June 2012

Monthly Archives — June 2012

EBOOKS AND PRINT: WHY IT’S NOT A ONE-WAY STREET

There have been many wild theories regarding the future of books, publishing and book retail since eBooks became a tangible phenomenon of the industry. For years, we have been talking and writing about how wonderful it would be to be able to travel around the world along with your entire library stored inside an ebook […]

DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. OR DO.

In society, a book is a sign of belonging. Its cover is a symbol of bonding and belonging. Letting the cover casually slip out of your handbag or holding it proudly in your hands, is almost a socio-cultural action. A book cover is a strong visual message that says a lot about the book itself, […]

I’M LOST IN TRANSLATION

When you work in the publishing business, you get to do loads of fun stuff; telling people what to write, how to write it, destroying their dreams, getting into it with the printing house over which shade of white paper to use. You get to play Miranda from The Devil wears Prada (without the assistants […]

GAME CHANGE: THE SHIFTING WAYS WE READ AND WRITE

When you do something everyday, it becomes, well, quotidian. The cup of coffee you stir in a zombie-like stupor, the Facebook page you open before you even check your emails, the weather app you open on your iPhone to check if you can wear that new summer dress yet (I, incidentally, have not worn my […]