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A free ticket to the Dance!

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 [...]

“[Y]ou have to use the language of prose to define poetry,” or, Poetry and the e-world are not the best of friends.

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, [...]

The Books Business Is Bigger Than the Film Business

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 . . .

Score One For Books, the Kindle, and Just About Any Reading Device That’s Not the iPad

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

Conversation with Blue Hour Press

Justin Runge of Blue Hour Press talks about publishing digital-only chapbooks.

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