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September 16th, 2010

Just in Time: An Expert on the Future of Books

Phew! That was close. Just yesterday I read on Simon Pulman’s Transmythology blog (Story, Branded Entertainment & Transmedia) that “It is a given that 90% of books purchased will be digitally downloaded.” Today I learned from an “expert” that “the book is here to stay.” Professor Clingham is a professor of English — clearly not…

September 6th, 2010

It’s a Book

“Can you blog with it?” “No. It’s a book.” Cute little video for a new book by Lane Smith…great example of the use of viral online media to promote…a book.   “Lane Smith brilliantly captures the fears of today’s book lovers over e-readers in a children’s book — and does so with great humor.” —The…

August 31st, 2010

You Too Can Earn $17/hour in Book Publishing!

…if you have a university degree AND a publishing certificate, speak English and French and know XML. This is but one of the challenges of book publishing today: The technical skills required are exploding, but the economics still suck. I don’t wish to heap ridicule on this particular company: it’s happening everywhere. Publishing Assistant Canadian…

August 30th, 2010

When They Stop Printing the Bible…

…I’ll believe that the printed book is dead. When they stop printing a thousand dollar 20-volume dictionary, wisdom prevails. If you’re a cheapskate, you can buy the miniature version for five cents less than $400, and they’ll toss in the magnifying glass! Making the rounds of the blogosphere, Twittersphere and ignoramosphere today is the inaccurate…