Author Archives: Jack
Why No Kindle Edition?
Kickstarter Publishing Stats – Still an Improvement
There was a lot of talk online after Kickstarter released that Less Than 32% of Kickstarter Publishing Projects Get Funded. In reality, it seems to me that an author might have far better chances at 32% going to Kickstarter as … Continue reading
Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?
A pretty cool chart! Via Teach.com and USC Rossier Online
’50 Shades of Grey’ ‘SNL’ Skit Shows What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day
My new favorite video. Talk at work about this was very entertaining.
Perhaps the Internet Didn’t Kill Books
An interesting post by Alexis Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic. As he aptly points out, “In 1957, not even a quarter of Americans were reading a book or novel. By 2005, that number had shot up to 47 … Continue reading
How is the entire movie available for free on YouTube? But better yet, a fun history of fonts that is not an hour and a half long. Or if you do have time watch the movie and read Just My … Continue reading
Ebooks Explosion: A Visual
by borisbenko. Browse more data visualizations.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)
Late to the game for a books guy, but found this seriously enjoyable.
Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts
In an interview with Talking Points Memo, Co-Founder Yancey Strickler said that Kickstarter might actually crowdsource fund $150 million in 2012, which is $4 million more than the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2012 operating budget of $146 million. “Our … Continue reading
Apple’s New Rules for Reading Apps
I write this post as a Apple customer. I own a Macbook Air, an iPhone, an iPad, two apple TVs and many, many Apple accessories. And I am furious. As it was widely reported today, in the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading