Thursday, September 30, 2010

WSJ article on How Authors Feel the Pinch in Age of eBooks

WSJ Article

An interesting thing to note is that Trachtenburg was using a 70/25% breakdown instead of a 50/50%breakdown, as Publishing for Profit had as a sample royalty breakdown (so the author would make $4.54 instead of $2.27, and $.34 more than he would on a hardcover). Not sure which is more typical, but he obviously went with the one that is less generous to the author to prove his point.

Particularly interesting here are the two videos, one is an interview with Trachtenburg, basically reitereating what he said in his article, but the other one (down lower in the article) is a cute but brief history of the book (a sort of video Cliff Notes of our required reading).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another Future for Books

IDEO has created three new kinds of Kindle/iPad/Sony Readers that manage to combine social media with the reading experience. It's an interesting twist on the future of reading.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Out for Work Conference (September 25-26, 2010)

For those of you who are looking (or looking again) for a job, there's a national conference for LGBT professionals and their allies. Workshops, forums, and lectures, as well as mock interviewing and instant feedback. It's 45 bucks for an individual rate for current students, recent grads, and grad students, including all conference materials and meals.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kindle ad

As someone who really really really wants an iPad but can only "afford" a Kindle, I found this ad kind of spoke to me:
Kindle Pool ad