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Print-On-Demand Does Not Equal Instant Bookstore

By Tracy Marchini on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Comments Off

I do think the Espresso book machine, the end of the return system, and embracing e-books and interactive derivatives could solve a lot of the bottom-line issues in publishing. I personally can’t think of a single other industry that knowingly pulps nearly half of their product!

But Moriah Jovan’s post on the perfect bookstore makes it sound as if all of publishing’s problems are instantly solved with print-on-demand. There is a lot to consider though in the adoption of POD technology.

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Could My Wariness Towards the Kindle Be Due to the Generation Gap?

By JK Evanczuk on Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Comments Off

p>Another day, another post about the Kindle.I spent the other night hanging at home with my friends, chatting and drinking dirt-ass-cheap champagne (because we’re classy, you see). For one reason or another our conversation drifted to the Kindle. I’ve always wondered why I never warmed to Kindle like everyone else seemed to. My friend Kenna provided a succinct, practical response to that question that I wanted to post it here.

While everyone else’s parents just adored the Kindle, all four of us hated it. Kenna reasoned:

“I think we’re the generation who knows how to use technology right. It’s so much a part of our lives that we feel comfortable finding new ways to use it–like Twitter or Facebook. But our parents can only understand it if they use technology to replace something else that they’re already familiar with. So they feel comfortable reading books on a Kindle, but we don’t.”

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Does This Mean I’ll Have to Get Off My Couch and Go Back to the Cineplex?

By JK Evanczuk on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - Comments Off

He thinks he's feeling up the protagonist.Is this the beginning of a 3-D revolution? Time has an article online discussing the upcoming wave of 3-D films fueled by such notables as Stephen Spielberg and James Cameron. The technology takes more time?and let’s not forget cold hard cash?to author, but many in the industry are betting it’s worth it. And some, like head of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg, are even going so far as saying that it will be the third wave of change to affect movies, after sound and color. Read more »

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Twitterature is All the Rage These Days

By JK Evanczuk on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - Comments Off

Yup, Lit Drift has hopped on the Twitter bandwagon.The blogosphere has lately been all a-flutter about Twitter. Twitter poetry! Twitter book clubs! Twitter books (“Twitterature,” perhaps?)! Twitter ghost writers!

Wait, what? Read more »

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My Attempt to Reconcile My Many Issues With the Kindle

By JK Evanczuk on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Comments Off

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I’m just going to say it: as much as I love technology, I feel uneasy about the Kindle.

Yes, I realize there are some good things about it: compared to printed books, digital books are better for the environment; you can virtually carry around an entire library in your pocket (no pun intended, heh); and you can even read blogs on the device. For example, you might want to use the Kindle to read a certain blog you are viewing now…? Read more »

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