Category Archives: Culture

A Million iPad Users Not Reading

Yahoo Finance and Teleread today reported on a recent study that showed 35% of iPad users are not reading on that device. The big take away from both those sources was a resounding negative. “The fact that over a million … Continue reading

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Seth Godin Quits Traditional Publishing

When a twelve-time New York Bestselling author quits traditional publishing it’s big news. And Seth Godin has just announced that he is out. “I’ve decided not to publish any more books in the traditional way. 12 for 12 and I’m … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Ads in Books

The Wall Street Journal today profiled the implications of ads in books. Even though periodicals like the New Yorker and the Atlantic have printed ads alongside serious fiction and nonfiction since their founding, purists will surely decry ads in books. … Continue reading

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But really, Moby Dick?

I talk regularly with folks in the publishing business about enhanced books and the role that Apple plays in the distribution of content. Apple has been one of the biggest innovators in the business, but — for better or worse … Continue reading

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What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

David Brooks, in his column The Medium Is the Medium takes a hard look at the writing of Nicholas Carr. Carr, in his book The Shadows, argues that the Internet is leading to a short-attention-span culture. The internet is fundamentally … Continue reading

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