Tag: beyond the book

by Jesse Young

This post is a guest post in response to a MediaShift story by Simon Owens that detailed how one novelist bypassed a publisher to raise money on Kickstarter. In this case, things didn’t go quite the same way. Chances are you’ve never heard of Nick Miller. He’s a writer, but you won’t be able to […] more »

by Scott Turow

Click here to read the whole series This piece appears in Brian Reich’s upcoming book “Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society.” Read the Kindle version here. Some people argue that books are outmoded, that there are other media available today that offer more immediate methods for delivering knowledge and […] more »

by Audrey Watters

Click here to read the whole series Reading hasn’t always been seen as a solitary act. Our first experiences with books demonstrate that: before we know how to read, we often have people — a parent, a teacher — reading out loud to us. But once we know how to read, there’s a sense that […] more »

by Carla King

Self-publishing services are on the rise — a dramatic one. And because of this, technologies are evolving weekly, and advertising is flowing. If you’re using a free subsidy press and e-book distributor to self-publish and sell your book, one service to get familiar with is Lightning Source. Lightning Source has free book cover templates, spine-width […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Bookstores are closing. Book publishers are feeling cornered. Authors are confused. As Amazon becomes a growing power in the book publishing world, where does that leave the traditional players? The Kindle e-readers have revolutionized book reading, with convenience, low prices and portability. So do you think of Amazon as your hero, bringing you more great […] more »

by Jon Peters

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series One day, publishers will mark […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the whole series Print books have survived the onslaught of so many new forms of media over the years, from movies to television to the Internet. But digital media finally caught up to books with the introduction and popularity of e-books and e-readers, with lower price points and the convenience of […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series Trying to consume an e-book […] more »

by Simon Owens

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series Tim Pratt was confident enough […] more »

by Jenny Shank

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series When Amazon first introduced the […] more »