espresso Book… Read the rest

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I think this, in a word, is brilliant.  Give your die-hard fans the ability to choose your music they like best, customize their selection into an album with customizable album art, then sell that album to their friends for a profit.  And… Read the rest

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Lady Gaga Just Doesn’t Get It

Posted by: Chris | Jun 01 | Comments (7)

Lee Hawkins of the Wall Street Journal had a discussion with Lady Gaga about whether she thinks her new album, Born This Way, is worth more than the $0.99 that Amazon charged consumers during a special promotion last Monday and… Read the rest

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I had been working on a post concerning the offering of a new romance publishing imprint by Amazon, and the offering of a new digital resource for readers entitled Bookish, when we got beat to the punch.  Mike Shatzkin of Read the rest

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iPads for Kindergartners

Posted by: Curtis | Apr 13 | Comments (0)

We’ve run a number of posts on the future of long form reading. In one of those, I speculated about the long term effects of exposing young children to enhanced ebooks, which provide a multi-media, multi-sensory experience that will… Read the rest

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Agent Richard Curtis has an excellent blog post analyzing a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, in favor of Hip-Hop star Eminem, concerning a re-classification of certain royalties paid to the artist as license fees.  Curtis’ correctly ponders what the… Read the rest

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Long Form Publishing in an A La Carte World

Posted by: Chris | Feb 11 | Comments (1)

I just read a review of The Daily (the new iPad only subscription newspaper brainchild of Rupert Murdoch) from one of my favorite developers, Marco Arment.  Marco developed one of the first iPhone apps I ever… Read the rest

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A Tale of Two Tweets

Posted by: Chris | Feb 01 | Comments (4)

It was the best of tweets, it was the worst of tweets, and they were only minutes apart.

In our brave new world, news that used to come via phone call or personal visit is received via emails, blog posts… Read the rest

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