Tag: publishing

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Authors Guild objects to proposed e-books settlement (Mashable) 2. Will Google’s new tablet rival other e-readers? (USA Today) 3. Op-Ed: Europe needs a digital single market for its e-book industry (Guardian) 4. How to unlock your iTunes book so you […] more »

by Jenny Shank

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Libraries, Patrons, and E-books, offers a glimpse at the current state of American libraries and finds them eager to lend e-books but struggling to do so, primarily because of budget limits and restrictions publishers place on e-book lending. Of America’s 9,000 public library systems, […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. What the global e-book market could look like in 2016  (PaidContent) 2. Why growth of the Amazon Kindle in Europe could be hindered by recent Google deal (PaidContent) 3. Libraries, publishers at odds over access to digital books (Kansas City […] more »

by Carla King

At first, you came to the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn the craft of writing, to hear famous writers describe how they became famous, to learn the secrets of how to create a winning book proposal, to become enlightened by publishers about what they want and, most of all, to pitch literary agents, those […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin discontinues library-book downloads for Kindle users (PCWorld) 2. International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site (The Bookseller) 3. Whitney Houston’s death triggers flood of new Kindle e-book releases (Los Angeles Times) 4. UK magazine publishers report e-edition sales with […] more »

by Amy Vernon

Though it’s a relatively new idea, the phrase, “We’re all publishers now” already has become somewhat of a cliché. Seriously. Let me Google that for you. I’ll wait while you go look … Back? See what I mean? More than a full page of results with that exact phrasing. While it seems very democratizing, and […] more »

by Felicia Pride

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 I studied book publishing in […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

Journalism textbooks can be a challenge (or as one commenter on my recent post on the subject called them, an oxymoron) in today’s fast-changing media world. The long wait between writing and publication usually means at least portions of a book about journalism will seem outdated when it finally reaches the hands of college students. […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

Rachele Kanigel had two thoughts when she started reading about the journalistic potential of Google+, the new social-networking program that just might push onto Facebook’s turf. The first: “This academic year, everyone is going to discover Google+ and student newsrooms are going to be doing a lot with it.” The second: “Darn.” Kanigel, a journalism […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Who owns your copy of “War and Peace”? If we’re talking about a dog-eared paperback copy of “War and Peace” that you purchased in your college bookstore, then you own the copy for purposes of copyright law. But if we are talking about an e-book version of the latest translation that was bought online and […] more »