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This week the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference took place with session topics ranging from "Evolving business models in publishing" to "What readers want." Among the keynoters was Ariana Huffington, who said, "We have entered the golden age of engagement. Publishing needs to combine best of old and new worlds."...more
Amazon shocked consumers, publishers and authors on January 29 when it pulled Macmillan books from direct sale on Amazon.com over an e-book pricing dispute. Amazon and Macmillan each believed that its model was the best, and that the other company would have to cave to its demands. Amazon may have shot off the first round in this pricing war, but before the weekend was over it waved a white flag of surrender....more
Armed with the Barnes & Noble e-reader nook I gave to my 87-year-old father for his birthday, I went to my favorite Barnes & Noble store on Sunday morning. Not so long ago, I was a regular at this store. It was almost guaranteed that I never left without some kind of purchase.
When I sat down and started thinking about the last decade and what it's meant for books, publishing and libraries, my first thought was that it was a heck of a decade. In the past ten years, the internet exploded, and I really cannot get over how so much of what I associate with these topics is all online -- or influenced by what I read or how I interact on the internet. Granted, much of what I remember is heavily weighted to post-2005 events, because that's when I started book blogging. Here's what springs to mind for me when I reflect on the last decade.
The past couple of weeks have been filled with the buzz of a great publishing battle starring the hardcover vs the e-book. Lines are being drawn in the sand and the two sides are butting heads with the intensity of a pair of cranky mountain goats.
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