Being a book publicist—which is what I do in my daily life—is a pretty great way to make a living. Especially if you work, as I do, at a university press: you get to work with smart people to get the word out about smart books. And what could be better than talking to people [...]
Over at the Poetry Foundation’s site, Alizah Salario has a long, informative, and well-reported article about the difficulties that face publishers when they try to turn books of poetry into e-books.
The problems lie, primarily, with the difficulty of getting an e-pub format–and thus an e-reader–to render the careful lineation of poetry correctly. Like prose, [...]
That and numerous other interesting facts are available in this NYRB article about the iPad and the future of publishing, wherein it is noted that Mr. Steve Jobs ate a little humble pie when he decided to get in on ebooks. After all, this was the same Jobs who declared not so long ago when the Kindle came out . . .
I continue to think that the death of printed books is hugely exaggerated. And here’s the latest reason why I continue to believe that
Justin Runge of Blue Hour Press talks about publishing digital-only chapbooks.