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Unbound: the "Kickstarter" for books?

Not that you can’t use Kickstarter for your own book project

“This is not a publishing industry worth fighting for, not least because it isn’t the publishing industry as we have been taught to think of it—a high-minded cultural enterprise facilitating the flow of books from writers to readers—but because the woeful state of publishing today is the industry’s fault—and when I say “industry” I include, most especially, writers, because it is we who have allowed publishing companies and retailers to dictate the terms by which we turn our words into books and deliver our books to readers. And those terms, to put it as bluntly as possible, are fucked.”

—   the daily beast: dale peck criticizes publishing industry, says writers must stand up. full article text here. (via paperbackgirl)
thebroadcaster:

Infographic: Publishing in the Digital Era.

thebroadcaster:

Infographic: Publishing in the Digital Era.

(via copyeditor)

Amanda Hocking wins with a >$2 million 4 book deal.

Traditional publishing bingo card created by Flickr user Shmuel510. (Clicking on the picture will take you to the original.)
[via BoingBoing]

Traditional publishing bingo card created by Flickr user Shmuel510. (Clicking on the picture will take you to the original.)

[via BoingBoing]

Guardian’s Patrick Kingsley investigates the flipback, a new print book format that combines the conveniences of e-readers (lightweight) and the pleasures of print books (feel of paper, smell).
Innovation or gimmick?

Guardian’s Patrick Kingsley investigates the flipback, a new print book format that combines the conveniences of e-readers (lightweight) and the pleasures of print books (feel of paper, smell).

Innovation or gimmick?

Tumblr's own Kelly Oxford lands a book deal.

Congratulations, Kelly!

9 per cent of escorts surveyed by Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh work in publishing during the day. (Click on pic to enlarge)
Oh dear. Is it too late to be a dentist?

9 per cent of escorts surveyed by Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh work in publishing during the day. (Click on pic to enlarge)

Oh dear. Is it too late to be a dentist?

Best Buy is now a publisher...?