Publishing

Amazon’s Grip On The Book World Could Silence The Stories That Matter

Publishers weighed in on the behemoth's latest sales tactics, including its move to brick-and-mortar stores.<p>This morning, Amazon ― the online bookseller-turned-everything store ― opened the doors to its latest brick-and-mortar outpost in New York City’s Columbus Circle. The company added in-person …

Art

6 Ways to Avoid Paying Full Price at Barnes & Noble

In an age of digital media, bookstores might appear to be headed for the same fate as the dodo. But millions of us still love to browse for actual …

Barnes & Noble

It's time for academics to take back control of research journals

The evolution into a highly-profitable industry was never planned. Academics must make the case for lower-cost journals<p>“Publish or perish” has long been the mantra of academics seeking to make a success of their research career. Reputations are built on the ability to communicate something new to …

Research

Peering Into Peer Review

Blog: Library Babel FishA recent hoax has gotten a lot of attention, including here at Inside Higher Ed. To demonstrate that the field of gender …

Research

The Knowledge Illusion (Expert Thinking) eBook: Steven Sloman, TBC: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.<p>The Knowledge Illusion (Expert Thinking) Kindle Edition<p>Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled<p>Audible …

Amazon

The Mortal Instruments Coloring Book Giveaway!

Riveted is in serious Shadowhunters appreciation mode right now because <i>Lord of Shadows</i> has <i>finally</i> released and we’re in our happy place (aka. knee …

Books

The Authors Guild Honors Morrison, Patterson, and...IngramSpark

At the author advocacy organization’s landmark 25th annual gala in New York, traditional publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed …

10 WordPress Plugins to Improve Multi-Author Websites

WordPress is a natural fit for multi-author websites. Its ability to assign User Roles and Capabilities makes it easy to gather content from any …

Web Design

Book Review: The End of Ownership

In the digital age, a lot depends on whether we actually own our stuff, and who gets to decide that in the first place.<p>In The End of Ownership: …

DRM

May 25, 2017

ABA President says goodbye; Politics and Prose and Busboys and Poets Split; inside Amazon's Manhattan store; France's traveling tiny bookstore; and …

Harry Potter

The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes

A recent push for diversity has been blamed for weak print sales, but the company’s decades-old business practices are the true culprit.<p>Marvel Comics has been having a rough time lately. Readers and critics met last year’s <i>Civil War 2—</i>a blockbuster crossover event (and a spiritual tie-in to the …

Comics

Amazon Sets Up Shop in the Heart of the Publishing Industry

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, has often struck a defiant tone when asked about the company’s dominance of the book industry.<p>“Amazon is not happening to book selling,” he said in a 2013 interview. “The future is happening to book selling.”<p>But when he made that remark four years ago, …

Amazon’s first bookstore in New York City sucks the joy out of buying books

The joy of the bookstore lies in what might be called the analog experience of the physical space: Hushed page-flipping; the sound of two covers sliding against each other as a book is returned to its spot on the shelf; the quiet murmur of, “Have you read this one?” Luddites and Twitter junkies …

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble’s New CEO Gives A Full-Throated Defense of Physical Stores

Barnes & Noble's (bks) new CEO, Demos Parneros, sees the new bookstores that arch-rival Amazon.com is opening as proof there is still a need and …

Barnes & Noble

Don't Immediately Trust Mainstream Sites on Publishing Stories

Over the last month, there have been a couple publishing stories receiving wide play across mainstream news sites such as The Guardian, Vox, …

Penguin Random House

Amazon brings its physical bookstore to New York

A luxury shopping complex on New York’s Columbus Circle opens to a new tenant Thursday: Amazon.<p>While some may be excited that this is an “Amazon Store,” similar to Apple and Microsoft’s respective flagship stores located just blocks away, Amazon says its goal for the new store is the same as it was …

Amazon

Bay Area Book Festival a weekend dedicated to all things literary

BERKELEY — The Bay Area Book Festival, now in its third year, is a two-day indoor-outdoor festival centered around Civic Center Park and adjacent …

Festivals

People Are Actually Buying Ben Sasse’s Book

Ben Sasse’s profile has risen steadily in recent months, as the junior senator from Nebraska emerged as a vocal Trump skeptic among Republicans and a funny man on Twitter.<p>Now Sasse is benefitting in the all-important bragging rights contest for ambitious politicians: book sales.<p>Sasse’s new book, <i>The</i> …

Elections

Amazon opens bookstore in NYC near publishers' row

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is scheduled to open its first bookstore in New York City tomorrow.<p>The e-commerce juggernaut has a 4K-square foot …

Barnes & Noble

Publishers and Freelancers: Reedsy Asks 'How's It Working Out for You?'

As more publishers turn to outsourced services, the international freelance marketplace Reedsy looks for pressure points in a new white paper, ‘The …

Lean Startups

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison honored by Authors Guild

Toni Morrison praised the power of literature and the "community" of writers. James Patterson told some jokes, and even sang.<p>Both received …

Literature

How to Write an Academic Book

A book review is a formal piece of writing that critically evaluates a particular book or source of information. The review may also explain how that …

Book Reviews

Notion Press Launches Scholarink com India s First Open Access Academic Publishing Platform

Notion Press has launched Scholarink.com, India’s first open access academic publishing platform for academic authors to publish their work and make …

Academic Publishing

Preschool Properties Lure Publishers at Licensing Expo 2017

At Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, which opened its doors on Tuesday, preschool properties remained hot commodities in the publishing …

Disney Junior

Rich Green Up at ICM

ICM Partners has promoted Rich Green to head of media rights and made a number of other personnel shifts in both its media rights and publications …

Netflix

Amazon Books Opens in New York City

Amazon will open its seventh bookstore, and first in New York City—the heart of U.S. trade publishing and the hometown of Barnes & Noble—on May 25.

Barnes & Noble

How to design a book cover in InDesign

The saying might be, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, but the design of a cover can, in fact, make or break the success of a book. If you’re like …

Adobe

Writing just happens, says Author Nikita Singh as she launches book No. 10 at 25

<b>BDC News</b><p>By Somrita Ghosh<b><br>New Delhi, May 23</b> “Whenever I have a story, I write it.” So says Nikita Singh, best-selling author in the romance genre. And …

Authors

Never Write a Novel With an En-dash in the Title

Never write a novel with an en-dash in the title. You’ll finally learn the alt code, after months of searching “en-dash” in another tab and copying …

Authors

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending May 21, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):<p>Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher<p>1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - 9780735211216 - (Penguin Publishing Group)<p>2. Surrender by Helen Hardt - No ISBN Available - (Waterhouse Press)<p>3. 16th …

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