Articles from October 2009

The Week That Was

October 23rd, 2009 · 31 Comments

A lot happened in publishing this week — so much that just as I wrapped my head around one thing, something new popped up to either make me re-evaluate my previous thinking…or to send me down a different rabbit hole. Let’s just put it out there: once you’ve gone subterranean, things start to make a […]

File Under: The Business of Publishing

Moving Beyond Catch Phrases

October 19th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Like so many others, I am bemused by some of the coverage of the Tools of Change Frankfurt conference (bemused=not sure people interviewed were at same conference I attended)*. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but when your industry is undergoing what can generously be described as upheaval, it is imperative that you listen to […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing

In Defense of Single Purpose Devices

October 6th, 2009 · 20 Comments

Once upon a time, I believed that nobody wanted a single purpose reading device. Why, I wondered, would anyone want something that did only one thing*, albeit very well? It made no sense to me. We had the technology and all that. (And this despite my lifelong love affair with the classic single purpose reader.) […]

File Under: Square Pegs