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Intellectual Sprawl — The Importance of Constraints on Authors and Other Creators

The Scholarly Kitchen February 19, 2014

We now face a lack of constraints in publishing. Once upon a time, printing provided a natural constraint, as editors met to see what merited...

Book Printing Outlook: Rolling With the Changes

HP T410 January 13, 2014

It seems the love affair between hard-copy books and the reading public wasn't worth the paper it was printed on. Hence, the tendency to...

How to Save Local Bookstores

Independant Bookstore January 9, 2014

All across the planet, particularly in more computerized nations, bookstores are facing increasing challenges, from the dual competition of e-books and Amazon, or both...

Book Manufacturing And Hardcover Binding Associations Merge to Better Serve Members And Their Customers

BMI logo January 8, 2014

On December 6, 2013, the Board of Directors for both the Book Manufacturers' Institute (BMI), and Hardcover Binders International/Library Binding Institute (HBI/LBI) approved a "Memorandum...

The First-Ever 3D-Printed Book Cover

3D Book January 6, 2014

Everybody knows what a book looks like. Even as e-books become more popular, the basic idea is the same as it's been for centuries:...

Espresso Print-on-Demand at Books-a-Million Maine Store

BB1213_Caleb Mason November 18, 2013

Sometimes living in Maine has unexpected advantages beyond lobster, seaside air, and friendly people, as I discovered yesterday when learning one of the newest beta...

Founder Stories: Matt MacInnis On Leaving Apple To Start Inkling

inkling August 1, 2013

This week's Founder Stories features Inkling Founder and CEO Matt MacInnis. Inkling, the 100-employee cloud publishing company, recently announced a $16 million Series C funding...., Inc. : Kindle Worlds Expands--Amazon Publishing Announces New License for the Works of Kurt Vonnegut, Including Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle

Kindle Worlds August 1, 2013

Today, Amazon Publishing announced that it has secured a new Kindle Worlds license from RosettaBooks for the books of Kurt Vonnegut. Writers will soon be...

14 Tips for Increasing the Velocity and Volume of Your Revenue

Brian Jud June 17, 2013

Marketing planning is a tool publishers can use to help them make better decisions during periods of relative uncertainty. It helps them maximize short-term results...

Books below the Cloud and on the Ground at BEA

Eugene G. Schwartz June 10, 2013

I have been assembling BEA take-aways from the lively and informative reports of seasoned observers and trade professionals, without having attended in person. These provided...