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Print Books – Can’t Live With ‘em, Can’t Live Without ‘em

Recently, I put my house on the market, and as part of the staging process, the realtor had my wife and I pack up and store about two thirds of our over 5,000 books.  The idea is to reduce visual … Continue reading

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e-Book Alchemy – An Interview with Olive Technology’s Virginia Thomas

By almost any reckoning, e-books are a fast growing segment of the book publishing industry.  Many self-published authors and traditional publishers who have been reluctant to publish in e-book format are now considering it.  However, because there are many competing … Continue reading

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After the Page

Since the development of written language, mankind has experimented with different reading “devices” and formats. Inscription on the walls of dwelling spaces or public buildings Engravings on clay tablets Scrolls Bound books with pages Over the last two thousand years … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Google-book

According to a report in the NY Times, Google is preparing to enter the e-book market and take on Amazon.   The delivery platform is unclear, but it does not appear that Google is favoring any particular e-book device at this … Continue reading

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ebooks – Toward a Tipping Point?

The ebook continues on a roll.  March 8-14 was national Read an e-Book week and by all accounts was well received.  As if to underscore the continued success of the electronic reading format, the American Association of Publishers announced that … Continue reading

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e-Books: a New Way to Optimize for Print?

The Business Blook as Beta PublishingOne of the benefits of living in a digital world is that it gets easier to measure everything.   For example, if we have an online store, we can measure the traffic that comes to our … Continue reading

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Reimagining the e-book Experience

Over the last several years, e-books have experienced good growth relative to the overall market for books.  However, their overall share of that market is still small despite the fact that e-books have been around for years.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Know How to Price an e-book?

What are the components of value in an e-book?  How much of the price depends on format, how much on content? The debate about the best way to price an e-book seems to be endless.  The digital format severs that convenient … Continue reading

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The e-book’s Endless Summer

Has the day of the e-book finally arrived.  There are signs that the answer is a definitive yes.  Though what the long term impact o the e-book will be is still not certain.   The good news has come from several … Continue reading

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Return of the Scroll

Scrolls, after a lengthy and venerable history, disappeared with the crumbling of the Roman empire, to be replaced in late antiquity by the paged, bound and covered book, or codex.  Books were more portable, easier to read and easier to store.   End of story for … Continue reading

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