The Globe & Mail (Toronto) as well as the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen will not put ink to paper on Monday, a Labour Day holiday north of the border as well as here. The rationale? Insufficient advertising revenue. Newspaper publishers have clung to their print editions because the advertising revenue […]
Updated 23 April : The Answer Is “No” There was a flurry of press during the past week with headlines like this one: “E-book sales make history in the US, top paperback books in sales.” But is that really what the Association of American Publishers (AAP) data (or the press release) said?
[C]an you imagine if publishers said you couldn’t loan a book to a friend and let her keep it as a long as she likes? Donate it to Goodwill? Set it free through BookCrossing? Sell it on eBay or Amazon? We can do all of those things with a real book and none of them with […]
Because publishing has historically had very high fixed costs (printing presses and distribution warehouses), the industry is threatened by lower-cost digital distribution. Simon & Schuster as well as Lagardere SCA’s Hachette Book Group have announced that they will not publish a ebook until four months after the hardcover, positioning the ebook in-between the hardcover and […]