Articles from January 2009

Sara Nelson Laid Off from PW

January 26th, 2009 · 11 Comments

According the rumor-machine (also known as the ”New York Times”), Sara Nelson has been “laid off” from ”Publishers Weekly”. Laid off is such a smarmy term. Why not just say “fired”? While PW has yet to comment, one could have seen this coming when Reed Business Information couldn’t sell itself. When times get tough and […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors

Inauguration Day Short Takes

January 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A few quick items for a busy day: Don’t forget that the deadline for completing our Booksquare University survey and entering to win a pass to the Tools of Change conference is January 22, 2009. Details, link to survey here. Ron Hogan/ have teamed with “Share the Love”, a non-profit organization that distributes gently used […]

File Under: Square Pegs

NEA Study Shows Reading on the Rise, No Idea Why

January 12th, 2009 · 19 Comments

[Note: Don’t forget that our survey for Booksquare University is still open. We’re giving away one pass to the Tools of Change Conference to one reader as a thank you for helping us.] About four, five years ago — not long after we went online, the National Endowment for the Arts released a study with […]

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Contest: Complete Survey and Be Entered for Chance to Win ToC Pass

January 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Didja hear, didja hear? The O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference is coming up, February 9 through 11, 2009. It’s going to be awesome. Some of your favorite folks are going to be there. The Booksquare team is going to be there. And you can be there, too. Yes, there’s a tiny catch. Booksquare has wrangled […]

File Under: Square Pegs

Out With The Old, In With The…Cranky

January 5th, 2009 · 57 Comments

I kind of wanted to stay out of the way of the ScrollMotion Iceberg iTunes application. While I have issues with the execution — can’t the publishing industry use something akin to, oh, collective clout to create a real iTunes store for books instead of foisting endless application after application (and associated management of said […]

File Under: Non-Traditional Publishing