March 2010

The New York Times came out with an article about a week ago, detailing some of the roadblocks that have come up over developing partnerships between publishers, Apple and Amazon. Full text of the article can be found here: For anyone who didn’t have a chance to read it, Amazon is threatening to stop […]


By now, many have seen this video, but I feel it’s a great example of what we can do with the right message and a dose of creativity (it helps that my roommate and I were discussing palindromes last night…of which this is in a similar vein). I hope others in our industry bring this […]

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The Library Model for Ebooks

by Adam on March 18, 2010

There’s been a lot of talk, both ongoing and lately, about how libraries fit into the digital publishing world…and whether they actually can. Overdrive has crafted a strong offering through which they’re looking to become the main intermediary between publishers and libraries. Who knows if they’ll be able to pull it off or if enough […]


The Cost of Free eBooks

by Adam on March 13, 2010

So I’ve got an idea for a new business. I’m going to start a company, a clothing company. And I’m going to make some really fabulous stuff, better than my competitors and others in the industry in many ways. I’m going to be independent of the big chains, consumer-focused and market-driven. And I’m going to […]


Yet Another Voice on the iPad

by Adam on March 9, 2010

There are many voices on both sides of the iPad debate, many reasons both to love the device and feel that it could’ve been so much more (and maybe it will be in future iterations). My interest and excitement over Apple’s newest creation of course centers around all that it means for publishers. Yes, it […]


The Roll of Publishing and Toilet Paper

by Adam on March 3, 2010

I’ve always been a big Seinfeld fan – I think the situation that publishers are facing right now is referenced in a particular apropos moment in Season 6, in an episode entitled “The Face Painter:” George: “Take toilet paper for example. Do you realize that toilet paper has not changed in my lifetime? It’s just […]