Okay, file this one under miscellany, but I thought it was worth calling out. AcademHack recently posted an interesting piece on the future of books, academia, and digital media. The argument, essentially, is that the time for half measures is over: publishing, in all its many forms, needs to think of completely new paradigms for … More In the News: Academic Privating
Chad Post over at Three Percent has been writing an interesting series of articles on the Future of Reading conference that took place at RIT last week. In the most recent installment, he cited “The Death and Life of the Book Review,” an essay by John Palattella of The Nation, in which the author examines … More In the News: We are all interns now
… or, at least, how the writers we already know and love do what they do. Last week, La Nación published a series of interviews with prominent Argentinian writers about their creative process. What’s interesting about the piece is that it does not just address the intangible (and largely indescribable) epiphanies we associate with creativity, … More In the News: How to Write
Disclaimer: this is a shameless re-post of Laura Miller’s Salon.com article on metadata and iBook sales, plucked from Three Percent, the blog of Open Letter Books. As Chad Post of Three Percent points out, the article is grounded in the idea that, whereas the 20th century was about “sorting out supply,” or ordering information according … More What you really, really want.