January 8th, 2014
I started floating the idea of “bookishess” last spring. It’s a simple concept. Ebooks and print books each have notable advantages and disadvantages (they are in fact complementary media, not conflicting media). But print books often get lost in the online battle: Every time Amazon adds a single percent to its market share, a beautiful…
December 26th, 2013
I published a blog post in mid-December at Digital Book World, mostly on the topic of mobile publishing. (I gently request that you read it alongside this post: otherwise I have to clumsily repost it here — and it’s only a click away). I’m probably the last blogger in the known universe to tackle mobile’s impact on publishing. I…
November 19th, 2013
Why all the head-scratching over the long-awaited “ebooks sales are no longer growing and perhaps even shrinking a bit” moment? It’s what the major players in the industry have been striving for years to accomplish. After many months of putative “sales slowdowns” we now apparently have a genuine decline. One percent, maybe two, maybe 2.7%….
November 13th, 2013
The Wall Street Journal offers a relatively simple but very powerful photographic feature looking at “Before and After Typhoon Haiyan” in the Philippines.
November 10th, 2013
I caught a tweet by Joe Wikert (@jwikert) today: “A terrific summary of the challenges startups encounter with publishers, by @arthurattwell http://t.co/zccraSsg6Y“