Let’s Hear it for Bookshops
Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day, with loads of events – signings, dress-ups, competitions, and giveaways – at participating bookshops. Here are five reasons you should join in the celebrations.
Out of Print, Not Out of Reach
Rare books, while a collector's joy, can be the bane of a reader's life. While technology is changing our ability to access works that have slipped out of print, it's not solely a question of ebooks. And as Veronica Sullivan discovers, reviving lost classics is changing life for writers as well…
James Patterson’s name is synonymous with blockbuster success – it promises to deliver a thrill a minute, and to thoroughly entertain. Like Australia’s own megaselling author Bryce Courtenay, the thriller king’s background is in advertising, and he knows what audiences want. As well as the suspense that cemented his fame, he’s written successful children’s books, romances and historical fiction.
Is the Publishing Industry Ready for Interactive Books?
When Annabel Smith embarked on creating her interactive digital ebook The Ark, she realised how wedded we still are to the old-fashioned p-book … and the obstacles (in terms of technology, distribution platforms and publisher attitudes) that lie in the way of writers wanting to harness the possibilities of…
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
The Glossies: What’s happening to magazines in the digital age?
We might be reading newspapers online, but meanwhile the newsstands are still full of glossy magazines … if less than there used to be. What are the challenges and opportunities for magazine publishing in the digital age? Who reads the glossies, what do they want from them – and how do they want them delivered?
With Bill Condie, Cosmos magazine…
Anything and everything in Bookshops from across our archives.
Seth Godin Blogs on the Future of Libraries
Irrepressible US author, entrepreneur and commentator on the arts of spin, Seth Godin, has built a career on overturning the conventional wisdom on a host of subjects related to business, marketing and information (read this interview by way of example). In his 2000 book Unleashing the Ideavirus - said to be the most downloaded ebook of all time - Godin developed the idea of…
Explore these other subjects, across our site.