“The E-Book is a Stupid Product,” says Hachette Group CEO.

March 8, 2018, by Jack Dziamba Whither the e-Book? The e-book was introduced about 10 years ago. As sales took off, it was claimed that the e-book would soon eclipse the print book.  Indeed it was true for most of ten years.  According to the Association of American Publishers, in 2012 sales revenue from ebooks […]

The Digital Archive of Gabriel García Márquez- Publishers in the Time of Decline

January 24, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.             Photograph from the Archive – Gabriel García Márquez with Emma Castro, 1957. Gabriel García Márquez “Few writers have produced novels that are acknowledged as masterpieces not only in their own countries but all around the world. Fewer still can be said to have […]

Will the Fine Art Print Book Survive in the New Media?

Matisse: “Decorative Figure on an Ornamental Background 1925–26; oil on canvas; 1.3 x0.98 m / 4 ft 3 in x 3 ft 3½ in This canvas celebrates the ornamental elements of Arabic culture. Matisse here disrupts a tradition of the human form as the highest subject by elevating still-life, background and decorative arts to the […]

Children’s Books in the Digital Age

April 12, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. The Book in the New Media We have never written before about books for children. Indeed, as Kate Rix has written for Open Culture, “For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even […]

The Paris Review Video: Karl Ove Knausgaard Discusses His First Book, … and What It Did To Him

March 1, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Posr Goes Up Every Wednesday The Paris Review has launched a video series, “My First Time,” where artists discuss their “First Work,”and the effect it has had on them as artists.  In the video above Karl Ove Knausgaard talks about writing his first book, Ute av verden (Out […]

Majority of Americans are still reading print books | Pew Research Center Report

September 7, 2016, by Jack Dziamba – New Post Every Wednesday. WHITHER THE BOOK? On September 1, 2016, the Pew Research Center released a Surevy Report titled “Book Reading 2016,” by Andrew Perrin. THE OVERALL CONCLUSION: “The share of Americans who have read a book in the last year is largely unchanged since 2012; more […]

Whither the E- Book: What Do These Charts Mean?

          March 16, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba What is Happening to E-Books? The percentage of readers who finished reading each chapter of three specific e-books.                  A successful U.S. novel …                                                                                   A not-so-successful one …                                             […]