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Why do e-books have to cost so much?
Ever wondered why an e-book costs as much as it does? After all, its just a file isn’t it? Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the 7th largest trade book publishing company in the U.S., has an interesting perspective.
We assume that the bulk of a book’s cost is in the manufacturing process. Not…
What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
Assange Memoir Due Next Year
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reported to have sold his memoir to UK press Canongate, according to the Bookseller.
Still facing charges for sexual assault in Sweden, Assange is expected to deliver the manuscript in March of next year. Daily Finance reports that Canongate publisher Jamie Byng had confirmed the news via email with a US edition to be published by Knopf. News…
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
How to Adapt and Adopt: The Challenge of News Media in a Citizen Empowered Age
Dymocks Opens the Floodgates
A leading Australian book retailer is getting into the publishing business with the launch of an online self-publishing service. Dymocks is the first major Australian book retailer to have entered the online publishing fray with the D Publishing Network. The service offers a fully-functional suite of services for turning a standard Word document into a book and/or ebook. The service can print colour images…
Brave New Book World
One of our biggest themes here at Wheeler Centre Dailies in recent times has been the future of the book. JE Fishman at The Nervous Breakdown has given readers his take on the topic - and Fishman’s future isn’t as grim as Guy Rundle fears. The article is worth a read in its entirety, but here are the bare bones:Superstores will disappear. Independent…
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